Simply Suncoast

Why You Should Bank with Suncoast Credit Union

Erin Palmer

December 01, 2017

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We admit it… there are a ton of financial institutions to choose from. Suncoast Credit Union isn’t the only great option for your banking needs. But we are the best choice!

There is so much to look for when choosing a financial institution. Suncoast has the products and services that will fit in with your life and help you save money.

More importantly, we care about our members. Suncoast’s mission statement is about improving our members’ lives. And this is a commitment we’ve held since our beginning in 1934.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should bank with Suncoast Credit Union.

Suncoast was Named “Best Bank” by Local and National Publications

If you’re thinking “of course Suncoast thinks I should bank with Suncoast,” we get it! We’re proud of what we do each day and confident that we’re the best choice for your banking partner.

But we’re not the only ones who think Suncoast is the right choice for you.

Each year, Money magazine’s “Best Banks” article analyzes and ranks financial institutions. Guess who was chosen as the Best Bank in Florida in 2017?

That’s right, it was Suncoast!

The magazine used data on fees, interest rates and account requirements to determine the best bank in each state and Suncoast came out on top for Florida’s rankings.

Convenience is also important for consumers. The “Best Banks” article mentions how Suncoast offers in-network access to more than 3,000 free ATMs in Florida.

With our convenient access to ATMs and strong digital banking tools, you can bank whenever and wherever you want!

Local readers also voted Suncoast "Best Bank" for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay 2017. Our satisfied members consistently rate Suncoast high for ease of doing business and satisfaction with their service experience.

Nearly 9 out of 10 members would refer a friend to bank at Suncoast, according to member reviews. Member satisfaction is our most important honor!

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Suncoast Can Save You Money

Accolades aside, we know you want to bank somewhere that will help you save money. At Suncoast, we help members save more for life. And we have the data to prove it!

Suncoast members enjoyed more than $123 million* in direct financial benefits in 2017, according to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). That means our members saved an average of $326 per household!

Since those numbers are based on averages of all members, your savings can be even higher. Because the more products and services that you have through Suncoast, the more money you can save!

CUNA’s data shows that loyal members who use Suncoast extensively get even more financial benefits, saving an average of $1,312 per household in a single year.

We have lower rates for loans and higher earnings on deposits, which can lead to long-term savings. Another reason we can help you save so much is because we offer a ton of free services. Check them out:

  • Free Checking Accounts
  • Free Overdraft Protection
  • Free Scorecard Rewards Program
  • Free ATM Withdrawals
  • Free Financial Counseling Services
  • Free Bill Pay
  • Free Cashier’s Checks (1 per day)
  • Free Check Cashing
  • Free Financial eLearning Program
  • Free E-statements
  • Free Mobile Banking
  • Free Money Orders (12 per day)
  • Free Notary Service
  • Free Online Banking
  • Free $2,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance


Suncoast members also get exclusive perks and discounts on everyday services just for being a member. So if you want to save money, you’ve come to the right place!

Suncoast Partners for Life

Suncoast Credit Union is a partner for life, from piggy bank savings accounts through your first home and retirement

Wherever life takes you, we’re here to help with products, services and the personalized attention you need at every turn.

Suncoast is a one-stop shop for all of your financial needs. You may already know that we offer amazing checking accounts and credit cards. And you might have heard of our mortgage options and vehicle loans that help with life’s major purchases.

But Suncoast has much more to offer than your everyday banking services. Here are some of the services that you may not know about:

Not only do we offer all of the services you need, but take pride in making it easy for these services to fit into your life. For example, getting preapproved for a loan makes your entire buying process much faster.

Most importantly, we never stop looking for new ways to help our members. Our list of products and services continues to grow because we’re always searching for the next big thing that can save you money and make your life easier. 

Suncoast Truly Cares

We saved this point for last because if there is one thing we want you to remember, it’s that we truly care about you.

That’s why we offer the savings and services that we do. And it’s also why we make it a priority to give back to the communities in which we live and work.

Suncoast is an active part of the community. We sponsor local events and teach financial literacy through our youth outreach programs. We’re also active in active in a number of green initiatives to help the environment.

We even have a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that benefits local children. The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation focuses on promoting the education, health and emotional well-being of children in our communities.

Our foundation has raised and donated over $19 million since 1990 to help create a better future for the children of our community.

Suncoast loves our members. We love our community. And we would love to have you join the Suncoast family!

Suncoast Credit Union is a financial partner you can trust.

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*Source: Datatrac, NCUA, and CUNA. Estimated Suncoast Credit Union Financial Benefits. June 2017.

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