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Whether you're applying for an auto, mortgage, or personal loan, Penfed Credit Union has extremely competitive rates. The problem? You need great credit to get those loan terms (if you want your best rates). Your first step to determine if you're eligible for top-tier rates is to pull your Credit Report.
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Penfed Credit Union vs. Major Banks
The short answer is... it completely depends (and your mileage may vary!). Not all Credit Unions are good. Not all banks are bad. Credit Unions, like Penfed Credit Union, are great for high CD rates & low interest loans / credit cards. The trade off? They're not as good because their resources, generally, are more limited for website services, apps, etc.
Credit Unions, as member owned organizations, aren't trying to make a profit. It's that simple. Of course, like any other not-for-profit, some are run well. Others? Not so much. The ultimate goal? Benefiting their members and maximizing their experience. Penfed Credit Union is a good example of a relatively well-run Credit Union. Their fees are minimal, their rates for all loan types are good, too.
Keep in mind, you'll have to apply for a membership to get accepted. This means they'll most-likely review your Credit Report & determine if you're eligible. We recommend speaking with a Credit Repair company, like Credit Glory, to understand how you can potentially improve (and fix) your Credit Score (before you apply for your Credit Union membership).
Banks, on the other hand, are in-it to make a profit. Generally, this means higher fees (on average). Banks also generally don't focus on the community the same way Credit Unions do. Credit Unions have memberships, while banks are generally open to anyone, anywhere. The primary pros of banks are generally better business services that are tailored to individual situations in a more comprehensive way. Also, if you plan to travel internationally, you save a lot of headache with a major bank account (and credit card).
Penfed Credit Union Main Office
ADDRESS: 7940 JONES BRANCH DR
CITY, STATE ZIP CODE: McLean, VA 22102
COUNTRY: United States
CEO/MANAGER: James R Schenck
Penfed Credit UnionHistory & Information
CREDIT UNION NAME: PENTAGON
CHARTER NUMBER: 227
CREDIT UNION TYPE: FCU
CREDIT UNION STATUS: Active
CORPORATE CREDIT UNION: No
CREDIT UNION CHARTER YEAR: 1935
CURRENT CHARTER ISSUE DATE: 12868
DATE INSURED: 25937
REGION: 8 - ONES
FIELD OF MEMBERSHIP TYPE: Multiple common bond - primarily military
LOW INCOME DESIGNATION: No
MEMBER OF FHLB: Yes
PEER GROUP: 6 - $500,000,000 and greater
NUMBER OF MEMBERS: 1906288
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