By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Region – At RTN Federal Credit Union, the company motto is “Work. Home. Life.” For this financial institution, that is truly a philosophy that is instilled in every aspect of the products and support it offers not only its members, but also the communities in which they are based.
Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with nearly $900 million in assets, close to 50,000 members and 20 branches. As a credit union, it is a member-owned, nonprofit financial cooperative, governed by a volunteer board of directors. Headquartered in Waltham, RTN has branches in Hudson and Marlborough as part of its branch network.
What sets RTN apart from other institutions, Sarita Ledani, RTN’s assistant vice president of business development said, is their commitment to assisting their members with all aspects of their financial lives, whether they are starting out on their first job, buying their first home, obtaining a business loan, downsizing, or preparing to retire.
Every step of the way, members can be assured they are getting the best options for their financial needs and advice from trusted professionals.
Members are always invited to stop into a branch to make their transactions or to get assistance or advice. Products and services include a variety of savings and checking accounts, money market accounts, IRAs, vehicle loans, mortgages, and VISA credit cards to name a few. The Credit Union offers eBanking services including online banking and bill pay, mobile banking, and Apple Pay. It also offers CardValet® which is a free mobile app that helps reduce account fraud by allowing cardholders to monitor accounts with their smartphone and allows more control when using an RTN debit card for purchases.
RTN’s multiple points of contact combine the latest technology and digital delivery channels with personal attention for each member, including secure email via Online Banking, eChat on RTN’s website and a 24-hour call center.
The Credit Union is dedicated to giving members the tools to make smart financial decisions. Financial seminars for its members on a variety of topics such as first-time homeownership, home buying and selling, and retirement-related topics are offered frequently for members and the public.
RTN strongly believes in not just being a business in a community, but a community partner.
“We are proud to help community organizations and individuals because we know the need that exists in our own back yard,” Ledani said. “And, we feel it’s very important to support local businesses and events as well.”
In Hudson, where one of their newest branches is located, RTN has been a sponsor for Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce events, the annual Hudson Community Fest, and the Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest. They will also, for the second time, sponsor the Trooper Thomas Clardy Memorial Run, which will be held Saturday, June 9.
In Marlborough, the Credit Union has offered support to the Marlborough Firefighters Local 1714 and the Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition. This spring, RTN has also participated as a sponsor for the Officer Phil child and family safety educational program in Hudson and Marlborough schools.
On Sunday, June 10, RTN and RTN GoodWorks Foundation will sponsor its 8th annual Walk Home 5K Benefit Walk for the Homeless. Funds raised at this event help support homeless teens and families. This year’s walk will be held at three locations – Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common. Since 2011, Walk Home has raised more than $160,000.
The Hudson branch is located at 25 South Street Plaza and may be reached at 978-562-7878. The Marlborough branch is located at 451 Boston Post Road East and may be reached at 508-480-0500. For more information, visit rtn.org.