RISMEDIA, July 14, 2010—Introduced in May 2009, REALTORS® Federal Credit Union (REALTORS® FCU) understands the work habits and lifestyles of busy real estate professionals. As a virtual credit union, Realtors FCU is always open, giving you and your agents the freedom to manage your finances—when and where you want. Realtors FCU is a great supplement to your financial portfolio, offering an array of diverse products and services, along with federally insured deposits, fewer fees and highly competitive interest and dividend rates on a variety of savings, investments and loans.
And now Realtors FCU is excited to announce its new Partner Program, which provides additional rewards and incentives to large brokerages and associations that promote the benefits of credit union membership.
“Credit unions operate under the philosophy of ‘people helping people’ and that is what our Partner Program is all about,” explains Realtors FCU CEO Tom Glatt. “Realtors FCU helps real estate brokers enhance the value of the benefits they provide to their agents by helping them with their financial needs. And by helping spread the message about Realtors FCU, brokers can earn exciting incentives. Everybody wins.
“Our Partners are key to growing our credit union family,” he adds. “The quicker the credit union grows, the quicker it can develop additional products and services to benefit all members.”
Partner Program Rewards and Financial Incentives
By joining Realtors FCU’s Partner Program, brokers and associations are eligible to receive special rewards and financial incentives based on their “Partner Progress,” which is defined by the percentage of new credit union members that join from your organization.
As you progress, you become eligible to receive loan discounts or certificate-investment dividend-increase coupons of up to 0.25%. You’ll also receive recognition for your Partner designation in Realtors FCU’s Annual Report and on RealtorsFCU.org.
When your Partner Progress reaches 5%, you’ll also receive a Preferred Partner designation and a number of additional benefits, which include:
-A $250 coupon redeemable toward Realtors FCU promotional items or apparel
-Realtors FCU sponsorship of your annual convention/expo, charitable event, advertising, or other sponsorship
-A Business Spotlight on RealtorsFCU.org
-A plaque and pins recognizing your Preferred status
When your Partner Progress reaches 10%, you’ll receive a Platinum Partner designation, and a number of additional benefits, which include:
-A $500 coupon redeemable toward Realtors FCU promotional items or apparel
-Realtors FCU sponsorship of your annual convention/expo, charitable event, advertising or other sponsorship
-Realtors FCU’s President/CEO will speak at one of your key events/meetings to recognize your Platinum Partner status
-A Business Spotlight on RealtorsFCU.org
-A crystal award and pins recognizing your Platinum status
Become a Realtors FCU Partner
To take advantage of industry-leading certificate-investment and money-market savings rates, simply join Realtors FCU’s Partner Program. Once you open a Realtors FCU business account, request and complete a Partner Program Agreement, which is available by emailing PartnerProgram@RealtorsFCU.org. Realtors FCU will coordinate with your chosen liaison to develop a unique marketing plan to fit your needs. They will also provide you with the marketing tools available to promote your credit union membership through your website, orientation programs, newsletters, meetings, billings, and other communications.
The credit union is also a great addition to NAR’s Realtor Benefits® Program as it offers Realtors value-added offers and significant savings on products and services you use on a daily basis.
All Realtors and immediate family members are eligible for lifetime membership. To become a member, all you have to do is visit RealtorsFCU.org and fill out a membership application or call 1-866-295-6038.
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