As the integration begins, you’ll have access to more products and services, both in the branch and online. You’ll see stronger involvement in the community and growth here at the branch. Gulf Coast FCU really appreciates this opportunity to serve you and looks forward to getting to know our membership. You can expect communication, in advance, on any changes to your accounts that will impact you.
No, this was something our leadership had been considering for some time and we know that this merger is one that will be a partnership that continues to prioritize members and the community.
The Homeport Board and Interim President/CEO identified five Corpus Christi headquartered credit unions. The field was narrowed to two credit unions. The Presidents/CEOs of each credit union made presentations to the Homeport Board. The presentations were followed by several rounds of questions/answers and Gulf Coast FCU was unanimously chosen by the Homeport Board.
There were several factors in Gulf Coast FCU’s favor including financial strength, multiple branch network, savings rates, comprehensive array of loan products and a special merger dividend.
Gulf Coast FCU cuently has 4 branches in the greater Corpus Christi area. They also have plans to expand into several additional South Texas counties.
Auto Loans (including indirect auto loans for one stop shopping), Home Equity, Home Mortgages, Credit Card Program (in-house credit card program), and more!
In the coming months the member data system of Homeport will be fully combined into the Gulf Coast member data system. Plans are under review for a process to allow Homeport members to access their former-Homeport accounts at Gulf Cost FCU branches until the data system integration is complete.
Homeport members will immediately realize the benefit of higher rates on all savings products and access to Gulf Coast’s comprehensive fleet of loan products.
At this point you will continue to use all your Homeport FCU accounts, online banking, etc., as usual. In the coming months we will begin integrating the two credit union operational systems. During this time we will be sure to communicate with you regularly about any changes regarding your account information.
Once the conversion is complete, you will need to sign up for Gulf Coast FCU’s online and mobile banking services, which will include some great new features! Information about how to enroll will be forthcoming
Homeport debit cards and credit cards will continue to function as before. Checks written against Homeport share draft (checking) accounts will continue to clear as normal.
At this time we are reviewing if these will have to change. We will provide more information as it becomes available to us.
This will be possible once the operating system conversion is completed, the expected date will be announced soon.
Yes, both credit unions are federally chartered and federally insured so your savings accounts will continue to be insured through NCUA.
This page is updated frequently to reflect real time information. Page Updated: 6/29/2020 at 4pm
Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union
5959 S Staples St. Suite 100 Corpus Christi, TX 78413
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