What is a Credit Union?

The credit union cooperative concept originated in Germany during the mid-1800s. A group of farmers, tired of high prices and outrageous interest rates, combined their money to buy supplies and establish a common pool for members to borrow from at lower interest rates.

Today’s Credit Unions are similar.

A Credit Union is a member-owned and not-for-profit financial cooperative. Deposits provide money for members who need loans. Members usually earn higher dividends on savings and pay lower interest rates on loans.

Although Credit Unions have changed over the years to meet the demands of their members, our long-standing philosophy of people helping people has remained the same.