CreditUnions: Wings Financial Credit Union joins CU Realty Services’ Million Dollar Club

CreditUnions: Wings Financial Credit Union joins CU Realty Services’ Million Dollar Club August 16, 2019

   

Wings Financial Celebrates Saving Members $1 Million in Cash Rewards Through HomeAdvantage

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 16, 2019—Minnesota’s largest credit union, Wings Financial
Credit Union, has earned a spot in CU Realty Services’ Million Dollar Club, having saved its
members $1 million on real estate transactions through the HomeAdvantage® program. Wings
Financial is the tenth credit union to be inducted into the Million Dollar Club and has helped
over 700 members buy or sell their homes through HomeAdvantage since implementing the
program in 2014.

HomeAdvantage is a turnkey real estate marketing platform from CU Realty Services. It
empowers credit unions with the tools necessary to attract and engage home-buying members
in all stages of their home-buying journey. Features include online property listings, property
valuation tools, connections to local real estate agents, and cash back at closing in the form of
HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards.

The Million Dollar Club recognizes credit unions that have delivered $1 million or more in Cash
Rewards back to their members. Cash Rewards are earned when a member completes a home
purchase or sale using a real estate agent in the HomeAdvantage network. Cash Rewards are
equal to 20 percent of the agent’s earned commission. Wings Financial members save an
average of $1,500 per transaction.

Based in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Wings Financial has actively used the program to better
serve its more than 265,000 members and helped hundreds of families achieve their
homeownership dreams over the past five years.

“HomeAdvantage is a perfect fit for Wings Financial because we’re dedicated to giving our
members the best possible tools to make sound financial decisions,” says Kristin Saul,
mortgage business development manager at Wings Financial Credit Union. “With this
partnership we can now recommend trusted real estate agents and offer members home
search tools and the financial benefits of Cash Rewards. In fact, we can’t wait to give another
$1 million back to our members through the program!”

Since launching, HomeAdvantage has cumulatively given more than $42 million in Cash
Rewards back to members who have used HomeAdvantage agents to buy or sell a home.
Norm Creveling, chief lending officer at Wings Financial, says the HomeAdvantage program
provides true financial value to members. “With home affordability being a top consideration for
most people when they buy or sell a home, this program puts real money back in our
members’ pockets to help with things like closing costs and moving expenses,” says
Creveling.

“Our mission is to help make home ownership more affordable for buyers and sellers, and
HomeAdvantage program’s Cash Rewards incentive helps ease the financial burden during the
closing process,” says Tina Powers, COO of CU Realty Services. “Wings Financial has worked
hard to share HomeAdvantage’s benefits with its members and we commend its efforts. By
giving $1 million in cash back to its members, Wings Financial has played an important role in
helping many more people in Minnesota achieve homeownership goals.”

About CU Realty Services, LLC
CU Realty Services provides real estate services to credit unions across the nation, helping
them increase their purchase mortgage business with its turnkey real estate marketing
platform, HomeAdvantage. Launched in 2001, the CUSO has worked with more than 100 credit
unions and thousands of their members in 25 states. CU Realty’s range of web-based tools
helps home buyers find homes, research neighborhoods, calculate costs, connect to
experienced real estate agents, and earn a cash reward. By offering HomeAdvantage to
members, credit unions are able to achieve significant increases in their purchase mortgage
business. To learn how credit unions are becoming members’ first point of contact, visit
www.curealty.com.

About the Million Dollar Club
The Million Dollar Club was launched by CU Realty Services (CURS) in 2017 to recognize credit
unions that use HomeAdvantage to help their members save money on real estate
transactions. By maximizing all the features and benefits of this turnkey real estate program
from CURS, credit unions in the Million Dollar Club have each saved their home-buying and
home-selling members more than $1 million in the form of HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards.
Through these savings, HomeAdvantage is helping CUs across the U.S. turn members’
home-buying dreams into homeownership realities. While hundreds of credit unions use
HomeAdvantage to help their members, only a select few have surpassed the million-dollar
lifetime Cash Rewards milestone.

About Wings Financial Credit Union
Wings Financial Credit Union is Minnesota’s largest credit union and one of the top 40
nationwide, with $5.3 billion in assets and serving 265,000 members. In 2017, Wings was
named a top five credit union nationally by Bankrate.com and the top financial institution in
Minnesota by Money Magazine. In 2018, Wings was named a Star Tribune top workplace for
the sixth consecutive year. Wings members enjoy some of the area’s best savings and lending
rates, convenient mobile and online access, over 70,000 surcharge-free ATMs, and branch
locations throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area as well as Thief River Falls, Atlanta,
Detroit, Orlando and Seattle. Membership in Wings is open to anyone who lives or works in an
eligible Minnesota or Wisconsin county, the aviation industry nationwide, and the
Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, metro area. To learn more, visit wingsfinancial.com.

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