Ulster Federal Credit Union, May’s Client of the Month, is a local credit union that opened its first branch on Ulster Avenue in Kingston in 1973. The non-profit association is made up of member owners whose goal is to provide Ulster County with a variety of financial services to help members improve their personal financial status.
Ulster FCU exists to help its members and their families borrow and save. According to their website, “unlike banks, credit union profits are returned to members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates, and reduced fees.” The credit union stands by their slogan—Where people are worth more than money—ensuring that their board of directors work tirelessly to give members the highest level of service and a positive banking experience.
The benefits of joining Ulster FCU include free checking accounts with optional overdraft protection; savings accounts, holiday clubs, certificats, and IRAs; new and used vehicle loans; consumer loans for recreational vehicles, boats, furniture, and more; mortgages and home equity products; commercial loans; VISA® credit and debit cards; direct deposits; 24/7 services, including ATMs, Internet home banking, mobile banking, and more. As long as you live, work, workship, volunteer, or attend school in Ulster County, you’re eligible to become a member today!
The credit union has been insured by Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers for the past 10 years. When asked why they chose R&R as their insurance agency, Ulster FCU’s President, Bill Querbes, responded by stating:
“I have known Bob Ryan for many years and he has always demonstrated a high level of commitment and experience in the insurance industry. Working with Bob and Yvonne has been very pleasurable. They are both extremely knowledgeable and give quick service with answers to any/all questions.”
The credit union has four convenient locations—two in Kingston, one in New Paltz, and one in Saugerties. (For exact branch locations and hours, visit their website.) If you’re looking for a better banking experience from a community credit union that cares about you, head on over to see our May Client of the Month at one of their Ulster County locations!