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Becoming a member is easy

A $5 deposit into your account establishes your membership at the Credit Union and opens you to a variety of financial products and services. Becoming a member is easy! Check if you fit any of the criteria below:
  • Available to anyone who lives, works, or worships in the following counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, Wayne, Allegan, Kent, Monroe, Ottawa, and employees of Kelly Services, Inc. or select divisions of GM. Immediate family members of any of these groups are also eligible to join.
  • If you become a member of the Detroit Historical Museum you are also automatically eligible to become a member at Community Choice Credit Union. You can view more information about this opportunity by visiting the Detroit Historical Society Application.
Once you become a member of Community Choice Credit Union, you remain a member for life, even if you change jobs, retire or relocate. Apply for membership online or by visiting one of our member center locations.
 
 

Our history

Founding Community Choice Credit Union house
1935: A few neighbors put five dollars in a fund from which anyone could borrow in a time of need. Redford Township Credit Union was founded in the home of its originators, Arthur and May Jenkins. It remained there for 25 years.

1960: The Credit Union, then serving Redford Township, opened its first official office space and relocated from the home of its founders.

1998-1999: An expansion of the Credit Union’s charter occurs allowing include anyone who lived or worked in the cities of Livonia or Redford to become a member of the Credit Union. To reflect the purpose of being a cooperative and the commitment to community, the name of the Credit Union was changed to Community Choice Credit Union.

2002: The Credit Union’s charter again expands, making the expansion the largest of its kind in Michigan. The Community Choice Credit Union footprint, once 58 square feet, grew to 529 square miles.

2007: Community Choice Credit Union merges with Research Federal Credit Union. The result of the merger provided expanded locations and services to members and doubled the total assets of Community Choice Credit Union.

2008: Looking to solidify itself as a premier financial institution, Community Choice opens its new headquarters building in Farmington Hills. The new location features an innovative branch design, along with administrative offices.

2009: Seeking to create a program that encourages local students to attend Michigan colleges and give back to their communities with their education, the Credit Union creates the Community Choice Foundation.

2010: Community Choice Credit Union partners to merge with Kelly Services. The merger expands the Credit Union’s presence into Troy and offers exclusive financial services to Kelly Services employees.

2013: Community Choice Credit Union partners to merge with ROME Credit Union. The merger expands the Credit Union’s presence into Royal Oak and surrounding communities.

2015: Community Choice Credit Union partners to merge with NuPath Community Credit Union. The merger expands the field of membership and also provides a presence both Downriver and on the western side of Michigan.

The Community Choice Foundation

The Community Choice Foundation lives the credit union philosophy of people helping people. Through community grants, scholarships and volunteerism, the Foundation and Credit Union team members Give Big to local Michigan communities. The Foundation awards quarterly grants to Michigan-based non-profit organizations, awards $100,000 in scholarships, each year, to Michigan students and much more. 

Community outreach

Community Choice Credit Union and its team members are dedicated to improving the communities we serve. Michigan is also our home and we take pride in giving back and Giving Big! Our community services are centered around our member center locations throughout Michigan. We reach out with a variety of programs, including: