University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union Offers Financial Relief for those Impacted by Floods

For Immediate Release
April 20, 2018

Bari Carroll
Phone: (808) 983-5503

(Honolulu, HI) – As our islands recover from multiple rounds of heavy rain and flooding, the University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union (UHFCU) offers support to those who have been affected.  With the possibility of hundreds of families being impacted and with effects felt for months or even years, UHFCU has offered a special, low-rate loan for up to $25,000, 60 days of no payments, and same-day funds for qualifying members.  They are also offering affected members temporarily relief on existing loans.

“All of us were stunned by the power of these rains and moved by the damage inflicted on so many people.  Just as with Hurricane Iniki, UHFCU has always been there to provide financial assistance when there have been natural disasters in our community,” said UHFCU President and CEO Travis Bow.  “Considering the scope of the damage to our Islands as well as the constrained resources many families face, it is critical that we offer assistance in this time of urgent need.”

If you are not currently a member of UHFCU and wish to apply for the loan, you may become a member by opening a savings account with just a $5 deposit.  Accounts and loans can be opened online at in just a few minutes or at any UHFCU branch.

“Credit unions are about people helping people,” stated Bow.  “We’ve been here for more than 60 years helping people meet their financial needs, through good times and bad times, and we’ll continue to live by that philosophy.”

Learn More

About the University of Hawai`i Federal Credit Union

Celebrating over 60 years of service, UHFCU is a federally chartered credit union with over $618 million in assets that serves the faculty, staff, students, and alumni association members of the University of Hawai`i system statewide. It was named “Best Bank” by the students of the University of Hawai`i and is looking forward to serving the University system for years to come.

UHFCU’s main office is located at 2019 S. King Street (at the corner of McCully and King), with additional branches on the UH Mānoa Campus, UH West Oahu campus, and Leahi Hospital. It also provides access to members at over 50 Shared Branch locations and more than 375 surcharge-free ATMs throughout Hawai`i.