Business Briefing: Bell Community Credit Union merges with GCS Credit Union

The Board of Directors of Bell Community Credit Union of Alton have announced a merger agreement with GCS Credit Union.

GCS Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the metro-east. It was founded in Granite City in 1941 and has since expanded into a full-service financial institution that serves clients in Madison, St. Clair, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Bond, Clinton, Washington, Randolph, and Monroe counties.

The Bell Community Credit Union was established in 1940 to serve Illinois Bell Telephone employees from Alton to Cairo. BCCU has served as a non-for-profit community-based financial institution.

GCS Credit Union will now have eight branches throughout the metro-east.


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