“When I first opened my checking account, I had a vehicle loan with a super high rate. Corina checked my credit score and helped me refinance to a lower rate.”
When John joined Ironworkers CU in 2007, he was working as an apprentice and wanted his vacation checks to go straight into his savings account as well as have easy access to his money. He knew he could count on the Credit Union because both his parents are Ironworkers and Credit Union members too! With checking and savings accounts and several vehicle loans under his belt, John says he prefers to work with the Credit Union over other banks. “Corina [Ruiz-Buren] has made everything so easy,” says John. “When I first opened my checking account, I had a vehicle loan with a super high rate. Corina checked my credit score and helped me refinance to a lower rate.” It was also Corina who helped John improve his credit score. Together they created a plan to focus on specific creditors and pay down larger debts. When John refinanced his trailer, he was able to consolidate debts and get rid of all the big creditors at once. “With bigger banks, I was a risk that they didn’t want to take. At the credit union, they know me, my history, and know that I’m not going anywhere. They see me as human rather than a number.”
At Ironworkers CU, it’s our mission to remain small enough to be able to help our members one-on-one, but big enough to provide them with all the financial services they need. We are the “go to” people when our members need assistance with any aspect of their financial lives.