- April 1, 2021
-- Today, MyGeorgia Credit Union (formerly HALLCO Community Credit Union
) is proud to announce its merger with Athens, GA -based First Reliance Federal Credit Union. This comes one year after announcing its merger with Habersham Federal Credit Union. As a result of the mutually beneficial merger, membership at MyGeorgia Credit Union will now be available to those living and working in Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe Counties, and First Reliance members will now have access to a broader array of branches and service offerings.
"We are delighted to add First Reliance Federal Credit Union account holders to the MyGeorgia family," said Joe Foster, President and CEO of MyGeorgia Credit Union. "As was the case in our merger with Habersham Federal Credit Union last year, First Reliance is ideally aligned to our own founding principles and customer-first approach. First Reliance's tagline 'personal trustworthy service' really says it all. Their members can expect to see the same faces they've come to know and trust at their Athens branch, while enjoying the full benefits of MyGeorgia services and a larger network of branch locations. As with First Reliance, they will find that we are equally committed to Helping People Afford Life
Unlike a traditional bank, MyGeorgia is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members and directed by a voluntary board of directors. The Directors are credit union members who are elected by the membership and serve without pay. MyGeorgia Credit Union offers the utmost in security to its members. Accounts are insured up to $250,000 through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U. S. government agency.
Prior to the merger, MyGeorgia was proud to serve the banking needs of more than 17,000 members within an eight-county district of North Georgia. Following the merger with First Reliance Federal Credit Union, that membership base expands to 20,000 members within a twelve-county district. As a "community-chartered"
credit union, membership at MyGeorgia Credit Union is now available to individuals who live or work in Banks, Clarke, Dawson, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun and White Counties. Membership benefits are also available to immediate family members, including a spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent, and grandchild, as well as stepparent, stepchild, stepsibling, and adopted relationship. All that is required to become a member of MyGeorgia Credit Union for those who meet those specifications is an initial deposit of just $5.00.
MyGeorgia Credit Union (http://www.mygacu.com/
) offers traditional banking services to its members: Auto Loans, Home Loans, Checking Accounts, Savings Accounts, Money Market Accounts, Personal Loans, Credit Cards, Mobile Banking, Online Bill Pay, Member Transfer Services and more. To learn more about MyGeorgia Credit Union, current and prospective members are encouraged to visit www.mygacu.com