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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Getting the Most Out of Your Credit Union

More and more people are joining credit unions and the reasons are clear. Credit union members avoid excessive fees and other big bank hassles, and Community Financial members also enjoy many additional perks.

For example, our members enjoy a wide variety of special services catered to their needs.  These range from convenient online banking options to rewards programs and the ability to speak to our local, friendly representatives – not outsourced call center agents on the other side of the world.

Surcharge-free ATM access is one of our biggest perks.  Our members have the benefit of using any Alliance One or CO-OP Network ATM around the world without incurring fees. Members simply look for the Alliance One or Co-Op Network logos for access to thousands of surcharge-free ATMs.  You can read more about our network of surcharge-free ATMs here.

Many of our members also enjoy using the Visa Check Card, which is offered as a free option to members and includes no monthly or per transaction fees.

Perhaps the most exciting feature is our member rewards program, which qualifies our members for special, valuable discounts like free checking and savings accounts as well as deposit rate bonuses and loan incentives. It’s all based on deposit amounts and total balances, and regardless of how much you have in your account, we’ve got a rewards club for you. Visit our website for more information on our current club levels and rewards.

Students also have their own club at Community Financial, where they can learn more about financial literacy and savings while earning rewards. All members age 13 to 23 are automatically enrolled in the club. Details of the perks include: free student checking with a Visa debit card, free basic savings with an ATM card and the opportunity to earn monetary rewards and other prizes with savings deposit transactions.

It’s never too late for adults to start learning about finances, especially in today’s economic climate. That’s why we offer the Financial Resource Center for members seeking information about important financial topics.

And if you need help investing or assistance with your mortgage, we have professionals on hand to guide you in those areas as well.

Community Financial is passionate about providing excellent service which includes making things convenient for our members. Whether you chat with one of our friendly member service representatives in person or through our online chat center, we take pride in being Right Here, Right for You.

Finally, we listened to our members and significantly upgraded our mobile and online banking options this year. Our free online app, Community Financial Mobile (which can be found in Google Play and iTunes) puts plenty of banking options right at your fingertips, and it’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text banking also allows members to check balances, view recent transactions and much more.  Information about all of these options can be found at

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