Proud to Offer Co-operative Banking

A different way to bank.

We’re different, but we’re not new. Alterna has been proud to offer co-operative banking to our members since 1908. At a credit union, banking means having everything you need to manage and achieve your financial goals. Add “co-operative” to the way you bank, and you have a completely different experience. 

What is co-operative banking? 

Co-operative banking at Alterna is banking where profits have a higher purpose - they're returned to you in the form of great rates and better service, and put back into the communities where you live and work to do good. That’s not just lip service, our commitment to the communities we serve is part of our foundation—after all, we’ve lived and worked here for over 100 years. 

We’re strengthening communities through partnerships with local non-profits, sponsorship of community events and grants where they’re really needed. We’re investing in the economic development of our communities through our micro-finance program, our partner micro-loan funds, and our unique community account offering.

That’s just the beginning of what makes co-operative banking different at Alterna. We’re committed to achieving the financial dreams of our valued members, and we believe that profits should benefit the people we’re here to serve. In other words—co-operative banking puts your needs first! 

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