Mike Zanette was paying off his First Commonwealth auto loan and started discussing his business, Zanette’s Nazareth Grille, with the member service representative who was helping him. He told her about the high-interest rate he was currently paying on his building’s mortgage. She introduced him to Jim Stortz, Vice President of Business Services, and so the relationship began.
Zanette says he is very happy he spoke to Stortz that day. He was able to refinance his business mortgage and save over $575 a month. He moved all of his business accounts to First Commonwealth and signed up for merchant card services, which provided him with the equipment neededto accept major credit cards and debit cards. He estimates the competitive rate with no hidden fees on a month-to-month contract has saved him over $100 per month in fees.
Zanette also utilizes HomeLink, First Commonwealth’s online banking service, which he finds easy to use and navigate. This online service allows him to access his account and pay his bills at any time and from anywhere he has an internet connection, saving him time and money.
Zanette not only uses First Commonwealth for his business, but also for his personal needs. He has moved all of his personal accounts and loans to First Commonwealth. He is proud to recommend the credit union to people he knows.
In fact, about a year ago, Zanette’s daughter Emily had the chance to purchase a local business in the area. She spoke to Stortz and was able to secure the loan to purchase her business, Emmy Lou’s Café. She says she looks forward to a long relationship with First Commonwealth.
If you have a business loan you need to finance or refinance, contact our Business Services department. Vice Presidents Jim Stortz and Steven Mertz have over 50 years of combined business lending experience to help you. Best of all, all decisions are made locally and your money stays local, as well.