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SECU Helps Nearly 34000 Members with Estate Planning Needs

Trust Company, discuss a Will with possible trust provisions, a Durable Power of Attorney (POA), a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) and Living Will, a HIPAA Authorization and other aspects of end-of-life planning.  Members can then schedule an in-branch appointment with an experienced estate planning attorney to have their documents prepared at a cost of just $275 for individuals and $375 for a married couple with similar plans completed at the same time.

SECU member Dan Hess of Garner, North Carolina recently took advantage of this beneficial service and noted, “I was thankful to have the opportunity to use the Estate Planning Essentials Program.  I found the process to be enlightening and inexpensive, and something I might have put off taking care of if it wasn’t for the Credit Union.  It’s a very valuable program and I recommend it to all members regardless of age.”

Jessica Evans, Senior Vice President of SECU’s Trust Services department, remarked, “SECU’s Estate Planning Essentials Program has grown tremendously, particularly since 2014, nearly doubling those served from 17,000 to almost 34,000.  We are happy to see that more and more members are recognizing the need to plan ahead, ensuring their family’s needs are met as they intend in the event of their death.  Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our staff throughout the state, the Credit Union is working continuously to help members prepare for a sound financial future.

Rebranding done right: HopeSouth Credit Union

The rural county of Abbeville South Carolina is dotted with small closely-knit towns that are working hard to buck the trend of lost jobs, bare storefronts and dwindling population. It’s a persistent but an all too necessary endeavor to capture new opportunities in Abbeville County. It is a community of hardworking, kind and loving people – many of whom place their trust in the grace and purpose of a higher power.

Greater Abbeville Federal Credit Union has been a staple of Abbeville County for more than 45 years. It began in 1972 as Flexible Tubing Employees Federal Credit Union as a single sponsor credit union, but in 1985 the name was changed to reflect the addition of other select employee groups. It would eventually become a community chartered credit union serving all of Abbeville County.

Over time, the credit union simply became known as GAFCU – an acronym much in the same way as BMW, CVS or Geico. We know they once stood for something, but we can’t quite put our finger on it (Bavarian Motor Works, Consumer Value Stores, Government Employees Insurance Company).