Member Story: Donna I.


Donna, a retired school employee from UCI, has loved being a Member of SchoolsFirst FCU for the past 22 years. She called to speak to a representative to open a home equity line of credit about a year ago. She wanted to make some home improvements and consolidate some of her debt.

After applying, she was surprised by how fast the approval process was. “The HELOC ended up taking less time than I had originally thought. I was so pleased. Having the HELOC available really helped me with my home needs.”

She has also shared the benefits of Membership with her two sons. Her oldest son, James, started out with a used car loan a few years ago with help from Mom for the down payment. As he made the monthly payments, it progressively helped him establish good credit. And not long after, he decided to get his first credit card with SchoolsFirst FCU to add to his credit history. “It makes me happy to know that SchoolsFirst FCU has been able to help my son get a handle on his credit.”

Donna is thankful that SchoolsFirst FCU has been there for her family and will never bank anywhere else.

“SchoolsFirst FCU makes you feel important to them; they don’t treat you like a regular banking institution would. I trust them and they never disappoint.” 

– Donna I.
Retired School Employee
Member Since 1995



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