Benefits of Membership
Credit Unions are owned by the same people and small businesses they serve, and they were created to ensure that consumers and small businesses have access to safe and affordable financial services. At Tech Credit Union, you're not just a customer - you're a member. Membership gives you access to the latest banking services, but without the high cost of a big bank relationship. You'll enjoy lower rates on loans, higher rates on deposits, and a host of free and low-cost services. When it comes to banking, can you think of anything better? Maybe that membership is free!
Who Can Join?
Membership in Tech Credit Union is available to anyone meeting any of the following criteria:
- Anyone living or working in the following communities:
- Jasper County, IN
- Lake County, IN
- LaPorte County, IN
- Newton County, IN
- Porter County, IN
- Starke County, IN
- Greater Calumet City, IL area
- Grundy County, IL
- Joliet, Crest Hill, or Plainfield, IL
- Will County, IL
- Family members through blood or marriage of current Tech CU members.
- Employees and members of qualified Corporate Member groups.
Family members of persons in qualified Corporate Member groups, whether or not the person in the member group is a Tech Credit Union member.
How to Become a Member
Once you have determined that you are eligible to join Tech CU, you will need to become a member in order to use any of the products and services the credit union offers. To become a member, simply open a Money Market Savings account with a minimum initial deposit of $25.00 ($25.00 must be maintained in this account at all times). Once this account is opened, you are eligible to open or apply for other credit union services. When you're ready to join, simply visit any branch location.
Due to the Patriot Act, you will be required to provide proper identification when joining the credit union. You must present a valid driver's license with your correct mailing address. If you only have a State ID, you must provide two additional forms of identification. Examples include a passport, Armed Forces ID Card, or employer ID with photo.
Once a Member, Always a Member
All members retain membership rights, even if they leave the field of eligibility (such as changes in employment, residence, retirement, and so forth). As long as a member maintains a Money Market savings account balance of at least $25.00 and keeps the account in good standing, the benefits of Tech CU membership remain valid for life.