Warmer weather is in the air, vaccines are being distributed, and many businesses are opening back up. It’s beginning to look like a beautiful Spring for 2021!

We are excited to welcome our members back into our lobbies and assist you with in-person, one-on-one, banking service. We are happy that our branch lobbies are now open Monday through Friday for walk-in service. Saturdays are by appointment only at this time.  I would like to thank all of you for being so patient and understanding over the past several months when COVID case numbers were on the rise and we moved to drive-up service. This allowed us to keep all of our locations open as we dealt with quarantines and fluctuating staffing levels.  

New Hampshire has so much to offer and as many of us learned in 2020, a staycation is a great way to enjoy this beautiful state! If you’re staying local this summer and looking for ways to make the most of what our beautiful area has to offer, GSCU can help with a low rate, budget-friendly loan for the purchase or refinance of a boat, RV, motorcycle, jet ski, or new car! We’ve been working closely with NH dealerships and know that recreational vehicle inventory is low this year so take advantage of getting preapproved NOW and shop with local dealers to get your new ride lined up for the nice weather ahead.

We know that home improvement projects also have been a big focus for many of our members. Maybe a pool makes the summer heat a little more fun? Or a new patio helps to welcome family over in a safe way? Even bigger projects like an addition for a new home office or additional living space could be on your list? We can help make those projects a reality with our equity options, as well as our hassle-free home improvement personal loans! My daughter has been on waiting lists for some renovation supplies to complete her home improvement projects so be sure to start planning now so that your project can be completed in time for summer fun!

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? Don’t forget to enroll in our free service, CreditSavvy, through OnLine or Mobile Banking so you can view your credit score, which is refreshed daily, and even learn ways on how to improve your score! This free service provides money-saving offers, free financial education resources, and personalized information on why your credit score is at its current level. And if you’re interested in learning more about the credit union itself, please read our Annual Report to Members for 2020 which provides a quick summary of our last year results and a look ahead  to 2021.

We are always here to answer your financial questions and help you on your financial journey.  Have a question or suggestion? As always, your feedback is important to us. Please use our “Talk to the CEO” button on our homepage to communicate directly with me and the members of our Executive Team.

Here’s to better days ahead and a fun and safe spring with Granite State Credit Union!

Denise Barstow