In 2011, ABNB set a goal to save its members $1.5 million by refinancing their crazy-high interest rate loans with more than fair rates putting that money back into their pockets, where it belongs. Now two years later, ABNB has continued this campaign, saving its members over $12 million!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 5, 2013
Vice President, Marketing
Chesapeake, VA | March 5, 2013: In 2011, ABNB set a goal to save its members $1.5 million by refinancing their crazy-high interest rate loans with more than fair rates putting that money back into their pockets, where it belongs. Now 2 years later, ABNB has continued this campaign, saving its members over $12 million!
"As a community based credit union, we couldn't think of a better way to serve our members than to make sure they're getting fair, honest rates on their loans.
It's something we've always done, but now we're tracking it and hope that this will encourage and educate consumers in the Hampton Roads community to shop around for the best rates before committing to a loan. Or if they're currently paying on a loan with a crazy-high interest rate, they're not stuck," stated Carl Ratcliff, CEO of ABNB.
In 2012, members showed their appreciation of this new approach. Karla Johnson, ABNB member stated, “I came to ABNB FCU and met Joel, the MSR at Fairfield branch. Joel was a great help on setting up my new account and explaining how different a credit union is from a traditional bank. They were also able to consolidate my credit cards when my other bank would not help me. Best move I could have made to choose ABNB FCU and leave the traditional banking behind.”
This promotion has helped many of its members maintain in this tough economic environment.
ABNB will continue this campaign through 2013 with a new savings goal of $8.5 million.
For more on this initiative, or to set up an appointment to discuss how much you can start saving, visit www.honesttogoodnesssavings.com
For more than 50 years ABNB has maintained a commitment to providing quality products and services along with professional and personal service to its members. With thirteen branches and numerous service centers, ABNB currently serves more than 45,000 members and is one of the largest home-based financial institutions in the Hampton Roads area. For more information on ABNB Federal Credit Union and its services, visit www.abnbfcu.org or call 757.523.5300.