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United Federal Credit Union Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Buchanan Branch

Buchanan Ribbon Cutting

Buchanan, Michigan – United Federal Credit Union (United) celebrated the grand re-opening of its Buchanan branch on February 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The branch, located at 808 E. Front Street was recently remodeled in an effort to provide greater convenience and service to members, and to create a welcoming place for the community to visit and learn how United can help them with personalized financial solutions.

“United has its very roots right here in Buchanan, and we want this branch to continue to be a source of pride for our members and this community,” said Thad Payne, United’s Regional Market Development Manager. “This remodeled branch will ensure we are around to serve Buchanan for many years to come and to provide financial advice and services to our Members, as we do our part to help this community be the best it can be.”

Bill Beckman has led the Buchanan branch since August 2018 as Branch Manager. Beckman has been with United since 2013, previously serving as ecommerce sales and service outbound sales manager in St. Joseph since 2016. Prior, he was assistant branch manager at the Berrien Springs location from 2013 to 2016.

“This is a celebration of a promise by United to this community that no matter how times change, we will always be here to help improve the financial lives of our members,” said Beckman. “The credit union philosophy is all about ‘people helping people,’ and the team at United is driven to provide the best experience possible to our members and to invest in the places we call home, like Buchanan.”

United began remodeling its Buchanan branch in August 2019, which was led by The Redmond Company. It is a full-service branch with personal and business banking services including loans, mortgages, investment services.

United has called Buchanan home since 1937 when it was known as Buchanan Clark Employee Credit Union. Today, United serves Members in Benton Harbor, Berrien Springs, Buchanan, Holland, Niles, St. Joseph, and Stevensville.