WAYNESBORO, Va.-A low-rate signature loan-in some cases 0%-helped a branch of DuPont Community CU to more than double its monthly member growth rate.

Dupont Community signed up more than 50 new members, 33 from a promotion in which it partnered with Rockingham County Public Schools to offer 2.99% loans (up to $2,500) for a home technology purchase. School system employees used the money to buy laptops, desktop computers, iPads, and printers for their personal use.

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