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About GLFFCU

Community Relations

Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union’s community involvement through donations, sponsorships or volunteerism is a very important part of the credit unions values.  This commitment is carried out at every level of the credit union.  Click through the links to see what positive impact the credit union has been providing. 

Safety and Security

Your protection is a main priority at Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union.  Your personal data is vulnerable no matter if you bank in person or online.  GLFFCU has taken extensive measures to ensure your transactions with us are always safe and secure.

Your transaction information is kept private with our secure online server.

Arm yourself against identity theft and unauthorized transactions.  Report any suspicious or questionable activity:  text messages, emails, phone calls or social media attacks.

Any debit card transactions that don’t match your normal spending patterns will be flagged and followed up with a phone call or text message to make sure the transaction is yours.  Download the MobiMoney app and take control of your debit card.

With Zero Liability, any transaction that is not yours will be disputed and the amount credited back to your account.

Learn how to protect yourself!  Use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters for your passwords.  Don’t use words, repeated characters or numbers in a sequence.  Regularly check the activity on your accounts and credit reports http://www.annualcreditreport.com.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Employees of the Harnischfeger Corporation in Escanaba, MI.
  2. Members of Teamsters Local #328 in Escanaba, MI.
  3. Persons who live, work, worship or attend school in; and businesses and other legal entities located within a 4 mile radius of the post office located in Gladstone, MI.
  4. Persons who live, work, worship or attend school in; and businesses and other legal entities located in the following townships in Michigan:
    1. Bay de Noc
    2. Brampton
    3. Ensign
    4. Masonville
  5. Employees of the following companies who work in Gladstone, MI:
    1. Alger Delta Co-Op Electric Corporation
    2. Northern Michigan Splice Veneer, now called Besse Forest Products
    3. Marble Arms Company
  6. Persons who live in the underserved area of Delta County; persons who regularly work, worship, attend school, perform volunteer services or participate in associations headquartered in the underserved area of Delta County; persons participating in programs to alleviate poverty or distress which are located in the underserved area of Delta County; incorporated and unincorporated organizations located in the underserved area of Delta County or maintaining a facility in the underserved area of Delta County; and organizations of such persons.
  7. Spouses of such persons who died while within the field of membership of this credit union.
  8. Employees of this credit union.
  9. Persons retired as pensioners or annuitants from the above employment.
  10. Immediate family or household members. Immediate family members defined as:  spouse, child, sibling, parent, grandparent or grandchild (includes all adoptive and step relationships).  Households are defined to include persons living in the same residence and who maintain a single economic unit.
  11. Organizations of such persons.

Misson Statement

Great Lakes First Federal Credit Unions’ goal is to strive to serve our members’ needs in an ever-changing financial world.

History

Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union was originally organized on April 7, 1949 under the name of Harnischfeger Employees of Escanaba Federal Credit Union.  A group of nine employees decided to organize a credit union with the idea that by saving together, they could build a fund from which loans could be made to help Harnischfeger employees who needed money for worthwhile purposes.  They felt an employee free from financial anxiety is a more efficient and reliable person.  Since organization, several changes have occurred.
 

  • October 1, 1982-Harnischfeger Employees of Escanaba Federal Credit Union merged with Teamster’s Local 328 Federal Credit Union.
  • March 1983, Harnischfeger Corporation closed the Escanaba plant which resulted in the credit union’s name being changed to Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union.
  • October1, 1991- Great Lakes First Federal Credit Union merged with Gladstone Community Federal Credit Union.

As we continue to grow, we strive to provide our members with a wide array of financial services transacted in a professional and friendly manner.

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