Park Community Credit Union - CU Difference

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You can do all of your banking here, just don’t call us a bank.

The simplest way to explain the difference between a bank and a credit union is that banks are for-profit institutions and credit unions are not-for-profit. Banks often serve their shareholders, while credit unions serve their members, meaning better service and better rates.

Simply open an account with Park Community to see the difference.

The Credit Union Difference At-a-Glance

Credit unions Banks
Not-for-profit. For profit.
Owned by its members. Owned by stockholders who may or may not have accounts.
Earnings returned to members in the form of dividends, higher savings rates, and lower loan rates. Earnings returned to shareholders, not to depositors.
Democratically controlled by members. Controlled by stockholders and paid officials.
Members share a common bond– employer, church, community, etc. No built-in common interest.
Members elect a volunteer Board of Directors to represent their interests. Have a paid Board of Directors who represent the owners; customers do not have voting privileges.
Federally insured up to $250,000 by the NCUA, National Credit Union Administration. IRAs up to $250,000. Federally insured up to $250,000 by the FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. IRAs up to $250,000.
Member-service driven. Profit-driven.