Why banking local is better

August 17, 2018 | Donna Handwerger

Photo of Mission Fed  members in the community.

When it comes to your financial institution, you may have become accustomed to the way big traditional banks operate—but Mission Federal Credit Union offers you something different. In fact, we call it the Mission Fed Difference because we know the value of what we can offer our members. Mission Fed is member-owned and not-for-profit, which means we prioritize people over profit. We believe in giving back to our members and our community, and we find a number of ways to do just that.

Community focus

We participate in a variety of services and donations that serve the San Diego community, as well as distributing profits back to our members via great rates, no or lower fees and enhanced services. Because we’re a local organization founded in San Diego in 1961, we truly value our local communities and make it a priority to offer personalized, knowledgeable service to each of our customers, whom we call members. With 32 locations throughout San Diego County, we’re confident you can find a branch that’s convenient and near where you work, shop or go to school.

Benefits of banking local

When you stop by your local branch, you’ll be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable employees who are ready to help you with your financial needs. We work hard to help you succeed and achieve your financial goals, whether that’s opening a credit union Business Checking or personal Checking Account, purchasing your first home or saving for retirement. We love getting to know our members, and getting to know you helps us serve you even better. We can help you with your financial goals or as we call them, Mission Fed Moments. Plus, we can help you save for vacation with money-saving tips and even help you identify or prevent potential fraud on your account. We take pride in our personalized service and we want you to know that your success is our bottom line.

Branches near you

We value our San Diego community and community members, and we take pride in each neighborhood in which our branches are located. Escondido, where we’ve been located for nearly 40 years, is now home to a second Mission Fed branch on Auto Park Way! There’s a lot to explore in this beautiful valley, including Escondido Creek, Dixon Lake, Lake Wohlford and Lake Hodges. Enjoy the Escondido Farmers Market, discover Grand Avenue and check out the California Center for the Arts before stopping by Mission Fed to get your banking done. Find a branch near you on our website, and keep an eye out for new locations as they open.

Stop by your nearby Mission Fed branch today and discover how welcoming a local credit union branch can feel. We want your banking experience to be easy and convenient, so we offer Mobile Banking, Online Banking and 30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs nationwide, including many in 7-Eleven stores.

We’re here to help you with your financial needs every step of the way, so whether you’re depositing a check, opening a new account, looking into retirement savings or applying for a loan, we can help. Discover the Mission Fed Difference today. We can’t wait to see you online or at one of our 32 local branches!

The content provided in this blog consists of the opinions and ideas of the author alone and should be used for informational purposes only. Mission Federal Credit Union disclaims any liability for decisions you make based on the information provided. References to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name in this article by Mission Federal Credit Union is for the information and convenience of its readers and does not constitute endorsement, control or warranty by Mission Federal Credit Union.

Donna Handwerger

Donna Handwerger

Donna Handwerger is VP Marketing Operations at Mission Federal Credit Union. She has over 20 years of experience in financial services. She started her career in sales and operations, with the last 15 years in Marketing, and excels in analytics.

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