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How Well Do You Know Credit Unions?

From a street view, the credit union looks just like a bank: rows of teller windows, convenient drive-through lanes and attractive lobbies. But hidden within those walls are some key differences that clearly separate credit unions from banks. Yet somehow credit unions still remain a mystery to many consumers including

Car Buying: How to Negotiate the Best Deal

Going to a dealership and negotiating with a salesman may fill you with dread. But it doesn’t have to, according to Angie Anderson of Credit Union Lending Systems. Angie regularly gives Car Buying Seminars for the credit union to prepare potential buyers on the art of negotiation. Some of her highly sought recommendations

NOW OPEN: Introducing West Community Mortgage

ROCK HILL, MO – Our Mortgage team officially has their own footprint! After years of getting members in the perfect mortgage for their perfect home from within the walls of the credit union, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our mortgage department into a brand new division, West

Meet the Moeckels – Members for 64 Years!

(Header image: Left – Myrtle and Bley Eichler. Right – Forrest and Peggy Moeckel) This year marks the credit union’s 80th anniversary. From our humble formation in 1936 as Brentwood Mutual Credit Union, with $150 in capital, to our celebration of reaching $150,000,000 in 2012, we’ve been committed to the

How to Get Your Finances in Order in 4 Steps

Getting out of the revolving cycle of debt may seem intimidating, but with a little guidance you can breathe easy! According to, the average American adult has $4,878 in consumer debt. Not all debt is bad and managed properly can increase your credit score ultimately achieving better rates, saving

When Does it Make Sense to Consolidate Debt

Debt can be hard to crawl out of, especially when payments on credit cards, consumer loans and student loans continue to pile up on top of your living expenses. Overwhelmed with a blizzard of monthly bills, many people look at consolidation as an alternative. Streamlining debts can be a useful

Vote for Next Top Credit Union Exec Finalist!

Every year, CUES and Currency put together a competition of shockingly prestigious proportions ultimately in search of the Next Top Credit Union Executive. West Community nominated our wonderfully talented Danielle Buscher for this exciting venture, and she has made it to the TOP 5! Danielle has done some amazing things


To boost morale and show appreciation to U.S. troops deployed overseas, West Community is participating in the City of O’Fallon Support Our Troops Supply Drive from August 11 – September 11. We will have collection bins at each of our branches. Everyone is invited to donate practical items like pocket-sized packages of