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EECU passes $1 billion milestone in loans

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EECU passes $1 billion milestone in loans


The EECU Credit Union surpassed the $1 billion milestone in its loan portfolio near the end of 2012 and has maintained that level since, the company said in an announcement March 20.

“This milestone represents our commitment to developing the financial solutions that the North Texas area is looking for,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU president and CEO.

The Fort Worth-based credit union is one of the largest locally owned financial institutions and offers new and used car loans, recreational vehicle and boat loans, as well has home mortgages, home equity loans, personal and credit card loans. The credit union operates for the members, any resident of Tarrant County, through 13 branch locations, as well as online and through auto dealers. It has 167,000 member customers and assets of $1.4 billion.


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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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