ISU Credit Union now serves everyone who lives or works in McLean County.
ISU Credit Union was founded in 1960 to serve employees of Illinois State University. We now serve more than 10,000 of your closest friends and neighbors who live or work in McLean County.
We are committed to offering excellent member service, excellent rates and no or low fees. There are NO hidden membership fees or deceptive relationship plans. We deliver personalized member service while offering you all the convenience that modern technology can bring.
Credit unions, like other financial institutions, are closely regulated. They operate in a very prudent manner. The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), administered by the NCUA, an agency of the federal government, insures deposits of credit union members at more than 11,000 federal and state-chartered credit unions nationwide. Deposits are insured up to $250,000.
What makes a credit union different from a bank or savings & loan?
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Choose from a variety of plans that are capable of meeting all of your savings and checking needs.
SHARE DRAFT (CHECKING) ACCOUNTS
All ISU Credit Union members are required to have a savings account with a $25 minimum balance. Dividends are paid monthly and computed on your average daily balance.
CHRISTMAS CLUB ACCOUNT
This account is a non-withdrawal account and earns the same dividend rate as the regular share account. Dividends are paid monthly and computed on your average daily balance. Funds are automatically transferred into your regular share account in mid-October.
SPECIAL PURPOSE ACCOUNTS
Any number of accounts may be opened for different purposes: taxes, vacation, summer expenses, etc. This account has the same policies for dividends as the share account.
There is no annual fee for any ISU Credit Union VISA credit card. The primary borrower may qualify for valuable Credit Life / Disability Insurance.
- 12.9%, 14.9%, 16.9% APR The rate you will be offered is based on your individual credit worthiness.
VISA PLATINUM· 9.9% APR
* Rates effective as of October 26, 2009 and are subject to change.
You can access your ISU Credit Union accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using a computer with Internet access.
If you are an employee of ISU, or are employed with a company that can originate direct deposit, you qualify to direct deposit your paycheck(s) into your credit union account.
As a member, you can direct the money from your paycheck into any of your accounts or the account of any member.
AIME PHONE BANKING
Our audio response service lets you complete credit union transactions by simply dialing a phone number 24 hours a day. Please contact our office to activate your PIN before dialing 451-8411 to conduct transactions.
All transactions are posted on the day they are received. Member must request receipts for mailed transactions, they will not be sent automatically.
Located in the first lane of the drive-thru at the Center St. location and on the second floor of the Bone Student Center outside of our office. Available 24 hours a day to make deposits.
With a CuCheck Card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN), you have access to ATMs worldwide. You have access to your savings and checking accounts to make withdrawals and transfers.
To view a map of these area ATMs, click here.
There is a $1.00 charge from ISU Credit Union for transactions through other ATMs.
ATM Network changes will occur, please check our website or ask at the credit union.
TERM SHARE CERTIFICATES (CDs)
These are fixed-rate savings accounts with minimum balances requiring specific time commitments. Length of time ranges from 6 to 36 months. CDs have a fixed rate for the term of the investment and can automatically be renewed.
ENHANCED SHARE ACCOUNTS (Money Market)
Our version of a money market account is E-Shares. Enhanced membership is to ensure that all members receive a fair value. You receive a high-yield dividend that increases as your balance grows. You are allowed one free withdrawal per month.
At ISU Credit Union, you can choose from several IRA plans: Traditional, Roth and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts. You'll earn competitive dividends and enjoy federal insurance up to $250,000 by the NCUA. This coverage is in addition to the $250,000 insurance on your other ISU Credit Union savings accounts.
A Traditional IRA is simply a tax-deferred retirement savings plan that can be opened by anyone with income from compensation under age 70 ½. You enjoy tax-deferred investment growth and your contributions may be tax deductible.
When investing in a Roth IRA the money is taxed before invested, therefore the earnings are tax-free.
COVERDELL EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT
The Coverdell Education can help you fund your child's college education. Contributions can be made for the benefit of a child under age 18. Anyone may make a contribution for a child (i.e., parents, grandparents). The funds must be withdrawn by the time the child is 30.
TITLE SECURED LOANS
ISU Credit Union offers low rates for financing new and used vehicles, boats, RVs, and motorcycles.
We are affiliated with certain dealers in town that are capable of writing auto loans for the ISU Credit Union. Anyone that is a current member or anyone that is eligible to join the credit union can stop by the participating dealers and get an automobile and financing with the credit union in one stop. Please check with the credit union for a list of participating dealers.
ISU Credit Union offers competitive rates and terms for personal loans.
HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT
With a Home Equity Line-of-Credit you can borrow against your home without refinancing. You can borrow up to 100 percent of your home's equity and access your line-of-credit online.
FIXED-RATE MORTGAGE LOANS
Your monthly payment is fixed for the life of the loan. So if interest rates rise, your monthly payments won't change. You can choose a 15, 20, or 30-year term. We offer a wide variety of first mortgage options.
TEMPORARY LIFE AND DISABILITY INSURANCE
This optional insurance has a reasonable premium, which is charged each month on the unpaid loan balance. Starting with the thirty-first day of the disability, with doctor's authority, your payments will be made as long as you are disabled.
HOW IS A CREDIT UNION DIFFERENT FROM A BANK?
Favorable Rates and Customer ServiceFees and loan rates at credit unions are generally lower, while interest rates returned are generally higher, than banks and other for-profit institutions. Credit unions are democratically operated by members, allowing account holders an equal say in how the credit union is operated, regardless of how much they have invested in the credit union.
Membership AccessEach institution decides who it will serve. In order to join a credit union, potential members must be part of a field of membership, which is typically based on one’s employment, community, or membership in an association or organization. Credit unions serve members of modest means. Low-income credit unions provide financial services at reasonable rates in areas that are often underserved by banks.
NCUA Share Insurance CoverageFederally insured credit unions are regulated by the National Credit Union Administration and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 increased the share insurance coverage on all federally insured credit union accounts up to $250,000.