84 Great Things About Being a Guardian Credit Union Member

Today is Guardian’s 84th birthday. In celebration, we present 84 great things about being a Guardian Credit Union member. Some of these you might be more familiar with than others, but take a look, enjoy the list and let us know if there’s anything you would add.

          1. We celebrate our birthday with cupcakes, party hats and balloons for our members to enjoy!
          2. Members are like family at Guardian Credit Union
          3. Guardian is small enough that we recognize each member as an individual
          4. But large enough that we are able help members with any transactions or financial needs that larger institution can.
          5. Our members care about helping other members
          6. You can transfer funds from person to person through your internet banking account
          7. We truly care about the communities we serve and we strive to support and be involved in those communities
          8. Instant-issue debit cards mean you don’t need to wait for yours to arrive in the mail
          9. We have mortgage team members who will walk you through the process and ensure you have the right product for you
          10. We have variety of great mortgage products that will allow you to find the best fit for you
          11. Guardian is a great place to work
          12. Many wonderful incentives
          13. We are local – we are the largest credit union headquartered in Milwaukee County
          14. We have a new website that is evolving to better serve members
          15. Friendly service
          16. We have a refer-a-friend program. Refer a friend to Guardian, and you could both qualify for a reward.
          17. Free coin counting machines for members
          18. Low fees
          19. Great products that can help you achieve your objectives – savings, checking, credit cards, loans and more
          20. Low minimum balances
          21. Online account opening
          22. We have a group of executives who know and are committed to Guardian Credit Union. They’ve spent an average of 14.4 years at GCU and a combined total of 130 years here. That’s a lot of knowledge and commitment!
          23. You can apply for a loan online
          24. We have coloring contests for kids
          25. We raise money for local charities through various initiatives
          26. Guardian sells discounted Six Flags tickets (find details on our events and promotions page)
          27. We provide personable, professional financial guidance
          28. Convenient locations and ATMs
          29. If you need cash and aren’t near a Guardian branch, you can access the funds in your account at a surcharge-free ATM in the Alliance One Network
          30. You can also visit a credit union shared service center
          31. Competitive rates on loans and mortgages
          32. We’ll connect you with a financial advisor who can help you with: retirement income planning, general financial planning, mutual funds, IRAs and more
          33. Income tax planning and services with our tax preparers
          34. Free popcorn
          35. We have a student checking account with GPA rewards
          36. We work hard to provide the best for you
          37. With your GCU membership, you can take advantage of Sprint Credit Union Member Cash Rewards
          38. The same goes for ADT rewards
          39. We’ve partnered with several local colleges and universities to offer you discounted tuition
          40. Each year, we award scholarships to members attending 2-year or 4-year colleges or technical schools.
          41. Each summer, through our Guardian Cares campaign, our members help us raise money for a local charity.
          42. Around the holiday season, our Seasons of Giving program helps give our members, employees and friends the opportunity to support Guardian members who are experiencing hardships or challenges.
          43. You’re a member owner
          44. We’re a not-for-profit organization
          45. We offer a variety of online resources, including financial calculators and other tools, to help you make decisions about your finances
          46. We have deals for first-time homebuyers
          47. If you don’t want to visit a branch, you can perform most of your banking online
          48. Mobile check deposit makes it even easier not to stop in
          49. We get involved in local events
          50. Your dog can get a biscuit if they’re in the car when you go through our drive-thrus
          51. If you’re considering buying a car, we have a great resource that can help you determine what you are looking for, locate the vehicle at a dealer near you, calculate a payment, give you an idea of the trade-in value of your existing vehicle, get pre-approved and more.
          52. We offer other member perks, like our upcoming shred week. Check out our events page for details.
          53. Children can visit Santa at our branches during the holiday season
          54. We host a blood drive for Guardian employees, members and the community
          55. When you open an account for your child, he or she will get a free piggy bank
          56. In the fall, we collect non-perishable food items for Hunger Task Force
          57. Who doesn’t like a parade? We regularly participate in parades in Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, West Allis and Waukesha.
          58. We have nearly 100 employees who strive to give our members the best experience possible
          59. We have special accounts (and benefits) for youth and students
          60. Loan reps who can help you navigate even the trickiest of loan situations
          61. Employees who are trained to identify fraud and help protect you
          62. As a credit union, our earnings are paid back to our members in the form of better rates
          63. We offer three different credit cards, with distinct benefits for you
          64. We’re happy to help you find the financial products that are best for you
          65. We have great rates on recreational loans – whether you are purchasing a boat, RV, ATV
          66. We provide quick and easy loan closings – when you’re buying a car, motorcycle, boat, RV or ATV, you can get approved and into your vehicle within as little as a day.
          67. With a home equity loan from GCU, you can repair or update your home and take advantage of great rates.
          68. Our savings clubs and funds help you save for a specific purpose (a car, Christmas purchases, a vacation, a home) and earn more interest.
          69. We have an actual mascot! Have you met Edgar the Eagle?
          70. Not every financial institution gives its employees the opportunity to dress casually. GCU does, but our employees donate to have the opportunity. And all donations go toward our Dollars for Scholars scholarships!
          71. Six branches means six great locations for you to visit…and six friendly branch managers
          72. Who says you can’t go home again? GCU is a great place to work. Around five percent of our current employees have returned for a second stint with the company.
          73. We like to engage with our members via social media. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
          74. We like to hold the occasional social media contest – follow our social media profiles and keep an eye out for opportunities to participate
          75. Any time a kids club member makes a deposit, he or she receives a token to redeem in our prize machine
          76. As a Guardian Credit Union member, you have access to additional discounts on MetLife auto and home insurance
          77. We have business accounts and services to help your small-to-mid-sized business
          78. Want to learn more about the latest Cybersecurity issues? We have a resource for you
          79. We’re committed to continuing to find new ways to make the Guardian experience better for our members
          80. We love it when a member becomes one of our great employees. Check out career opportunities with Guardian.
          81. Our Oak Creek branch has a community room that can be reserved by members for their events
          82. Guardian has notary publics available for our members at each branch location
          83. We have secure drop boxes, if you can’t make it to the branch before closing time
          84. Guardian members can purchase Visa gift cards from any branch

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