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Wright-Patt Credit Union Leverages Technology and Education to Become a Top Banking Choice for Ohio’s Millennials

Wright-Patt Credit Union Leverages Technology and Education to Become a Top Banking Choice for Ohio’s Millennials

In a Nutshell: A majority of the US workforce is comprised of millennials — a generation that is more accustomed to technology than any other group in the country. The groups' need for speed, convenience, and portability extends to the banking space, where the sought-after money-savers demand tech options when looking for a new bank or credit union. Ohio's Wright-Patt Credit Union has the right mix of do-it-yourself technology options and superior customer service to remain the... read more »

Mississippi’s Keesler Federal Credit Union Rewards Its Members with Competitive Rates, Credit Card Offers, and Monthly Givebacks

Mississippi’s Keesler Federal Credit Union Rewards Its Members with Competitive Rates, Credit Card Offers, and Monthly Givebacks

In a Nutshell: Keesler Federal Credit Union is Mississippi’s largest credit union, with more than 200,000 members and $2.5 billion in assets. The institution’s branches cover the state and extend overseas to meet the needs of its diverse military membership. A suite of four credit cards offers members the choice between Visa and Mastercard, with student, low-rate, and rewards options available. Multi-tiered checking and savings accounts give members access to interest rates as high... read more »

Mazuma Credit Union Uses a Uniquely Lighthearted Strategy to Become Kansas City’s Preferred Financial Institution

Mazuma Credit Union Uses a Uniquely Lighthearted Strategy to Become Kansas City’s Preferred Financial Institution

In a Nutshell: Traditional banks use similar approaches to advertising their products and services. Well-dressed executives in suits are often seen praising the functionality and precision of an institution’s technology and staff. Financial lingo is mixed in for good measure. Kansas City’s Mazuma Credit Union took a completely different approach when it rebranded in 2014 with its spokesperson, the affable, but goofy Mike. The lighthearted attitude was well-received as new... read more »

Simple Financial Help Attracts the Largest Membership in Canada — 543,000 — to Coast Capital® Savings

Simple Financial Help Attracts the Largest Membership in Canada — 543,000 — to Coast Capital® Savings

In a Nutshell: Coast Capital Savings is Canada’s largest credit union by membership, currently serving 543,000 members in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. The Imagine Canada Caring company donates 7% of its pre-tax earnings —totaling $5.6 million in 2017 — into the communities it serves. The credit union's line of five Visa credit cards meet the needs of a diverse membership base, offering low rates, no fees, rewards... read more »

Ardent Credit Union Offers No Balance Transfer Fees and a 1.99% Intro Rate to Eliminate Your Existing Credit Card Debt

Ardent Credit Union Offers No Balance Transfer Fees and a 1.99% Intro Rate to Eliminate Your Existing Credit Card Debt

In a Nutshell: High credit card balances can take a huge chunk out of your budget when interest rates cause high minimum monthly payments. Ardent Credit Union, one of Philadelphia’s most progressive financial institutions, has a plan in place to help members clear debt without forking over most of their money in fees. Its zero-charge balance transfer offering on four Visa credit cards makes it easy to move existing principal to a card that has a low 1.99% introductory APR for 12... read more »

Sharonview Federal Credit Union’s Partnership with Visa® Offers Perks and Rewards to Members in the Carolinas and New Jersey

Sharonview Federal Credit Union’s Partnership with Visa® Offers Perks and Rewards to Members in the Carolinas and New Jersey

In a Nutshell: With so many options for obtaining lines of credit in the bank-heavy Carolina market, it’s important that your card issuer offer competitive rates and terms that meet your specific needs. Whether you carry a balance from month to month or you’re looking to build up a stockpile of rewards points to put toward a sizeable purchase, Sharonview Federal Credit Union’s offerings feature top-shelf interest rates and reward options not found at many competing institutions. ... read more »

Star One Credit Union’s ‘Using Credit Cards Wisely’ Educational Workshops and Podcasts Primes Consumers for Good Credit Habits

Star One Credit Union’s ‘Using Credit Cards Wisely’ Educational Workshops and Podcasts Primes Consumers for Good Credit Habits

In a Nutshell: Credit cards are valuable tools in building your credit profile, however common traps exist that can allow these pieces of plastic to damage your financial reputation. To further the cause of financial literacy education among members and non-members alike, Silicon Valley-based Star One Credit Union partnered with nonprofit BALANCE in 2013 to offer a series of free workshops and podcasts that cover the essentials of personal finance and how to choose credit cards... read more »

Alliant Credit Union’s Cashback Visa® Signature Credit Card Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for 2017’s Best Credit Union Cash Back Card

Alliant Credit Union’s Cashback Visa® Signature Credit Card Earns Our Editor’s Choice™ Award for 2017’s Best Credit Union Cash Back Card

In a Nutshell: Tailored to serve members who charge more than $50,000 each year to credit, the Alliant Credit Union Cashback Visa® Signature credit card stands out in its class for providing a superior 3% unlimited cash back in the first year. With an APR starting at 11.24%, the card doesn’t have the inflated interest rates common among many other cash back cards, and Alliant members still earn 2.5% unlimited cash back on purchases after the first year. This combination of... read more »

Redwood Credit Union Takes a Practical Approach to Educating More Than 290,000 Members in California

Redwood Credit Union Takes a Practical Approach to Educating More Than 290,000 Members in California

In a Nutshell: Bay Area-based Redwood Credit Union serves nearly 300,000 members and has strong roots in one of the nation's most competitive banking communities. While Redwood has all of the free and low-cost services you’d expect from a not-for-profit credit union, the institution also offers competitive rates and rewards on credit and debit cards. Financial education is a key component of Redwood’s community service, as online interactive modules provide knowledge on... read more »

Coastal Credit Union: Embracing a Philanthropic Culture as the Institution Celebrates 50 Years of Member Profit Sharing

Coastal Credit Union: Embracing a Philanthropic Culture as the Institution Celebrates 50 Years of Member Profit Sharing

In a Nutshell: Coastal Credit Union was founded by eight IBM employees who shared a collective vision to bring the financial benefits of a credit union to family, friends, and North Carolina communities. What began as the IBM Raleigh Employees Federal Credit Union in 1967 has since grown to have more than $2 billion in combined assets. Set to celebrate its 50-year anniversary on August 31, Coastal has become an institution that not only caters to its members’ financial needs, but... read more »