What to look for in a credit union.

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Sooo, up until recently I've been banking with a large bank that I really liked (just normal banking, no loans or stuff like that), but they have started charging $13 a month just to have a checking account. They also charge I believe $10 to have a savings account. I really can't afford to be giving away almost $25 a month JUST to have a place to put my money.

    Ryan and I have talked on and off about moving to a credit union for a while now, I have a lot of co-workers who use CU's and seem to be really really happy with them. And now that I'm being charged for my accounts I am really thinking it is time to change, because even though $13 isn't a lot, that is $13 less that is being fed into my savings every month.

    So I guess my question is what do you look for in a credit union? Just from looking at their sites they all look good, which is , of course, the point :p But I don't want to change banks only to be unhappy.
     
  2. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    I ask friends first to see what their experiences have been. Other than that we just went to the local (at the time) one we knew had a good reputation. We still use them despite moving out of state, too, as they are part of a CU exchange program that allows us to use a local CU in the same network for deposits and withdrawals.
     
  3. JustaLilBitaLuck

    JustaLilBitaLuck New Member

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    I know a lot of people who use AffinityPlus, and I've heard good things about them! I have a friend who works for Anoka Hennepin Credit Union, and she really, really likes them.

    I second asking people for their experiences/opinions AND looking through websites to see what features they have and such.
     
  4. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Usually the more locally oriented they are the better. I'm with TVA CU and I can't say enough good about them. They're as good as the banks I've dealt with were bad.

    Ask your friends and really do take the local thing into consideration.
     
  5. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I went with the one my family uses, which is Delta CU. They're pretty awesome. I'd go in and talk to the tellers and just see what they have to tell you.
     
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    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Yeah my brother uses Affinity Plus... and while he's not exactly the best person for advice lol he at least doesn't seem UNhappy with them!

    I don't have a reason to leave my bank YET, but that's probably where I would go if I had to.
     

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