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 Service Credit Union

3003 Lafayette Road

Portsmouth, NH  03801

P: 603-422-8300



For Immediate Release:  August 20, 2015


For More Information:    Karen Benedetti, 603-422-7827

                                         Lori Holmes, 603-422-7832


Service Credit Union named

2014 Air Force Credit Union of the Year
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (August 20, 2015) — Service Credit Union was selected for the 2014 Air Force Distinguished  Credit Union of the Year Award by the United States Air Force in recognition of its exceptional financial service and support of the Air Force community in Ramstein, Germany.


The Ramstein Air Force Base branch delivered above and beyond routine financial service offerings for the Air Force men and women and their families in that community.


In a recommendation letter from the U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Mordente states “Service Credit Union stands outs as the leader in crucial financial need areas such as combating predatory lending, community financial education, 24/7 worldwide access and a full range of high quality, low-cost financial solutions for our Airmen. Their unrivaled ability to support service members worldwide through multiple remote access channels enhances individual and unit readiness as well as insuring financial soundness of Airmen’s families here in Germany. Ultimately their ‘Service’ helps our troops focus on the important mission at hand.”


Service Credit Union’s wide range of products and services designed especially for the military was one of the many reasons for this prestigious honor. Among these products and services are Early Payday Checking, Guaranteed Pay, Military Community Emergency Loans, Relocation Loans, Early Payday Loans, Warrior Program and Star Program.  The credit union was praised for its many free services to the military including 24/7 Live Person Contact Centers, Free Online Banking, Mobile Web Banking, FinanceWorks and Mobile Apps, so soldiers can access their accounts from anywhere in the world. Service Credit Union also offers International Bill Pay so members can pay bills in foreign currencies from wherever they may be around the world. This unique capability is an exclusive Service Credit Union service and a huge benefit to its mobile military community.


“Service Credit Union takes pride in its important role to our military by providing a full range of low-cost, quality financial products and services for our men and women in uniform and their families,” says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. “Military members and their families may face unique challenges, financial and otherwise and their credit union participates in many initiatives each year to help benefit them.”


The 2014 Air Force Distinguished Credit Union of the Year Award was presented to Service Credit Union at the Defense Credit Union Council annual conference this August in Las Vegas.


“We are humbled to receive this prestigious award. It would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our loyal membership and the hard work and dedication of our capable staff,” said Simmons.


Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution with more than 210,000 members worldwide, offering a wide range of financial products to its members.  With 49 branches including two staffed 24/7 contact centers, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves all branches of the U.S. Military, Veterans and Department of Defense including their families and anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire, 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA. With over $2.7 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has, 31 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, one branch in North Dakota, 15 branches on U.S. military bases in Germany and a Virtual Branch.


Caption: Service Credit Union is presented the 2014 Distinguished Air Force Credit Union Service Award. Standing left to right are Service Credit Union Director James Fishbein, Service Credit Union President/CEO Gordon Simmons, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Operations Steve Herrera, Service Credit Union Ramstein Branch Manager Douglas Foote and Service Credit Union Member Services Assistant Vice President Michael Besant.