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Our History

Serving Our Members For Nearly 80 Years and Counting!

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Our History

Circle Federal Credit Union was started in the early 1940’s as Kawneer Credit Union. Original membership was for employees of Kawneer in Niles. In 1984, we became Greater Niles Federal Credit Union and at this time the charter was expanded to a community charter.

Our current field of membership is anyone that lives, works, worships, goes to school or is part of an organization in the City of Niles, Niles Township or all of Cass County. Immediate family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, and spouses) are also eligible regardless of employment or residence. Once a person becomes a member they can remain a member regardless of residence or employment. Our total assets are just over $67 million, with membership at 5200. Circle Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative owned by its members. Each member has an opportunity to select our Board of Directors.

We are a nonprofit organization and derive our income from interest on loans, and interest earned from investments. This income is returned to members in the form of higher interest earned on deposits, and lower rates on loans.

Our Mission Statement

We consider our members our employers and owners. Our mission is to provide customer service to each member that is superior to what our competition offers.