Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union


Overview / Commentary
651-291-3700
175 W Lafayette Frontage Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Saint Paul and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Minnesota. It is also the 106th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1934 and as of March of 2022, it had grown to 579 employees and 233,963 members at 28 locations. Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is open to anyone through making a one-time $25 lifetime dues payment to the Affinity Plus Foundation. Membership is also open to the following: (1) those who live, work or worship in Roseville, Arden Hills, Mounds View, Shoreview, St. Anthony, New Brighton, or downtown Minneapolis/St Paul; (2) employees of the State of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, any organization that receives funding from the State of Minnesota or students and alumni of the University of Minnesota.
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Affinity Plus gets an A+ from me!

I have been a member of Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union for 7 years. During that time, I've lived in 3 different states, and have never needed to change my primary account to another institution, because they make it SO EASY to stay connected! I can obviously use direct deposit for my paychecks, but the mobile app has really simplified my life. With it, I can deposit checks into my account, check my balance, find a no-fee ATM, and more. Speaking of fees... there virtually are NONE at Affinity Plus! I found an ATM at another credit union in my neighborhood, so I don't ever have to pay to get my own cash. If I can't find an ATM, there's always the cash-back option at a store using my chip-debit card. I LOVE my credit union, and will more than likely always be a member - no matter what state I live in!

Can Only Fund With Credit Card Or "Plaid"

The website is nice and live chat is excellent. Tried to sign up for Superior Money Market paying 2%. Unfortunately I can only fund with credit card (via cash advance) or with an app called Plaid. Plaid wants the username and password of your bank. So they don't perform bank transfers in the normal way with only the account number and routing number.

Account Opening Denied

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I saw Affinity Plus listed as offering a 1% APY for a money market account, double what everyone is offering for high yield savings. I don't live in the area so I was going to join by donating to their foundation. When I applied online and submitted a driver's license and Social Security card, I received a notice a few hours later they could not approve me. I then went on video chat and the nice rep said the system just couldn't process my fraud alert but I could apply by paper form with a manual review. I did that but didn't hear back for five days. When I went back on chat I was told they could not approve me again and that they couldn't tell me more except with the letter that is coming in the mail. I've never been denied any bank account or credit card and have no black marks. It's a shame because their denial is keeping me from trying to keep up better with inflation. I'm sure they will ask me to come in person, which I might be able to do in about four months. I'm just going with someone else instead.

Application Declinded?

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I applied for a CD from out-of-state, something I've done many times with many different financial institutions.

I was stunned when I got an email saying "We regret we cannot open your account...We were unable to verify your identity or other personal information."

There was some glitch, and, short of traveling 3,000 miles to appear personally at the credit union, I was told that there was nothing they could do. Very frustrating.

Fortunately, there was something I could do. I opened a CD at Hiway Federal Credit Union where they were extremely helpful.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #24362
Year Chartered1934
Employees579
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.61%
Return on Equity - YTD7.42%
Annual Interest Income$29.1MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$3.86B$3.47B
LoansQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$3.22B$2.59B
DepositsQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$3.50B$3.17B
Equity CapitalQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$311.5MM$269.4MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$15.7MM$23.5MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$11.6MM$8.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2022vs Q1 2021$0$0
Rates

Rates for Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union are currently being reviewed.

Locations

Availability

Minneapolis Area

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