Intro – USF Federal Credit Union Reviews & Ranking

AdvisoryHQ recently published its list and review of the top credit unions in Tampa, FL, a list that included USF Federal Credit Union.

Below we have highlighted some of the many reasons USF Federal Credit Union was selected as one of the best credit unions in Tampa, FL.

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

USF Federal Credit Union Review

The USF Federal Credit Union has served the University of South Florida’s faculty, staff members, students, alumni associations, and their families since 1959. The Tampa credit union has more than 50,000 members and holds over $500 million in assets. You can choose from six branch locations, as well as thousands of shared locations and fee-free ATM machines across the country.

Eligible members can sign up in as little as 15 minutes, either in person, online, or by phone, with a minimum $5 deposit to a Primary Savings account.

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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 USF Federal Credit Union review, USF Federal Credit Union was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best credit unions based on the following factors. 

USF Federal Credit Union Review: Community Involvement
USF Federal Credit Union is an attractive choice among credit unions in Tampa, FL, because it gives back to the community. In 2015 alone, it contributed more than $30,000 to numerous charities and causes in Tampa and the surrounding area. Donations, services, and resources were given to the following organizations, as listed on USF Federal Credit Union’s website:

  • Blood Drives in partnership with One Blood
  • Shred Events – Free shredding of confidential documents
  • Food Drive for Metropolitan Ministries
  • Toy Drive for Guardian ad Litem
  • Cruise for Kids Poker Run Sponsor
  • Hope and Help Center of Central Florida Headdress Ball Sponsor
  • St. Joseph’s Christmas in July Sponsor
  • Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Sponsor
  • Tampa Bay Federal Foundation Swing “fore” Charity Golf Classic Sponsor
  • Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry Orlando Sponsor

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USF Federal Credit Union Review: Youth Accounts
Youth accounts with USF Federal Credit Union are a great way to teach children, and teenagers good money habits. With an adult as a joint holder on the account, a child or teen can open an account in their name.

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USF Federal Credit Union has two types of accounts for minors: Good Cents Savings Club and Teen Accounts. The former is for children up to 12 years of age.

It comes with no monthly service fees and requires a $5 deposit to open, as well as the requirement that a minimum balanced be maintained.

The latter is for teens ages 13-17. It has the same requirements as the Good Cents Savings Club account, but offers teens aged 13 and older an ATM card. Moreover, when your teen turns 16, he or she can conduct checking transactions with a Visa Debit Card.

This helps your teen build credit, while also giving them access to online, mobile, and text banking. Conveniently, Teen Accounts are automatically converted to regular Primary Savings accounts when the minor turns 18.

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