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Vibrant Coffeehouse + Kitchen opens Bettendorf location

Vibrant Coffeehouse + Kitchen is located inside the previous 5,000-square-foot Vibrant Credit Union building at 3230 Ridge Point, according to a spokesperson for Vibrant. The coffeehouse and kitchen will feature a wide variety of beverages from house-roasted espressos and refreshing hand-mixed energy drinks to hot and iced teas, chai, and smoothies.

Vibrant CTO Pete Nohelty joins Metal Blockchain Advisory Council

His appointment brings unparalleled expertise in tailoring blockchain solutions for credit unions, focusing on critical areas such as digital payments, stablecoins, digital identity, and private subnets, thereby amplifying Metal Blockchain's value for financial institutions.

Meet the new Vibrant: The best place to move your money 

In fall 2023, with interest rates at their highest since the early 2000s, Vibrant Credit Union decided it was time to start offering members something they couldn’t find at any other local financial institution: interest on their savings and checking balances that adds up to more than a handful of pennies a year. 

Vibrant named among top 50 "Best Credit Unions to Work for"

Vibrant ranked #41 on American Banker's survey of the Best Credit Unions to Work for. 

Winners were chosen based on two employee surveys asking their assessment of their employer's leadership and planning, corporate culture, communication, and overall engagement.

Vibrant cooks up new business with Moline coffeehouse and kitchen

The 87-year-old, Moline-based institution is brewing up new business, with the stylish, rustic Vibrant Coffeehouse and Kitchen, now open next to the Vibrant headquarters at 6600 44th Ave., Moline.

Vibrant shows off more images of updated arena

Moline-based Vibrant Credit Union shared some additional images that were introduced at Thursday’s announcement of the renaming of the TaxSlayer Center to Vibrant Arena at The MARK effective Sept. 1.

All-Staff Meeting

This summer, Vibrant begins construction at its Bettendorf branch to create something new—a convenient place to do your banking that is also a full-service restaurant.

Investing in and developing people leaders at Vibrant

In Gallup's Called to Coach webcast, Jon Sexton (senior vice president of culture and leadership development), VP of corporate services Jennie Powless, retail sales director Lola Williams, and branch manager Jane Evans talk about Vibrant's leadership development training and how it's helped them grow in their careers.

Introducing Vibrant Arena at The Mark

As of September 1, 2022, Vibrant becomes the first local company to hold naming rights to the Quad Cities' top destination for sports and entertainment.

New HQ captures Vibrant Credit Union’s culture

Vibrant's new corporate headquarters, located in a former Sam's Club building, is "by far the coolest building I've ever worked on," Russell Construction project manager Sarah Perkins told the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal.  “Most banking facilities feel very banking-like … this one has an overall collaborative feeling.” 

Quad-City Times: Art creates good vibes

A Quad Cities artist is creating custom murals at Vibrant branches across the region.

CU Times: Vibrant PPP loan lending supports businesses

The credit union originated more than $200 million in PPP loans for companies across the United States. 


Meet the new Vibrant: The best place to move your money

Relentlessly focused on the products it knows it does better than its competitors, Vibrant isdevoting its energy and investments into building up the service channels its members prefer to use, especially its digital banking platforms and its Moline-based call center.

Will a checking account affect your credit score?

Opening a checking account is a big deal for a lot of people. Suddenly, you have a place to put your money besides your wallet, your piggy bank, or under your mattress. But what does a checking account mean for your credit? It may not be as important as you might think, but knowing what does and does not affect your credit score can be helpful as you start to build your credit history from scratch.

Understanding why interest rates change

Interest rates are interesting. See what we did there? Word play is fun. Interest rates? Maybe not so much. Like we said, interesting is a more appropriate descriptor. They can often be an obstacle when you’re trying to get approved for a loan. Everyone wants a lower interest rate, but not every lender is willing to offer one. In most cases, lenders will use your credit history to determine your interest rate, but there are outside influences that can also affect interest rates.

5 reasons to take your business banking to a credit union

Any business is only as good as their relationships. Not only with their customers, but also with their financial institution. Whether you’re an established company or a start-up, finding the right financial partner is a key step in growing and maintaining your business.

Understanding recent bank failures and what they mean for you

With the back-to-back-to-back failures of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Silvergate Bank, followed by widespread turmoil in the financial markets, it's only natural to wonder whether your own money is safe where it is.

Is a Certificate of Deposit (CD) right for you?

With interest rates high, now is a great time to consider adding a CD to your financial portfolio.

Why Vibrant turned its Bettendorf branch into a coffeehouse

In late 2023, following the kind of light remodeling it takes to transform a credit union into a full-service restaurant, Vibrant will reopen its Bettendorf branch as the newest location of Vibrant Coffeehouse and Kitchen.

What to do if your personal data is compromised

If your personal or financial information has not yet been compromised by a data breach, count yourself lucky. In 2022, Statista reports there were 1,800 data breaches reported in the United States, everywhere from Twitter to Uber to the credit reporting agency Experian.

4 tips for better money management

Have high prices got you looking for ways to stretch your dollars? We’re sharing our money management best practices to help you stretch your dollars, create an inflation-proof budget, and increase your savings. Discover how you can manage your money wisely in any economy.

Protect yourself from smishing

“Smishing” sounds cute, right? Like what you do when someone lets you hold their new baby or when your grandma envelops you in a big hug. But it's actually the name cybersecurity experts have given text-based frauds. (“SMS” and “phishing” equals “smishing.” Get it?)

What is a certificate of deposit and how does it work?

What’s a CD? For some, CD stands for compact disc, which was used to record and play music once upon a time, in an age before smart phones and iPods. But that’s not the type of CD we’re talking about here. In the financial world, "CD" stands for "certificate of deposit."

5 money-saving tips for college graduates

To save money, you have to spend less than you earn. Simple enough, right? The truth is that it’s easier said than done. Saving money takes discipline, especially when you’re fresh out of college. No more classes and no more homework, but there are bills to pay and plenty of opportunities to spend your hard-earned money now that you’ve entered “the real world.”

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