April is Community Banking Month which encourages people to bank with locally owned banks and credit unions. Putting your money to work in your local economy and getting the same services for less fees are just a few of the reasons to make the switch to bank locally.
Canyon State Credit Union is an Arizona-based credit union headquartered in Phoenix with locations in Payson, Deer Valley, and Goodyear. We reached out to Canyon State Credit Union to share why they are a great alternative to a large, national bank.
What is unique about banking with Canyon State Credit Union?
As a credit union, we are a not-for-profit financial cooperative, which means we operate to serve our member-owners. This makes us quite different from other financial institutions. Our non-profit status means we return net earnings to our members in the form of lower interest rates on loans, higher dividends on savings, and lower fees. Our goal is to build lifetime relationships by continually expanding our products and services. We emphasize financial security and focus on quality and convenience in an environment that values and respects members, employees, and business partners.
What do you love most about operating your business in Arizona?
We could not imagine operating our business anywhere other than The Grand Canyon State! Arizona, especially Phoenix, is a diverse melting pot. We are able to meet and work with people from all across the nation and help them achieve their financial goals.
Why did Canyon State Credit Union decide to become a Local First AZ member?
Canyon State Credit Union is committed to serving the communities our members call home. We believe it is our responsibility to give back to the community. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by partnering with organizations who strongly believe in the development and growth of local economies. Becoming a Local First Arizona member was a no brainer!
Canyon State Credit Union also wants to help small business owners succeed and as a special promotion any Local First Arizona member who opens a Simple Business checking account with Canyon State Credit Union will be given a $50 visa gift card. Applicants must meet the minimum balance requirement of $1500. In addition, all of their employees will be eligible for free membership with Canyon State Credit Union.
Learn more about Community Banking Month and make the pledge to switch online at localfirstaz.com/banking.