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Educational Community Credit Union Changes Name


Effective Aug. 8, Educational Community Credit Union (ECCU) in Kalamazoo will be known as Arbor Financial Community Credit Union.

Before deciding to make the change to Arbor Financial, ECCU conducted two studies in the Kalamazoo area, per the credit union’s website. The results showed a common misconception that members of ECCU also had to be teachers.

Arbor Financial was originally “founded as Kalamazoo School Employees Credit Union over 80 years ago to meet the needs of area educators and their families.” The credit union has since expanded its scope in membership and area, serving more than 20 counties in the Southwest region, per Arbor Financial.

The new name is a better representation of that growth, according to the credit union’s website.

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2016-08-08 00:00:00