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Leaders Credit UnionUNION CITY, TENN. (June 30, 2016)- Leaders Credit Union is a member-owned full-service financial cooperative headquartered in Jackson, Tenn., with branches located in Jackson, Union City and Bartlett.

Leaders was established in 1957 by five Jackson educators and has grown to over 35,000 members and six branches across West Tenn. In 2011, the members and Board of Directors of Peoples Choice Credit Union based in Union City voted to merge with Leaders. This event marked the first fixed -asset merger for Leaders and their first expansion out of the Jackson market.

A credit union is a not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution that is owned and controlled by its members. Credit unions exist to provide a safe, convenient place for their members to save money and to make a wide variety of loans to one another at reasonable rates.

As one of the largest and most stable credit unions in the nation, Leaders exists to provide the highest quality financial services at the lowest possible cost to members while maintaining the safety and soundness of the Credit Union. Leaders was awarded the 2015 and 2016 "Best Place to Bank" by Jackson Sun's Readers' Choice and was placed in the top 1% of credit unions nationwide by depositaccounts.com. Leaders was also ranked among the top ten strongest credit unions in Tennessee according to Callahan and Associates, a respected source of financial institution analysis and reporting.

Leaders continues to serve its members in West Tennessee with six brick-and-mortar locations, 85,000 surcharge-free ATMs including five in Union City and over 5,000 cooperative shared branches across the U.S. As a full-service financial institution, Leaders offers borrowing opportunities to its members including mortgages, automotive and personal loans as well as VISA credit cards. Savings accounts, including Christmas and vacation club, and free and interest-bearing checking accounts are also available. Leaders also offers instant electronic access with digital banking solutions that allow members to transact remotely from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and mobile check deposit are also available.

Leaders Credit Union strives to be the financial champion of its members, so that together they move forward as one. Leaders is an Equal Housing Lender and is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information about Leaders Credit Union, visit their website at leaderscu.com.