A TSA employee checks a passenger
Transportation Security Administration employees are among the federal employees required to work without pay during the shutdown. Courtesy TSA

San Diego’s North Island Credit Union is offering help to its members whose finances are being hurt by the lengthening government shutdown.

The shutdown over President Trump’s demand for border wall funding is now in its 14th day. Trump said Friday it could last months, or even longer.

North Island’s special relief programs are available to credit union members in the military or employed by the federal government.

  • Loan Payment Assistance — Members may skip a payment, with all fees waived, on their consumer loan account.
  • Penalty-Free Certificate Withdrawals — Members with certificate accounts may request early withdrawal to cover expenses with no fees or penalties.
  • Reduced Rate Signature Loans — Members may apply for a signature loan at a low rate for up to twice their most recent net paycheck.

“In light of the current government shutdown, we want our members to know that we’re here to help,” said Steve O’Connell, CEO of California Credit Union, the parent company of North Island.

“North Island Credit Union members can rest assured we will provide them with a variety of special assistance programs to help alleviate some of the financial stress this situation may cause them,” he said.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.