Meeting the Need for Responsible Financial Services
Too many communities across the country lack access to affordable financial services. When quality choices aren’t available, predatory lenders and high-fee check cashers often thrive. Self-Help intentionally locates branches in underserved communities, and we extend our service through mobile technology and partnerships with local groups. We also serve neighborhoods by financing community development projects and rehabilitating historic buildings in areas that have suffered from disinvestment and blight.
Over the past decade, our credit union network has grown significantly as we respond to the need for basic, affordable banking services. Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Federal Credit Union have merged with 17 credit unions and two banks to create a network of over 75 branches serving over 191,000 people in North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Illinois, Florida, Washington, and Wisconsin.