• Community Shred Day in Greer is a Huge (and Hot) Success!

    Hundreds of members and community friends showed up at the Greer Branch for our Community Shred Day on September 12. Visitors lined up early to drop off items for shredding and destruction, and continued to stream through all day. The forecasted rain held off to make for a hot, dry day but we had plenty of free pizza, cold drinks, ice cream and shade for all to enjoy.

  • Charity, civics and the credit union: giving back to kids and community.

    At Greenville Federal Credit Union, we strive to give back to the community of Greenville County every day. Whether sponsoring programs for Greenville County Schools that impact teachers and students, or raising money for the Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital, we are committed to providing local support to the people who need it. Over the years, your credit union has concentrated on supporting organizations that are directly involved with education or with issues that affect children....

  • Six School District Employees Named 2014 Employees of the Year.

    Greenville County Schools and Greenville Federal Credit Union announced six winners of the Greenville County Schools Employee of the Year Awards at this year’s Salute to Education banquet. Winners were selected in six categories: School Administrator of the Year, Assistant School Administrator of the Year, School Support Employee of the Year, Operations Employee of the Year, District Professional Employee of the Year, and District Support Employee of the Year.  Each award winner received $5...

  • Getting an advance from your Home Equity Line of Credit just got easier.

    Self-service for your HELOC is now available through Netbranch. Did you know you have quick and secure access to your Home Equity Line of Credit through NetBranch? You can still visit a branch or call us for advances from your line of credit.

  • Vehicle loan promo ends 6/30. Don't miss out.

    Get an incredible rate plus $50 when you purchase or refinance a vehicle by June 30. We will beat other lenders’ rates by a quarter percent+ if the terms and collateral requirements are comparable (excluding automobile manufacturer and captive finance company 0% rate offers.) And remember, pre-owned vehicles with less than 30,000 miles and less than 2 years old, enjoy the same low rate as new vehicles.  Learn more. Apply now.

  • Traveling out of state or abroad?

    Please notify the credit union.  To protect your account, the credit union monitors your ATM and VISA Debit Card transactions for potentially fraudulent activity which may include some out of state and all international transactions, a sudden string of costly purchases, or any pattern associated with new fraud trends around the world. Some transactions may be blocked. Members who plan on using their cards out of state or internationally can simply contact the credit union to exclude their c...

  • Credit union Company Partners enjoy Appreciation Night.

    The credit union hosted its third annual Company Partner Appreciation Night at the Greenville Drive game on May 8th.  It was a beautiful summer evening at Fluor Field as more than 200 company partners and their guests enjoyed dinner, fun and fellowship. The credit union’s own Thomas Lentz threw out the ceremonial First Pitch. View Gallery Greenville Federal Credit Union’s Company Partner Program customizes credit union services for the specific needs of local member organizations and their ...

  • Do you know the difference between credit unions and banks?

    (It’s not just what’s in your wallet.) We talk about it a lot but maybe not enough; Consumers who use a credit union as their primary financial institution save an average of $300 a year in fees. But the differences between credit unions and banks go far beyond the dollars and cents. See how different we are here.

  • By announcing our lowest rates ever, we want your business.

    If you have a car loan with another financial institution, you owe it to yourself to compare your current interest rate with our special financing rates.  There is really no good reason to pay more than you should, and at your credit union we want to do all we can to save you money! And, you will receive a $50 VISA gift card with every qualified loan. Offer details.

  • Mortgage Tip: Financing or refinancing a home.

    Finding your dream home can be exciting. But finding the best mortgage that fits your needs or budget? Well, that’s a different story.In fact, it happens to be one of the most stressful events in one’s life. The mortgage world can be a very confusing experience.Each mortgage has variables that determine how much a borrower ends up paying, along with technical verbiage that can make it difficult, read more...

  • New online loan application.

    The credit union recently launched a new online loan application for vehicles, credit cards, home equity and personal loans.  You can now complete a loan application from the convenience of home, work, the auto dealership, or wherever you may be when it’s time to figure out your loan options.  Our underwriting process allows decisions to be offered more quickly than ever before.  Contact us with any questions about loan services or the application process.

