2012 Credit Union Week

Credit unions bring millions in savings to Maine members

Despite challenging economic times, more than 620,000 Mainers continue to celebrate the savings that come with being a Maine credit union member. A recently-released study, conducted by a highly-respected former state economist, on the economic impact and benefit that Maine’s Credit Unions ...

Tips and tricks for Young & Free Mainers

Maine’s Young & Free spokester, Kylie Keene, shares money-saving advice for Maine’s 18-25 crowd I was lucky to land a job as the Young & Free Maine Spokester just a month after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in journalism. My new role as ...

More branches than any single bank in Maine = more convenience for you

For eight years, Shared Branching has allowed many Maine credit union members to enjoy the convenience of using other Maine credit unions, as well as credit unions across the country and even the world, just as if they were their own credit union. And now, with 155 locations throughout Maine, the...

SURF into Maine's largest surcharge-free ATM network

Did you know Maine’s Credit Unions have the largest Surcharge-free ATM network in the state? It’s true! With over 220 locations throughout Maine, you’re bound to catch a glimpse of SURF Dude, the mascot of Maine credit unions’ SURF ATM Network, just about wherever you go!

It's another new record for Maine credit unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger

2011 marked yet another record-setting year for the Maine credit unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. The year’s total funds raised was $446,929.56, an increase of nearly $45,000 over 2010’s record. This impressive total was announced in February in a special ceremony featuring t...

Maine consumers flee high fees and join a credit union

Credit union members have long appreciated the lower fees that are just one of the many perks of credit union membership – a savings that totaled $10.5 million for Maine CU members in 2011, according to a recent survey. This is a “secret” that is officially out, thanks to the pu...

No fee checking

When you open a checking account at most Maine credit unions, there is one thing you can check off your list – fees! That’s because 95 percent of Maine’s credit unions offer free checking accounts, and 90 percent offer free checking accounts with no minimum balance! This ...

Maine credit unions celebrate 'The Year of Cooperatives'

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 the International Year of Cooperatives! As the largest cooperative in the state, Maine’s Credit Unions have been happy to get in on the action! Maine credit unions were an active participant of July’s ‘Celebrate Portla...

Maine credit unions have money to lend for all seasons and reasons

Despite an economy that has prompted many lenders to pull back, lending is accessible and strong at Maine's credit unions. While institutions across the country were tightening lending availability, Maine’s credit unions continued to lend money and were sources of credit to thousands of Mai...

Education in action: Maine's credit unions and financial literacy

Maine credit unions are at the head of the class for financial literacy efforts. From volunteering and teaching financial literacy in local schools and operating in-school branches to participating in one of the Youth Financial Fitness Fairs coordinated by Maine's credit union and Maine Credit Un...