BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Affinity Federal Credit Union, currently located in the Student Center on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus, is looking for a new location on campus for the 2011-2012 school year. Affinity's lease for the current branch space is ending on May 31 and was not renewed by the University.
Affinity merged with Rutgers University Student and Alumni Federal Credit Union (RUSA) last June to help the struggling credit union, at the request of the National Credit Union Administration.
Even after the branch closes in May, Rutgers students and alumni will continue to be eligible for Affinity membership. And, just as is the case with other Affinity members who do not have a local branch, the benefits of Affinity membership can be enjoyed by way of technology through online and mobile banking, by phoning the Member Service Center, or through ATM access at one of the credit union's vast network of 65,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Prospective members can also join Affinity, apply for loans (including educational financing), and make deposits online.
"Rutgers is among the many important communities that Affinity serves," said John T. Fenton, president & CEO, Affinity Federal Credit Union. "We have been aligned with Rutgers even prior to the University becoming part of our charter through the merger with RUSA and have long held a significant presence within the Rutgers community – thirty percent of Affinity's 137,000 members are either Rutgers alumni or have children attending Rutgers University."
The Affinity Foundation has awarded scholarships to Rutgers students over the years and supported recreation and community development events, such as The Big Chill.
"We are actively searching for a new branch location on or near campus, and we plan to continue to be actively engaged with and supportive of our Rutgers members," added Fenton. "We are very proud to be able to serve the students and the alumni of Rutgers University."
Affinity Federal Credit Union:
Affinity Federal Credit Union, New Jersey's largest credit union, is a member-owned, not-for-profit, full-service financial institution with 21 branches throughout New Jersey with more than 137,000 members from more than 2,000 businesses and organizations and total assets in excess of $1.9 billion. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, Affinity Federal Credit Union has been offering superior financial services with a member-oriented focus since 1935. For more information, visit www.affinityfcu.org.
SOURCE Affinity Federal Credit Union