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First Northern Credit Union Will Move to New Location

The First Northern Credit Union (FNCU) branch that serves Northwestern will soon be bigger, brighter and easier to locate.

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November 7, 2006 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The First Northern Credit Union (FNCU) branch that serves Northwestern will soon be bigger, brighter and easier to locate.

After several years of being housed in the basement of the Rebecca Crown Center, the Evanston campus facility will move to a new and more spacious street level site at 726 Clark St., directly opposite its current home.

The move, scheduled to take place by the end of this year, will make the credit union more accessible and convenient to the University's students, faculty and staff.

“It has been difficult for people to find us in our current basement location,” said James P. Smith, branch financial sales and service manager. “With our upcoming move and expansion of space, we will be a full-service facility. At our new location, we will be able to provide normal teller services offered at competitive institutions, including a 24-hour ATM, extended service hours, and many other services you can utilize through your affiliation with the University.”

The new, 750-square-foot facility will feature two teller lines and two financial service advisors who will handle loans and account applications. There will be a small waiting area, and the 24-hour ATM cash machine will be located in a space between the secured double entry doors, which will require ATM card access from the street.

Following the move, extended hours on Friday will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday the branch will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

First Northern Credit Union offers personal loans, checking accounts, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), certificates of deposit (CDs), online banking access, insurance, money market accounts, first mortgage loans, home equity loans, home access loans, fixed-rate VISA credit cards, signature loans, and new and used vehicle and motorcycle loans, all subject to credit approval.

The FNCU credit union is a not-for-profit organization with 29,000 members from Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Exelon, Commonwealth Edison and residents who live and work in 12 western Illinois counties, including Boone, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will and Winnebago.

It is a co-operative institution that is owned and controlled by its members, generally through the election of a Board of Directors, who serve as volunteers. Only credit union members may deposit money with the credit union, or borrow money from it. Members obtain loans from their combined savings.

For more information, call (847) 491-3062, ext. 298, or visit <www.fncu.org>.