First of all, we're pleased to report that First Tech has won a national award for its incredible investment services group (these are the really smart people who can advise First Tech members about money and other grown-up stuff).
It's called thCUSO Financial Services, LP (CFS). The award recognizes First Tech's dedication to CFS' Keystone concepts, which are awareness, integration and credibility.
Lots of good things are around the corner for First Tech (we can't talk about them yet) but one thing we can talk about is how R/West recently became First Tech members. Woot!
Here's a pic of our presidente Sean signing his official "papers" and becoming a First Tech member. Why are we so excited about this? Because belonging to a credit union means less money in bank shareholder's pockets and more in our piggy banks! Yay! We didn't get that at first, but First Tech is a not-for-profit organization. That means they don't charge ridiculously high fees for things like checking and over-drawing your account (not that we've ever done that...) Also, First Tech has sweet member rewards programs and really good rates on loans, CDs and all that jazz. Basically they rock.
So here's to you First Tech. We heart our new credit union. Fuzzies all around...