There are many good credit unions out there but one of the better ones in my opinion is the Credit Union of Lenco. It is a membership credit union located in Lenox, North Carolina. For years the credit union has been helping people build their credit. They do not charge large fees and do not have huge expenses like other credit unions. I am going to let you in on one of their secrets.
The Credit Union of Lenco is not at all like your typical credit union. Their website does not give any indication of membership numbers or how to become a member. But you can know that by just doing a quick search online and you will find out more information than you can ever learn. Here is how you can become a member and build your own good credit.
First you have to fill out an application for admission. To do this you will need to provide proof of your current residence. Once you submit this your application will be reviewed and if approved you will be mailed the approval notice. Once you have accepted this, you will have to wait until the next meeting of the credit union which usually happens once a month.
Second you will have to start setting up your own personal account. This means you are going to have to put money aside as a deposit and make sure you have a good explanation as to why you want to be a member of the credit union. You must also include in your reasons why you need to have access to your own personal account. The truth is that most people just want to get their monthly bills and pay them and this is a great way to do it.
Next you will have to volunteer to be a trustee. Now there are a couple of things you should know. One is that you cannot be in this position without having had a history of being a good member. Another thing you should know is that this position does not pay very well. So to be considered for this position, you are going to need to be extremely committed and willing to work hard.
If you are determined to become a member of the Lenco credit union, you can expect that it will take about two months before you are accepted. This is because the credit union wants to make sure that you are going to be a good and reliable member. Once accepted you will be given an enrollment card which you will need to use to purchase items from any participating retailers within the union’s outlets. Once you have your card, you can now go shopping with your friends and family who are also members.
A few of the perks that you will receive once you become a member include discounts on all purchases. Also you will be given the opportunity to attend group meetings which will consist of other members and the president. If you are busy and do not have a lot of extra time to join meetings, then this could be the ideal way for you to get involved.
You should keep in mind that joining any type of credit union is a good idea. They are typically very friendly and most have an open door policy. You should check into what the credit union has to offer before you join though. A good credit union should offer competitive rates, have no membership fees, provide services such as security, and be able to offer credit to new members as well as those who have been a member for several years.