Lake Michigan Credit Union is a Federally Insured State Chartered Credit Union with 39 branches, assets of $4,390,391,710 that is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. Lake Michigan Credit Union is the largest credit union in West Michigan. Lake Michigan Credit Union offers a full range of financial services. From savings and checking programs, to... show more
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Jake Sisqo @jimmyd10
5 Star Rating
When I moved to a new location I needed a local bank to do business with. I also have a few online bank accounts but sometimes it's nice to be able to do business with an actual local branch. For that, I went with Lake Michigan Credit Union. They are very friendly when you come in and they have no monthly fees or anything like that. ATM's are widely available and customer service is great. I highly recommend them.
Beware! Details of rates & terms not clarified up front plus they try to inject unnecessary insurance policies at closing! Necessary information comes slowly (like answering your questions)
Product: Lake Michigan Credit Union Personal Loans
Lake Michigan Credit Union
1 Star Rating
Do not get a mortgage with them unless you enjoy headaches, constant credit disputes, being forced to make extra payments, and working with incompetent staff!! We have had so many issues with our LMCU mortgage over the last 5 years. They keep incorrectly marking our payments as late, so we are constantly having to submit disputes. Whenever we call, no one can tell us why it was marked late or what is causing the problems. Last year, they failed to communicate that the payment amount changed due to escrow (all the paperwork they sent had the same ampumt listed as the previous year) and then repeatedly marked our payments late since they were short of the full amount. Then they would lock our bank account, causing us to miss other payments. It took 6 months for them to inform us of the changed amount, even though we were on the phone with them multiple times each month, trying to figure out why our accounts were locked and our payments showing late. When they did, they told us we owed $2000 to bring our mortgage current, so we paid it, but they misapplied the payment and told us we had to pay another $2000 because they couldn't fix it. They won't remove the late payments from my credit last year, even though it all stemmed from their errors. They have destroyed my credit score. If it weren't for that and current interest rates, we would refinance with another institution just to be done with LMCU!
The mortgage servicing here is a joke. I bought a house in SC and LMCU apparently bought the loan to act as the servicer. Ever since then I've had issues. I had issues signing up for their separate mortgage portal. I then had issues when they changed this portal a few years later. I'm now experiencing issues again now that they have "consolidated" their websites. When I call the number for tech support, trying to get registered for the 3rd time, I'm then sent to the the mortgaging center where there is another phone tree and separate wait. Clearly these are not integrated. I also had an issue where my property tax was too high and despite sending them an updated bill from the county, they still charged the higher rate. I called about this several times and was never given a refund. Instead they applied the extra balance to my mortgage principle. If LMCU buys your mortgage, look to refiance as soon as fiscally possible.
LMCU has restricted my checking and savings account for a mortgage tied to these accounts. I am in no way legally tied to this mortgage nor am I obligated to pay it because I am not listed on the mortgage, yet they continue to violate my rights, rather than fix their own issues. My husband and I filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The mortgage was not included in the DISCHARGE of debts on our Chapter 7 because we did not file bankruptcy on the mortgage, and agreed to continue paying the payment via autodraft from our checking account. My husband did not sign the Reaffirmation Agreement provided to our attorney by LMCU because our attorney advised against signing it. Now, LMCU is violating Bankruptcy laws by locking us out of our account, essentially restricting all activity, including online banking. They continue to accept our direct deposit of funds, accept the house payment autodraft every month, have never received a late payment, have been informed they are violating Federal Bankruptcy Laws, and yet I have been fighting with them since March 4, 2022. LMCU knows they are violating the law, my attorney has confirmed they are violating the law, yet they continue to do so simply because they can get away with it because we do not have thousands to pay an attorney, obviously. All of this has happened, after they first screwed up our original mortgage by leaving me, THE WIFE, off the deed to the home, which we were not told about until we arrived at CLOSING! Had it not been for the professional office associate at the closing office, we could have really ended up in dire straights! She managed to fix the issue with a QUIT CLAIM signed by both my husband and I. I have lived in MI 51 years, and I've made it a point to bring my business to LMCU, and recommend them to my kids and others. I am totally dismayed by the lack of professionalism, accountability, and overall character of those leading this debacle. Sickened is what I feel thinking of the steps I've taken to remedy the shell wrought by COVID and the despicable actions of those in 'respectable' positions who have the ability to demonstrate character and integrity, and choose NOT TO. What a complete fool I have been thinking LMCU was a homegrown MICHIGAN business I could put my faith and trust in. You are pathetic! There is no excuse for blatantly breaking the law, harassing and beating your customer when they are down, when all we have done is follow the professional advice of a licensed attorney, and believed by following his legal advice we would be protected under U.S. Bankruptcy law. There couldn't be any better example of a homegrown MICHIGAN business embarrassing and harassing their customers than this. I was told that MORTGAGES were not your strength, that you are slow, and not as easy to deal with as others, and I chose to ignore the naysayers and choose you for our MORTGAGE needs,....let me tell you something, at this point I can't get far enough away from you. Your sickening, and I'm ashamed to claim you as a homegrown in my beautiful state of MICHIGAN. You are a lawbreaker, plain and simple, you are no better than those sitting in a cell waiting to see the judge. The only difference is you have the money and power to get away with your crime, yes your crime, your criminals for doing the dirty work of your corporate weasels. It will come back to you.
Very Low Interest rates on SAVINGS Accounts for years. The fed rate is about 4%, and they still keep their rate on low.!!! I will transfer out to new savings accounts.
Lake Michigan Credit Union
5 Star Rating
i,am one year member my branch is FARMINGTON HILLS MI. it is like working with family . every person i have ever worked with is a super star. they take care of every thing in banking from A----Z . i have moved all my money to LMCU . my car my savings my checking now after a construction loan my new mortgage. i truly care about every person in that branch. one more time FARMINGTON HILLS MICHIGAN BRANCH ALL GREAT PEOPLE !!!! TERRY !
Lake Michigan Credit Union gave us a good rate when shopping for a SUV. Their loan was about 12,000 at the time and our credit was average. Now our Credit is exceptional and we just paid the 2011 Mariner off. This is not showing yet in our credit report because only paid two weeks ago. LMCU gave us a good loan that worked great for us! Thanks Lake Michigan Credit Union.
A credit union that cannot even honor customer privacy under CCPA compliance.
I went to apply for their Max Checking as a California resident but saw that California seemed to be the only state missing from their list of states on the application. I contacted customer service chat and was told:
"Thanks for your patience as I had a moment to read and review your initial message. LMCU is a Michigan chartered institution and our focus is on the states where we have the most members. Our attorneys advise us that complying with Federal and Michigan privacy laws is not consistent with the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). We have knowledge of California law commensurate to a very small percentage of our members who have moved to/from there, and we are not comfortable with our systems’ ability to satisfy all CCPA obligations on a member level as we understand them.
In short – our systems are set up to follow Federal and Michigan privacy laws. Until such a time that we and our attorneys are comfortable with our systems ability to comply with CCPA, we are not accepting memberships from individuals who currently reside in CA."
Aka, they cannot even honor the simple basic requirements of CCPA (California privacy laws) for their customers. And they people to trust them with their consumer data and their money??? No thanks!
I strongly urge anyone considering LMCU for their mortgage needs to look elsewhere. Due to an enormously flawed process for selecting home appraisers, they directly cost me tens of thousands of dollars through no fault of my own when purchasing my first home. My experience has given me very little confidence in the integrity or consumer focus of LMCU and, as such, I have also closed all remaining accounts using their consumer banking services as well. I will never be using any of their services again, and I urge anyone reading this to do the same.