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Member Savings Report

We're giving $23,315,817 reasons Listerhill membership is the smart choice.

As a credit union, we focus on our members — not just our bottom line. In an effort to prove it, we do the math to see exactly how much money we're savings our members by doing business with us instead of a bank each year. The results are in and we're proud to share that with you. Spoiler alert: you came out ahead!

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The Report
Listerhill Credit Union membership saved you and your fellow members over $23 million.

We work hard to earn the honor of being your trusted financial partner. As your partner, we think it’s important for you to know the value your Listerhill membership offers. We've always believed that we offer you a better overall value than banks, so we decided it was time to prove it.

Working with a national research firm, we compared our account rates and fees with the average rates and fees of leading banks in our primary market areas. When all the calculations were done, Listerhill members collectively saved more than $23 million simply by having their accounts with Listerhill versus a leading bank. That’s an average of $268 per member.

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Are you making the most of your membership?

On average, Listerhill Credit Union members saved $268 each last year just by having their accounts with Listerhill versus a leading bank. If your membership savings amount was more than that, congratulations! You’re likely making good use of your Listerhill membership. But are you making the most of it? If you saved less than $268, you may not be taking full advantage of all that your membership can offer.

The more you have with us, the more you save.
Our market research demonstrates that the easiest way to save more is to do more with us. We know that the deeper our financial partnership is with you, the more you save. Members with one Listerhill account only saved an average of $41 annually whereas members with four accounts saved an average of $870.

How do your savings stack up?
To the right are the average member savings amounts by account type. If your account’s savings were less than the average, we encourage you to visit your local branch to review the membership benefits available to you.

Average Savings by Account Type

Savings $50
Checking $86
Certificate Of Deposit $1,314

Personal Loans $90
Vehicle Loans $413
Credit Cards $359
Mortgage Loans $362
Home Equity Loans $285
The Math
We confess, we’re nerds.

As a financial institution, we’re definitely numbers nerds; especially when it comes to numbers that save you money. In case you’re a little nerdy like us, we want to give you the scoop on how we calculated your estimated, annualized savings.

The actual formulas vary by account type; however, regardless of account type, we used the same basic method shown below to calculate each of your account’s individual savings amounts. We then added all of your individual amounts together to calculate your total estimated, annualized savings amount. The definitions for each term are below.

General Formula

Rate Benefit x Account Balance + Fee Benefit = Individual Account Savings

Term Definitions

Rate Benefit: The rate benefit is the difference between your personal account rate and the average bank account rate for your assigned market area.

Account Balance: The definition varies by account type as follows:

  • For open loans, we used your current account balance (Rate benefit × current Balance) + fees
  • For term loans, we used your original balance (12-month cumulative interest savings based on rate benefit, original balance and term of loan)
  • For Deposits, we used your current balance (Rate benefit × current Balance) + fees

Fee Benefit: The fee benefit represents the difference between the average bank account maintenance fee for your assigned market area and Listerhill Credit Union's account maintenance fee for a comparable account.

Our Research Partner: We partnered with Informa Research Services, Inc., Calabasas, CA, to conduct this research. Although the information Informa provided us has been obtained from banks themselves, neither Listerhill nor Informa can guarantee absolute accuracy as rates can change without notice.

The Comparisons
How do we compare?

We purchased data for Florence-Muscle Shoals (AL) and Maury County (TN), which are the primary market areas where our collective membership resides.

Banks Used to Compare

We used the major banks in each region for our comparisons. The actual comparisons vary by market area, with the list of banks including:

Capital BankFifth Third BankFirst Bank
First Southern BankFirst Tennessee BankRegions Bank
SunTrust BankU.S. BankWells Fargo
First Farmers & Merchants BankBank IndependentFirst Metro Bank
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Common Questions


What does my estimated, annualized savings amount reflect?
The amount listed on your personalized savings report represents the sum of all of your individual account savings amounts. It reflects the difference between what you paid or earned in interest, fees or rebates at Listerhill Credit Union and what you may have paid or earned on average for comparable accounts at leading banks in your assigned market area. The amounts listed are for illustrative purposes only and do NOT constitute a cash payout, dividend or bonus.

What does “estimated, annualized savings” mean?
Because we compared your personal account rates and fees against the average rates and fees of the collective banks in your assigned market area, we cannot quote exact savings. Instead, the savings represent an estimate based on your personal account rate and balances. Annualized simply means that we’ve estimated your account for an entire year regardless of when you actually opened the account.

Why is there a zero on my report?
A zero simply indicates that when we compared your Listerhill account rates and fees with the average bank account rates and fees, you are not actually saving money by having that account with Listerhill. This most likely occurs when your actual Listerhill account rate is higher (for loans) or lower (for shares) than the average bank rate in your market area. There may be other accounts or services that would better suit your needs and help increase your savings. The best thing to do is schedule an appointment to review the membership benefits available to you.


