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Do you know about “The Credit Union Difference”?
Celebrate the Credit Union Difference

Every year, on the third Thursday in October, it’s International Credit Union Day. This October it falls on the 17th, and this year – just like every other year – we plan on celebrating. That means it’s a great time to talk about “The Credit Union Difference.”

Make no mistake … Credit Unions have many differences from that of traditional banks. The first and most important being, when you do business with a credit union, you’re more than a member – you’re part-owner! That’s right, Credit Unions are non-profit and member owned. We are run by a volunteer Board of Directors that is elected by members to manage our Credit Union. So, your voice, best interests and needs are always in the forefront of every discussion we have or decision we make.

Directly put, Credit Unions exist to serve our members, and here are some additional advantages of being part of the Members 1st Credit Union family:

  • Our priority is each member’s financial wellbeing, not profits for shareholders
  • We offer seasonal and special financial incentives throughout the year – like Skip-A-Pay, special auto rates, special re-finance or purchase rates, etc.
  • We offer better rates and lower fees across the board vs. traditional banks – CDs, savings, auto loans, note loans, etc.
  • We work to serve you better in every possible way

We invite you to compare – get a quote from a traditional bank and one from Members 1st – and quickly you’ll see the difference. Visit to view our current featured rates on mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, balance transfers, deposit rates and more. We think you’ll like what you see!

Our focus is, and always will be, on best serving our owners/members. We encourage you to give us a call or stop by a branch to talk about how we can help with your financial needs. If you’re not a member yet, we can sign you up! And as always, we hope you not only understand the Credit Union Difference, but feel it in our service. Call or stop by today!

Mattis office: (314) 487-5628
Festus office: (636) 931-7144
Toll-free: (877) 487-5628

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