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  • Greenville Federal Credit Union wins two “Best” categories in inaugural Readers' Choice Awards.


    Greenville Federal Credit Union was voted “Best Credit Union” and “Best Mortgage Lender or Broker” in the inaugural The Post and Courier Greenville Readers’ Choice 2023 awards competition.

    The Post and Courier launched the Greenville Readers’ Choice competition during the fall. Readers and locals within Greenville County alike voted for the best local businesses in 200+ categories. Across the state, more than 1 million votes were cast in The Post and Couriers' series of Readers’ Choice contests throughout the past year.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union was among five local businesses nominated in both categories. The finalists were invited to the Readers’ Choice Announcement event at Hotel Hartness in December where the winners were honored.

    The full list of winners can be found in the December 20, 2023 Greenville edition of The Post and Courier, and online (external link)

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2023-12-28
  • Greenville Federal Credit Union wins national award for financial education programs.


    Credit union earns highest honors from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for local financial literacy efforts.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union is honored to be included among a select group of national award recipients for the CUNA Alphonse Desjardins Awards. The credit union was recognized by CUNA as the second-place recipient of the Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education Award in the $250 million to $1 billion in assets category for its “Empowering Women with Financial Literacy” programming. 

    The Desjardins Award recognizes leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for members and nonmembers of all ages. The award, named after credit union pioneer Alphonse Desjardins, emphasizes the movement's longtime commitment to financial education.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union received the award for designing and delivering year-long financial wellness workshops in partnership with three area non-profit organizations serving minority and marginalized groups - Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative, YouthBASE, and Jasmine Road. The workshops were specifically tailored to women and families, and offered in Spanish. Topics included budgeting, banking, credit scores and loans, managing debt, home buying, and planning for the future.

    “This recognition affirms our commitment to providing meaning financial education to all groups within our community,” said credit union president and CEO, Paul Hughes. “Stepping up to offer financial resources and tools for marginalized and underserved groups is exactly why we exist, and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts at this level.” 

    Prior to earning national recognition, Greenville Federal Credit Union received first place in the state-level Carolinas Credit Union League award competition. All national award winners will be honored at the upcoming CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC in March 2024.

    For more information about the CUNA Awards, please visit (external link):

    For more information about the state-level awards, please visit (external link):


    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing and Brand Strategy 2023-12-27
  • Credit union announces Jason Hurdich as the October Community Hero.

    Greenville Federal Credit Union and The Greenville News announced Jason Hurdich as the October 2023 "Community Hero" honoree. Hurdich is recognized for being a powerful advocate and mentor for the Deaf community in Greenville and beyond.


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    The Greenville News Announcement Article:  

    The credit union is pleased to recognize Hurdich for his work to bring an understanding of deaf culture and his dedication to improving the inclusion of deaf individuals into the greater Greenville community.  

    Send in your nominations!
Do you know an unsung hero? Each month nominations will be collected for candidates that work in health care, public safety, education, the military, nonprofit agencies and the business world, the religious sector, entertainment or athletics. They can be a student or a young child or a retiree, etc. The selected "Hero" will be profiled in the Greenville News and receive a certificate and award from the credit union. If you know of someone that should be recognized nominate them by sending an email to: In your nomination, please explain why the person you are recommending is a community hero and your contact information. 

    posted by Catherine James, SVP Marketing 2023-10-30

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