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Best Mortgage Company, Favorite Financial Institution, and Best Financial Planner – UVA Community Credit Union
If ever there was a business that won the trifecta, it would be UVA Community Credit Union. Chosen by you as the best in finance in THREE categories, this firm leaves the competition in its tracks.
UVA Community Credit Union was originally founded in 1954 by a group of employees at the UVA Medical Center, and today, manages over $800M and serves over 70,000 members throughout a
10-county area clustered along the Route-29 corridor. Pow!
Pictured here are vice presidents Suzanne Hodgins-Hess and Ethan Dunstan, dressed to celebrate, as they frame their mascot, Homer. “Our members love the personal service from their member-owned credit union - not to mention - our interest rates,” says Hodgins-Hess, “lower on loans and higher on deposits. And they love being part of something.”
(as featured in the Reader's Choice 2016 issue, in mailing on Sunday, June 24!)
July 1, 2016: One good turn deserves another. It’s the philosophy behind the Helping Hand Homeownership Program developed by the UVA Community Credit Union. The credit union supports individuals who make their living serving others in the community by providing matching funds for the down payment on a home mortgage and assistance for closing costs.
“People often make a financial sacrifice when choosing a career in public service, and this sometimes puts homeownership out of reach,” says Alison DeTuncq, credit union president/CEO. “The Helping Hand Homeownership Program is a way of closing that gap. It gives us the opportunity to thank these public-spirited people for their service, while strengthening their ties to the communities they serve. By supporting them, we all benefit.”
Under the Helping Hand Homeownership Program, veterans and active duty servicemen and servicewomen are eligible for as much as $10,000 in assistance, while current and retired law enforcement officers, educators, healthcare workers, firefighters, and other first responders may receive up to $7,500—as long as they are first-time homebuyers (they have not purchased a home within the last three years). The credit union has extended the program to additional first-time homebuyers who may receive up to $5,000. To qualify, applicants must finance their home with the credit union’s mortgage division, Member Options, and household income must be less than or equal to 80% of the county area median income or state median family income, adjusted for family size.
“We believe that a large number of people in our community could qualify for this program,” says Tom Lincoln, the credit union’s vice president of lending. “We urge people in public service to contact the credit union at 434-964-2001 or uvacreditunion.org, and find out how we can be of service to them!”
Mortgage services provided by Member Options, LLC (licensed by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, VA License #MC-5520) NMLS #194038 (nmlsconsumeraccess.org) a wholly owned subsidiary of UVA Community Credit Union
June 6, 2016 UVA Community Credit Union has officially opened its branches on Blackwell Road and in Vint Hill. Local government officials joined other excited supporters for the ribbon cutting ceremony and lunch. This full-service credit union looks forward to meeting more neighbors and making a difference in the community. Locate the branch here to plan your visit.
Pictured cutting the ribbon: Powell Duggan, Warrenton Town Mayor; Jeffrey C. Moscicki, Chairman of the Board, UVA Community Credit Union. Also (from left to right): Cheryl Kinsey, GWCC Chamber member; Natalie Howard, GWCC Executive Director; Jan Sutton, Fauquier Chamber Chairman of the Board; Kevin Carter, Warrenton Town Council; Bob Kravetz,Warrenton Town Council; Ben McCartney, UVA Community Credit Union; Dortha Johnson, Northern Piedmont Regional Director, UVA Community Credit Union; Joe Durant, UVA Community Credit Union; Brannon Godfrey, Warrenton Town Manager; Jerry Wood, Warrenton Town Council; Joe Martin, President & CEO Fauquier Chamber.
Charlottesville, Virginia, May 24, 2016: For the sixth time since 2009, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recognized UVA Community Credit Union's success in supporting small businesses by naming it the
Top Credit Union in the Richmond District for fiscal year 2015. This honor is given to the credit union with the highest number of loans originated and closed in Virginia with the exception of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
During 2015, UVA Community Credit Union provided loans for a variety of small business needs, including vehicles, equipment, and construction. Alison DeTuncq, President/CEO and Michael D. Lyster, VP of Commercial Lending, accepted the honor on behalf of the credit union.
"We greatly appreciate the credit union's participation in SBA lending and look forward to our continuing collaboration," says Carl B. Knoblock, District Director, SBA Richmond District office. In fiscal year 2015, the credit union approved a 51 percent increase in SBA loans over fiscal year 2014.
"We are very grateful to have the SBA partner with us to help us serve our business community," Lyster says. "Their support over the years has made a critical difference for dozens of entrepreneurs and small business owners. By enabling them to expand their businesses and in many cases hire additional employees, it has also benefitted the local economy."
In addition to loans, the credit union offers a growing family of cash management services for businesses that includes savings and checking accounts, online business banking, and merchant card services. "Our goal is to help all our members—including our business members—realize their financial dreams," says credit union President/CEO Alison DeTuncq. "There is the growing recognition among business owners and entrepreneurs in Central Virginia that the credit union understands what it takes to start and sustain a business."
UVA Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of convenient and professionally managed financial services to its more than 70,000 members. Membership is open to those who live, work, or own a business headquartered in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, or Rappahannock.
Pictured left to right: Alison DeTuncq, President/CEO UVA Community Credit Union; Michael D. Lyster, VP of Commercial Lending, UVA Community Credit Union; Carl B. Knoblock, District Director, SBA Richmond District Office