In 1957, Service Credit Union (SCU) was founded (as Portsmouth Air Force Base Credit Union) to serve the employees (both military and civilian) of Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Today, SCU provides financial services to well over 200,000 members at more than 50 locations throughout New Hampshire, North Dakota, Massachusetts, and Germany.
In addition to loans and insurance, SCU offers a range of personal depository banking products, including checking, savings, money market, and Certificate of Deposit (CD) accounts, as well as IRA CDs. The money market accounts include varying rate tiers, depending upon the account balance. CD terms range from 3 months to 5 years. Additionally, SCU offers business checking, business savings, business money market, and business CD accounts.
Membership in Service Credit Union is open to the following: (1) employees of the Department of Defense and their families; (2) those current members, veterans, retirees and reservists in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families; (3) those who live or work in Belknap, Cheshire, Carroll, Grafton, Coos, Merrimack, Hillsborough, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire; (4) those who live or work in Bourne, Falmouth, Sandwich, and Mashpee Townships in Massachusetts; (5) employees of America's Credit Union Museum, Armed Forces Financial Network, Credit Union Executive Society, Credit Union National Association, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, National Association of State Chartered Credit Unions, and Defense Credit Union Council; (6) family members of someone who is serving or has served in any branch of the military or Department of Defense; (7) those who live or work in the state of New Hampshire.
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I have been with SCU for over 10 years, and in all of this time I have consistently been a member for their online banking program as well. I find that the website is easy to navigate, and their mobile platform is also easily accessible. I love that they give a breakdown graph of everything I spend my money on, so I can further budget for the months to come. I also like that I can shop for products to redeem from my rewards points right on their website. The interface of the mobile site is very user-friendly, and not cluttered by unwanted and/or irrelevant information. The only thing that I would change, is I am not a fan of how those pop-up ads come up right when you go to check your account. Even if you click not to receive them again before you go to your overview, they still end up appearing, or another one will. That is the only thing that I do not like.
Turns out there is a $7.50 fee to use ACH. Not immediately noticeable. They do have a notice, but only displays after you complete most of the screen and is easily missed. Does not have anything to do with the requested delivery schedule. They did grant me a one-time reversal of the fee. THANK YOU. But I am writing this notice to remind folks that this ACH feature is ALWAYS a chargeable event. I have asked that they post the warning as soon as the external transfer page is loaded. There is ALWAYS a fee, so it should be noted immediately on that page.
After many years of being at Service credit union, I'm finally leaving to a different bank! After speaking to a customer service representative on the phone, I made my decision! This lady was the rudest customer service person I've dealt with in a long time, I never write reviews, and complain, and this lady made me want to write a review, and complain anywhere I can! Very rude, to me even after being a costumer for years, just hung up and was plain rude!
|Return on Assets - YTD||1%|
|Return on Equity - YTD||8.46%|
|Annual Interest Income||$134.4MM|
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Assets||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$3.82B$3.50B|
|Loans||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$3.17B$2.99B|
|Deposits||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$3.13B$2.85B|
|Equity Capital||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$448.0MM$414.7MM|
|Loan Loss Allowance||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$9.9MM$9.9MM|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$8.6MM$7.0MM|
|Real Estate Owned||Q4 2019vs Q4 2018||$0$0|
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