Whitefish Credit Union welcomes new member service rep to Columbia Falls

WHITEFISH, MT (October 25, 2013) — Whitefish Credit Union is pleased to name Nichole Peters as their new Member Service Representative II in Columbia Falls.

Peters will be an asset to those in the community looking to borrow locally, according to Taylor Horst, senior vice president and chief lending officer at Whitefish Credit Union.

“One of our major priorities is to make sure we’re able to serve the lending needs of our members,” said Horst. “We felt it was important to our membership that they could walk in and talk directly to someone local for their consumer lending needs. Nichole has a lot of experience with member service and is already making a huge impact. This is just another way to show our commitment that ‘we belong to you.’ The mission of Whitefish Credit Union is to be the best place to save and the best place to borrow. Team members such as Nichole will help us accomplish that goal because she is knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and has the skills to identify the needs of the member.”

Peters formerly served as a loan officer assistant in the Credit Union’s Kalispell branch. Since beginning there with one of Northwest Montana’s largest business lenders, Peters said she’s felt drawn to the lending side of the business.

“When I first started as a teller in 2006, I knew right then I wanted to be a lender,” she explained. “I’m very happy to be in my new position. The most exciting part of my job is lending to first-time borrowers and seeing the smiles on their faces when they get their new car, boat, camper, or ATV.”

Peters is able to offer many different lending options in her new position, including titled, unsecured, and savings secured loans. She can also help members looking for real estate loans by connecting them with a qualified mortgage lender.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting new people and being part of this tight community,” she added. “I’m truly a people person and easy to talk to. I think that’s a good quality to have when you’re working with a member’s loan, or opening an account.”

Peters has lived in Kalispell for the last 25 years, but soon plans to call Columbia Falls home when she moves at the beginning of the new year. When she’s not assisting members with their lending needs, Peters can be found at home raising her two-year-old son. She also enjoys hunting, camping, kayaking and a good movie now and then.

About Whitefish Credit Union
Whitefish Credit Union is a respected leader in the financial services industry. State chartered in 1934, it has gone on to become the largest credit union in Montana with more than $1 billion in assets. Today, the Whitefish Credit Union manages six branches throughout the state, which serve the financial cooperative’s more than 50,000 members.

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