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    ECU Mortgage Lending Center Opens in Norton, VA

    February 23, 2018



    Eastman Credit Union (ECU) staff and local officials cut the ceremonial ribbon on Wednesday, February 21st signifying the grand opening of ECU’s first Mortgage Lending Center in Norton, conveniently located in the Walmart Shopping Center.  


    “We are here today because of numerous requests for ECU’s mortgage products and services.  One of our goals is to make the communities we serve better places to live and raise families. What better way to start than with a mortgage center?  On behalf of ECU and our volunteer, Board of Directors, I’d like to say, we are excited about the opening of this office,” said ECU CEO and president, Olan O. Jones, Jr. 


    ECU provides financial services to a broad area of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, and currently, more than 6,000 ECU members reside in the areas of Norton city, Lee, Wise, and Dickenson Counties.  


    “When we see an opportunity in a market to save residents money, we do our best to help them.  The mortgage lending center is an opportunity to help meet member requests for mortgage services.  With construction projects already scheduled in other areas, the opening of this center was a much quicker alternative to begin extending in-person services in your communities, and this type of office is a concept that we’ve wanted to try for a while,” added Jones.


    For those desiring other ECU services, ECU just launched a new website that is optimized for smart devices and provides secure 24/7 online account opening capabilities.  Non-members can join ECU, open checking accounts and apply for loans at times that are good for them.  ECU’s mobile banking app is one of the best in the nation per reviews collected by Magnify Money in 2016 and 2017 from Google Play and iTunes.  There are also full-service branch locations in Duffield and Abingdon, and if needed, many questions can be answered in-person in the new, Norton office.


    Eastman Credit Union has been steadfast at members’ sides for over 80 years helping them build strong financial foundations. Since 2005, membership has been available to those who live, work, worship, attend school, or own businesses in much of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.  Because ECU is a not-for-profit financial institution, profits earned by ECU are returned to members through lower loan rates, better products, fewer fees, and consistently competitive deposit rates.  Since 1998, ECU has given back a total of $105 million to members in the form of an Extraordinary Dividend, which members received for doing business at ECU.


    About Eastman Credit Union

    ECU is one of the largest credit unions in the country with more than $4.0 billion in assets. ECU is a not-for-profit, financial service cooperative serving more than 200,000 members at 25 locations. Credit Union members have access to more than 55,000 free ATMs nationwide and a wide range of financial services, including free checking and free online banking.  For additional information about ECU, visit www.ecu.org or call 800.999.2328. 

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