Credit where it's due: 1st Advantage deemed best financial institution

The community declared 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union the Best Of Williamsburg among financial institutions, a title that the business also earned last year.

“It’s the same for this year as it was last year,” said Paul Szabo, relationship manager for the credit union’s New Town and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center locations. “We really pride ourselves on the service we provide members.”

He added: “We like to think we set ourselves apart because we go the extra mile for our customers.”

Szabo said the business’ continued success in 2017 stemmed from maintaining focus on its members. He extended his gratitude to the community that supports the institution.

“We take pride in being the best financial advisors that we can for our members,” he said. “We wouldn’t be where we are without them.”

1st Advantage offers services such as online and mobile banking; Szabo said the credit union’s three convenient locations also give them an edge over the competition.

“We pride ourselves on being trusted advisors,” he said. “We want our members to feel that they can come to us with any financial need they may have, and we are happy to provide them sound financial advice.”

1st Advantage Federal Credit Union

Addresses: 4800 Courthouse St., 400 Sentara Circle, 224 Commons Ways

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Number: 886-3357


Birkenmeyer can be reached by phone at 757-790-3029.

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