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BA Named Exclusive Marketing Partner

The BA Group has been named the exclusive marketing partner for Canyon State Credit Union’s partnership with Grand Canyon University. As part of the Credit Union's marketing team, BA will assist with specific branding, marketing and special projects for the Credit Union’s Grand Canyon University partnership from creation through to implementation and beyond.


PRESS RELEASE: PHOENIX, AZ (August 20, 2019) — Canyon State Credit Union is excited to announce they have been named Grand Canyon University’s partner to offer financial products and services to the University’s students (both on-campus and online), staff and alumni as well as fans and supporters of the University. With this partnership, the Credit Union will open a branch on campus within the GCU’s Lope Shop in the fall of this year. The Canyon State Credit Union campus branch will provide the convenience of onsite, in-person account services, combined with the flexibility of remote access through online banking, mobile banking and ATMs.

“Grand Canyon University has selected Canyon State Credit Union as our first university-based branch and we look forward to the financial and professional development this partnership will provide to our students, faculty and staff,” said Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller. This will be a full-service branch offering the same products and services that are available at any Canyon State Credit Union branch. The Credit Union will also work with GCU to hire students this fall to complete staffing of the on-campus branch.

In addition to the campus branch, the Credit Union has created a free Lopes Checking account based off of GCU’s mascot Thunder the Antelope. Lopes Checking will be free with eStatements, have a Round-Up Savings feature and most excitingly, a GCU Affinity Mastercard Debit Card. With each qualified swipe of the GCU Affinity card, Canyon State Credit Union will donate to the GCU General Scholarship Fund. “We are uniquely positioned to serve not only the students who are on campus every day, but the community as a whole as well,” said Canyon State Credit Union’s interim CEO David Skilton.

The two organizations began their relationship back in 2015 when Canyon State Credit Union became an official sponsor of GCU’s men’s basketball. Since that time, the Credit Union has participated in multiple Move-In Weeks as well as sponsored athletic games. This year it will also include men’s baseball and soccer.

About Canyon State Credit Union

Canyon State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and has been serving the people of Arizona for more than 65 years with branch locations in Deer Valley, Goodyear, and Phoenix as well as Payson, AZ. The Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives, works, or worships in a number of zip codes within Arizona, as well as anyone who works for the Credit Union’s designated Select Employee Groups (SEGs). For more information about the Credit Union and membership, visit