IBM Southeast Employees' Credit Union

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IBM Southeast Employees' Credit Union
Credit union
Industry Financial services
Founded IBM Boca Raton Employees' Federal Credit Union Boca Raton, Florida, (1969)
Headquarters Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Products Savings; checking; consumer loans; mortgages; credit cards; online banking
Total assets $900 million USD
Website ibmsecu.org

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union (also known as IBMSECU) was formed in 1969 to serve the employees of IBM. IBMSECU is a state chartered, federally insured credit union with more than $900 million in assets and more than 70,000 Members. IBMSECU has 16 branches located throughout Florida and Georgia and approximately 250 employees. IBMSECU’s headquarters are located in Delray Beach, Florida.[1]

History[edit]

IBMSECU was formed in 1969 by a group of IBM employees who each deposited 25 cents. On September 17, 1969, the Credit Union was chartered under the name IBM Boca Raton Employees' Federal Credit Union to serve IBM employees and retirees in South Florida. By year end, the credit union’s assets were $43,675.

On November 21, 1972, IBM Boca Raton EFCU expanded its field of membership throughout the state of Florida and the name was changed to IBM Florida EFCU. By the end of 1972, assets were approaching $2.5 million.

On October 31, 1977, IBM Florida EFCU expanded the field of membership again to include Alabama, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico, and became IBM Southeast Employees' Federal Credit Union. By year-end, assets had grown to almost $15 million.

Over the years, IBMSECU has opened its membership to include the state of Georgia and also employees of many other companies besides IBM.

On July 1, 2015, IBMSECU converted from a federally-chartered credit union to a Florida state-chartered credit union and the name was changed to IBM Southeast Employees' Credit Union (IBMSECU).

Today, IBMSECU offers membership to people who work for or are retired from a member company, live in an approved county, worship or attend school in an approved county, or are immediate family members of/live in the same household as an existing member.

IBMSECU currently has more than $900 million in assets, 16 branches, 250 employees, and more than 70,000 members across the country.[1]

Products and services[edit]

IBMSECU, like all credit unions, is a not-for-profit financial institution that provides a full range of products and services to its members, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates, IRAs, business accounts, health savings accounts, vehicle loans, first mortgages, second mortgages, credit cards, business loans, online banking, online bill paying, mobile banking, e-statements, business services, insurance, and investment services.

As a not-for-profit organization, IBMSECU's "profits" are returned to its members in the form of lower fees, better loan rates, and higher dividends than those of other financial institutions.[2]

Safety[edit]

IBMSECU is insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and is an equal housing lender. Savings at IBMSECU are insured to at least $250,000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b See NCUA's "Credit Union Data Summary & Reports" http://mapping.ncua.gov/SingleResult.aspx?ID=68663 (retrieved 10/3/2016)
  2. ^ See MyCreditUnion.gov's "Credit Union & Bank Interest Rate Comparison" http://www.mycreditunion.gov/about-credit-unions/Pages/interest-rate-comparison.aspx (retrieved 10/3/2016)
  3. ^ See NCUA's "Share Insurance" page https://www.ncua.gov/services/Pages/share-insurance.aspx (retrieved 10/3/16)

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