April 13, 2016

HOUSTON, TX — Advancial Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a shortlisted nominee for The Forum for Expatriate Management’s 7th Annual EMMAs (Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards). Advancial’s category in the Americas division is the “Expatriate Banking Service of the Year.”

“We’re so pleased to be shortlisted for this very prestigious category,” says Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer at Advancial. “We’ve developed a program that makes setting up banking accounts easy for those new to the U.S. on a work-related basis. It’s a great honor to be recognized for the effort.”

Requirements to enter into the EMMAs included a 1500 word entry statement detailing why the company deserves the award and up to three supporting documents, including testimonials from clients. With over 24 categories of awards ranging from “Best Family Support Program” to “Most Effective Relocation Management Strategy,” the exclusive group of shortlisted companies is a collection of those striving to offer the best products and services to a unique group of employees. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2016 in Philadelphia.

“My representative, Katrina Fowlkes, spent a considerable amount of time explaining the different options Advancial had to offer,” said Alejandro Boldt, an employee of Sabre. “She focused on making my transition from another country to the U.S. as smooth as possible.”

One of the largest obstacles for expatriates is getting financially settled in the United States. Advancial understands this difficulty and attempts to make the financial transition easy for expatriates moving to the U.S. Over the past four years, Advancial has marketed an expatriate program that consists of many unique product offerings for this audience. Advancial is able to offer expatriates credit card limits up to $10,000, auto loans up to $50,000 and multi-million dollar mortgages, upon arrival to the U.S. A few simple documents are all that is needed from the expatriate to get started. By developing a program specifically for expatriates, Advancial is able to extend credit without a credit score, thus providing lending to an audience that needs it most.

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 over 95,000 members worldwide and has assets over $1.25 billion. For more information on this organization, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.