Real Stories

Credit Union Earns Member’s Loyalty, Gratitude

Credit unions in Missouri are in the business of helping people—not satisfying shareholders or making profits. This member-centric approach garners not only satisfaction, but also loyalty from members. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Norman L. Stentz has been a member of Electro Savings Credit Union (ESCU) since 2007.  His family purchased a vehicle with the help…

Kansas City Credit Unions Unite for Good on Facebook

Credit unions in the Kansas City area are uniting for good to celebrate International Credit Union Day this October. Mazuma Credit Union is teaming up with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, United Consumers Credit Union and Kansas City Credit Union to give away $2,000 to one of three Kansas City organizations.  The…

First Missouri Credit Union Gives Away Gasoline

First Missouri Credit Union (St. Louis) had an early morning gift for customers at the Petro Mart located on South Lindbergh Boulevard in south St. Louis County on Aug. 28. The credit union gave away $4,000 worth of gasoline to customers – with employees of the credit union pumping gas and chatting with…

Credit Union Drives It Forward to Help Kids

People helping people is the credit union way. Health Care Family Credit Union (St. Louis) helped both car-driving consumers and hospitalized kids this summer. During the months of May, June and July, Health Care Family Credit Union raised more than two thousand dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) through…

Credit Union Saves the Day – And the Dog!

Credit unions in Missouri show their concern for members every day.  But in Caryn McManus’ case, that concern extended to her furry friend – and helped save his life. McManus took her loyal pooch, Winchester “Chester,” to the vet this spring for a routine teeth cleaning. During the procedure, the…

Credit Union Protects Member from Scam

With a focus on helping people, credit unions are more than just financial institutions.  Credit union employees take the time to get to know their members – and help them in times of need. CommunityAmerica Credit Union (CACU) demonstrated that commitment to members when an 85-year-old member was being scammed….

Back to School in Credit Union Style

Credit unions across the state in Missouri are working through the summer months to make sure students and teachers head back to school with the supplies they need. United Credit Union to Pack the Bus United Credit Union’s Pack the Bus campaign is aimed at collecting non-perishable food items and…

Credit Union Provides Financial Education to Community

Credit unions in Missouri make financial education a top priority. Just one example is the CU Excel Center, located in north St. Louis County, which focuses on helping low-to-moderate income residents improve their standards of living. Since opening the CU Excel Center in June 2012, the St. Louis Community CU…

American Eagle Credit Union Helps Design a Dream

Mike Killeen had a plan. The owner of Killeen Studio Architects wanted to design a space that would work for his company – and others. “We had a vision for this building to make it a hub for creative types,” says Killeen. “But most of all it’s a nice flexible…

Vantage Credit Union Uses Social Media to Reunite Member with Lost Cash

Vantage Credit Union (Bridgeton) used social media to help return nearly $1,000 to a member who lost the money while on vacation in New York City. It all began on the night of June 12, when a tech-savvy Good Samaritan found a Vantage Credit Union envelope in a New York…