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AmeriCU Credit Union Announces Large Expansion



ROME, NY – JULY 6, 2023: AmeriCU Credit Union is pleased to announce an expansion of its field of membership. The New York State Department of Financial Services approved the credit union’s expansion into 15 additional counties across the North Country, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, and Cortland-Ithaca communities. This expansion aligns with the credit union’s mission to provide members of all means the right financial services to achieve their goals.

With this expansion, AmeriCU will have the opportunity to serve close to 2.2 million people in the following 24 counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Montgomery, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Schoharie, Seneca, Tioga, Tompkins, and Wayne.

Since its establishment in 1950 at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York, AmeriCU has grown to serve more than 160,000 members. Remaining true to its core of people helping people, AmeriCU takes pride in serving the financial needs of its members through better rates, lower fees, convenient locations, robust product options, financial guidance, superior service, and community reinvestment. The credit union is continuously evolving their products and services to meet the needs of their growing membership.

Ron Belle, President and CEO of the $2.7 billion credit union said AmeriCU Credit Union looks forward to extending financial support to even more members, businesses, and communities through this expansion.

“We are excited to expand our field of membership to promote financial education, stability, and growth, as well as present greater opportunities within each community. By extending our footprint, we can offer solutions to address the unique financial needs of more communities, individuals, families, and businesses, fostering growth and development in New York and beyond,” said Belle.

AmeriCU believes that by keeping its vision and mission at the forefront along with strategic planning allows the credit union to continuously evolve forward with a modern approach to banking and innovation. The credit union offers the latest technologies that provide a seamless and user-friendly experience. Members can conveniently access and utilize the credit union’s Virtual Branch, making banking with AmeriCU available from anywhere, across town, the state, or around the world. AmeriCU belongs to a network of other credit unions, so members have access to over 30,000 nationwide surcharge-free ATMs and over 5,000 shared branch locations.

The AmeriCU team looks forward to creating lifelong connections in every community they serve. The credit union’s experienced team of professionals is dedicated to helping individuals, businesses, and communities achieve their financial goals to live life, dream big, and achieve financial success.

To learn more about AmeriCU Credit Union or to join, visit www.americu.org.

For more information on AmeriCU Credit Union’s Virtual Branch, visit www.americu.org/virtual-financial-center


About AmeriCU Credit Union


As a credit union, AmeriCU is a not-for-profit financial institution owned by our members. Serving 24 counties in New York and beyond, AmeriCU provides you with all the products and services you need – often with low or no fees, and better rates. The organization has been serving communities for over 70 years and, in that time, has grown to more than 160,000 members, 20 financial centers, and $2.7 billion in assets. AmeriCU is located in Central New York and is among the State’s largest, full-service financial cooperatives. For more information, visit www.AmeriCU.org. Equal Housing Lender – Federally Insured by NCUA – Membership Eligibility Required.



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