Greater Iowa Credit Union

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A short history of Greater Iowa CU

Since its inception in 1932 the Greater Iowa Credit Union has been serving its members in the AMES, Iowa area with exceptional financial products. You can find their current interest rates on used car loans, new car loans, 1st mortgage loans and interest rates on both fixed and adjustable mortgages here on these pages. Currently led by Scott Zahnle, the Greater Iowa CU has grown its membership to over 30,664 with assets of more than $418,199,642. They have a main office and 8 branch offices. Please see the credit unions website or contact them by phone at (515) 232-6310 or email them at to get exact details . There are many other credit unions in the local area. See them all here. Credit Unions in AMES, IA.

General Information For Greater Iowa CU was taken from their 6/30/2017 quarterly report, which is the most current available public information.

Charter Number 64203
Address 801 LINCOLN WAY, PO BOX 665 
City AMES 
State Iowa 
Zip-Code 50010
Phone Number (515) 232-6310
Fax Number (515) 663-8894
Email Address:
CEO/President Scott Zahnle
Members 30,664 
Full-Time Employees 103 
Part-Time Employees
Number of Branch Offices
Total Assets 418,199,642 

Compare Greater Iowa Credit Union To Other Local Credit Unions

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Branch Name
Zip Code
Phone Number
ATM Access
Distance (Miles)
River Valley CU River Valley Credit Union 2811 E 13th St 50010 (515) 232-1654 No 0.49
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Tradesmen Community CU 1400 2nd Avenue 1400 2nd AvE 50305 (515) 243-8735 No 29.47
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Greater Iowa Credit Union Financial Performance Charts

Performance Charts

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Financial Data

Greater Iowa Credit Union Lowest Loan Rates With State and USA Rankings

Unsecured Credit Card New Car Loans Used Car Loans 1st Mortgage Loans Other Real Estate
Rate 2.09 4.46 7.27 3.80 4.57
Mean Rate For All USA Based Credit Unions 10.56 3.72 5.00 4.48 4.95
Rank Among All USA Credit Unions 4 337 568 108 177
Rank Among All Iowa Credit Unions 1 49 58 13 24

Greater Iowa Credit Union Highest Deposit Rates With State and USA Rankings

Checking Regular Savings Money Market Certificates of Deposits IRA/KEOGH
Rate 0.31 0.13 0.28 1.68 1.34
Mean Rate For All USA Based Credit Unions 0.19 0.26 0.29 0.73 0.66
Rank Among All USA Credit Unions 88 122 101 69 114
Rank Among All Iowa Credit Unions 7 21 19 5 11
Greater Iowa Credit Union Loans and Leases

Interest Rate Number of Loans Amount
Unsecured Credit Card Loans 2.0903,72010,651,352
All Other Unsecured Loans/Lines of Credit 12.1802,7685,355,257
Short-Term, Small Amount Loans (STS) (Federal CU Only) 0.00000
Non-Federally Guaranteed Student Loans 0.00000
New Vehicle Loans 4.4605,05890,392,807
Used Vehicle Loans 7.2707,78273,490,082
Total 1st Mortgage Real Estate Loans/Lines of Credit 3.800867103,540,458
Total Other Real Estate Loans/Lines of Credit 4.5701,03233,302,908
Leases Receivable 0.00000
Total All Other Loans/Lines of Credit 5.9102133,880,232
TOTAL LOANS & LEASES 21,440320,613,096

Greater Iowa Credit Union Real Estate Loans and Lines of Credit


No. of Loans Outstanding Amt of Loans Outstanding No. of Loans Granted Year- to-Date Amount Granted Year-To-Date
Fixed Rate
    a. > 15 years 13315,852,1207911,235,354
    b. 15 Years or less 47749,440,736445,714,744
    a. > 15 years 2616,65900
    b. 15 Years or less 9822,448,33152,614,050
Other Fixed Rate 0000
Adjustable Rate 1 yr or less 8446,78100
Adjustable Rate > 1 yr 14914,735,8313660,667


Closed-End Fixed Rate 62816,829,740923,909,157
Closed-End Adjustable Rate 0000
Open-End Adjustable Rate 40416,473,168886,332,794
Open-End Fixed Rate 0000
TOTALS 1,899136,843,36631130,466,766


Interest Only & Payment Option 1st Mortgage Loans 000
Interest Only & Payment Option Other RE/LOC Loans 785,341,0293,253,769
    a. Federally Insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) 0000
    b. Proprietary Reverse Mortgage Products 0000

Greater Iowa Credit Union Member Offerings
First Time Homebuyer Program Yes
Real Estate Loans Yes
Pay Day Lending No
Share Secured Credit Cards Yes
Overdraft Protection/Courtesy Pay Yes
Overdraft Lines of Credit Yes
ATM/Debit Card Program Yes
Interest Only and Payment Option 1st Mortgage Loans No
Check Cashing Yes
Money Orders Yes
No Surcharge ATMs Yes
Home Banking Via Internet Website Yes