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  • NOTICE: The Pelham Road Branch Lobby will be closed from Thursday, July 9, to Monday, July 13.

    July 8, 2020 - The credit union will close its Pelham Road branch lobby from Thursday, July 9 through Monday, July 13 or potentially until further notice, to help alleviate a temporary staffing shortage due to COVID-19.  

    While the credit union has not received a positive test confirmation at the Pelham Road branch, staffing levels across all branches have become limited.  Summer is typically a time when the credit union anticipates employees will be away for vacation or personal time, but this year is compounded by additional pandemic related outages as employees stay home to self-isolate per DHEC guidelines, or to care for ill family members.  The credit union is temporarily repositioning staffing resources to appropriately support member services until levels return to normal.  

    During this time, the Pelham Road branch Drive Thru will remain open for service and all other branch lobbies are open for limited services.  Wait times may be a little longer than normal due to staffing limitations and the Pelham Road location’s lobby closure.  We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.

    Members may call the Contact Center, 800.336.6309, for assistance by phone, or use Online and Mobile Banking which are available 24/7.  

    Our team is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and will adapt our plans as needed to ensure we continue to provide a safe and efficient banking experience for members and a healthy work environment for our employees.  

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2020-07-08
  • Charlie Hall announced as the June "Community Hero."


    Greenville Federal Credit Union and The Greenville News announced Charlie Hall as the June, 2020 "Community Hero" honoree. Hall is recognized for his role in founding Upstate Warrior Solution,, a nonprofit advocacy organization, that has helped make the Upstate a better place for thousands of veterans since its start in 2012.

    The Greenville News Announcement Article: 
 Charlie Hall honored for advocacy role for veterans

    Hall will be recognized at the next public in-person Greenville County Council meeting where the credit union will present him with a certificate and gift of appreciation.  

    The credit union is pleased to recognize Charlie Hall and his significant efforts to support and advocate for Upstate Veterans.

    Do you know an unsung hero?

    Each month nominations will be collected for candidates that work in health care, public safety, education, the military, nonprofit agencies and the business world, the religious sector, entertainment or athletics. They can be a student or a young child or a retiree, etc. The selected "Hero" will be profiled in the Greenville News and recognized at a County Council meeting. If you know of someone that should be recognized feel free to nominate them by sending an email to In your nomination, please explain why the person you are recommending is a community hero. Include what category they should be recognized for, and your contact information.

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2020-06-26
  • Forbes names Greenville Federal Credit Union to List of Best Credit Unions in South Carolina for the 2nd Year.

    Greenville, SC (June 25, 2020)   For the second year, global media company Forbes Magazine has ranked Greenville Federal Credit Union among its 2020 America’s Best Credit Unions list for South Carolina.  See full list.

    Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to produce its third annual look at the Best Credit Unions in Each State. Nearly 25,000 customers in the U.S. were surveyed for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships.  Of the 5,236 credit unions nationwide, just 3.5% made the list. 

    Forbes said that credit unions were rated and scored on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five additional factors: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice. 

     “This ranking is a testament to everything that our credit union does to take care of our member owners.  It takes everyone on our team working together with a member service mindset and a singleness of focus,” Paul Hughes, President and CEO of Greenville Federal Credit Union. “To find ourselves among this group of large and worthy credit unions in South Carolina and across the country is an affirmation of our members’ continued support and loyalty, and our employees’ dedication to outstanding service.” said Hughes.


    About Greenville Federal Credit Union

    Greenville Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial alternative to traditional banking with five branch locations in Greenville, Greer, and Mauldin serving more than 31,000 members. The more than $280 million credit union was founded by nine teachers from the School District of Greenville County as an educator’s credit union in 1968. In 2001, the credit union approved a conversion to a community-based charter to serve anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Greenville County. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government, insures all accounts up to $250,000.


    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2020-06-25

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