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MUNICIPAL CREDIT UNION OPENS SPRINGFIELD GARDENS BRANCH
- First Branch in South Queens For Credit Union -

August 17, 2012, NEW YORK CITY – Municipal Credit Union (MCU) has expanded its footprint in Queens with today’s opening of its new branch in Springfield Gardens. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, State Assemblyman William Scarborough, City Councilman Leroy Comrie, and District Leader Elmer Blackburne joined MCU President/CEO Kam Wong and Board Chairman Mark S. Brantley in cutting the ribbon this afternoon on the new full-service Springfield Gardens MCU branch, which is located at 134-66 Springfield Blvd.


The Springfield Gardens branch is MCU’s second branch in Queens and first in the southern part of the borough. MCU’s other Queens branch is in Elmhurst. It is also the credit union’s first branch system-wide to have an e-banking center. The e-banking center allows members to conduct a wide range of banking transactions, including transferring funds between accounts, checking account status, and applying for loans.


“MCU is excited to open its Springfield Gardens location. We have many members who work and live in this part of Queens, and our new branch will finally allow us to provide them with convenient and excellent service. We look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with the community and our members here,” said MCU President and CEO Kam Wong.


The Springfield Gardens branch is a full-service branch, offering teller service, staff to help members with a wide range of financial transactions and advice, 24/7 ATMs, and the credit union’s first e-banking center. The branch is open Monday – Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am- 5:00pm, Thursday from 8:00am- 6:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

The Springfield Gardens branch is the second new branch MCU opened in the past four months, following the April opening of a branch in Harlem. MCU now has 16 branches in the five boroughs, Westchester and Long Island.


About Municipal Credit Union


Municipal Credit Union (MCU) is the oldest credit union in New York State and one of the oldest and largest in the country. Established in 1916 and headquartered in New York City, today MCU has assets of over $1.7 billion and offers a full range of financial services to over 325,000 members. With branches in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, members also have access to the credit union’s large and growing ATM network. Eligibility to open accounts at MCU is available to New York City and Yonkers municipal employees; state and federal employees who work in the five boroughs; health care professionals who work in New York State; members of select industry groups; employees of private colleges in New York City and private and public colleges in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester; certain family members, and qualifying retirees. MCU is an equal opportunity lender and deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency. For more information about Municipal Credit Union, visit www.nymcu.org.