Golden Plains Credit Union announced this week it has partnered  with Platinum Group, a realtor in Hays, and has opened a new downtown location at 118 E. 11th — across from Gella’s Diner.

“Golden Plains is committed to providing the best products and services to our members and teaming up with Platinum Group is just another example of our commitment,” said member-president Erich Schaefer.

“This partnership gives our members a smart and easy home buying solution.”

Golden Plains’ Mortgage Lending department has three employees at the downtown location and one

employee at the Broadway location. The new location is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

“We are excited about our presence in downtown Hays and having another location for your mortgage needs,” said Ruth Ruder, vice president branch services in Hays.

Golden Plains offers a variety of mortgage loans including 1st mortgage, 2nd mortgage, homeequity Lines of Credit, rural development loans, first-time homebuyer grants and construction loans.

“I am really thrilled about partnering with Platinum Group,” said assistant vice president mortgage

services Melissa Amrein. “Our convenient downtown location provides a one-stop shop for all your

home buying needs.”

Platinum Group was founded in 2016 by Hays Native Adam Pray. This real estate company provides

clients with a full-service location with a realty company, a mortgage lender and future plans to include an insurance company all under one roof. Platinum Group employs eight local agents and three office staff and focuses on giving buyers and sellers a personalized experience to meet all of their real estate needs.

“We are happy to serve our members at both Golden Plains’ locations for fast and convenient service,” Ruder said. “Golden Plains is grateful to Platinum Group and Adam Pray for the opportunity.”