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Market USA Certified as a Great Place to Work for the 2nd Consecutive Year

Market USA has earned designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company for the second consecutive year. Certification is achieved through an in-depth survey and independent analysis of employee feedback. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.

"We are honored to be certified as a Great Place to Work for the 2nd straight year," says Laura Hassan, President & CEO. "We continue to make employee experience a priority every day and it means a lot that they have reported a consistently positive experience with their co-workers, leaders and jobs, especially in these unprecedented and challenging times."

The survey revealed that 86% of employees believe Market USA is a great place to work, compared to 59% at a typical company. Additional areas with high scores include management delivers on its promises (92%), employees are given the resources and equipment to do their jobs (95%), the facilities contribute to a good working environment (95%), and when people change jobs or work units they are made to feel right at home (97%).

"We congratulate Market USA Federal Credit Union on their Certification," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. "Organizations that earn their employees' trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results."

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World's Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.

To learn more, visit greatplacetowork.com, listen to the podcast Better by Great Place to Work, and read "A Great Place to Work for All." Join the community on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

First-Time Homebuyers:
Up to $5,000 Available for Home Purchase

Buying your first home is an important milestone in your life. Here at Market USA, we understand that finding the right financing plan is as important as finding a home that fits your lifestyle.

To help you get started on solid footing, Market USA can help first-time homebuyers access up to $5,000 to assist with the down payment and closing costs incurred when purchasing a home. Funding is available to qualified first-time homebuyers.*

  • In addition to meeting income eligibility requirements, the homebuyer must:
  • Contribute at least $1,000 toward the purchase of the home
  • Occupy the home as a primary residence for at least five years
  • Complete a homebuyer education and financial literacy course specified by FHLBank Atlanta

Market USA prides itself on providing accessible and feasible financial resources and mortgage products to first-time homebuyers. Please contact a mortgage consultant at 571-328-5036 to determine if you are eligible for First-time Homebuyer funding and to begin your application process.

* Eligibility requirements apply. Please contact our Mortgage Department for more information.

Never Pay Retail for Car Maintenance Again

Car maintenance doesn't have to break you. With CarAdvise you're back in control of your car's maintenance needs.

CarAdvise is the nation's largest online marketplace for vehicle maintenance and repair. CarAdvise puts you back in control of your car care needs. Plus, as a Market USA member you will never pay retail again, and save an additional $10 off your first booked service!

With just a few clicks, you can avoid the usual hassle at the shop by scheduling, approving and paying for services all from your phone! Not sure what you need, or if the price is too high? No problem - just talk to one of their licensed mechanics they'll make sure you don't agree to unnecessary work or pay too much.

The best part is that it's FREE to sign up and you never pay retail price at the shop! To join the car care revolution, visit lovemycreditunion.org and start saving on car maintenance.

Save on Powersports & RVs through Love My Credit Union Rewards!

Looking to get outdoors? You can get special access to member savings on motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, UTVs, jet skis, snowmobiles and golf carts with the Love My Credit Union Rewards Powersports & RV Buying Program. PLUS, you can get up to 20% off parts, service, gear, accessories and more.

  • Benefits and How It Works:
  • 1. Find Your Dream Vehicle: Members get special access to shop thousands of new and used RVs, motorcycles, SxS, ATVs, and more from the nationwide Certified Dealer network.
  • 2. Get Upfront Savings: Receive upfront, transparent pricing and special member savings before heading to the dealership.
  • 3. Save Time and Money: Redeem your member offer at a Certified Dealer and know you're getting a deal without the hassle. PLUS get up to 20% off parts, service, accessories and more.

The best part is that it's FREE to sign up and you never pay retail price at the shop! Visit lovemycreditunion.org to get member savings on your next outdoor vehicle.

Membership Benefits Last a Lifetime

Once you become a member of Market USA, you remain a member for life - even if you change jobs, move or retire. Here are just a few ways your credit union can support you throughout your financial journey:

  1. You are an owner. Because we are a not-for-profit cooperative, you become an owner of the credit union when you join.

  2. You pay lower loan rates and earn higher dividends. Profits are returned to you and other members through lower loan rates and higher savings rates. Also, unpaid qualified volunteers serve on our Board of Directors and committees. This means lower costs of doing business--no hefty payments to a corporate board. We pass along those savings to you in the form of better deals.

  3. You pay lower or no fees. You'll find no or lower fees on ATMs, checking accounts, credit cards and more.

  4. You get extra attention. Our staff can help you work towards financial health. We are here to answer your questions or offer one-to-one counseling.

  5. We're always nearby. Even if you're not close to a Market USA branch, you have access to over 5,000 Shared branches and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs. Visit our Self-Service Guide for additional ways to access your accounts.

