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News Release: United Offers Federal Government Employees Financial Relief Programs

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January 07, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union immediately offers its Members employed by the federal government and impacted by the December 2018 government shutdown the following relief programs:
  • Waiver of early withdrawal penalty on share certificates1  
  • Signature Loan with no payments for 90 days2
  • Budget counseling and Member Assistance Program
  • Installment loan deferments3
  • U First credit card with 0% Intro APR  for six months, then a variable rate from 9.99% to 18.00% APR4
“When unexpected circumstances impact our Members’ lives, United steps up to help them through it,” said Chief Innovation and Marketing Officer, Erin Hennessy. “Even a slight disruption in someone’s finances can be stressful, especially when it concerns their job. United makes relief programs like these available so our Members can breathe a little easier when times are uncertain.”
To implement these benefits, Members need to visit their local branch or call our Member Service Center at (888) 982-1400.
These opportunities will be available only for the length of the shutdown and end the same day the shutdown ends. For more information and offer disclosures visit
About United
United Federal Credit Union has served its Members since 1949 by helping them to build a sound financial future. United consists of more than 168,000 Member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $2.6 billion. Its corporate offices and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. For more information visit