STROUDSBURG, Pa. (2/18/15)--"Join today, don't wait. Having a credit union as part of your financial life is a good opportunity for you to not only save money, but also to take control of your finances."
This was one of many messages delivered by Christine Andrew, business development specialist for NE PA Community FCU, Stroudsburg, Pa., with $104 million in assets, during an in-depth Q-and-A with a local Pennsylvania business news publication recently.
As part of Lehigh Valley Business' "Behind the List" series, Andrew was asked about the differences between credit unions and banks, the advantages of becoming a credit union member and the specific challenges facing NE PA Community FCU.
Andrew was also asked how the credit union stimulates the local economy.
"Being a not-for-profit financial institution, we are able to pass on any earnings directly to our membership in the form of low or no fees, higher dividends on savings and lower rates on loans," she told Lehigh Valley Business. "Ultimately, this saves people money and allows them to take control of their finances."
Lehigh Valley Business also asked Andrew about plans for the credit union to grow, and in Andrew's eyes, the future appears to be bright.
"The mission of NE PA is to provide member service of the highest quality and to maintain a superior financial position while accomplishing it," she said. "The interest in membership with NE PA Community FCU is strong. And we plan to continue to grow our membership base."