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NewsMay 2, 2023
BANNOCKBURN, Ill. (May - 4, 2023) - Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU), Inclusiv, and Citi are proud to announce the addition of GLCU to the Citi ATM Community Network. This partnership will enable GLCU members to check their account balance and make cash withdrawals for free at more than 2,300 Citibank branch ATMs in the United States, including those in New York, greater Miami, Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.
This initiative is part of ongoing efforts to promote financial inclusion and provide affordable financial services to underserved communities. Inclusiv, a national network of Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs), played a pivotal role in connecting GLCU and Citi. Inclusiv's mission is to help low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial independence through credit unions.
“At Inclusiv, we believe that access to affordable financial services is a fundamental right,” said Cathie Mahon, President, and CEO of Inclusiv. “We are proud to be part of this collaboration, which will help expand access to financial services and empower underserved communities to achieve their financial goals.
Citi selected GLCU for this partnership due to its commitment to serving the underserved. With 51 percent of its members being identified as low income and its strong track record of delivering outreach and philanthropic initiatives to support its mission, GLCU is a certified CDCU.
“We are thrilled to join forces with Citi and Inclusiv to enhance access to financial services for our members,” said Patrick Basler, Chief Experience Officer at Great Lakes Credit Union. “Our deep-rooted relationship with Inclusiv is a testament to our shared commitment, and we are grateful to be welcomed into the Citi ATM Community Network. This partnership exemplifies the value of collaborating across our industry for the benefit of GLCU members.”
This collaboration, which was recently finalized at GLCU’s Bannockburn headquarters, marks an important step forward in the ongoing mission to bridge the gap between financial institutions and underserved communities. By providing convenient and affordable access to essential financial services, GLCU, Inclusiv, and Citi are working together to foster economic growth, stability, and financial independence for individuals and families across the nation.
About Great Lakes Credit Union
Founded in 1938 and headquartered in Northern Illinois, Great Lakes Credit Union is banking for a greater good. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $1.3 billion in assets, GLCU is proud to serve around 80,000 members in Chicagoland and surrounding areas, and to give back to its members and communities through education, volunteerism, and partnerships. Learn more about GLCU’s accounts, educational initiatives, and community development programs at www.glcu.org.
Inclusiv is a national network of community development credit unions (CDCUs) that promotes financial inclusion and access to affordable financial services. Inclusiv provides CDCUs with resources, advocacy, and technical assistance to help them better serve underserved communities.