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Orange County’s Credit Union Helps First-Time Homebuyers with Market-Specific Products and Personal Guidance

Orange County’s Credit Union Helps First-Time Homebuyers with Market-Specific Products and Personal Guidance

In a Nutshell: In Orange County, California, rising property values have made it difficult to purchase a home for many prospective homebuyers — especially those without perfect credit or the ready cash required for a large down payment. Orange County’s Credit Union, founded in 1938, closely follows the current California housing market and offers members loan products and resources that help guide them through the buying process. With competitive interestfir rates on zero-down... read more »

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union Bolsters South Florida and Greater Atlanta Communities Through Its Outreach and Financial Literacy Efforts

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union Bolsters South Florida and Greater Atlanta Communities Through Its Outreach and Financial Literacy Efforts

In a Nutshell: The IBM Southeast Employees' Credit Union has demonstrated a strong commitment to the communities it serves through an impressive number of programs that have a direct impact on the lives of members and non-members alike. The credit union recently established the Southeast Credit Union Foundation that enhances the lives of underserved children and families both monetarily and through memorable experiences like holiday gift-giving events. IBMSECU also offers its... read more »

Alliant Credit Union Recognized for its Tech-Forward Banking Experience, Competitive Rates, and Community Service in Chicago

Alliant Credit Union Recognized for its Tech-Forward Banking Experience, Competitive Rates, and Community Service in Chicago

In a Nutshell: As one of the nation’s largest credit unions, Alliant Credit Union in Chicago uses its size and resources to serve its members and communities in a number of positive ways. Alliant recognizes that the way people prefer to bank is evolving, and is investing heavily in providing a high-quality digital banking experience for members. Alliant Credit Union also leverages its resources to provide appealing rates like its 1.90% APY savings account. Community service and... read more »

Georgia-Based LGE Community Credit Union Shows Its School Spirit and Community Support Through Educational, Financial, and Volunteer Efforts

Georgia-Based LGE Community Credit Union Shows Its School Spirit and Community Support Through Educational, Financial, and Volunteer Efforts

In a Nutshell: LGE Community Credit Union was founded on the idea of finding a better way to bank. That desire to constantly improve has carried through not only to LGE’s emphasis on high-quality service, but it drives its community support efforts, as well. LGE has established strong partnerships with the schools in its four-county service area near Atlanta to provide funding, financial literacy, and scholarships to students. The credit union also supports schools through its Spirit... read more »

Under Daniel Weickenand’s Leadership, Orion Federal Credit Union is Making Positive Impacts in Memphis through Funding and Community Involvement

Under Daniel Weickenand’s Leadership, Orion Federal Credit Union is Making Positive Impacts in Memphis through Funding and Community Involvement

In a Nutshell: In 2010, the Memphis Area Teachers Credit Union was struggling. Staff morale was low, its finances were in bad shape, and its outlook was bleak. But when current CEO Daniel Weickenand came on board, he took the challenge as a chance to implement major improvements, including rebranding to Orion Federal Credit Union, improving its business practices, and emphasizing the importance of giving back to the community in very real ways. Weickenand has seized countless... read more »

Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change Program, People-Focused Philosophy & Charitable Contributions Benefit the New Haven Area

Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change Program, People-Focused Philosophy & Charitable Contributions Benefit the New Haven Area

In a Nutshell: Connex Credit Union’s Coins-for-Change program takes the fees charged by its coin-cashing machines and donates them to nonprofit organizations in the four counties Connex serves. The popular program is part of a larger charitable and philanthropic initiative known as ConnexCares. In addition to Coins-for-Change, ConnexCares gives back to the community by hosting financial seminars, offering scholarships, promoting volunteerism, and through various other fundraising... read more »

DFCU Financial Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Supporting Education and Healthcare Programs in Southern Michigan

DFCU Financial Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Supporting Education and Healthcare Programs in Southern Michigan

In a Nutshell: For nearly 70 years, DFCU Financial has built relationships with its members and the region it serves. As part of its community involvement efforts, DFCU Financial awards grants to fund educational programs for local schools and college scholarships for students who share a dedication to service. DFCU Financial also provides charitable support to regional hospitals in addition to health and human services organizations. Furthermore, the credit union's commitment to... read more »

St. Paul Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Simply Checking Account with a Bonus Dividend Rate of up to 4.99%

St. Paul Federal Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Its Simply Checking Account with a Bonus Dividend Rate of up to 4.99%

In a Nutshell:  With its harsh winters and generally cold climate, citizens in St. Paul and Minneapolis must be resourceful. St. Paul Federal Credit Union makes it easy for its members to be financially resourceful with its free checking account that gives them the potential to earn up to 4.99% in bonus dividends each month. This exceptional checking account, along with its long history of member-focused service in the Twin Cities area, has garnered the St. Paul Federal Credit Union... read more »

10 Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2020

10 Best Credit Union Credit Cards of 2020

With less than one-third of consumers saying they trust their financial services institution, it's not surprising that an increasing number of people are migrating from big banks to local credit unions for their banking needs. And it's easy to see why. The differences between banks and credit unions are many, starting with the very core of their missions: Banks are focused on earning profits — credit unions are focused on their members. What's more, while credit unions have... read more »

Family Security Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Helping Alabama Communities Through Charitable Giving and Volunteerism

Family Security Credit Union Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for Helping Alabama Communities Through Charitable Giving and Volunteerism

In a Nutshell: While credit unions typically provide more dedicated customer service to members on an individual basis, few embed themselves in their communities like Family Security Credit Union. Since 1953, FSCU has been dedicated to giving back to the more than 20 Alabama counties it serves through charitable donations and volunteerism, including forming partnerships with local charities to host fundraisers and provide financial assistance to residents in need. And, beyond its local... read more »