Introducing new OCCU business checking accounts

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Local businesses are the heart of our communities. They create meaningful jobs, strengthen local economies and make our neighborhoods vibrant places to live and work.

The pandemic has been a challenging time for many local businesses, but it has also opened up new opportunities to serve unmet needs in innovative ways. Through it all, OCCU has partnered with local businesses and nonprofits to help keep our communities afloat and allow great ideas to take root.

Now it’s time to thrive again.

Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or want to take your existing venture to the next level, we’re here for you. Our mission is to enrich lives, and that means building strong local economies that keep the energy flowing through our neighborhoods.

To help you take your business where it needs to go, we’ve created a new series of business checking accounts. These checking accounts grow with your business and meet your unique financial needs at every stage—from launching a new venture to expanding an existing business to optimizing an established company.

How can OCCU help your business thrive?


Making business personal

One of the things that makes local businesses special is their ability to provide that personal touch. Whether it’s living and working side by side with your employees, getting to know your customers and asking about their lives, or injecting a bit of quirky personality into your neighborhood, small businesses become a part of the fabric of the community. You’re not just a business owner, but a neighbor and friend.

At OCCU, we go a step further and make business feel personal. Not only do we treat you like the friend and neighbor you are, but with all your accounts and more for your business under the same roof you can move seamlessly between your business and personal finances. We’re here to help you enjoy a more integrated work-life experience.


Growing together

Scalability is an important consideration for every new and growing business. As you seek out the right tools and services to help your business operate, you need solutions that can scale up to meet your business needs and goals without inhibiting your growth.

Like most local business owners, we started out small too—just a group of Oregon employees pooling their cash into a shoebox. Now we’re Oregon’s third-largest credit union. We understand from experience that businesses have different banking needs from one another and that there’s no such thing as “one size fits all.” That’s why we created a three-tiered checking system that meets you where you’re at and grows alongside your business. We offer:

  • Launch Business Checking: to help new ventures get off the ground.
  • Thrive Business Checking: to accommodate the transaction needs of a growing business.
  • Optimum Business Checking: with higher earning potential and itemized feeds.

Use our handy comparison table to figure out which account is right for you and your business.


Partnership built on trust

In business, there’s nothing more important than building partnerships you can trust. When we work together to support each other and invest in our communities, it makes us all stronger.

OCCU has been a trusted community partner since 1956, and we’ve spent the better part of a century building relationships with other local businesses and nonprofits. With OCCU as your financial partner, your business will become a part of a growing network of local organizations committed to strengthening our communities as well as generating profits.

Plus, why own just one organization when you can own two? Becoming a credit union member gives you an ownership stake in our financial cooperative—and we have a vested interest in helping our owners succeed. There’s no better basis for trust than that.

Ready to have your business thrive? Visit here to find out how our Member Business Services team can help and our new business checking accounts can grow with your business.