Credit Unions

Why You Should Attend Your Credit Union Annual Meeting

With just one account, depositing as little as $5 in some cases, you become one of the most important people in the credit union industry, a member-owner.  That deposit makes you the owner of a small share of your local credit union.  It's the most … [Read more...]

Credit Union News: What to Expect in 2015

I've been giving a lot of thought lately to what 2015 will have in store for the credit union industry and our member-owners.  Here are a few items that I believe will be the focus of credit union news in this new year: #1 - Continued rise in … [Read more...]

CO-OP Shared Branching Makes Traveling Easier

As a credit union employee, one of the things I'm most proud of is that we are so community focused.  In my situation, it's the Lancaster, PA community.  Our members live and work here, financial decisions are made here and we are able to give back … [Read more...]

For Small Business Banking Consider Credit Unions

Credit unions are big fans of small business banking! Small business has become a focal point in the holiday shopping season with the celebration of Small Business Saturday on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. Started in 2010, Small Business … [Read more...]

Transfer Accounts From a Bank to a Credit Union: A Bank Transfer Day Anniversary

Earlier this month the credit union community celebrated the anniversary of Bank Transfer Day.  A grass-roots campaign started in California, the original Bank Transfer Day was held on November 5, 2011.  But as those of us in the credit union … [Read more...]

Credit Unions, Customer Service and Social Media

One of the pillars that credit unions were founded on is providing extraordinary, and local, customer service to our members.  The increased use of social media tools has really put a spin on the way that credit unions and other financial … [Read more...]

10 Benefits of Being a Credit Union Member

Local credit unions have been gaining notoriety and popularity in recent years, and for good reason. While they are owned and governed by their members, memberships are easily attainable. Local credit unions are not the exclusive financial … [Read more...]

How to Find the Right Local Financial Advisor

Financial planning and management is no walk in the park. Whether it is due to lack of time and resources or a complicated situation, consider hiring a local financial advisor. As your preferred Lancaster, Pa. credit union, we’re proud to partner … [Read more...]

Direct Deposit – Why It Never Comes on the Weekends or Holidays

Have you ever wondered why in this day and age where everything is done electronically, you never receive your pay on the weekend, even if it is a direct deposit? Or it’s the middle of the week, you know that your local financial institution is open … [Read more...]

How Credit Unions Work

Whether you’re a member of a CU or still a part of a, dare we say it, bank, knowing how a credit union operates is still a useful piece of knowledge to have. We’ve explained the differences between banks and credit unions, but it’s time to understand … [Read more...]

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