With a mission of homeownership and economic opportunity for all, Self-Help Credit Union (self-help.org) announces the opening of its branch located at 101 Curtiss Pkwy, Miami Springs on January 9, 2023.

Self-Help Credit Union opens in Miami Springs
Self-Help Credit Union opens in Miami Springs (Photo credit: Self-Help Credit Union)

This is Self-Help’s ninth branch in Florida and its first in Miami. Sources rank Self-Help as the tenth largest credit union in Florida, with offices in Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tallahassee.

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs), like Self-Help, have a mission to provide fair, responsible financing to urban, rural, immigrant, and other communities that mainstream finance doesn’t traditionally reach. While our services benefit everyone, Self-Help’s presence in Miami brings broader access to fair, affordable financing options to communities that have long faced historic barriers to financial inclusion, especially women, low-wealth families, immigrants and communities of color. Self-Help works with individuals, organizations, and businesses in under-resourced communities, offering members financial education, business coaching, and fair, affordable loans that increase economic opportunity and help build wealth.

In addition to homeownership, small business growth, affordable housing and community development will be key areas of focus. Services for members will include savings, checking, term certificates, money market accounts, IRAs, loans, including credit building loans, mortgages, online and mobile services, debit and credit cards, and small business/nonprofit accounts.

“We are excited for the opportunity to grow in Miami and to expand our presence in southern Florida,” states Sam Chesser, Self-Help Credit Union VP and Florida regional manager.  “We look forward to meeting more local residents – and future members – who would benefit from a credit union experience tailored to their financial needs.”

“We also hope to broaden our reach and build strong relationships with local businesses and nonprofits that make this a great place to live and work,” Chesser adds.

The Miami Springs branch is conveniently located and staffed by a knowledgeable team who are ready to serve new customers. Lobby hours will be:

  • Monday – Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Self-Help also offers online, mobile and telephone banking services to provide customers with 24/7 account access.

About Self-Help Credit Union
Headquartered in Durham, NC., Self-Help Credit Union was founded with $77 in proceeds from a bake sale. Self-Help initially focused on helping small businesses and home buyers in underserved areas. It now helps drive economic development and strengthen communities by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across the nation. Since 1980, Self-Help has provided over $10 billion in financing to over 157, 000 families, individuals, and businesses. Through its credit union network, Self-Help serves thousands of people in Florida, California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.



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