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5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Credit Union

Sep 16, 2017, 20:04 PM by User Not Found

Without further ado, here are 5 reasons why you (and everyone you know) should join a credit union (specifically, U.S. Eagle).

Keep Your Money Local

Yep, keep your money in New Mexico. The majority of credit unions are local. U.S. Eagle was founded in 1935 in a federal building located in downtown Albuquerque. 82 years and nine branches later, we’re still local and, we still have a branch downtown - see our sign atop the tallest building in New Mexico! We aren't going anywhere, in fact, we are so close to one billion in assets, we can taste it.

Not-For-Profit, Financial Cooperative

Breakdown: Credit unions use funds to pursue our mission and keep the lights on. Our mission is to improve the financial well-being of each members and the community we serve through trusted relationships. Our members are our owners! Your voice is heard and your vote counts. Attend our Annual Meeting on the first Wednesday in May to learn more about your credit union.

Community Service

If you follow us on social media or read our newsletter, you know we are big on community. Check out our blog from August and see what we’ve been up to around town. Since most credit unions are local, we do our best to invest in our community. Whether it be through the financial support of a local baseball team, volunteering at a food drive, or hosting a bake sale – we do our best to ensure the success of our community.


No question is a dumb question. We want our members to succeed and one way we ensure their success is through our personalized service. You will notice a different experience when you set foot inside a credit union. Our staff greets you warmly when you enter a branch, members can grab some coffee before speaking with their favorite teller, and receive assistance with confidence.

Favorable Rates, Low Fees

You got that right – our rates are favorable, after all, we distribute our profits back to our members through higher returns and lower fees. The fees we do have can be waved with qualifying products. Fees that are charged, are returned back to our members!

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