Intro – Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union Reviews & Ranking

AdvisoryHQ recently published its list and review of the top credit unions in Cincinnati & Columbus, Ohio, a list that included Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union. 

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Below we have highlighted some of the many reasons Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union was selected as one of the best credit unions in Cincinnati & Columbus, Ohio.

Click here for a detailed review of AdvisoryHQ’s selection methodology: AdvisoryHQ’s Methodology for Selecting Top Banks and Credit Unions.

Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union Review

Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union was established in 1951 and now serves as one of the leading credit unions in Columbus, Ohio, with full-service offerings and friendly service. Membership is available by opening a share savings account with an initial deposit of just $5, and as long as this deposit and account are maintained, full membership offerings are available.

This non-profit financial cooperative is operated by a volunteer board of directors, like other credit unions, and they are elected by the membership at an annual meeting. These volunteers then serve three-year terms.

Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union Reviews & Ranking

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Key Factors Leading Us to Rank This Firm as One of This Year’s Top Credit Union Firms

Upon completing our detailed review, Columbus Metro Federal Credit Union was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best credit unions based on the following factors. 

Columbus Metro FCU Review: Simplified Vehicle Shopping 

Not only does Columbus Metro offer auto financing with low rates and flexible terms, but they also strive to make the process of shopping for a car as simple as possible as well.

Columbus Metro has partnered with local dealers so they can receive low-rate financing without making a trip to the credit union.

Just visit participating dealerships and make a deal on the vehicle you want. You then tell the dealer you’re a member of Columbus Federal Credit Union, and the dealer will make the arrangements for financing.

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Columbus Metro FCU Review: MetroWeb

MetroWeb is the easy way to access accounts online through the Internet branch of this Columbus credit union. MetroWeb offers the opportunity to not just view real-time account and transaction information, but also perform certain transactions.

MetroWeb includes the following features and benefits:

  • Check account balances and monitor any activity going on with accounts
  • View debit card transactions
  • See pending direct deposits
  • Transfer funds between accounts
  • Make fast, simple loan payments
  • View copies of canceled checks
  • All data is encrypted using SSL technology
  • Most browsers are supported

Columbus Metro FCU Review: Metro Merit Checking

While several options are available, one of the popular checking accounts from Columbus Metro is the Metro Merit Checking account. The reason Metro Merit is popular is that it’s designed to help those people who may have had financial, credit, or checking account troubles in the past. If you have a record with Chex Systems but you have accounts at Columbus Metro that are in good standing, you may be eligible for this account.

With this account, members have unlimited check writing and withdrawals included in the low monthly fee, and there is no minimum balance requirement.

The account also includes a free Debit MasterCard, free overdraft transfers from savings, and online access to check images.

Columbus Metro FCU Review: Debit MasterCard

The Debit MasterCard from Columbus Metro makes it simple to complete daily transactions, with money withdrawn from your savings or checking account. Columbus Metro membership includes access to more than 20,000 in surcharge-free ATMs throughout the country, including JEANIE or Armed Forces Financial Network machines, as well as STAR, Pulse, or Plus ATMs.

Members who have a Debit MasterCard and shop online also have the added benefit of SecureCode protection, which is a private code created exclusively for shopping online. Enter your payment information and your SecureCode and make the transaction as usual, but with added convenience and security.

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