GCS Credit Union
GCS is a full-service financial institution serving the following counties in Illinois: Sangamon, Logan, Macon, Marion, Jefferson, Perry, Jackson, Williamson, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair, Monroe, Washington and Randolph.

GCS Awards Schools for Character Education Programs

Four Illinois schools have been named winners of the “Home Run for Character” service learning recognition program sponsored by GCS Federal Credit Union.  Each school received recognition and free tickets to the Gateway Grizzlies game on June 12.  The winning schools are:

  • Althoff Catholic High School – Belleville
  • Signal Hill School – Signal Hill School District
  • Triad Middle School – Triad School District
  • William Holliday School – Pontiac William Holliday School District

The winning schools each received their “Home Run for Character” banners earlier in May.  The schools will display these to celebrate their dedication to good character and service learning. 

GCS Federal Credit Union, in partnership with the Gateway Grizzlies and CHARACTERplus, sponsors the program for Madison and St. Clair County public and private schools. The winning schools made academic connections to real community needs and have integrated student leadership and reflection into their academic programs. 

Founded in 1941, GCS Federal Credit Union currently has assets of more than $314 million. GCS serves more than 38,000 members throughout Madison and most of St. Clair Counties in Illinois via 7 conveniently located branches, numerous ATM locations, and 24-hour account access through a telephone audio response system and PCU online banking.

Althoff Home Run for Character 2012 Signal Hill Home Run for Character 2012 Triad Middle Home Run for Character 2012 William Holliday Home Run for Character 2012

Reporting on National Bank Transfer Day

Sometimes banks lose sight of their customers because of their profit-driven mindset. From the suburbs to the city, many American customers closed their major bank accounts on “National Move Your Money Day” which took place in November of last year.

Organizers moved their funds to credit unions, attracted by the credit unions’ dedication to fairness. Credit union account holders are members, not customers, because a member’s deposits are considered his or her share of ownership. Watch this video to see how frustration with conventional banks led many Americans to make the switch from banks to credit unions.

GCS Federal Credit Union has served the Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois for over seven decades. We’re proud to be a member-minded institution. Call us today at (618) 797-7993 for more information about our membership services. 

GCS Supports March of Dimes

Team GCS

GCS Federal Credit Union is a proud supporter of the March of Dimes.  This year, in addition to their $10,000 March for Babies corporate sponsorship, employees have raised $1,345 through jean day donations. 

Team GCS recently presented the donation check at the Madison County March for Babies walk. Participants followed a three mile route through downtown Edwardsville and were invited back for food and fun.

March for Babies is the March of Dimes’ biggest fundraiser. More than 7 million people joined their family, friends and colleagues in 900 communities across the nation to walk in the March for Babies.  Money raised during the walks supports their mission to give every baby a healthy start.

To find out more about GCS, visit myGCScu.com or call (618) 797-7993.

Founded in 1941, GCS Federal Credit Union currently has assets of more than $314 million. GCS serves more than 38,000 members throughout Madison and most of St. Clair Counties in Illinois via 7 conveniently located branches, numerous ATM locations, and 24-hour account access through a telephone audio response system and PCU online banking.

Get Mo' Green with the GCS Federal Credit Union Teen Club

Get Mo Green Logo

What could be better than a club that helps you save money and gives you a chance to win money just for being born? The Get Mo’ Green club from GCS Federal Credit Union is for teens ages 14-18 and offers fun events, cash prizes, and scholarship opportunities to its members. If you’re a high school student who wants to turn some money into more money, this is the club for you!

Mo’ Green to Save

A Get Mo’ Green account lets you use the yields from interest rates to save money. When you’ve saved enough, you can use the money for an important purchase, like a first car, apartment, or college tuition.

Mo’ Green for College

The seniors in the club are eligible to apply for the $1,500 Nicole R. Thorp Scholarship. All you have to do is fill out the application and submit it before the deadline of April 30, 2012. With the completed application, submit an essay of 300 to 500 words or a five-minute video explaining why saving money, budgeting, and maintaining a balance will help you in your future ambitions. You’ll also need to explain why you’re the best candidate for the scholarship and how you would use the funds if you won.

It’s All About the B-Day Benjamins, Baby

Opening a Get Mo’ Green account gives you a chance to win $100 on your birthday. One person every fiscal quarter will be the lucky winner of the prize. Here’s how it works: If your birthday is in January, February, or March, you’re automatically entered into the first quarter drawing; if your birthday lands in April, May, or June, you have a chance to win during the second quarter, and so on. The earlier you open a Get Mo’ Green account, the more chances you’ll have to win.

Don’t miss out on an opportunity created just for you. If you have any questions about the club or want to know more about opening a checking account, call GCS Federal Credit Union at (618) 797-7993

Learn Why You Should Ditch the Big Banks Now!

Credit union building with sign

A credit union’s first priority is its members. Check out these links about money, savings, online banking, and why your money might be better off with a credit union. 

  • Learn more about our new Total Money Manager budgeting tool that is part of our online banking system with this screencast.
  • Create a strong password when you sign up for online banking and be vigilant about your security. Follow these tips for creating a strong password.
  • Money market accounts offer a great way to watch your money grow. Learn more about how money market accounts work by checking out this article from HowStuffWorks.com.
  • Online banking and paperless billing save a lot of trees and gas. Learn just how eco-friendly online banking can be by clicking on this link.
  • Do you know when the financial quarters begin and end? This article on fiscal policy will give you some answers. 

GCS Federal Credit Union accepts membership from residents of the Illinois counties of Madison and most of St. Clair. If you’re looking for something that’s better than a bank, give us a call at (618) 797-7993.

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