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Mint & Ivy: USSFCU Small Business Spotlight

Published: August 8, 2022

Learn more about this unique online gift shop owned and operated by fellow USSFCU member Abbey Bresett and find out how you can win one of her signature Nation's Capital gift boxes!

9 Essential Business Tasks That Take an Hour or Less

Published: July 5, 2022

With so much on your plate, you might put off some things that don't immediately contribute to your business's day-to-day success. But some of those things are critical for the long-term health of your business - meaning you'll have to do them at some point. In a matter of minutes, you can take the following nine actions to formalize your business, shore up your cybersecurity and maintain good relationships with customers and staff.

How to Check Your Business Credit Score

Published: May 11, 2022

Unlike personal credit scores, which are standardized and available for free, each business credit bureau uses a different scoring system, and you often need to pay to view your report. Your business credit score is also available to the public - meaning potential investors, partners and lenders can take stock of your company's financial health, so it's important to monitor your report.

What to Do If There's a Mistake on Your Business Taxes

Published: May 3, 2022

For small-business owners, preparing an income tax return is far from simple, which can increase the chances of making a mistake. Here are six steps that small-business pros say you can take to cope with that hair-on-fire feeling of discovering an error after you've filed - plus how to get things fixed quickly so you can go back to running your business.

3 Ways to Lessen the Impact of Inflation on Your Small Business

Published: April 12, 2022

Inflation can be tough for small businesses, but the right strategies, support and resources can help them mitigate the challenge, says Carolina Martinez, CEO of the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, or CAMEO. Here are three ways you can lessen the impact of inflation on your small business.

What to Know Before Your Business Adds Buy Now, Pay Later

Published: March 28, 2022

"Buy now, pay later" is becoming common at large retailers like Target, Ikea and Macy's. More and more small-business owners are allowing their customers the ability to pay in installments, too. If you're thinking about offering buy now, pay later at your small business, here?s what you need to know.

Members' Voice Testimonials

This credit union is the best, I love the customer service and you can't beat the interest rates. I'm happy to be a member of this great credit union.

The branch manager introduced herself and was extremely helpful. She stated that if there is anything we ever need to please let her know. Very positive experience!

Greta was absolutely amazing - as always. She makes me and my parents feel valued and supported. We are forever grateful. [The Credit Union] has been hugely supportive over many years. And we feel known and cared for.

Long as I have been with the credit union, I haven't had any problems. I also like the protection on my account.

My overall experience at the credit union was exceptional. The staff was hospitable offering water, my service was timely and professional and the office was well lit and clean.

As a member for more than 40 years, i have always had great service from the USSFCU and know that they stand behind their great reputation.

A top rate Credit Union, [I'm] privileged to be part of! Thank you for all you do for our family! USSFCU Credit Union was able to resolve our financial situation - vehicle, personal loans, customer service/recommendations, within 6 months. We belonged to another credit union for over 20 years, with results not even close to comparison. We switched ...

Your people and products are amazing. The recent [online banking] overhaul is phenomenal. [I've] been electronic banking since Tele action phone banking - paying bills with my push button landline decades ago. USSFCU is light years ahead of everyone else in terms of ease of use and client experience!

I have been a member for more than 30 years. I no longer reside in the DC area but continue to bank with USSFCU because of the ease and the customer service.

I have been a member for over 50 years, and I have always gotten good service with loans, when I had to have service at a branch, and when I needed to have money sent to me from my savings account. The personnel have always been friendly and treated me with respect.

I especially appreciate being able to quickly speak with someone (not a robot) and that person has always been knowledgeable and helpful.

Excellent customer service streamlined and transparent process. The representatives are efficient, knowledgeable, and understanding of the type of loans offered by Credit Union.

The USSFCU behaves as a credit union ought to behave. The staff works with and for the members, not for a corporate board. Interest rates for a car loan, a home improvement loan, and a mortgage are low and terms are transparent.

Staff are courteous and friendly to work with. Very knowledgeable about services and products offered or available. Excellent follow-up with customers.

I have appreciated USSFCU services for many years since I left my work on Capitol Hill. I have appreciated the occasional webinars on purchasing a home or retirement planning.

I have been a member since 2006, and have always appreciated the customer service response to any concern or query. In addition, as I have traveled extensively, USSFCU has provided support and access.

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