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Quinte First and Alterna Savings Merger News

Quinte First Credit Union (Quinte First) and Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited (Alterna Savings) are pleased to announce that our merger was finalized on May 31st, 2020.

Quinte First is now officially Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited.
This change follows a Quinte First member vote, which was held virtually between March 30th to April 3rd. Members overwhelmingly chose to join Alterna Savings. We’re thrilled to begin this new chapter for our credit union!

What’s changing?

Quinte First is now officially Alterna Savings. Over time you will begin to see greater use of the Alterna Savings logo (pictured below).

Alterna Logo

What’s staying the same?
You’ll continue to bank at your Quinte First branch with the same familiar faces you’ve come to know and trust.

There are no changes to your products and services at this time. Also, your debit card, cheques, auto deposits and payments, and all the ways you bank will continue as usual for the time being.

We’re excited about the future!
Visit this web page often for up to date information on this transition.

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Dear Member,

At Quinte First, we are pleased that our merger with Alterna Savings (Alterna) allows us to now connect with our members more regularly by email. Email is a great way for us to provide you with time sensitive news, announcements, offers, and special rates and promotions.

Update on our integration

We are working hard behind the scenes on all aspects of our integration of the two credit unions. The final step will be bringing Quinte First and Alterna onto the same banking system so members can access Alterna’s full suite of products, services, and branch locations. While we have faced some delays due to COVID-19, we promise to keep you updated about when we expect this exciting final step to occur - so stay tuned!

In the meantime, members are already seeing the benefits of the merger, with special rates and promotions that couldn’t be offered previously. You can take advantage and continue to choose Quinte First products and services and bank with Quinte First as you always have. We are here for all of your day-to-day banking and financial goals. 

If you have any questions, please call your local Quinte First branch.

Thank you for your membership,

Your Alterna Savings and Quinte First Team