Sunshine, warmth, summer vacations, ice cream, and all the little things that make this time of year so amazing are finally here! While summer is our busiest time at the credit union, it is also one of the most wonderful times because we get to do so many fun things for our members, communities, and in our own lives as well! 

We’ve been having a great time getting out into our communities once again especially in celebration of the Nashua location. Did you join the one year anniversary celebration? Check out the event video here! Maybe you saw us at the High Hopes Foundation’s NH Bacon and Beer Festival? Catch us there again next year! 

While we have more fun planned around the state this summer, we’re also offering financial education to our members with virtual seminars!  We’ll be hosting more seminars in the coming months including a Home Renovation Financing Option Seminar and a Credit Report 101 Seminar. The Home Renovation Financing Option Seminar will review the financing options available, the benefits of each, which is right for you and how to apply. I know the last couple of years have sparked some major renovation dreams for all of us and with home inventory so low, it may be easier to renovate your current house into the home of your dreams rather than buy something new. From small projects to large, this seminar will help you discover the right GSCU loan that best suits your unique needs and help make those home improvements a reality! Members really enjoyed our Credit 101 seminar in April which helped them get on the path to paying off debt and improving their credit scores. This seminar includes an overview of credit reports and what makes up your credit score, as well as tips for improving your score! Watch for registration information on these seminars coming soon! This is a great session to refer your teens or college students to so they get off on the right foot managing their credit for life. 

Also, we are focused on construction at our new Rochester location! Located at 7 Two Rod Road, the branch will feature an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) Teller Line, private offices to conduct business with our Branch Specialists, three drive-up ITM lanes, ample parking, and more! Keep watching your email and GSCU’s social media for updates about this exciting new location, slated to open later this summer! 

In addition to community outreach, the credit union is hard at work helping members with all of their financial needs! Our member-favorite loan promotion, Anything that Moves, launched in April and we’ve been helping members finance new and used vehicles and toys, as well as refinancing their loans to GSCU from other institutions to lower their rate and monthly payment! We received over 3,000 loan applications in April and May alone! We’ve got money to lend, interest rates to help you save, and the payment and term options to meet your monthly budget! We’ve also been working with New Hampshire auto and recreational dealers and know there is inventory out there to get you in a new ride or help you enjoy the warmer months in a new camper or other toy! We made this great promotion even better with no payment for 90 days!* There has never been a better time to apply for a loan at GSCU! 

Our no payment for 90 days offer isn’t just available on our vehicle loans but on all consumer loans, including debt consolidation! Our unsecured, or personal, loans have their own great promotion running with  a $250 Bonus Cash special!** When you close on an unsecured loan with GSCU, you’ll get $250 Bonus Cash in addition to no payment for 90 days. That could even mean your first payment is covered with this special offer! 

At GSCU, we are always looking for better more convenient ways to serve our members. One way we do this is through eStatements. Not only are eStatements kinder to our environment, but they offer the additional benefit of arriving sooner, and are delivered in a more secure manner through our OnLine Banking platform rather than having your information mailed. It also makes it easier to access your past statements. If you’re headed out on summer vacations, you don’t have to worry about your statement sitting in your mailbox! On August 1st, we’ll be pulling one eStatement user to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card!*** So if you are not already signed up for estatements do it soon! All you have to do is login to OnLine Banking, click the three dots next to your account and select “Statements”, and then follow the simple process to enroll! 

We have an exciting summer ahead of us and we can’t wait to see you, hear from you, and help you with your banking needs. Do you have any suggestions, thoughts, or questions about GSCU, your accounts, or anything else? Use our “Talk to the CEO” button on our homepage to communicate directly with me and the members of our Executive Team, because your feedback is important to us! 

Enjoy your summer and don’t forget to #LIVEBOLDNH with GSCU! 

Denise Barstow

 *Offer valid for loans closed May 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. Finance charges begin accruing as of the loan origination date, other restrictions may apply. Offer may extend the term of your loan. Rate and term is determined by credit history.
**Participation is limited to U.S. residents age 18 or older. Offer subject to change at any time. Eligible loans are restricted to Personal Installment Loans and Debt Consolidation Loans. Minimum loan amount is $10,000 to receive $250. Eligible funds will be deposited directly to borrowers GSCU account within 7 business days of the loan closing date. Member assumes all responsibility for federal, state, income or other taxes applicable with the reward based on its fair market value. Loan rate, term and approval determined by credit history. Restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited by law.
***No purchase necessary. Participation is limited to U.S. residents age 18 or older. Employees and volunteers of Granite State Credit Union (GSCU), and their immediate household are ineligible to participate or win. Odds of winning are based upon the number of entries. All participants must be enrolled in eStatements through GSCU Online Banking before July 31, 2022 11:59PM EST in order to be entered to win a $250 Amazon gift card. One winner will be randomly selected and notified on August 1, 2022. Winner must complete tax form W-9 prior to the winnings being accepted. Tax form W-9 will be provided by GSCU. Entrants agree to allow GSCU to use his or her name, likeness, and information of their submission in any GSCU publication, including GSCU’s website, social media pages, and in-branch displays. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules. Winner agrees to hold Granite State Credit Union, its directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless. This promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or LinkedIn. Void where prohibited by law.