In Solidarity Against Inequality

Market USA mourns the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd, as well as others, who have lost their lives due to racial violence. It's encouraging to see the peaceful demonstrations of intolerance of continued racism. As inequality continues to be a major issue in our society, I am hopeful that finally enough people are behind a positive change, so that we will see improvement and ultimately equality for all.

Market USA is committed to an environment for our members, staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and volunteer Supervisory Committee that demonstrates inclusion and diversity. The credit union movement's philosophy has always been "people helping people". As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, we are committed to serving our members equally and respectfully.

We stand in solidarity against injustice, racism, and discrimination.

Sincerely,

Laura Hassan
President/CEO

2020 Annual Business Meeting Video

Due to the ongoing pandemic, our 2020 Annual Business Meeting was broadcast via live stream on Friday, April 24th. Please check out the video below to hear a review of 2019 and find out what is in store for 2020.

We'll Help You Find Your Next Home....and a Great Mortgage Rate

Whether you're looking to buy or sell a home, Market USA has got you covered! HomeAdvantage® is our free real estate program that allows you to:

  • Search for homes: Search current online property listings. Save your search and get email alerts when new properties are available. Search listings now.
  • Find the right agent: Search through our network of top, local real estate professionals to find one that is right for you. Find an agent.
  • Earn Cash Rewards*: Use one of our agents to buy or sell your home, and save $100's to $1,000's in Cash Rewards* at closing. Calculate your savings.

Whether a first-time or experienced homebuyer, HomeAdvantage will simplify the entire process and save you time and money! We also offer a variety of mortgage options including fixed rate, adjustable rate, FHA loans and more. Our online Loan Consultant can help you choose a loan that's right for you.

Visit HomeAdvantage to get started today!

* Cash Rewards are awarded through the HomeAdvantage program to buyers and sellers who select and use a real estate agent in the HomeAdvantage network. Home buyers or sellers are not eligible for Cash Rewards if they use an agent outside this network. Cash Rewards amounts are dependent on the commissions paid to the HomeAdvantage network agent. Obtaining a mortgage or use of any specific lending institution is not a requirement to earn Cash Rewards. If you are obtaining a mortgage, your lender may have specific rules on how Cash Rewards can be paid out. Cash Rewards are available in most states; however, are void where prohibited by law or by the lender. Please consult with your lender for details that may affect you.

Important Information About Fresh Start Loans

Our Fresh Start Loan can help you rebuild or establish credit by borrowing $500 for six months with no credit check required.* Fresh Start Loan applications are only available online or in the branch. Although applications are no longer available over the phone, applying online is quick and easy! Take advantage of our convenient online application, or visit one of our branch locations nearest you to get started.

*Borrow $500 at 18% APR (Annual Percentage Rate) for 6 months. APR effective 5/1/19. A minimum of (6) six months of verified income is required and must be within the last (30) thirty days prior to the loan request (excluding seasonal income). Applicants who are retired or receiving Social Security and/or pension benefits are eligible without (6) months of income verification. You must have direct deposit of net pay (minimum of $500 per month) into your Market USA account for 3 consecutive months. A $30.00 non-refundable fee is due at time of application.

Have a Question? Send Us a Text!

Exciting news! You can now text Member Services at 301-586-3400 or Payment Solutions at 301-586-3401 for assistance. We will respond as soon as possible during normal business hours. For your security, do not send sensitive information through text, such as your account number or social security number. Instead you can use the Secure Message option in our new mobile app. Please note we will never ask for your account information through text. Message and data rates may apply.

Lower Your Loan Payments with Our FlexPay Program

If you have a Market USA auto or personal loan, and are looking to save on your monthly expenses, you may be eligible to use our new FlexPay program! With a few easy clicks, you can extend the term and lower your monthly payments - the entire process is completed securely online. To get started, simply sign into Online Banking or Mobile Banking through our website (not the mobile app), and select FlexPay next to your loan. Your current loan information will already be pre-filled on the FlexPay screen. You can adjust the dial until you find the term and monthly payment that fits your needs. Once you select the Extend Term button, e-sign and submit your loan documents, and you're done! Visit our FAQs for more details.1

Footnotes

  1. A minimal processing fee per loan will be charged to your saving or checking account based on your monthly payment. Excludes Mortgage, Home Equity and Credit Card balances. Interest will continue to accrue on unpaid loan balance. To qualify for extension, loan must be open for at least 90 days and in good standing.Certain restrictions apply. Call for details.
  2. Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) effective 08/06/20 and subject to change. 0% introductory APR is valid for 6 months from initial card issuance. Thereafter, the variable rate will be between 9.25% and 18.00%. The APR is calculated as Prime + a margin between 6.00% and 16.00%. Prime is currently 3.25%. Actual rate may vary and is based on an evaluation of applicant's credit and the type of card selected.