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More people needing financial help because of pandemic, Las Vegas credit union opens new location

Posted at 2:07 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 09:34:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Five months into the coronavirus pandemic and there's more economic uncertainty than ever before.

Many people are out of work, missing mortgage payments, or even facing bankruptcy. A North Las Vegas credit union is expanding, and helping people find financial relief.

SCE Credit Union announced the opening of its fourth branch in the Las Vegas valley on East Lone Mountain near Losee roads to better accommodate the needs of its members in the area.

"We knew there was a need out here, and our membership is primarily out here," said Mike Campion, SCE Credit Union's director of branches for Southern Nevada. He says many people are looking for loans or for help with their finances.

"We get that a lot of people in the community have experienced these types of deal, so it gives us the opportunity to offer these services that they'd normally not be able to get," said Campion.

Campion says they have seen an increase in people needing help, and says a lack of savings put many people in a tough situation when the pandemic started.

Now, it's his mission to coach the next generation about financial responsibility.

"We see the adults struggling, we see existing members struggling, so if we can get them started younger, we can help them," said Campion.

Learn more on scefcu.org

SCE Credit Union's new location is located on 2215 E. Lone Mountain Road in North Las Vegas.