- Personal Loans
- Personal Loans
- Home & Auto
May 10, 2023
Growing the Greater Good Through Community Events | January to April 2023
As a local credit union, we take great pride in serving our members and the community around us. We’ve seen firsthand that strong communities are built on a foundation of mutual support and the hard work of so many wonderful people and organizations. Our team is thankful for opportunities to contribute our time, energy and resources to make an impact. Check out what we’ve been up to lately!
Team member volunteer and growth events
Part of our culture at Grow centers around growing the greater good, a simple statement that captures the essence of what we aim to do here. Our team members collectively take this mantra seriously as they work to spread joy and hope through a variety of initiatives. So far this year, team members participated in beautification projects at Paint the Town, helped prepare the next generation of young leaders at the Suit Up & Show Up Leadership Retreat, and volunteered with Peas and Love to create a sustainable garden for low-income residents, just to name a few. Deborah Allen, Cards Administrator, shared more about her experience: “I joined the Peas and Love Gardens event, as I am learning more about food deserts and want to help close that gap. Through this event, I learned more about gardening that I can use on a personal level and share with our community.”
Our team keeps busy when it comes to planning and participating in a wide variety of team building and educational events too. From Dine Out for Diversity events, where team members enjoy food and fellowship at a local business, to our annual Women in Leadership Panel, Grow team members always find ways to learn from and grow with one another. Allen said, “The Dine Out for Diversity events give us an opportunity to spend time with our diverse community of team members while also supporting one of our phenomenal business members. This past month, we went to 7th + Grove in Ybor City, which was great!”
Sponsored community events
As you’d expect from your credit union, we put sponsorship dollars toward benefiting the local areas we serve throughout Tampa Bay and Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. That means your dollars go directly to the benefit of the membership as a whole and the local communities we serve. (It’s just one part of something we like to call the Credit Union Difference!) We’re a proud sponsor of numerous community events, including Synapse Florida, Bark in the Park, River O’ Green, the Florida Strawberry Festival, the Flowertown Festival, the Celebrate Birthdays Cupcake Crawl, Tampa Pride and the USF Bulls Business Community networking event, among many others.
The person responsible for our ability to cultivate such strong community partnerships is Allen Milliron, Director of Credit Union Sponsorships. He shared, “The heart of Grow really is community service and community relationships. It’s a pleasure to cultivate relationships with other local organizations and meet individuals who are doing truly extraordinary work in the community. We always look forward to interacting with members and community members at each and every event.”
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733