State regulators approved GCS Credit Union to increase its field of membership to provide financial services to additional Illinois counties: Sangamon, Logan, Macon, Marion, Jefferson, Perry, Jackson and Williamson. The credit union also serves Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe, Washington and Randolph counties.
Anyone who lives, works or attends school within these counties is eligible for GCS membership.
Keith Burton, president and CEO of GCS Credit Union, explained the motivation behind acquiring the new counties.
“Our communities and our membership continue to spread out as families expand and move,” he said. “We wanted to be able to continue to serve them and others as we look to the future.”
GCS previously served 10 counties and now serves 18 counties in Illinois. Founded in 1941 as a source of loans and basic savings products, the credit union always has focused on the member. Through the years, that philosophy has served GCS well, helping GCS grow from a single office in Granite City to a full-service financial institution.
“It is a large area but has many similarities and common ties to the area we already service,” Burton said. “We will market our products and services and introduce GCS to residents in these areas so that we can help make a difference.”
GCS now serves members at eight branches across Southwestern Illinois. The credit union offers convenient options for checking and savings accounts as well as personal, auto and home equity loans. Members can stay up to date on their finances 24 hours per day through numerous ATM locations, a telephone audio response system, PCU online banking, and by visiting myGCScu.com.