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

Published 4/25/2022

OP BOBGenisys 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 13 consecutive years and Best Financial Advisor for six.

“Recognitions like ‘Best of the Best’ affirm our efforts for service excellence to best meet the needs of our members,” said Jackie Buchanan, President & CEO of Genisys Credit Union. “I would like to extend a ‘thank you’ to our members for making us their credit union of choice. We appreciate your continued support and for allowing us the opportunity to make a positive difference in your financial lives.”

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 to their members with Genius High Yield Checking, which pays an annual percentage yield (APY) of 4.07% and offers debit card rewards. 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.”
 
In addition, they have a Financial Wellness Center on their website: www.genisyscu.org. The Wellness Center offers tools and information about budgeting and spending, saving, managing debt, retirement planning, and more. For both members and non-members alike, this resource provides a financial toolbox with links to ebooks and videos, budget calculators, webinars, subject quizzes, and more.

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 scholarship opportunities, financial literacy initiatives, event partnerships, 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 3,000 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 the continued support!
 

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