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What to Look for When Choosing a Credit Union

Everyone needs a place to safely keep and manage their money. However, not all financial institutions are created equal. Known for putting people first, credit unions are financial cooperatives that offer a more personal approach than traditional banks.

Here's what to look for when choosing a credit union:

  • Comprehensive Financial Products and Solutions
    As you compare your options, look for a credit union that offers financial products and solutions to help you throughout your financial journey. Whether you're opening your first checking and savings account, buying a home, paying for college or planning your financial future, the right credit union will be by your side every step of the way!

    It's also important to choose a credit union that offers modern digital services, such as a mobile app and online banking services, financial learning resources and other helpful online tools.
  • Extraordinary Personal Service
    What sets credit unions apart from banks is that they are owned by their members, not shareholders. This means that more benefits can be returned to members in the form of great rates, lower-to-no fees and enhanced personal service.

    When visiting a credit union, pay close attention to the service. Are the representatives friendly and responsive? Does the credit union offer one-on-one service and financial coaching for members? The level and quality of service you receive can tell you a lot about what it's like to be a member.
  • Community Focused
    Another great benefit of credit unions is their local focus. You want to choose a credit union that genuinely cares about the communities it serves. Examples might include sponsorship and involvement in community events, non-profit giving, volunteering efforts and small business support.

Wright-Patt Credit Union®: Serving All of Central Ohio!

If you're looking for a Columbus credit union, Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU®) is here for you.

In addition to our locations across Southwest Ohio, WPCU has a growing presence in Central Ohio, with Columbus credit union Member Centers conveniently located in Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Graceland, Grandview Yard, Grove City, Hilliard, Lane Avenue, and Reynoldsburg — plus, coming soon, Polaris!

​Everyone in Central Ohio is welcome at WPCU. We invite you to learn more about joining our credit union and see how we can help you build hope and improve your well-being as your caring financial partner.