Mountain America Credit Union is a Utah-based, federally chartered credit union that serves hundreds of thousands of members through numerous branches located in the American West. The credit union provides a range of financial services and products, from deposit accounts and investment products to consumer and small business loans.
On its personal banking side, MACU offers checking, savings, money market, term deposit, and IRA accounts, as well as youth products. Its free checking account offer comes with free online banking, bill pay, and a MACU Visa debit card. The credit union’s saving account provides easy access to funds, a daily compounded interest rate, and quick fund transfer capabilities. Money market accounts have a minimum balance requirement and offer the earnings of a CD with the flexibility of a savings account. Term deposits functions as CDs and are available in term lengths ranging from 6 months to 5 years. MACU has a section of their website devoted to youth products and games. One account designed for teenagers offers quarterly member drawings for nice prizes.
Mountain America Credit Union online banking provides easy account integration into Quicken or other financial management software so members can budget and plan out their finances. The web-based banking platform also allows members to transfer funds, view copies of cleared checks, deposit checks from home, and pay bills. MACU’s mobile banking apps allow the same functions and provide a convenient and quick for members to manage their accounts on the run.
MACU was originally formed in 1934 as the Salt Lake Telephone Employees Credit Union in order to serve employees of the Utah-based telephone company. 50 years later, in 1984, the credit union merged with Postal Workers Credit Union and changed its name to Mountain America Credit Union to better reflect its growing membership geography. The credit union is headquartered in West Jordan, Utah.
Membership in Mountain America Credit Union is open to anyone through membership in the American Consumer Council. Membership is also open to residents of Salt Lake County, Duchesne County, and select areas of Wasatch and Uintah Counties in Utah.
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My experiences with Mountain America Credit Union have been superb. The fees are low, the customer service is excellent, and they seem to enjoy taking care of their customers. Having dealt with big and semi-big regional banks in the past,, MACU keeps their fees and rates low by comparison. For someone with my limited income, this is a welcome change from the past. They also offer a very reasonable overdraft fee in case you overdraw your account. In the past, if my account was overdrawn by only a few cents, I'd be hit with a large penalty. That's not the case today, and in addition to the lower penalty,, you're not hit with the fee until the next day, in case all you needed to do was transfer money from your savings into your checking account. Again, this is another BIG plus for me. All in all, I'm VERY satisfied with MACU, and I'm happy I switched to them over a year ago. I would'nt hesitate to recommend this credit union to my friends.
The 5 year cd rate for out of staters is worth the trouble: Do not deposit into your local credit union share account and transfer it to them as they recommend to fund your cd. Because the IRS considers it a cash transaction. The reps think they can do an ACH transaction (no can do) its only for bill pay. Have a supervisor produce a deposit slip email it to you and mail a check to them with it and wait like I am. We shall see!
I had to have my Visa card replaced because my account had been compromised, better safe than sorry according to the credit agencies. I visited MACU to explain my situation and they said it would be no problem replacing the card. No fee was ever mentioned being that I was a long-time customer and a senior. After business hours they charged my Visa $5.00 for the replacement card. What gives MACU the right to place an unauthorized charge on my Visa. If I would have opened a new account they would have given me $100. This is how they treat their existing customers. They’re becoming just like Wells Fargo!
In fact, I'm MORE than pleased with the credit union I currently belong to. My paycheck from my part time job is direct deposited into my account, and even though payday is technically Thursday, the money is always deposited into my account on Wednesday evening. It makes a big deal to me as I usually do my grocery shopping on Thursday mornings.
In addition, this credit union offers a "perk" to members that does not penalize you too severely if you should overdraw your account. The fee is $20 per transaction that you overdraw, and the daily amount you are charged is capped at $100. I have not had to use this feature yet, but it is comforting to know it's available to me if an emergency should arise. Plus, you are given 30 days to pay it back, which I imagine would be a great relief if you suddenly found yourself unemployed.
Finally, the credit union is open until 7PM, which is a great feature if you work during the day. And, I have never had a bad or uncomfortable experience while dealing face to face with one of their employees...
|Return on Assets - YTD||1.61%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||18.46%|
|Annual Interest Income||$105.3MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$12.91B$9.86B|
|Loans||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$9.12B$8.29B|
|Deposits||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$11.42B$8.59B|
|Equity Capital||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$1.09B$906.8MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$99.2MM$69.1MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$43.6MM$51.1MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q1 2021vs Q1 2020||$0$171.00K|
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