Desert Financial, a credit union, will open a new location June 8 in Queen Creek. The Ironwood Safeway Branch is Desert Financial’s 47th location at 40950 N. Ironwood Road.
The Ironwood location is home to the company’s third open concept design, which places the branch conveniently near the store’s entrance, according to a release.
The modern concept includes teller “pods,” making optimum use of the space and leaving a more modest footprint while delivering robust services. A digital media board keeps members informed when waiting for services.
Desert Financial continues to conduct branch operations in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, promoting the health and safety of their members, team and community.
Branch lobbies are open for teller transactions, and visits with member advocates can be made by appointment.
Safety measures and practices include:
“We’re proud to offer this convenient option to our current members in the Queen Creek area, and also welcome new members to the Desert Financial family," Kyle Davis, branch manager at Ironwood Safeway, said in the release. "This new store is located in the heart of thriving community of active neighborhoods, with sprawling shopping plazas and award-winning schools. Desert Financial is all about supporting local communities, so we look forward to contributing to all that makes this region so close-knit."
Desert Financial is a not-for-profit cooperative owned by members.
While the origins were founded by teachers, today, eligibility for membership is broader. Anyone who lives, works and worships in Maricopa, Pinal or Gila counties can apply for membership, and a statewide charter to expand will be announced soon, the release states.
Credit unions offer an array of financial services, but differ from traditional banks by re-investing profits back into the community to improve lives and promote financial wellness.
“Safeway at Ironwood and Ocotillo is a busy location, second in the marketplace out of 20 stores. We’re proud to align Desert Financial’s name with an organization also committed to superior service and outreach to those in need,” Shaun Mitchell, Desert Financial’s regional director of retail sales and branch operations, Southeast region, said in the release.
For hours of operation and details, go to desertfinancial.com.