CONSIDER A CREDIT UNION
One of the biggest challenges when you move to a new city is ;nding professionals you trust to handle various aspects of your life: doctors, dentists, hair stylists, and ;nancial
institutions. Recommendations from your new co-work-
ers and friends are a good starting place, and you can
always check online rating sites as well.
Most people choose to move to Austin because of its
unique character and “vibe.” One thing you’ll quick-
ly discover is that Austin loves its local businesses.
Home-grown favorites like Antone’s, Amy’s Ice Creams,
and Run-Tex are just a few examples of the local ;avor
that makes Austin special.
When it comes to choosing a new ;nancial institution,
consider a local credit union. Amplify Credit Union has
been serving the Austin area for more than 45 years.
Last year we received recognition from the Greater Aus-
tin Chamber of Commerce for Outstanding Customer
Service, and our CEO, Paul Trylko, was named Austin’s
Why a Credit Union?
Credit unions are member-owned cooperatives. What
that means for you is that when your credit union makes
a pro;t, it returns those pro;ts to members (anyone
who has an account with the credit union) in the form of
lower rates on loans and better rates on deposits. The
operating philosophy of credit unions is "not for pro;t
but for service." Before making any decision, a credit
union like Amplify will ask, “Is this in the best interest of
our members?” The sole reason credit unions exist is to
serve their members, and they treat every member with
the respect and consideration that implies.
Each federal credit union's charter outlines require-
ments for member eligibility. For example, at Amplify
Credit Union, anyone who lives, works or attends
school in Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell and Bas-
trop counties is eligible to become a member. Joining
a credit union requires that you make a small deposit
in what’s called a share account. At Amplify, the share
deposit is $25. This share entitles members to vote in
elections to have a say in how the credit union is run.
Amplify offers all the products and services you need,
from free checking to mortgage loans. We also have
business checking and business loans. Amplify has so-
phisticated online banking solutions, including a mobile
app that makes it possible for you to deposit checks just
by taking a photo of the check with your smartphone.
When you sign up for our free1 checking account with
direct deposit, Amplify will refund fees charged by out-
of-network ATMs nationwide2. And you can do many
transactions like making withdrawals or deposits and
making loan payments at shared branches across the
country as well.
As a local credit union, Amplify is committed to giving
back to the communities it serves. We don’t just write
checks to support worthy causes—our employees volun-
teer hundreds of hours each year to help local nonpro;ts.
Have questions about credit unions or Amplify? We'd
love to answer them! Visit us online at
or call us at 512-836-5901. ;
Nicole Zinn Amplify Member since 2011 Co-owner of Rocket Electrics