Self-Help Credit Union

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Seaway excited to become Self-Help Federal

Mar 23, 2017

Seaway Bank and Trust is excited about the acquisition from Self-Help Federal Credit Union

On May 1, Self-Help Federal Credit Union will complete the acquisition of some Seaway deposits and branches from the State Bank of Texas, which recently bought Seaway. Once the Midwest's largest African-American owned bank, Seaway will continue to serve its community with specialized products and services designed to empower the underserved. Read more

About Self-Help Federal

Self-Help Federal Credit Union was chartered in 2008 to build a network of branches that serve working families and underserved communities. With 17 branches in California, 3 branches in Illinois, 2 branches in Florida, approximately $618 million in assets, and serving more than 80,000 members and clients, Self-Help Federal is one of the fastest-growing low-income designated credit unions in the country. It is part of the national Self-Help family of non-profit organizations whose collective mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all. For 36 years, the Center for Community Self-Help and its affiliates have provided $6.9 billion in financing to help over 120,000 low-wealth borrowers buy homes, start and build businesses, and strengthen community resources. For more information, go to and