At United 1st Credit Union, service to our members is at the heart of everything we do. When you join United 1st, you join a winning team of employees whose mission is to improve the financial condition of our members and the communities we serve.
For over 75 years, our employees have worked to define what United 1st is today. They are the foundation of our credit union, the key to continued growth and success in the future, and the reason why United 1st is a great company to work for!
Why work at United 1st and what is the Credit Union Difference?
1. Credit Unions Are Different From Other Financial Institutions
United 1st Credit Union is a Georgia-based, not-for-profit financial cooperative, owned by the people who save and borrow here – our members. We do not issue stock or pay dividends to outside stockholders. Instead, earnings are returned to our members in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest on deposits and lower fees.
Each credit union member has equal ownership and one vote, regardless of how much money a member has on deposit. Credit unions are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by and from the credit union’s membership.
2. Serving Our Communities for Over 75 Years
In February 1943, our credit union, then St. Marys Kraft Bag Plant Employees Credit Union, was chartered. More than 70 years later, the credit union formed by the paper mill’s employees is still going strong and now serves over 25,000 members with six branches located throughout southern Georgia in St. Marys, Blackshear, Eastman, Kingsland, Folkston, and Waycross.
3. We Are People Helping People Afford Life
United 1st Credit Union encourages our employees to be involved in the credit union and the communities we serve. The volunteer opportunities we provide our employees demonstrate that they truly care and are passionate about who we are and what we do.
Credit unions exist to help people. This philosophy is evident in the many community activities and worthwhile causes that United 1st and our employees are involved in.
Our enthusiasm for community involvement has resulted in the receipt of multiple Dora Maxwell Awards for Social Responsibility in Georgia. This award is presented by the Credit Union National Association for the outstanding social responsibility projects implemented within the credit union’s community.
Are you interested in being a part of the Credit Union Difference?
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