Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) of North Chicago, Illinois has been serving members for more than 76 years, currently from 11 locations. Its type of membership is a state-chartered natural person credit union. By number of members, it is the 10th largest in Illinois and it has the 2nd fastest growing membership in Illinois. It also is the tenth largest in the state by assets. It has the 7th fastest growing assets in Illinois.
Checking services include no cost share drafts, share certificates with low minimum balance requirements, bill pay services and overdraft protection. Debit cards, ATMs with no surcharges and prepaid debit cards are available.
For members needing to establish credit, the credit union offers a credit builder program. Financial counseling, financial education and financial literacy workshops are among the capabilities they offer.
In addition to vehicle and personal loans and other types of credit, GLCU can do real estate loans, has a first time homebuyer program and can grant interest only or payment option first mortgage loans. Convenience services include check cashing, international remittances, low-cost wire transfers and money orders. Great Lakes CU members may also take advantage of bilingual services, student scholarships, income tax preparation assistance and tax refund loans.
Business and professional services include business share accounts, business loans, mortgage processing and the credit union is an approved mortgage seller. Individuals with other financial, savings, and investment needs will want to consider health savings accounts, individual development accounts, certificates of deposits and insurance/investment products that are offered.
The "virtual branch office" can be accessed via web banking, bank by phone and smartphone. Electronically from anywhere, you can apply for membership, apply for a loan, inquire into your account, order checks, open a new share account, loan payments, check previous transactions, make share account transfers, bill payer service, download your account history, view electronic statements and do remote deposits.
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