Why a Credit Union?
We Exist to Serve Our Members
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What’s the main difference between credit unions and banks?
At credit unions, you’re not treated differently depending on the size of your bank account, your age or your credit history. Every member becomes a shareholder – that means equal share, equal vote and equal say. Credit unions are member focused and community minded.
Do credit unions offer the same products as banks?
Absolutely. Credit unions are proud to offer exceptional personalized services and competitive interest rates along with a wide range of financial products designed to complement a variety of member needs. These products include checking and savings accounts, credit cards, ATM cards, student loans, mortgages, financial planning and much more.
What are the benefits of joining a credit union?
When you join a credit union, you become a member and an owner. You’re more important than the size of your wallet, and your voice counts. As an automatic shareholder, you get a say in how things are run and where your money goes. You can even run for a position on the board of directors.
Friendly, personable customer service is another distinguishing characteristic of credit unions, which routinely rate higher than banks in customer service and satisfaction surveys.