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  • Greenville Federal Credit Union partners with Greenville News to launch "Community Heroes Greenville."

    Starting in October, Greenville News will kick off their “Community Heroes Greenville” as a way of spotlighting the generous, noble and unselfish work of those among us who work tirelessly — often behind the scenes — to make our community a better place. Greenville Federal Credit Union is partnering with Greenville News to sponsor and help honor our community heroes.

    The Greenville News announcement article: https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/2019/10/03/community-heroes-greenville-telling-stories-those-who-inspire/2437932001/ 

    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 communityheroes@greenvillenews.com. 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.

    The credit union is pleased to partner with the Greenville News on an initiative that aligns so closely with its Core Values, and looks forward to recognizing individuals who give their time and resources to make the Greenville community better. 


    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 30,000 members. The more than $240 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, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2019-10-18
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union voted Best of the Upstate 2019.

    For the fourth consecutive year Greenville Federal Credit Union edged out the finalists for “Best Credit Union” in The Greenville News Best of the Upstate 2019 competition.

    The Greenville News sponsors The Best of the Upstate awards each year to feature regional businesses in hundreds of categories ranging from best salon to best recreational shop and best real estate agency. Nominees were submitted and voted for directly by the community.

    Credit union President Paul Hughes attributes the consecutive nominations and awards to a very enthusiastic member base. “Our members are proud to recognize their credit union among the best. But it’s our members who truly make us the best, and we are grateful to them for their continued loyalty and support. These accolades affirm our mission to always put members first.”

    Greenville Federal Credit Union was among five local credit unions nominated in the category. The top two finalists were invited to the Best of the Upstate Announcement event on July 10th where the winners were revealed.

    The official announcement of the winners will publish on GreenvilleOnline.com on Tuesday, July 23 and in The Greenville News on Friday, July 26. A complete list of finalists can be found at https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2019/07/11/greenville-news-best-upstate-finalists-named/1697734001/ 

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    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 30,000 members. The more than $240 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, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2019-07-12
  • Forbes names Greenville Federal Credit Union to List of Best Credit Unions in South Carolina

    Greenville, SC (June 25, 2019) – Global media company Forbes Magazine has ranked Greenville Federal Credit Union second overall in its 2019 America’s Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions  list for South Carolina. See full list.

    This was Forbes’ second year surveying for the Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions. To compile the list, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista which surveyed more than 25,000 customers across the country to gather opinions on their current and former banking relationships. 

    Forbes said that the banks and 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. 

    “Greenville Federal Credit Union has always prioritized our members’ needs above anything else. It is the basis for every decision we make – from the financial products and services we offer to how we run our operations and train our staff,” Paul Hughes, President and CEO of Greenville Federal Credit Union. “Finding our credit union ranked within this prestigious list of the top credit unions and banks in the nation is a pleasant surprise and an affirmation that we are fulfilling our mission.”

    Nationwide, overall scores ranged from 57.2 to 96.2. South Carolina was particularly competitive this year for credit unions. Greenville Federal Credit Union, the smallest credit union in the top five of South Carolina, ranked second with a score of 93.08. According to Statista this strong performance would have earned the credit union the top spot in almost any of the other states.

    “We are proud to be among this group of large and worthy credit unions in South Carolina. I’d like to thank our members for their continued support and loyalty, and our employees for all they do every day to provide 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 30,000 members. The more than $240 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, VP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2019-06-27

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