parent, grandchild, sister, brother and in-laws, regardless of residence. Further questions about membership eligibility can be directed to the Member Service Department.

What are the benefits of becoming a member of Premier Financial?

For only a deposit of $5 or more, a person becomes a member-owner of PFCU. The minimum balance a member must keep in their account is only $5. Also, PFCU’s “once a member, always a member” policy ensures membership

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even if they happen to move out of the area. Premier Financial Credit Union has full-service offices in Kiel, New Holstein and Chilton for the convenience of its members.

Also making things for convenient for members are some new products and services coming in 2013.

Secure mobile access went live in mid-March, allowing members to perform many account monitoring and transaction functions via their cellphones. Sonny Schaar of PFCU said having a mobile site is something her young friends told her will be a nice advantage for them, and one more benefit of being a member of PFCU.

Also at Premier Financial, current loan specials are offering the lowest loan rates the credit union has ever offered. Loans are possible on everything from vehicles to boats, campers, garden tractors, mortgage refinances, home equity and more. The special will be in effect at least through May 31; please see PFCU’s ad elsewhere in this section for rate information. Certain restrictions may apply.

This year is shaping up to continue 2012’s busy but successful year, one which saw PFCU celebrate its 50th anniversary with a variety of well-received events.

“The Credit Union continues to grow,” Nothem said. “Assets were up as of the end of the year, while our capital ratio increased as well at the end of the year.”

And within the next couple years, Premier Financial Credit Union will grow once again with its new Chilton office.