Dakotaland Federal Credit Union Branches Out to De Smet
Monday, September 26, 2011
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union branches out to the "Little Town on the Prairie" with a new office scheduled to open in De Smet. "A locally operated credit union office in De Smet gives Dakotaland the opportunity to better serve the expanding number of members that live and work in this growing community. We are pleased to be a part of the progressive commerce that exists in this town and look forward to bringing our full line of financial services to the residents of De Smet and the surrounding area." says Dakotaland FCU President, Dan Cumbee.
The Credit Union will be conveniently located at the corner of Highway 14 and 25 in the Helms Insurance Agency building. Dakotaland FCU and Helms Insurance intend to give the property a facelift with some remodeling and new signage. A late November opening date is anticipated and both occupants are excited about providing complimentary services to their customers and members. "We are pleased we could assist the Credit Union in setting up their new branch. It's promising to see a new business open its doors in our community.", commented local businessman, Dennis Helms.
Staffing the Dakotaland Office will be Tristin Gruenhagen and Roxene Helms, both of DeSmet. Gruenhagen and Helms bring an impressive list of qualifications and many years of financial experience to the new branch. "We are lucky to have secured two very talented local employees to help launch the long line of products and services Dakotaland is able to offer our De Smet members." stated Cumbee. The list of services will range from the basic traditional to the latest in technology, while maintaining an emphasis on convenience. Your local credit union branch will offer Savings Accounts, Free Checking Accounts, Certificates of Deposit, IRAs, and Direct Deposit for starters. Card Services will include a Dakotaland Visa Credit Card, and Advantage ATM & Check Cards. Members can also expect to see a wide variety of lending services including Auto Loans, Real Estate Loans, Recreational Vehicle Loans, Business Loans, Life Event Loans and Overdraft Protection. And last, but not least it will feature a line of electronic services which include an Interactive Web Site, Online Account Access, Mobile Banking, Automatic Bill Pay, Facebook and numerous others at the time of their November opening.
Dakotaland Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with locations in Huron, Volga, Brookings, Madison, Woonsocket, Redfield and now De Smet. The Credit Union holds a rural community charter that serves those who live, work, worship or go to school in 25 East Central South Dakota Counties, including Kingsbury. With over 20,000 members and $170 million in assets, Dakotaland continues to be locally owned by its members. The cooperative was formed in 1935 and is governed by a volunteer board made up of Dakotaland member-owners.