Welcome to the Diamond Credit Union Blog.  Here you will find the latest insights, useful information, resources, tips and guides on financial matters which individuals, students, families and businesses encounter.

 

Diamond CU is the Best Bank, Credit Union, & Financial Planning

  It’s Time to Vote for 2017! Cast your votes for the 2017 Readers Choice Awards! Click the Readers Choice logo below to nominate (cast your vote) for Diamond as your choice in Credit Unions, Financial Planning, and Banking. Go to the BUSINESS SERVICES block and select the categories there. Nominations (votes) will be accepted until July … Continue Reading

You helped to give back over $2,500 

Diamond Credit Union members were recently asked to refer friends and family members to the credit union. The incentive to refer others was earning donations for six local charitable organizations. Referring members and new members choose one organization each to receive $10 after the new checking account was opened. At the end of the promotion, members … Continue Reading

Local Students Receive Diamond CU Scholarships

The winners of the Diamond Credit Union Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarship are chosen by leaders at five local schools. The scholarship-winning students are well-known for giving back to their local community. These students are volunteers and team-players who also love to spread goodwill. The participating schools are all located close to one of the … Continue Reading

Ten Years as a Greater Reading Top Business

Recently, Diamond Credit Union was named one of the Top 50 Businesses in the Greater Reading area, by the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Diamond is ranked as the 14th Greater Reading Top Business, and is therefore the highest ranking credit union on the list. Chamber representatives presented the award at the annual dinner on May, 24, … Continue Reading

Your Emergency Fund: How Much Is Enough?

Our goal is to provide you with the education which can help you understand and better define your financial goals for the future. Our financial professionals are here to provide the guidance to pursue those goals. For many, understanding every aspect of personal finance can be daunting. From investments to retirement to insurance, the decisions … Continue Reading

Helping to Save Lives Throughout our Community

The Reading Health System Trauma/Neurocritical Care department is launching a Stop the Bleed initiative with the goal of training civilians throughout our community to use life-saving techniques that will keep patients from losing too much blood before medical professionals arrive. The Trauma Center has already created educational materials to display on hospital campuses, but their … Continue Reading

Important Questions to Ask When Shopping for a Mortgage

There are a lot of options to explore when shopping for a mortgage: your local credit union, big banking institutions, mortgage brokers, online lenders and government agencies. Even after you choose a lender, each one will have multiple mortgage products to offer. When evaluating your options, there are several questions you should be asking when … Continue Reading

Lucky 13th Annual Charity Golf Invitational Brings in a Jackpot

On Friday, May 12, 2017, Diamond Credit Union held their 13th Annual Charity Golf Invitational at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood, Pa. The event raised over $31 thousand for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, adding to a 13 year total of over $346 thousand raised at this annual event. With the support of … Continue Reading

Getting a Head Start on College Savings

Our goal is to provide you with the education which can help you understand and better define your financial goals for the future. Our financial professionals are here to provide the guidance to pursue those goals. For many, understanding every aspect of personal finance can be daunting. From investments to retirement to insurance, the decisions … Continue Reading

Should Small Business Owners Turn To Alternative Lending?

When it comes to your personal finances, you might be familiar with names like Lending Tree or Rocket Mortgage, websites where you can quickly fill out an application and be approved for a loan in record time. These websites are part of a growing trend called “fintech” (financial technology) or alternate lending. But it’s not … Continue Reading

The views, opinions, and ideas articulated in this blog are just that, and should not be construed as financial or legal advice. The writers of these blogs are educated on the topics they are writing about, but they are in no way licensed financial advisors or registered investment advisors. Diamond Credit Union is not responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of the information they read in one of our blogs.