Credit Union Qualifications
Members of Community West Credit Union gain access to some of the best financial services and products available throughout Michigan as well as several great perks. You are eligible for membership at Community West if you:
- Live, work, worship, or attend school in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, or Ottawa counties.
- Are any legal entity located in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, or Ottawa counties.
- Are over the age of 55 and receiving a retirement annuity, pension, or social security benefits and live in or belong to a retirement organization, such as AARP, operating in; Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, or Ottawa counties.
- Are an immediate family member of a current Community West Credit Union member.
A minimum deposit of $5 into a regular savings account is required to open a Community West membership. As a member-owner, this is your share of the credit union.
When you choose Community West Credit Union, you’ll gain access to everything you need to manage your money and achieve better financial health. Members enjoy convenient mobile banking, great loan and credit card rates, and access to more than 30,000 fee-free ATMs nationwide. But did you know that Community West membership also comes with added perks? Learn more about all the benefits our members receive and stop by your nearest location to join.
Protecting Your Finances and Privacy
As identity theft and financial scams become increasingly common, Community West is committed to keeping our members, their families, and all joint account holders safe. That’s why all members are eligible for IDProtect, a comprehensive theft monitoring and resolution service that helps keep you safe from fraud. For complete details, please visit our IDProtect page.
Take the Hassle Out of Paying Bills
Stay on top of your monthly bills with ease by enrolling in It’sMe247 Bill Pay. This convenient service works hand-in-hand with the same mobile banking platform you use to access your Community West accounts. Once you sign up, it’s easy to pay all your regular bills, from your mortgage loan to your credit cards and even bills from local businesses. And with reminders, recurring payments, and payment status monitoring, you’ll never miss a due date again. Best of all, It’sMe247 Bill Pay is safe and secure to protect your privacy and your money.
Ways to Save
Everyone loves a deal, and when you join Community West Credit Union, you’ll find a number of great ways to save. Our current programs include:
CUNA Mutual GAP Insurance
Newly purchased vehicles depreciate the second they’re driven off the dealer’s lot. When a vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and not recovered, you could owe more than the vehicle is worth. Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) is designed to reduce or eliminate the difference between the insurance settlement and the loan balance. Ask about how you can add GAP to your auto loan. If you have an existing GAP policy with Community West, contact us to file a claim. If you purchased GAP directly at your auto dealership, contact your dealer to file a claim.
TruStage Home & Auto Program
Are you paying too much for car insurance? Visit TruStage online to receive a free instant quote from a licensed insurance agent, and you could save more than $500 each year. Members receive an additional discount when bundling their home and auto insurance policies, and your agent will guide you through switching providers.
RxOptical Vision Advantage Program (VAP)
The Vision Advantage Program (VAP) provides members with the best value, advanced eyewear, and access to outstanding service and expertise from a Michigan company. VAP provides savings on frames, lenses, lens enhancements, sunglasses, contact lenses, and eye exams. You can also use your vision insurance at Rx Optical. VAP can be combined with some insurance plans for extra savings and Rx Optical will bill your benefit for you. Some restrictions may apply depending on your vision insurance coverage.
Earn points for the products and services you already use at Community West Credit Union! For example, if you have a checking account, use a debit card, and have direct deposit into your checking account, you could earn 100 points each month. As points accrue, exchange them for things like fee reversals, special gifts, and more.
At Community West, we always give members more. That includes the CURewards program, which allows you to earn rewards points each time you use your eligible credit card in stores and online – including at local retailers. When you’re ready to use your points, visit the CuRewards®Mall to redeem them for merchandise, travel, and more.
Credit Union Benefits for Valued Members
As a member-owned, not-for-profit credit union, Community West Credit Union serves more than 26,000 members with checking and savings accounts, loans, and other financial services with six locations in Comstock Park, Grandville, Hudsonville, Kentwood, Middleville, and Rockford. Contact us today for more information about credit union benefits, or learn more about membership requirements to join.