Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that are member-owned and whose sole purpose is to serve the financial needs of their members. Credit unions are not labor unions. The term “credit union” is merely another term for “non-profit financial cooperative”. The people helping people philosophy of credit unions sets them apart from other financial institutions based on the quality and affordability of the products and services offered. Credit unions return earnings to their members through higher savings rates, free or low-cost services, lower fees and lower loan rates.
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CREDIT UNION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CUNA) The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the premier national trade association serving credit unions. Ninety percent of America’s credit unions are affiliated with CUNA.
EXCESS SHARE INSURANCE (ESI) Excess Share (deposit) Insurance helps protect the hard-earned savings of credit union members throughout the United States. This unique program provides up to an additional $250,000 of insurance once a credit union member's balance exceeds the coverage provided by their primary share insurer.
GREATER DECATUR CHAPTER of CREDIT UNIONS The Greater Decatur Chapter of Credit Unions serves to help promote, educate and facilitate networking among credit unions in the Decatur, IL area.
ILLINOIS CREDIT UNION LEAGUE (ICUL) The ICUL is the primary support system for Illinois credit unions. They are committed to the "people helping people" concept of credit unions as cooperative financial institutions. The purpose of ICUL is to provide credit unions with quality information, products and services to compete in the financial industry.
NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the United States independent federal agency that supervises, insures and charters credit unions.
R.W. BOYLE CHAPTER OF CREDIT UNIONS The R.W. Boyle Chapter of Credit Unions serves to help promote, educate and facilitate networking among credit unions in the Central and Southern Illinois area.