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METRO CREDIT UNION DONATES TO THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF THE NORTH SHORE

Platinum Visa Credit Card Program Continues to Provide Funds to Area Programs & Agencies

CHELSEA, MA (March 21, 2013) – Metro Credit Union, which is poised to become the Commonwealth’s largest state-chartered credit union, today announced that in its continuing effort to fund programs that support children and young adults, the credit union donated over $16,500 to agencies and programs affiliated with the Jewish Federation of the North Shore (JFNS) through a Platinum Visa Card affinity program over the last seven years. Each time card holders make a purchase using the affinity credit card, Metro CU matches a portion of the purchase to contribute to the non-profit programs.

The Jewish Federation of the North Shore Platinum Visa Card provides funds to over fifteen area Jewish programs and agencies affiliated with The Federation.  This year, Metro CU donated almost $2,500 to the JFNS through this program alone.

The Federation partnered with Metro CU to allow supporters to “Make a Purchase and Make a Difference.”  Metro CU donates a percentage of purchases made with the JFNS Platinum Visa Card to the agency or program of the cardholder’s choice, and credits a portion of purchases back to the cardholder’s account.

“The Federation provides valuable resources to the North Shore and we are honored to be a select partner,” said Robert M. Cashman, President and CEO of Metro CU.

Interested applicants can apply for the Jewish Federation of the North Shore Platinum Visa Card by contacting Metro Credit Union at 877-MY-METRO or by visiting www.metrocu.org.

About Metro Credit Union
Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $1 billion in assets, and serves over 150,000 members.   It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1926 and headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Metro CU is a non-profit cooperative financial institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services.  Metro CU uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro CU is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through their My Reward Checking account.

Metro CU has 14 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.

Learn more about Metro Credit Union at www.metrocu.org.