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4 Ways to Be Eligible For Credit Union Membership

Credit union membership offers many benefits, like lower interest rates and fewer fees, that most big banks can’t match. Read about credit union eligibility here.

Credit unions have advantages that some big banks can’t match. When exploring the benefits of a credit union, you’ll typically find lower interest rates for loans, lower fees and higher savings rates, and a variety of resources to put you on the path to financial success.

At Listerhill Credit Union, we believe in membership for life. Even if you retire, move away, or change employers, you have a lifetime membership. Read below for four different ways toward your credit union eligibility with us!

1. Be Local

To become a member of a credit union, you need to have a common bond with the other members. Most modern-day credit unions must actively have a Community Charter. This means that credit union membership is open to everyone who lives in a specific geographic location, usually a city or county.

At Listerhill, if you live in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, or Tennessee, you are eligible to become a member.

2. Join By Association

Not near a branch? No problem! You have credit union eligibility anywhere in Alabama if you join the Alabama Consumer Council or the Athens State Alumni Association. In Tennessee, Georgia, or Mississippi, you can also become eligible for membership if you join the Athens State Alumni Association.

This membership is initiated at no cost to you and doesn't require any setup outside of the normal Listerhill membership application process.

Learn about Listerhill's new associational membership

3. Family Membership

You can also qualify for membership by being a family member of a current Listerhill member.

To qualify, you must be an immediate family member of a current member. This includes spouses, children, siblings, parents, grandparents/grandchildren, step-parents/children/siblings, and adoptive relationships. We also take into consideration potential members. Credit union eligibility also counts if you live and share household expenses with a current member.

4. Other Credit Union Eligibility Options

The three options previously mentioned are unique to becoming a Listerhill member, but there are other ways to achieve credit union eligibility.

Generally speaking, other ways include options like your employer establishing a relationship with a credit union, and all employees are invited to join. Employees, students, or family members of students specific to certain school districts could also be an avenue to membership with your local credit union!

Your Membership Matters

At Listerhill, our vision is to value people over profit — all members profit individually and collectively. We work passionately to exceed expectations, seek improvement and make our community a better place! With only $5, you can join us as a member today.

Learn more about how you can be eligible to join Listerhill


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  • How do I connect my additional Listerhill account(s) in Online Banking?

    In order to add an additional Listerhill account in Online Banking, please:

    1. Log in to Online Banking through our website.
    2. Click the Accounts tab at the top.
    3. Click “Connect An Account”
    4. To add a Listerhill Account, click “Listerhill Credit Union Account”.
    5. Enter the appropriate information on this screen and select the appropriate account type.
      1. Account Number.
      2. Nickname the Account.
      3. Select the Account Type.
        1. Share Draft – Checking
        2. Share – Savings
        3. Share Certificate – CD
        4. IRA
        5. Line of Credit
        6. Loan
        7. Credit Card
      4. Check the box for Bill Pay if desired.

    Once finished, the new account will be added by the next business day.

  • How do I connect my credit card(s) in Online Banking?

    In order to add a new credit card in Online Banking, please:

    1. Log in to Online Banking through our website.
    2. Click the Accounts tab at the top.
    3. Click “Connect An Account”
    4. To add a credit card, click “Listerhill Credit Union Account”.
    5. Enter the appropriate information on the screen and select the appropriate account type.
      1. Account Number.
      2. Nickname the Account.
      3. Select the Account Type.
        1. Share Draft – Checking
        2. Share – Savings
        3. Share Certificate – CD
        4. IRA
        5. Line of Credit
        6. Loan
        7. Credit Card
      4. Check the Box for Bill Pay if desired.

    Once finished, the new card will be added by the next business day.

  • What if I had merchandise points?

    Cashbackmall will be available for redemption on 9/1/22 for cards converting to cash back rewards from merchandise points.

  • Who is eligible for Cash Back Rewards?

    Cash Back Rewards are available for Listerhill Signature Credit Cards. Signature credit cards require a limit of $5,000 or greater.

  • How much do I get back in Cash Rewards?

    Cash Back Rewards are calculated at 2% on purchases. Cash Advances and Balance Transfers do not earn Cash Back Rewards.