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Do you have your retirement dreams? Do you have your retirement plan?
PeoplesChoice members are invited to hear trusted credit union partner Salem Advisory Group and their special guest speaker Ryan Perkins of GamePlan Financial as he shares his Seven Keys to Optimizing Social Security Benefits and other retirement planning strategies at the PeoplesChoice Saco Operations Center at 6:00 pm on May 15, 2013. A second session is also being held at The Coastal House in Wells on May 16 at 6:00 pm.
To reserve your seat for this informative Social Security, retirement and insurance sales presentation call 207-641-8332. There is no cost and no obligation for the event. Hors d’oeuvres & desserts will be served.
Independent Research Firm Callahan & Associates also puts the Saco, Maine Credit Union in top 5% of all US Credit Unions
March 25, 2013 — Saco, Maine - In Q4 2012 Callahan & Associates measure of Credit Union Member Valuation—called the Return of Member Index—PeoplesChoice Credit Union was the leading credit union in southern Maine and placed in the top 5% of all US Credit Unions in their class. PeoplesChoice placed 29th nationwide in a class of 702 credit unions with assets valued between $100M-$250M.
Saco, ME – March 10, 2013 – In February the Maine Credit Union League and PeoplesChoice Credit Union along with it announced the best year ever in the ongoing campaign to fight hunger in Maine by posting a $25,000 increase over the 2012 effort. The generous outpouring from credit unions and their members across the state set an excellent example for future giving efforts to everyone; especially to children like Jada.
The Maine Credit Union League has posted a record breaking year in funds raised in their Campaign to End Hunger. The 2012 campaign, which raised $471,744.42, embodies the collective spirit, passion and commitment of Maine's credit unions to helping others. (CLICK FOR PICTURES)
February 12, 2013: What an exciting night it was for a couple of great buddies in Portland recently. Not only did the Pirates shutout the Albany Devils on February 2nd, but two pair of Big & Little Brothers had the chance to enjoy the action at the Civic Center for free thanks to a ticket donation by PeoplesChoice Credit Union to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine. Salty Pete, the Pirates Mascot, also came by and spent a few minutes with the group at the special event with Junior Achievement and the Pirates.
Saco, ME – January 29, 2013 – PeoplesChoice Credit Union today announced the promotion of Shannon Kashinsky to Vice President of Human Resources. Shannon joined PeoplesChoice two years ago, and immediately became a vital member of the organization.
PeoplesChoice’s popular FINANCIAL FITNESS SERIES returns to Saco this winter
Come learn strategies and tips to help you succeed and support positive financial management of your life. This program is for anyone seeking information on ways to make a dollar go a bit further in their life — the homemaker, working parents, retirees, anyone — this series is for you. All Financial Fitness events take place at our Saco operations center on the date indicated from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Visit our website for further information. All events are free and open to the public. Reserve a space by speaking with a PeoplesChoice branch teller, RSVP by phone at 282-4156 or email to info@PeoplesChoiceME.org
January 24: Best ways to build a budget and improve your credit score
January 31: Chrystie Vachon, Extreme Couponing Expert Returns
February 7: eBanking 101 - Online Banking Education
Come into your PeoplesChoice branch between now and the New Year and find the Christmas tree that gives memories and delight in the form of stories to be shared with those you love. As our gift to our members we have erected a tree in each of our four branches for the holiday season and beneath the boughs of each of these beautiful trees you will find books ready for the taking.
In recent years, the turbulent banking industry has pushed increasing numbers of consumers toward financial alternatives to the biggest national banks. A taxpayer-funded bailout, new and increasing fees for basic banking products, and a series of industry scandals have left a bad taste in the mouths of many bank customers. Enter credit unions.
PeoplesChoice has selected and announced the winners of its recently ended “It’s My Tech Choice” contest. The promotion offered participants the chance to win their choice of an Apple iPad or an Android Smart Phone.
The Android Phone was won by Biddeford resident Lucille Murphy and the iPad went to Laurie Hatch of Cape Porpoise.
Lewiston, ME—October 12, 2012— PeoplesChoice Credit Union, located in Saco, ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine” small/medium category at an announcement made by The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held last night at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston.
