Bellwether Community Credit Union’s Membership Now Exceeds 25,000

Manchester, NH, July 03, 2010 --( Bellwether Community Credit Union has announced that their membership recently surpassed 25,000. Bellwether, with $325 million in assets, has been serving members with affordable financial products and services for more than 89 years.

“We are proud of our intelligent, steady growth,” said Michael L’Ecuyer, President/CEO of Bellwether. “We attribute Bellwether’s success to our focus on providing real value to members and making their lives better and easier.”

Bellwether Community Credit Union was founded in 1921 to provide financial services for telephone workers. In 2002, the credit union began offering its services to anyone living or working in New Hampshire. To better reflect the diversity of their growing membership base, the company changed its name to Bellwether Community Credit Union in 2005. These changes contributed to the credit union doubling their membership in only eight years.

With locations established in Manchester and Nashua, Bellwether Community Credit Union is exploring potential sites to expand their footprint in Southern New Hampshire. The credit union is on target to increase total employees by 8-9% this year.

About Bellwether Community Credit Union
Bellwether Community Credit Union offers financial services to consumers that reside or work in New Hampshire. As a not-for-profit credit union, Bellwether focuses on returning value back to members through attractive rates and low fees; local, personal service; and services, delivery channels and processes that make members lives easier. Members can access their accounts at more than 28,000 free ATMs nationwide and approximately 3,600 CU Service Centers around the world.

Bellwether’s net worth to total assets ratio is one of the strongest in the state at 13.12%. Over the last year, Bellwether Community Credit Union has grown total assets by 5.7% and total loans to members by 2.8%. Bauer Financial, an independent bank and credit union rating company, has rated Bellwether Community Credit Union with their highest “Superior, Five-Star Rating” for multiple years.

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