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First Central CU Receives America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence
Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:00 AM

On May 18, First Central Credit Union will receive the America Saves Designation of Savings Excellence for Credit Unions, a designation from America Saves that recognizes credit unions that go above and beyond to encourage people to save money during America Saves Week. America Saves and credit union leaders are recognizing credit unions that do exceptional work to promote savings among their members and communities. 

“It can be hard to put aside money for savings,” said First Central President JoBetsy Tyler, “but there is an easy way to save money without ever missing it: make your savings automatic. Pay yourself first.”

First Central, located in Central Texas, offered more than tips to promote saving during America Saves Week. Their motto is "Everything we do, we do for you," and their ongoing, robust saver programs are incentives to start saving since saving plays an important role in debt consolidation, credit status, and having funds for emergencies, tax time, holidays, and retirement.

“Lowering interest rates charged on vehicles and credit cards is a great place to begin,” Tyler said. “First Central provides free financial check-ups for members, often those with low to moderate incomes who may feel they can’t afford a financial session.”

The credit union will be recognized along with other recipients at the America Saves National Savings Forum in Washington, DC, and will receive the Designation of Savings Excellence seal for their website.

“For years, banks and credit unions have participated in America Saves Week by offering products and services that encourage individuals to save money and build wealth,” said Nancy Register, national director of America Saves.

America Saves Week is an annual opportunity for credit unions to encourage individuals to save money. America Saves is recognizing exceptional credit unions that succeed in promoting savings or other wealth building accounts and have high levels of accounts opened or added to during America Saves Week 2016.

To learn more about First Central Credit Union, please visit

America Saves, a campaign managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America, seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at and