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DALLAS, TX (May 20, 2021) — Continuing a multi-year streak, Advancial Federal Credit Union won multiple 2021 Communicator Awards, snagging one gold Excellence Award and…
Advancial Wins Gold and Silver at 27th Annual Communicator Awards
DALLAS, TX (May 20, 2021) — Continuing a multi-year streak, Advancial Federal Credit Union won multiple 2021 Communicator Awards, snagging one gold Excellence Award and three silver Distinction Awards.

“It’s always exciting to be recognized by the annual Communicator Awards,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Advancial. “Our marketing team works hard to help grow our credit union with creative materials and engaging communications, so it’s great for all of us to have those efforts validated by these distinctions.”

This year, Advancial’s Banking Redefined financial education presentation was honored with the gold Excellence Award in the Design Features – Overall Design for Corporate Communications category. Silver Distinction Awards were won for the Individual – Infographic for Branded Content, the Annual Report – General – Corporate / Business for Corporate Communications, and the General – Banking/Bill Paying for Websites categories.
 
About The Communicator Awards
 
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
 
The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who'sWho" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: GE Digital, Spotify, CondèNast, Disney, Republica, Majestyk, Fast Company, Upstatement, and many others. See aiva.org for more information.
 
About Advancial
 
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 100,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.8 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.
 
LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a…
Advancial Wins 2020 Best Bank in Acadiana for Third Year
LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a virtual event on September 24. The Acadiana community has honored Advancial with this award for three years in a row.

With one branch located on Kaliste Saloom and another branch on Johnston Street, Advancial has served the local community with great financial products and personal service since they first opened a branch in Lafayette in 1985.

“We’re humbled to be chosen for the third time as the Best Bank in Acadiana,” said Brent Sheffield, President and CEO of Advancial. “This has been a challenging year for all of us, so we’re thrilled to have something so wonderful to celebrate.”

Darla Mire, South Lafayette branch manager, was excited – but not surprised. “We’re invested in this community. Our members are our friends and neighbors and we work every day to help them reach their financial goals” she said. “Three years in a row is a huge achievement, but we’re not slowing down any time soon!”

Community Development Manager Lacey Maynor echoed Mire’s enthusiasm. “Even with the turmoil we’ve all experienced this year, our team here in Acadiana has remained committed to bringing the best, most innovative financial tools to our community so that we could all weather this storm together,” she said. “It’s so rewarding to know that our efforts have earned us such a high honor.”

ABOUT ADVANCIAL
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 90,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.
 
We’ve updated the balance transfer, enrollment and international wire transfer sections of our mobile app. These updates will help make your experience quicker and easier.
 
Recent App Updates Make your Experience Quicker and Easier
We recently rolled out improvements to balance transfers, enrollments and international wire transfers through the Advancial mobile app.
 
Balance Transfers
Eligible members can now submit a balance transfer through the mobile app. This option is located in the Card Maintenance menu.
 
Enrollments
You can now enroll, unenroll and manage your enrollments for Bill Payer, Remote Deposit, Save Up and other services.
   
International Wire Transfers
A new eSign feature has replaced oral disclosures to reduce the amount of time you spend processing your wire transfer. You’ll need to enroll in eSign under Paperless Settings in cuAnywhere Online Banking before you can begin using this feature in the app. After that, you can proceed with your transfer as usual.


Download the Advancial mobile app from the App Store or Google Play today!
 
 
Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest for the second year in a row.
article preview image Advancial Wins 2019 Best Bank in Acadiana for Second Year
Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at an event on June 26 at The Victorian in Broussard. This is the second year in a row for Advancial to receive that recognition.

“We are so honored to top this list,” said Brent Sheffield, President and Chief Executive Officer for Advancial. “Being recognized by the community as Best Bank is a wonderful confirmation that our personal approach and family-oriented style help make Advancial a special place both to bank and to work.”

Advancial has been serving members in Lafayette for many years, with their first physical branch opening in 1985. They now operate two beautiful branches on Kaliste Saloom and Johnston Street and have developed a local reputation for great products and personal service.

Lacey Maynor, Advancial’s Community Development Manager in Lafayette, received the award at the Times of Acadiana’s event. “The Times is well-known and established locally,” she said. “The nomination and voting process for this contest really provide a good indication of local enthusiasm. I know Advancial is enthusiastic about Acadiana – it’s great to see that the feeling is mutual!”

Lafayette Branch Manager Connie Boudreaux is confident Advancial will continue to build on their strong reputation and relationships in the area. "Our roots are deep in Acadiana,” she said. “Being recognized by the Times’ Best of Acadiana is a testament to our sincere commitment to provide the type of service the community expects and deserves."

ABOUT ADVANCIAL
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 90,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion.
Advancial Wins 2019 FEM Americas EMMA Award

Advancial Federal Credit Union was named the winner of the 2019 Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year award at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Marriott City Center hotel.

 “The EMMAs are the premier Awards ceremony for Global Mobility in the Americas and across the globe, with the greatest breadth of categories for both corporate professionals and service providers,” said Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Director of Content & Marketing at FEM.

Advancial has been short-listed or named a runner-up several times in years past, but this is the first time for the organization to be recognized as the winner.

“Creative, innovative financial solutions are one of the cornerstones of our culture,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer at Advancial. “With the expat market, we recognized a group of people with a unique set of challenges that our products could solve. It has really worked out well for our organization and our expatriate members.”

The judges of the 2019 EMMAs agreed. “Advancial provides expats with badly needed services and gives genuine attention to the needs of their clients, expanding services and demonstrating real results,” said the judges, commenting on Advancial’s entry for the competition.

“EMMAs entries are rigorously judged by a team of fiercely impartial, highly experienced, senior figures in the industry, who are drawn from a range of disciplines across the Americas region and who give up their own free time to carry out a very thorough and demanding process,” continued Tennant-Scull. “So, these awards carry tremendous kudos. It’s so important to receive recognition among your peers for innovation and hard work and so I think the winners and all those on the Shortlist should feel extremely proud.”

ABOUT FEM
The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is a real-world and online community for the global mobility and HR industry. Our mission is to distil best practice across regions, industries and functions while providing valuable networking opportunities for knowledge sharing and program support. Through our multi-platform of content and events we encourage dialogue and enable mobility professionals to unite, learn and grow. FEM holds annual Summits and EMMAs awards ceremonies in the Americas, APAC (Asia Pacific region) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) as well as Conferences in Amsterdam, Australia and Houston. FEM also has a worldwide network of more than 40 Chapters, including Belgium, Czech Republic, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Tel Aviv, Zurich.
For more information, visit the FEM website: https://www.forum-expat-management.com/

ABOUT ADVANCIAL
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 80,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.
 
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Advancial Wins 2020 Best Bank in Acadiana for Third Year
LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a virtual event on September 24. The Acadiana community has honored Advancial with this aw…

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