Each month, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of our incredible team members here at Telcoe Federal Credit Union. Get to know Tina, our Midtown Senior MSR!
How long have you been with Telcoe?
I've been with Telcoe for 17 years.
Why did you choose Telcoe?
I've been in banking since I was 18 years old. I previously worked for another financial institution until 2000, when the CEO retired and we merged with Telcoe. I've been with Telcoe ever since!
What services do you provide at Telcoe?
There's not much I don't do! I do all sorts of teller transactions and member service requests, as well as overall branch maintenance. Unless you need specific help with a loan or mortgage, I can help any member with pretty much anything. One thing I practice is that if I don't know the answer to our members' questions, I will do absolutely everything I can to find the solution
What is the best financial advice you've ever received?
Prepare for the future and save for unexpected expenses. Know that everything you do financially affects your future.
Why should everyone use a credit union?
It's a great way to save, and we have great rates on loans. Also, I think credit unions typically give better service than the big banks.
What sets Telcoe apart?
With Telcoe, you get the best of both worlds. We're small enough that our service is personal but large enough that we can offer loans and mortgages. That combination is hard to come by these days!
What does "local" mean to you?
Well, Telcoe is only in the state of Arkansas. Because we're a local credit union, we really are focused on understanding our members and what they need. I like to know my members, understand what they need financially, and know how they're doing in their everyday lives. If you become a new member, I will know your name and treat you like a lifelong member.
Tell us something really, really fun about yourself.
I like to go to mud races and don't mind gettin' muddy!
What advice do you have for those looking to join Telcoe?
Don't shortchange yourself with your Telcoe membership. If you joined just for a good loan rate or a savings account, you should explore everything we have to offer.