STCU Opens Argonne Home Loan Center

The new center offers many years experience in real estate loans, as well as convenience for the area’s members.

STCU opened its first stand-alone home loan center, a step designed to help the credit union meet the growing demand for real estate loans in the area. Located at the Interstate 90 Argonne Road interchange, the center is housed in an existing 2,595-square-foot office building that STCU extensively remodeled, dramatically changing the look of the 1970s-era structure.

The staff at the Argonne Home Loan Center will be led by Home Loan Sales Manager Trina Murphy, who has 30 years of home-lending experience. Additional staff members include Home Loan Officer Kelly Bennett and Loan Officer Assistant Karen Bucknell. Other loan officers will rotate into the center, and additional permanent positions will be added soon.

“STCU members will always be able to visit their neighborhood branch location, or go online to apply for a home loan and sign documents,” said STCU Vice President of Lending, David Flood. “This stand-alone center gives them another convenient location, with easy access from Interstate 90.”

While transactions inside the building are limited to those directly related to real-estate lending, the site also includes two drive-through ATMs. Like those at any STCU branch location, the ATMs are part of the CO-OP Network, meaning their use is surcharge-free, not only for STCU members, but also for members of any credit union that participates in the network.

In addition to the Argonne site, in November, STCU will open its first Tri-Cities location — the Southridge Financial and Home Loan Center. The full-service branch, located in Kennewick, Wash., will include separate space dedicated to helping members with their real estate-lending needs. STCU also has a Home Loan Center inside its main branch in Spokane.

America’s Credit Union Named 2018 Best Credit Union

America’s Credit Union (ACU) recently received the 2018 Best Credit Union Award during last month’s Best of ShowCase Magazine Party. The award was one of many that was presented during the event, which took place at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. ACU Marketing Manager Amy Shuey was present to receive the award.

“We are proud to be a part of this community,” Shuey said. “ACU started out as a military credit union, and we are honored to serve those in our Armed Forces, as well as all members of the Pacific Northwest.”

ACU was founded in 1954 to serve the families of Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma.

ShowCase Magazine is a Northwest lifestyle publication. Every year, ShowCase polls their readers in the South Sound area to vote for the best services, cuisine, health, and shopping destinations in their community.