Southern Security Expands Field of Membership to Additional Underserved Communities in the Mid-South

Southern Security Expands Field of Membership to Additional Underserved Communities in the Mid-South

05/10/2023 Banking

 

 

Southern Security Federal Credit Union has expanded its field of membership to underserved portions of the Mid-South, including a larger portion of Memphis and an additional 18 counties in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Southern Security partnered with Dollar Associates, LLC, to expand the field of membership. Those interested in joining Southern Security Credit Union may apply online at https://southernsecurity.org/application/.

 

The goal of the credit union’s expansion into these additional areas is to provide a wide array of affordable financial products and services and financial education resources to residents, organizations, and businesses in the areas. Credit union members typically take advantage of lower rates on loans, better rates of interest earned for savings accounts, lower fees for services, and access to educational resources through their partner credit unions. Southern Security believes its products and services paired with its outstanding record of member service and education, will positively impact the lives of additional prospective members and underserved area residents who, before now, would not have been eligible to join the credit union.

 

“We pride ourselves on partnering with our members to increase their financial knowledge while positively impacting their personal and business finances. We believe we can be a great resource to the underserved residents and businesses in this expanded territory of the Mid-South,” said Dawn Graeter, Security Federal Credit Union President and CEO. “Southern Security has a long history of exceptional service, and we look forward to extending this record of trust and member relationships to new members in these communities.”

 

The 18 counties included in the expansion of the field of membership for Southern Security Federal Credit Union are listed below. In some instances, the whole county is not included; however, underserved areas of the county are included. A total of 296 census tracts were added, with an estimated potential membership of 1,104,749. People living in these counties that are interested in membership with Southern Security Federal Credit Union may contact Southern Security to inquire about their membership eligibility. They may also apply for membership on the Southern Security website at this link: https://southernsecurity.org/application/.

 

Counties within the tri-state area of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas that include census tracts that comprise the expanded field of membership for Southern Security Federal Credit Union are listed below.

 

  • Chester
  • Crockett
  • Dyer
  • Hardeman
  • Hardin
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Lauderdale
  • McNairy
  • Crittenden
  • Francis
  • Desoto
  • Marshall
  • Tate
  • Tunica
  • Fayette
  • Shelby
  • Tipton

 

 

Founded in 1948, Southern Security strives to provide superior service to its members by offering better rates and lower fees. Today, Southern Security has more than 23,000 individual members, $234 million in assets, and 500 partner businesses and organizations. For additional details about Southern Security, visit https://southernsecurity.org/.

 

Dollar Associates is a full-service credit union consulting firm that has assisted over 600 credit unions in expanding their fields of membership since its founding in 2004.  For additional details about Dollar Associates, visit https://www.dollarassociates.com/.

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About Southern Security

Southern Security is a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose mission is to help its members by providing savings and lending options or simply providing convenience. The credit union was founded in 1948 to serve the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in Memphis. In the 1980s, the name Southern Security Federal Credit Union was adopted, and it invited companies and organizations to join. Today, Southern Security has more than 23,000 individual members, $234 million in assets, and 500 partner businesses and organizations.

 

Southern Security offers better rates, lower fees, and superior service leading to Southern Security being awarded Best Credit Union two years running. Federally insured by NCUA.

Please visit https://www.southernsecurity.org for more information.

 

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