I have joined many credit unions that it is not obvious that I should be eligible for. I have gotten some great products from these credit unions such as a killer car loan from NRLFCU and a great home loan from penfed, others sometimes offer the best CD rates our great sign up bonuses for new accounts; NRLFCU and Quorum FCU come to mind here. Almost all of these deals were publicized on the old fatwallet site. I am now asking for help on how to get into a couple more credit unions that interest me:
It would be nice to consolidate some smaller savings accounts into a 20k interest checking account, but I don’t see an easy way to get into St. Paul FCU when I have no connection to the area currently.
I thought that I read once that you could basically chain relationships to get into Navy such as this: If your uncle qualified, then your dad could join as an immediate family member, at which point you could join as an immediate family member of a member. I can not find any references to this technique searching recently, but I could potentially complete a chain if that would be allowed.