Our History

The Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union was started in the early 1940’s as Kawneer Credit Union. Original membership was for employees of Kawneer in Niles. In 1984 we became The Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union and at this time the charter was expanded to a community charter.

Our current field of membership is anyone that lives, works, worships, goes to school or is part of an organization in the City of Niles, Niles Township or all of Cass County. Immediate family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, and spouses) are also eligible regardless of employment or residence. Once a person becomes a member they can remain a member regardless of residence or employment. Our total assets are just over $56 million, with membership at 5000. Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative owned by its members. Each member has an opportunity to select our Board of Directors.

We are a nonprofit organization, and derive our income from interest on loans, and interest earned from investments. This income is returned to members in the form of higher interest earned on deposits, and lower rates on loans.

Our Mission Statement

We consider our members our employers and owners. Our mission is to provide customer service to each member that is superior to what our competition offers.


Greater Niles Community Federal Credit Union

Volunteer Board of Directors

Robert Green - Chairperson

Bob Chute- Vice Chairperson

Debra Brenner - Secretary

Bradley Light - Treasurer

Larry Pickles - Board Member

Richard Knott -  Board Member

Margaret Dawson- Board Member

Supervisory Committee

Richard Knott - Chairperson

Alan Hunt

Larry Pickles




Contact the Board of Directors

The Board Members and Supervisory Committee Members can be contacted by sending a letter to their attention at:

Greater Niles Community FCU

Attn: Board of Directors

507 E. Main Street, Niles MI 49120

Equal Housing Lender National Credit Union Administration
NCUA - Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government agency. Equal Housing Lender - We do business in accordance with the Fair Housing Law and Equal Opportunity Credit Act