'Credit Repair Kit' Gives Military Families Way to Improve Credit Scores

Step-by-step process is easy to follow—and completely free

Oct 12, 2011, 12:27 ET from Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A credit score is one of the most important parts of our financial life, determining everything from the interest rates we receive, to the ability to get a new job, to how much we pay for auto insurance. For those in the military, it can affect promotions and even security clearances.

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Pioneer Services can help families take control of their credit with the new Credit Repair Kit, available at www.PioneerServices.com/CreditRepair, and the newest part of the company's award-winning financial education program.

The heart of the kit is an interactive and downloadable PDF file that provides a checklist of what to do, when to do it, and why it needs to be done. There are also tips to reduce debt, and info on how to use the factors that make up a score to improve one. Also included are links to relevant articles, a podcast on how to improve a credit score (available at www.PioneerServices.com/Podcast and the Financial Pep Talk iTunes page), and eventually a video podcast on the company's YouTube channel.

"The goal was to give military families a path to great credit, even if they've had some struggles in the past," said Karen Von Der Bruegge, chief marketing and retail operations officer for Pioneer Services. "The Credit Repair Kit does just that. It can be accessed by military families from anywhere they have an Internet connection, and it provides direction on how to take control of credit in a way that's easy to understand and, most importantly, that really works."

For more information, visit www.PioneerServices.com/CreditRepair.

Pioneer Services, the military banking division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 25 years, Pioneer Services has been a leader in military lending, offering military loans, retail lending, VA loans, Certificates of Deposit, savings accounts, and award-winning financial education programs through a network of offices and on the Internet. Pioneer Services is proud to support military families and communities through a variety of partnerships, programs, and sponsorships.

Scott Cahill
Public Relations, Pioneer Services
ph: 816-756-2020
fax: 816-561-9333

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