There's Still Time to Apply for the 2017 Designation of Savings Excellence

Calling all military banks and credit unions! The application deadline for the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence has been extended to Monday, April 17 to give applicants more time to collect March activities and reports.  

The Designation honors the important role banks and credit unions play in helping families save money and build wealth. Whether you promoted a savings product or service during Military Saves Week or for the entire month of February or March, you can apply for the recognition. 

How to apply today!

America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Criteria and Application for Banks

America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence Criteria and Application for Credit Unions

Last year, 34 banks and credit unions received the Designation of Savings Excellence:

Air Force Federal Credit Union
Andrews Federal Credit Union
Armed Forces Bank
Arsenal Credit Union
BancorpSouth
Belvoir Federal Credit Union
Biddeford Savings
Broadway Bank
Dean Bank
Democracy Federal Credit Union
District Government Employees Federal Credit Union
Dover Federal Credit Union
Eglin Federal Credit Union
Electro Savings Credit Union
Farmers Savings Bank
First Arkansas Bank & Trust
First Central Credit Union

FirstCapital Bank of Texas
Guadalupe Credit Union
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Keys Federal Credit Union
LUSO Federal Credit Union
M&T Bank
Mechanics Bank
Navy Federal Credit Union
Pacific Marine Credit Union
Pen Air Federal Credit Union
Pioneer Valley Credit Union
Quontic Bank
R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
Torrington Savings Bank
TS Bank
VISION Bank
WesBanco
 

 Designees are recognized in the following ways:

So, send in your application today!

Tip of the Day

  • Written by Tammy G. Bruzon | February 3, 2017

    Don’t let debt stand in the way of your savings goals and aspirations: http://bit.ly/2kghZBs via @MilitarySaves #MSW2017

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