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Life moves pretty fast. Interest rate shifts. Stock market surges. Rising healthcare costs. The news that affects your personal finances can move fast. Our Advantage Insights blog posts offer the type of information you'll need to make smart financial decisions for you and your family. By staying in the know, you can take steps to make your life easier.

Renting versus Buying a Home With the home prices stabilizing and even rising in some cities, many people are wondering if now might be the right time to take the plunge into homeownership. Real estate conditions and individual personal financial situations vary dramatically, so there’s no simple yes or no answer. But here are some issues to consider that can help you decide w ...

On Thursday, 11/12 PACU attended the annual TSA Health Fair located CLT Airport. The Health Fair consisted of roughly 10-12 vendors. Dorie Rickard and Leshila Cuevas from our Atrium Branch as well as CU@Work Executive Larry Ballard had the opportunity to talk with lots of new prospective members along with the members we already have a relationship with and help. We were so tha ...

Here at PACU, your financial journey is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with the most current information so that you can make informed financial planning decisions for you and your loved ones. This includes an important financial journey, estate and trust planning, that many of us find challenging. Knowing the differences between estates and trusts and options avai ...

Thank you to everyone who came out to our shred day at our Advantage Way branch. We were able to shred 6,000lbs of paper all while collecting 455 lbs of food and $610 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC! Special thanks to Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS!   ...

  Building relationships does not happen overnight. It takes time and a genuine interest to help individuals make the best decisions for themselves and their family members. Michael Westbrook knows this all too well as Piedmont Advantage Credit Union’s (PACU) director of financial wellness. Westbrook helps PACU members navigate through the complexities of sustaining financial ...

On Friday 8/28, our University Branch wanted members to know that PACU truly appreciates their membership with some doughnuts and PACU water.  Our Team had a blast speaking with members and they came through the drive thru.  The University team had the opportunity to inform PACU members of our new interactive ATM and were able to  demonstrate some of its features.  At PACU we ...

Today we want to celebrate Radha, who works in our Boyer St. location in Charlotte, NC!  Radha is a dedicated employee that really makes a difference for her fellow co-workers and PACU Members!  Thank you Radha for always going the extra mile!!  Alexis, one of our valued members, had this to say about Radha: ...

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Important financial decisions come up at many points throughout your life. Whether you are looking to save your hard-earned cash, buy a house or purchase a car, you must first decide which financial institution to trust with your money. Before considering specific institutions, you should also understand the differences between banks and credit unions and determine which best meets your needs. Piedmont Advantage Credit Union outlines some of the primary differences to help you compare.

Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and founded in 1949 within the airline industry, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union (PACU) now serves member-owners, who reside, work or worship in one of the eight communities it serves in North Carolina or who are employed by one of its many employer companies. These eight communities are in Forsyth, Guilford, Mecklenburg, Cumberland, Duplin, Iredell, New Hanover and Rockingham counties. A nonprofit cooperative financial institution, PACU has 10 branches throughout its service region and employs a workforce of over 100.

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