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Genisys Credit Union Voted Best of the Best in the Oakland Press

Published 5/1/2023

Genisys employees smiling Genisys Credit Union has been voted “Best of the Best” in the Oakland Press Readers Choice Awards for Best Credit Union, Best Financial Advisor, and Best Mortgage Lender. Genisys has been recognized as Best Credit Union and Mortgage Lender for 14 consecutive years and Best Financial Advisor for seven.

“To our members, my sincerest ‘thank you’ for making us your credit union of choice and voting Genisys as ‘Best of the Best.’ We appreciate your continued support and for allowing us the opportunity to make a positive difference in your financial lives,” said Jackie Buchanan, President & CEO of Genisys Credit Union. “Recognitions like these affirm our team's effort to service excellence in our member experience.”

In an environment of people helping people, the team at Genisys works to ensure a strong, financial foundation in order to create an environment that supports member success; advancing their member’s financial goals & aspirations through building relationships, understanding financial needs, and meeting those needs in a way that works for them. 

The credit union gives back with their Genius High Yield Checking Account, which pays an annual percentage yield (APY) of 5.25% and offers debit card rewards. Genius Checking is a high-yield, personal checking account that pays cash dividends on account balances up to $7,500 and debit reward points on purchases. The requirements for the account are simple: no initial deposit or minimum balance requirement, enroll in e-statements, and use your Genisys Debit Mastercard® 10 times a month for purchases of $5 or more, excluding ATM transactions. 

For those 18 and under, they have a High Yield Youth Savings with an APY of 5.12% on balances up to $500. “This program aims to help our youngest members learn the importance of financial literacy by growing their savings,” said Buchanan. “Financial knowledge and capability are key in empowering an individual to reach their goals for financial freedom and choice - it’s never too early to start that education.”

An important part of the culture at Genisys is the investment of support to help build a strong future for their communities. They guide their actions with a Committed to Community approach, ensuring they foster sustainable solutions through projects that help community members learn, grow, and thrive by focusing on areas of: social investment, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and volunteering. 

“We work to elevate our communities through many channels such as financial literacy initiatives, event partnerships, community involvement and more; giving back for a greater tomorrow,” said Buchanan. “The team also emphasizes the importance of giving back through a commitment to time. Annually, the team at Genisys volunteers over 4,000 hours with our community events and partners; understanding that building relationships and creating connections is the foundation of community.”

With a commitment to drive their local economies forward, Genisys upholds its dedication to help individuals, families, and businesses manage their finances in a trustworthy, convenient, and economical manner while being a partner in community. The Genisys team appreciates your continued support! 

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