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Why CPM?


Our Vision
Empower members and our community with opportunities for a brighter financial future.

Our Values
All about the member
Deliver service and value everyday

How do we live our vision and values? Simple. As a not for profit financial institution, CPM offers a refreshing take on banking. We strive to deliver exceptional service and value everyday and with every interaction recognizing that Carolina People Matter.  What that means for you:

  • Lower loan rates
  • Higher deposit rates

  • Investment in the latest technologies
  • 4.9 Star rated online banking

  • Lower fees 
  • Lots for free

  • More stars from independent rating agencies
  • Greater financial strength

Our fresh approach to banking provides our members with a multitude of ways to interact with CPM. Whether you want to connect with in branch or virtually, we’ve got you. Learn more about the CPM difference:

Our Story
CPM Federal Credit Union was formed in 1955 by employees of the Charleston Paper Mill. We started in an old construction shed and our mission back then was to make affordable loans and deliver exceptional service to the employees of the Mill and improve their financial wellbeing.

Since that time CPM has grown to over $620 million in assets, has earned national recognition for financial strength, and now delivers better banking to more than 62,000 people throughout the communities served by our network of 11 South Carolina branches and our highly rated digital services.

Stop by and find out why over 62,000 of your neighbors have chosen CPM for better banking.

Ready to start your journey? Visit one of our 11 branches today or open your account online.

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