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As our islands recover from multiple rounds of heavy rain and flooding, the University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) offers support to those who have been affected. With the possibility of hundreds of families being impacted and with effects felt for months or even years, UHFCU has offered a special, low-rate loan for up to $25,000, 60 days of no payments, and same-day funds for qualifying members. They are also offering affected members temporarily relief on existing loans.

“All of us were stunned by the power of these rains and moved by the damage inflicted on so many people. Just as with Hurricane Iniki, UHFCU has always been there to provide financial assistance when there have been natural disasters in our community,” said UHFCU President and CEO Travis Bow. “Considering the scope of the damage to our Islands as well as the constrained resources many families face, it is critical that we offer assistance in this time of urgent need.”

If you are not currently a member of UHFCU and wish to apply for the loan, you may become a member by opening a savings account with just a $5 deposit. Accounts and loans can be opened online at in just a few minutes or at any UHFCU branch.

“Credit unions are about people helping people,” stated Bow. “We’ve been here for more than 60 years helping people meet their financial needs, through good times and bad times, and we’ll continue to live by that philosophy.”

Join Hawai‘i’s leading credit union and the more than 29,000 UHFCU members who enjoy better rates and fees. University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) is a full-service financial institution with state-of-the-art Online and Mobile Banking services – giving you 24×7 control of your finances. We make it easy to bank with access at 50+ branch locations, 375+ ATMs, our 5-minute Online Loan application at, and more.

Established in 1955 by a group of UH faculty, the University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union has been serving the University of Hawai‘i community for over 60 years. Today, the credit union has grown to over 29,000 members with over $618 million in assets. Now with 5 branches, including 3 on various UH campuses, UHFCU is committed to providing the best products and services to our University family.

When you join, you will become an owner of the University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union – the University’s Credit Union. As a UHFCU member, you will enjoy warm, friendly service, convenience, and money-saving rates and fees. Now’s the time to join a “wholesome alternative” with truly local roots, trustworthy advice, and many of the same products and services you’ll find at the big banks – including credit cards and home loans.

Want to join the team? Chances are you are eligible! If you’re a part of the University of Hawai‘i system, which include all 10 campuses across the State of Hawai‘i, you’re eligible to join! We serve faculty, staff, students, and alumni as well as their immediate family or household members. Join the University’s Credit Union and experience what it is like to be part of a team supporting your school, fellow classmates, professors, staff, and their families.

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