Lowell-based Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union announced it is gearing up to open its second branch in Nashua, New Hampshire inside Nashua High School South.

The credit union received approval from the state of New Hampshire Banking Department and the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks to open the credit union’s third high school branch in fall 2017. The approval is granted less than one year after the credit union opened its Nashua branch on Spit Brook Road in September 2016.

The new branch, which will be open during regular school hours, will reside in the main entrance hallway of the school. It will include a walk-up ATM as well as two Jeanne D’Arc staff members to assist students, teachers and all faculty with their banking needs.

“This new branch will allow us to offer convenient financial and educational opportunities to the many students and staff at Nashua High South,” Mark S. Cochran, president and CEO of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, said in a statement. “We are excited to extend our mission even further throughout the Nashua community,” he added.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union also has two other high school branches at Dracut High School and Lowell High School.

In addition to the in-school branch, the partnership between Jeanne D’Arc and Nashua High School South includes an Introduction to Financial Services course, taught by a certified member of the credit union’s financial education team. Through an extensive curriculum, students will learn basic banking practices and gain valuable knowledge of financial products and services. The class also includes hands-on experience where students will work in the branch, assisting members and managing cash.

“We always strive to provide our students with real-world experiences to benefit them once they leave Nashua South,” Nashua High School South Principal Keith Richard said in a statement. “I see Jeanne D’Arc coming to South as just another wonderful opportunity we will be able to share with our students.”

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Gets Approval For Second Nashua Branch

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