  • TIP: Control your credit card debt by consolidating multiple balances to one card.

    Having multiple credit cards can be a difficult task to juggle with different credit limits, balances, payment periods and interest rates. It is often the case you can be carrying a larger balance on one card costing you more money with a higher interest rate. And it’s not uncommon for those carrying multiple cards to neglect some accounts where late fees and monthly finance charges pile up.

  • Do not respond: Protect your account information this Holiday season.

    Fraudulent requests for personal information happen daily and in various forms. These requests typically increase when the Holiday season rolls around, most often via email, mobile/text messaging and other personal messaging services. Remember that your credit union will never request one’s personal or account information this way.

  • Credit union shares holiday spirit with local families.

    Each year, Greenville Federal Credit Union makes a donation to Communities In Schools during the Holiday season for families in need. This year the credit union sponsored 10 children. Several credit union employees shopped for clothes and toys for the children to open on Christmas Day.

  • Greenville Federal Credit Union honors two emerging Teachers of the Year.

    Greenville County Schools and Greenville Federal Credit Union announced the final winners of the Greenville County Schools Employee of the Year Awards.  Each award winner received $500 cash and a special award commissioned by Greenville Federal Credit Union.  Their school or department also received $500 cash so all employees can share in the honor. Elementary Level Kaitlyn Campbell, Music, Alexander Elementary School    Her passion for music and dedication to her students he...

  • Credit union launches new mobile device app.

    For those who enjoy using apps on your mobile devices we’re excited to offer our very own Greenville Federal Credit Union app free for download through App Store for the Apple version, or Google Play for the Android version. Once downloaded and installed, our mobile banking app allows you to quickly map and locate the nearest branch or ATM location. You can also contact our branches, review products and services, request additional information or log into and manage your accounts....

  • Simple ways to help rebuild your credit situation.

    Credit plays an important role for most families. And like many Americans today, you may be faced with an unforeseen crisis that may prevent you from paying your debts on time. Whatever the reason, there are some simple ways that can help dig yourself out of the hole you may be in to rebuild your credit situation.

  • Stepping into the Social Media World: Credit union launches new Facebook page.

    We’re excited to announce that your credit union has added a new Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/GreenvilleFCU.  We will use Facebook as an avenue to communicate the latest news and information, advocacy topics, financial tips and credit union events to our online members.  Use the button in the footer below to go straight to our Facebook page and be sure to “Like” us so that you will see the latest updates in your news feed.  We look forward to connecting with you more onli...

  • Not all credit cards are equal.

    Getting into credit card debt can be easier than most think. And big banks are likely to encourage you to use their card with some of the many common traps. But there are some easy steps you can follow to help manage your situation with the right credit card.

  • Teeing it up for GHS Children’s Hospital.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union, along with many other credit unions in the Upstate, completed its first Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Children’s Hospital System at Willow Creek Golf Club in October. More than 22 teams and sponsors enjoyed a fun day of golf and fellowship. The first year event raised more than $21,000, already close to the credit union’s pledge of $25,000 over the next three years.

  • Welcome to our new website.

    I am very excited to welcome you to the credit union’s new website. While our previous site served the credit union well, we trust that the new site will be even more useful and attractive to our members and potential members. Designed with mobile technology in mind, the credit union’s responsive website makes navigating and accessing important account information easier regardless of your mobile device.

  • Pelham Road branch celebrates a big anniversary.

    Pelham Road Branch celebrated its 5th Anniversary on Friday, October 12 by hosting the credit union's second annual Shred Fest. The day included B93.7’s Hawk and Tom Show on location along with many activities and refreshments for all members who attended. Shred-a-way provided not one, but two mobile shred units that destroyed all documents on the spot.

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Paul Hughes
President


Matt Tebbetts
VP of Marketing/Communications

Brian Sponaugle
Chief Operations Officer

Kaitlin Grooms
Branch Services Manager