Sunbelt FCU to open Hattiesburg operations center

By STAFF REPORTS,

Sunbelt Federal Credit Union will locate its new center of operations in Hattiesburg.  The 30,000-plus square foot building, just a mile north of the US 59/49 interchange at 6877 Hwy. 49, will be the home of a new retail banking branch, mortgage office, and area of operations for various Sunbelt departments. The facility is scheduled for completion by this summer.

With its roots established in Laurel, Sunbelt has served Mississippians with full-service banking solutions since 1953. Now in 2019, Sunbelt offers a growing number of branches across the state serving over 37,000 account owners.

The addition of the Hattiesburg operation center is not a consolidation of offices, but rather an opportunity to grow and build upon the services provided to all its communities. The center is to house more than 50 employees with room to expand. All offices, including the main office housed at 1506 Congress Street, Laurel, will remain. Sunbelt is excited by the overwhelming support of its community to allow the credit union to expand, and the potential to bring new jobs to the Hattiesburg area. 

As of 2019, becoming an account owner of Sunbelt is easier than ever before with its ability to serve Jones, Pike, Wayne, Forrest, Lamar, Simpson, and Harrison counties.  Popular services include checking accounts that pay 3 percent APY, competitive loan rates for virtually everything and everyone, and free financial wellness programs for all account owners.   

In addition to the construction of the new facilities, Sunbelt Federal has announced a merger with Credit Union South, based in Gulfport. The acquisition was finalized on March 20.  

This merger provides opportunities to expand upon a number of new services for the members of Credit Union South. 

While the merger officially became effective on April 1, 2019, the two credit unions will largely continue operating independently until late summer.  Credit union account holders can take advantage of new services and locations with the integration of each credit union's computer system on Aug. 1. Until the system integration is complete, account holders of both credit unions are to continue utilizing their original credit union for services, including their offices, phone numbers, website, and mobile banking. 

For the latest updates, visit www.sunbeltfcu.org/cusouth.  All media inquiries may be directed to Sunbelt FCU via email at marketing@sunbeltfcu.org 

With its roots established in Laurel, Sunbelt has served Mississippians with full-service banking solutions since 1953.  Now in 2019, Sunbelt offers a growing number of branches across the state serving over 39,000 account owners.  Becoming an account owner of Sunbelt is easier than ever before with its ability to serve Jones, Pike, Wayne, Forrest, Lamar, Simpson, and Harrison Counties. Previous Credit Union South members joining Sunbelt will soon take advantage of services such as checking accounts that pay 3% APY, competitive loan rates for virtually everything and everyone, and free financial wellness programs for all account owners.  

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