There will soon be 8 metro east GCS Credit Union locations. GCS is merging with Bell Community Credit Union, following a vote by members of Bell Community Credit Union on Wednesday. All employees of the Bell Community Credit Union will keep their jobs, and members of that credit union will now have more locations at which they can do their banking business.
GCS Credit Union President Keith Burton tells The Big Z this merger benefits members of both credit unions.
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Bell Community Credit Union was established in 1940 originally to serve Illinois Bell Telephone Employees from Alton to Cairo, while GCS was founded in 1941 out of a single Granite City branch.