On May 30, 2012, a property closing in a private sale of 35 Bradbury Street in Biddeford was completed transferring ownership from PeoplesChoice Credit Union to Good Shepherd Parish Catholic Church. Good Shepherd already owns the adjacent property - St Joseph Church .
Thanks to everyone for your donations and support PCU team for Mary’s Walk 2012, held March 11 in Saco. Each year the Kerrymen Pub holds Mary’s Walk in honor of Mary Kerry Libby to help fund Maine based cancer research. Since its inception in 1999 Mary's Walk has raised over $1,410,000 for cancer research in Maine.
Saco, ME – March 7, 2012 – PeoplesChoice Credit Union held its’ 9th annual Polar Bear Scramble on the state of the art golf simulators at Fore Season Indoor Golf in Portland, Maine. This year’s event featured a sold-out field and raised $11,700 for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger and Maine Special Olympics. In just nine years, the event has raised over $93,200 for these two important causes.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union, based in Saco, was recently and once again named as one of the “Best Places to Work in Maine.” In just their second year on the list PCU moved up from 19th to 13th place in the Small-Medium Companies category.
In early July, a highly skilled unit of professionals was deployed in Saco to send 15 unmarked packages to Afghanistan in a mission of mercy. At the other end of that delivery five very lucky U.S. soldiers unwrapped care, comfort and some much needed ‘stuff’ from home.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union proudly announces the promotion of Brenda Piecuch to Vice President Compliance. Brenda joined PeoplesChoice in 2009, adding to her 20 year career with financial institutions and public accounting. As a dedicated financial professional she thoroughly monitors PeoplesChoice Credit Union compliance issues in today’s hyper-regulated financial environment.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union's wonderful front desk ladies, who cheerfully answer the phone each and every day, to help our customers with any needs, recently came across a very bad individual who was trying to take over one of our members accounts.
PeoplesChoice recently completed a special partnership with charitable organization Dress for Success of Southern Maine.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union was recently awarded the prestigious Dora Maxwell Award for outstanding member service, public service and volunteerism in their communities.
The Maine Credit Union League recently honored six individuals, including one with ties to York County, for their contributions to the success of Maine's credit unions. The recipients were recognized and presented with their awards at a special ceremony held in Augusta on May 20 in conjunction with the Maine CU League's 73rd Annual Meeting & Convention.
generally offering lower interest rates, lower penalty charges, and reduced fees, a Pew Health Group study has found.
The results are in, and in 2010, PeoplesChoice Credit Union raised $8,203 of the record-setting $402,000 that the Maine Credit League raised for Ending Hunger in Maine.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union held its’ 8th Annual Polar Bear Scramble on the state of the art golf simulators at Fore Season Indoor Golf in Portland, Maine. This year’s event featured a sold-out field and raised $10,588 for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger and Maine Special Olympics.
The Celebration starts here! From October 17-23, Maine credit unions are celebrating International Credit Union Week. Celebrations are taking place at credit unions across Maine. Stop into any of our conveniently located offices and find out how to become a PeoplesChoice member.
Consumers saved $7.3 billion in 2009 by using a credit union instead of a bank—a savings of about $80 per credit union member according to the Credit Union National Association and state credit union leagues. The savings came in the form of lower fees, higher savings rates, and lower loan rates associated with credit union membership.
PeoplesChoice was a proud title sponsor of the Portland Pirates Player of the Year 2009-2010 season. Tyler Ennis was selected for the award. Ennis is projected to be a solid NHL player in the immediate future.
What's more annoying than the vuvuzela, the South African horn that has become the soundtrack for this year's World Cup?
Probably nothing. But checking account fees come pretty close.
MADISON, Wis. (6/24/10)--U.S. credit unions are outperforming big banks and are quickly gaining market share, said a Huffington Post blogger Tuesday. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is featured prominently in the article.
Suze Orman's CNN interview advises the public to look at credit union credit cards, gives credit unions props for being member-focused.
PeoplesChoice Credit Union is pleased to announce that it now belongs to the CO-OP Network, the largest credit union-owned ATM network in the United States.
Interest rate limit is a unique consumer protection.