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Keesler Federal Opens New Branch in Slidell

Wednesday, January 3, 2018  
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SLIDELL, La. (January 3, 2018) – Keesler Federal Credit Union has opened its new Crossgates branch located at 2925 Gause Boulevard East in Slidell.

The new full service branch features Monday through Saturday hours, drive-through and night drop services as well as a 24/7 drive-up ATM. The 4,300 square foot branch will also offer safe deposit boxes, full teller area and loan services.

This is Keesler’s second location in Slidell.

"This community has been very welcoming to us, and we have seen a strong demand for affordable banking services,” said Andy Swoger, Keesler Federal President and CEO. “With this new and more spacious branch, we hope to offer Slidell area members even more convenient access to our services.”

Swoger extended an invitation for area residents to visit the branch and find out more about how they can become members of the credit union. He said many people still think one must be associated with Keesler Air Force base or the military, but that is not the case anymore.

“Everyone who works, lives, attends school or worships in many parts of St. Tammany Parish are able to join,” he said. “It’s easy to join and you only need to deposit a $5 share to get started.”

Swoger said credit unions are not the same as banks because members actually own the credit union. The money credit unions earn is returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, low fees and higher deposit rates. He said Keesler Federal’s Member Giveback program is an example of how it shares credit union success with members. Every month, 35 members are randomly selected to receive $100 to $2,000 just for using credit union services.

More than 400 businesses partner with Keesler Federal, and anyone employed by those companies is eligible for Membership. Established in 1947, Keesler Federal Credit Union has assets of over $2.5 billion and over 200,000 members worldwide.