05-03-2012 09:17 AM
There might already be a thread out there like this, and if so, please forgive the redudancy.
But what Credit Union are you a member of? How do you like it? Good terms? What's the APY like?
I'm a member of PenFed. I love it. They are fair and kind and reasonable. Just wondering if there are any others out there that are worth looking into.
Thanks for all the input!
05-03-2012 09:44 AM
There are other threads in here, but they usually slink into obscurity. Nothing wrong with starting a new one.
I'm also a member of Penfed, though I don't have any CCs. I have a share savings (obviously) and their Thrifty account (LOC for chking). I tried for a CC a couple of years ago, but was declined. I haven't bothered since. I'm also a member of NFCU and NASA. For NFCU, I have a checking, savings, Navcheck, and a CC. They were (well, are) awesome. DW also has a separate account with a CC only. Decent rate. Low fees. NASA FCU was opened because I wanted one of their CCs. That lust faded and have $100 in a savings collecting dust. There are CUs local to me that offer good deals and great rates. Sometimes the gems are local.
05-03-2012 09:46 AM
I'm a member of 2... Both pretty local to their areas.
Safe 1 Credit Union in Bakersfield, Ca. No credit experience with them but have had checking and savings for about 20 yrs. Awesome customer service and I love my courtesy pay option on my checking. Although I now live in Montana I keep this account just for the courtesy pay and so my dad can transfer rent and loan payments from my account to his.
Great Falls Teacher's FCU just gave me my car loan last month so I'm pretty tickled with them. lol So far customer service has been great but only have the membership because of the loan. They offered up front to reduce my interest rate around the 10/11 mo mark if my credit improved. Haven't opened checking with them yet because I just don't need it.
On another note... had accounts at Russell County FCU when I first moved here. I kept a minimum balance, cashed checks regularly for about a year, no NSFs, no negatives at all... all of a sudden they decide to start holding all checks for 10 days before releasing funds. Customer service was snotty although when I inquired about a vehicle loan the loan rep was very nice. At any rate, once they started holding checks they became no use to me and I closed them.
Love, Love, Love my USAA accounts though even if they aren't a CU. lol
05-03-2012 08:26 PM
If you live on the east coast, the largest CU outside of those associated with military qualification is Tower FCU.
I have been a member for several years, and they are super.
Membership is primarily tied to certain employers, NSA being the biggest, but they are also open if you are a member of any number of local civic associations.
05-03-2012 08:43 PM
NFCU, Great terms love them, Visa Platinum Card w/zero transfer fee and zero apr on transfers for like 18 months! When I first got it I used it to consolidate 3 cards and then paid it off in like 12 months didn't cost me a dime and I saved a lot of money!!
05-04-2012 12:56 PM
Big Daddy (love the name by the way...)
Can anybody be a member of NFCU?
05-04-2012 01:23 PM
Unfortunately membership in NFCU is limited. You will effectively need an active service member / government employee / contractor affiliation to join or be a qualified relative or house mate of a current member. Their website has all the details on membership qualification.
On a side note Bigdaddy has an open invitation to any "hot chick" to move in and gain qualification as a member of his household. You won't find that on the website.
05-05-2012 12:21 AM - edited 05-05-2012 12:23 AM
"Love, Love, Love my USAA accounts though even if they aren't a CU. lol"
+1 they are a good one stop money place. I think you have to be a member or past member of the military to join.
Or be a family member. I know it was pretty easy. check out their website.
05-05-2012 11:46 AM
HA! Love it! But that chick ain't me cause I'm already happily married. SMILE
Im sure theres plenty of options for Big Daddy to choose from....
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