Membership has benefits at County Federal Credit Union

10 years ago


    The County Federal Credit Union is managed right here in Aroostook and is owned by 17,000 local members — that’s why they know the difficulties, sorrows, joys and excitements their members experience every day.
“We understand the things that people need because we’ve been there, and we can provide a superior value in the services we offer,” said President and CEO of The County Federal Credit Union, Ryan Ellsworth.
The four-branch credit union remains small enough to stay personable, but their members still receive technological conveniences some have come to expect from the large financial corporations. Home banking, mobile banking, teller phones and automatic payments — The County Federal Credit Union has all of these electronic services and more, providing ease and convenience to community banking.
It may be the best kept secret, but those same benefits and services from your local credit union can be accessed across the nation through Shared Branching — a product unique to credit unions.
“Whether you’re traveling in the state of Maine or all throughout the country, you can find a shared branch to conduct your businesses, which is a really nice advantage,” Ellsworth explained.
Joining the credit union is easy, and opening an account can be done by simply stopping by your local branch.
Anyone who lives, works or worships from northern Stockholm down to southern Aroostook is eligible to join without any sort of lengthy application process or other type of run-around — just friendly faces and top-notch services where the account holder is also the boss.
“Being a credit union means that the members have an opportunity to own a share of the credit union, and we work for every single one of our members,” Ellsworth said. “The first question I ask when making a decision, big or small, is ‘how is this going to affect the membership of the credit union?’”
Even with a philosophy that promotes people-helping-people right here at home, The County Federal Credit Union remains very competitive on deposit interest rates and loan interest rates.
Stop in for a visit at your local branch and discover that at The County Federal Credit Union, they’re County people. Branches are conveniently located in Caribou, Presque Isle, Houlton and Fort Fairfield.