History

Founded over 65 years ago, we have a rich history helping our Members and community

Our history

In 1949, United Federal Credit Union was founded by five employees at the Whirlpool manufacturing plant in St. Joseph, MI. A part-time volunteer staff ran the credit union from a cash box in the personnel office. From those humble beginnings, the credit union has grown to 30 branches in six states, $2 billion in assets, and over 150,000 members.

1949 – Founded as Nineteen Hundred Employees Federal Credit Union.

1950 – Became Whirlpool Employees Federal Credit Union.

1958 – Assets of $2 million.

1962 – Moved out of the Whirlpool plant into our first branch. Assets of $4.5 million.

1978 – Branch expands to new location at 2900 S. State St. in St. Joseph, MI.

1987 – Name changes to Whirlpool Community Federal Credit Union.

1991 – Name changes to First Resource Federal Credit Union.

1992 – Land purchased for new headquarters to open in 1993. Assets of $140 million.

2006 – UFCU merges with First Resource Federal Credit Union. United Federal Credit Union is retained as the name of the new institution.

2009 – UFCU acquires Clearstar Financial Credit Union in Reno, NV.

2010 – Assets of $1.2 billion and 100,000 members.

2011 – UFCU acquires Griffith Savings Bank, Griffith, IN.

2012 – Assets grow to over $1.5 billion.

2013 – Named Michigan Credit Union League Outstanding Credit Union of the Year 2013 and National Federal Credit Union of the Year 2013 by the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.

2016 – Assets of $2 billion and 150,000 members.