What fees are included in the Fee Benefit calculation? The only fees included in the calculation are recurring account maintenance fees. We did not include penalty or “occasional” fees such as overdraft fees, stop payment fees, foreign item fees, etc. Listerhill has very few account maintenance fees, so your membership really helps you save big in the fee area.


Where did you get the data? We partnered with Informa Research Services, Inc., Calabasas, CA, to conduct this research. We compared market rates using financial data from December 2018. Although the information Informa provided us has been obtained from banks themselves, neither Listerhill nor Informa can guarantee absolute accuracy as rates can change without notice.

Additional Questions?

Listerhill has been consistently been rated in the top tier for overall satisfaction by our members. While we hope you find the information you need online, we'd be happy to talk with you about questions you may have. Call us at (256) 383-9204 or 1-800-239-6033 for friendly, local assistance. Or even stop by one of our branches for personal service.

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  • How am I eligible for membership at Listerhill if I don't live near a branch?

    You can become eligible for membership at Listerhill anywhere in Alabama if you join the Alabama Consumer Council or the Athens State Alumni Association. In Tennessee, 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 on your part outside of the normal application process to become a member of Listerhill.

  • How can I access my Listerhill accounts without a nearby branch?

    If you live in Alabama or in Tennessee but don't have a Listerhill branch location nearby, there are still plenty of ways to access your accounts. You can use our online banking, mobile banking app, and cards app to access your accounts from your devices. You can also take advantage of our CO-OP Shared Branches for easy access to your money wherever you are. If you need to get in touch, we're always one call away.

  • Can I open a Listerhill account online?

    You can open your Listerhill account, loan, or credit card from the comfort of your home with our easy online application. Or, if you want to apply for a mortgage, you can learn more about our offerings and start your application here.

  • Am I eligible for membership at Listerhill?

    If you live, work, attend school, or own property anywhere in Alabama or Tennessee, you're in luck! You're eligible to become a Listerhill member.

  • The Great Giveback Official Rules

    1. Eligibility: No purchase or obligation necessary to participate and win. All participants must be 19 years of age or older at time of contest participation. Employees of Listerhill Credit Union are not eligible to register for the contest.

    2. How To Enter the Contest: All Listerhill members who have consumer loans in good standing, (subject to limitations below) are automatically entered. Anyone who takes out a new loan with Listerhill Credit Union, or refinances a loan from another lender with Listerhill Credit Union (subject to limitations below) will automatically be entered to win. Limit of one entry per loan.

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To enter the contest without a loan, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Listerhill Credit Union, P.O. Box 566, Sheffield, AL 35660, Attn: Great Giveback Contest Entry. Limit one entry per person. Written entries must be received no later than July 3, 2021.

    Listerhill Credit Union will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries or for failure to receive entries. All entries become property of Listerhill Credit Union and none will be returned. Any questions regarding the number of entries submitted shall be determined by Listerhill Credit Union in its sole discretion, and Listerhill Credit Union reserves the right to disqualify any entries by persons determined to be tampering with, violating, or abusing any aspect of the contest.

    3. Contest Entry Requirements: In the event the Credit Union, in its sole discretion, determines that any Entry contains content that does not comply with these Official Rules or does not otherwise comply with regulatory guidelines, Credit Union reserves the right to disqualify the entry.

    4. Determining the Winner: A Credit Union employee will select at random four (4) $500 winners (one per day July 12-15) and one Grand Prize Winner from all entries received on July 16, 2021. You do not have to be present to win.

    5. Prizes: $500 Cash Prize: the Credit Union will award four (4) members with $500 cash each. Grand Prize: The Credit Union will pay up to $25,000 toward your loan with Listerhill Credit Union, or combination of loans. No loan payments will be made to loans with any other lender. No cash equivalent provided, and the total prize amount may be less depending on the outstanding amount of loan balance(s) with Listerhill Credit Union. In no event will the prize awarded exceed the total amount of the winner’s outstanding balance of qualifying loans with Listerhill Credit Union. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. IRS regulations require the Credit Union file a 1099 on behalf of the winner.

    A Credit Union employee will call the prize winners and the prize winners will be called up to five times during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages. Failure to reach winner during these calls may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner drawn from the drum. Winner will be required to schedule a time, at least 48 hours in advance, to visit Listerhill Credit Union, located at 4790 2nd Street, Muscle Shoals AL, 35661 in person, during regular business hours within seven (7) days of being notified to claim prizes by providing proof of eligibility for prize won and completing and signing an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release. Failure of any Winner to timely contact the Credit Union, visit the above Credit Union office in person and sign and return any required affidavit and release, or to claim a prize or comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, will result in drawing Winner's disqualification and the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner.

    6. To be eligible to win, all loans must be in good standing (not more than 30 days past due at the time of drawing. Eligible loans are limited to auto loans (no indirect dealer loans), personal loans (no loans secured by real property, such as mortgages, 2nd mortgages, and Home Equity Lines of Credit) and recreation loans made to consumer borrowers (not business or commercial loans).

    6. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Contest. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of the Credit Union.