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Personal Banking

You can make informed financial decisions with a full understanding of basic banking services.

At People’s we get a lot of questions from members looking for financial guidance. We’ve compiled the most common questions about personal banking for your reference.

If you need help navigating your financial decisions, click the button below to speak to our member services representatives.

Personal Banking Basics

Five Convenient Branches: Hazel Dell | Battle Ground | Fisher’s Landing | Vancouver Waterfront | Ridgefield

You have a lot of options when it comes to managing your money, it can be tricky to weigh all of your financial decisions. Personal banking isn’t always simple. In fact, it can be frustrating trying to plan your financial future without all the facts. Luckily, our Member Services team is made up of financial experts dedicated to making your personal banking experience as smooth as possible. We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we get about banking. Whether you’re opening an account for the first time or in need of assistance with your existing debts, People’s has you covered. Browse our FAQs below to get answers to our most commonly asked questions!

Personal Finances

The primary difference between credit unions and banks is ownership. Banks are for-profit companies with a primary obligation to their shareholders. They make money by charging interest on loans and collecting account fees. Credit unions, on the other hand, are not-for-profit institutions owned and controlled by their members, which are account holders.

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Debt consolidation is a method of combining multiple loans or debts into one loan, typically with a lower payment, lower interest rate, or longer payoff terms.

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Your pending balance may not always match the available balance in your bank account, because it takes into account any transactions that may not have fully cleared.

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If you went overboard during the holiday season, you can get start to pay off your holiday debt in 6 easy steps.

  1. Add up your debts
  2. Select a payment strategy
  3. Stop unnecessary spending
  4. Consolidate with a balance transfer card
  5. Consolidate debt with a personal loan
  6. Talk with a credit counselor 

 

 

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If you’re thinking of how to cover the costs of your home improvement projects, personal loans and Home Equity Lines of Credit are two options.

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Various factors impact your credit score including, payment history, length of your credit history, and the types of credit you have. 

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Yes, you can get a loan with a low credit score or bad credit. Here’s how:

  • Try a collateral loan
  • Have a cosigner
  • Borrow less
  • Visit a local credit union

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Financial Calculators

Our financial experts have compiled tools to help you calculate all the details of your loan, debt consolidation, or credit card interest.

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If you need extra cash – for whatever reason – our personal loans can offer funds you need at rates you can afford

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At People’s, All Members Get the Same Rate

People’s provides members with access to affordable credit through low-rate loans. What sets our credit union apart is that all members pay the same rate, no matter their credit score or amount in their account. We are here to help you with your financial needs.

Five Locations in Vancouver WA

Hazel Dell
7403 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA 98665

Battle Ground
121 NW 20th Ave
Battle Ground WA 98604

Vancouver Waterfront
701 W Columbia Way
Vancouver WA 98660

Ridgefield
109 S. 65th Ave, Suite 102
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Fisher’s Landing
16211 SE 12th Street
Vancouver WA 98683

Personal Banking in Vancouver WA

5 Local Branches Serving Greater Vancouver WA:

Vancouver Waterfront | Fishers Landing | Hazel Dell | Battle Ground | Ridgefield | Salmon Creek | Orchards | Minnehaha | Walnut Grove | Hockinson | Baker | Sara | Felida | Cascade Park East