Fort Knox Federal supports those impacted by partial government shutdown

RADCLIFF, KY (December 28, 2018) — Fort Knox Federal Credit Union is offering assistance to those affected by the partial government shutdown. This may include federal employees or contractors within the Department of Homeland Security along with the Departments of Justice, State, Interior, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development. Impacted members may qualify for a personal loan with no payments due for the first 90 days or withdraw up to $10,000 of their certificate deposits early – without penalty – by visiting their local branch.

Other options available for those impacted include extending the payment due date on their current loans by 30, 60 or 90 days, depending on need as determined by the credit union, or applying for a new low-rate VISA credit card or instant cash line of credit to ease financial stress during the shutdown.

“Supporting members and the broader community during the partial government shutdown is part of our ‘people helping people’ philosophy,” says Ray Springsteen, CEO of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. “During the 16-day shutdown in 2013, we provided 200 emergency loans for those impacted. As the largest member-owned financial institution in Kentucky, we want to help hard-working Kentucky families through this shutdown as well.”

Impacted members should visit the credit union’s website, or visit a branch for more details.


About Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with approximately $1.6 billion in assets and were named Favorite Mortgage Lender and Favorite Financial Institution in the 2019 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include over 105,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. It’s simple to become a member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.


Eldon Tilley
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
502.942.0254 ext. 6262

Sharon Simpson

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