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 Why We Do What We Do: Credit Union Philosophy

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, ICCU is in business to serve its member-owners.

The national slogan, "America's Credit Unions -- Where PEOPLE are worth more than money" has been a philosophy observed since 1958. 

As a result, ICCU members receive some of the best service, rates and products available at the lowest cost.

ICCU has always looked out for the best interest of its member-owners. This is done in many ways including, returning the profits (earnings) of the credit union back to its members in the form of lower fees and service charges, free services (like shared branching and a free national ATM Network), and competitive interest rates.  A full range of financial services are offered using the latest technologies, made available at little or no cost to member-owners.

With great rates, low fees, and a full range of financial services, including free internet account access and online bill payment, it is easy to understand why ICCU believes the smartest consumers are credit union members!

To learn more about credit union philosophy, visit "Love My Credit Union.org", CUNA.org for a national perspective, and the World Council of Credit Union's to gain a global perspective. 

 Credit Unions are Cooperatives 

Isabella Community Credit Union (ICCU) is proud to be a member-owned financial cooperative.

Those who use join and use a cooperatives are called members.  As a member of the cooperatives (also called co-op -- pronounced coe, op -- not coop as in chicken) consumers save money on products and/or services, because the profits from the co-op are RETURNED to the member-owners in various forms.  

Examples of cooperatives in our community including Green Tree Cooperative Grocery downtown, and the Tri-County Electrical Cooperative in Blanchard, MI.


To learn more, visit the National Cooperative Business Association website.

ICCU Membership Requirements

ICCU is considered a "community chartered credit union," meaning membership is open to anyone who lives or works in the community. 

To become a member-owner of Isabella Community Credit Union (ICCU), you must deposit and maintain a $5.00 balance in a share (savings) account.  Dividends are not paid until the balance exceeds $100.  Unless the account is inactive, there are no service charges or fees associated with a share (savings) account, unless it deemed "inactive," at which time members will be notified by mail in ample time to active their account, with any transaction.

ICCU membership is open to the following:

  • People living or working in the Michigan counties of Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Montcalm, and Osceola.
     
  • If you are a relative of an existing/current ICCU member.

Click to see the ICCU Field of Membership qualifications. If you have questions, please contact Financial Services, or call 989-773-5927.

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