Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union Merger Expands Service
Friday, November 11, 2011
The members of Turtle Creek Federal Credit Union have approved a merger with Dakotaland Federal Credit Union of Huron, South Dakota. The merger passed in early August with an overwhelming membership vote of 95% in favor. "This merger will provide additional services to Turtle Creek members, which they currently obtain from other financial institutions." says long time Manager, Darrell Dickhaut. The official Redfield branch conversion takes place the end of December.
Turtle Creek Members will see a new sign in front of their Main Street address, but as in the past, they will continue to see the same friendly faces and receive the same great service they have come to expect from their credit union. Along with the new name, Turtle Creek will see an expanded offering of products and services. "The addition of these new financial services will allow our members to make Dakotaland their primary financial institution." states Dickhaut. Real estate lending, VISA credit cards, business lending, extensive electronic services, etc. are just a sample of the options coming in early January 2012 to the Turtle Creek Branch.
Turtle Creek FCU was chartered in 1935 and has been serving those that live, work, worship or attend school in Spink County. The union of these two financial cooperatives will now expand the field of membership to those in 25 East Central South Dakota Counties. "I look forward to working with the growing Dakotaland organization and I am excited about the prospect of offering a full line of services at our Turtle Creek Branch in Redfield." added Dickhaut.
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Woonsocket, DeSmet, and Redfield. With over 21,000 members and $180 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned by its members. The cooperative was formed in 1935 and maintains a full line of financial services for its membership.