Peoria, IL and Pine Bluff, AR — Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) of Peoria, Illinois, announced today that it has completed its purchase of four Illinois branches from Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The branch offices are located in Columbia, Edwardsville, Godfrey, and O’Fallon, Illinois.
CEFCU’s total assets as of the end of January 2021 were more than $7 billion. The purchase increases CEFCU’s assets by just over $150 million and brings its total number of Member Centers to 31.
“The completion of the purchase strengthens our ability to serve all CEFCU member/owners and we look forward to providing these new members and communities with quality financial products and services,” said Mark Spenny, CEFCU CEO & President.
With assets totaling over $7 billion, CEFCU serves over 357,000 members through 26 Illinois Member Centers and 5 California Member Centers, the CEFCU Financial Center, the Money Center 24 ATM Network, CEFCU’s website, cefcu.com, the surcharge-free CO-OP ATM Network, and the CU Service Center Shared Branch Network.