Video Podcast Helps Military Families Navigate Banking and Finance Options

Provides understanding of industry and things to consider when choosing a lender

Feb 07, 2013, 15:25 ET from Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The banking and finance industry plays a vital role in the lives of most Americans yet many people, including military families, don't fully understand their financial opportunities. This is especially true for those who have never accessed traditional banking options due to financial constraints, lack of credit history, or a highly mobile lifestyle. According to the FDIC, many military families fall into this "underserved" category, which unfortunately limits their finance and lending options.


To help explain those options to military families Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, has created a new video podcast on the topic. Available on the company's website, the video also outlines what military families may want to consider when choosing a lender.

"We've been working with military families for nearly three decades and have a unique understanding of the military lifestyle," said Joe Freeman, President of Pioneer Services. "This experience has given us insight into the banking and finance opportunities available to military families, and what they should look for when choosing a lender. The goal is to educate those who might not be familiar with or have limited prior experience regarding more mainstream banking and finance solutions."

Pioneer Services, the military division of MidCountry Bank, provides financial services and award-winning education to members of the Armed Forces. For more than 26 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.

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

All loan applications are confidential and subject to our credit policies. No official US military endorsement is implied.
MidCountry Bank is a member FDIC.

SOURCE Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank