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State-chartered Credit Unions Reach $11 Billion in Assets

Dec
02

Missouri credit unions regulated at the state level have reached a milestone in growth, surpassing $11 billion in assets for the first time. The Missouri Division of Credit Unions made the announcement regarding the 118 institutions it regulates, known as state-chartered credit unions.

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Pettey Wins Business Outreach Professional of the Year

Nov
29

On November 13, 2013, the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce honored Pat Pettey, of Electro Savings Credit Union (ESCU), with the “Business Outreach Professional of the Year” award. It was presented during the chamber’s monthly meeting.

Pat was recognized for her “Ask the Experts” education series and her work with the Veterans Business Resource Center, which includes educational workshops and individual guidance for returning veterans who want to start their own businesses. Her efforts provide much-needed assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Arsenal Assists Teens, Parents with College Planning

Nov
26

Arsenal Credit Union (Arnold) gave area teens a boost with their future educational plans by holding two college planning seminars for the community in October. One seminar was held on October 16 at the Webster Groves branch; the other was hosted at its Arnold headquarters on October 23.

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Associate, Affliate Credit Unions Make the "Largest" List

Nov
25

The St. Louis Business Journal recently compiled a list of the largest credit unions in the St. Louis area, as ranked by deposits. It included First Community Credit Union, Anheuser-Busch Employees' Credit Union (and American Eagle Credit Union), Scott Credit Union, Vantage Credit Union, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union, Neighbors Credit Union, St.

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1st Financial FCU Partners with MCUCF and Local High School for Reality Fair

Nov
25

1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville) partnered with the Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF), Missouri Council on Economic Education (MCEE) and Holt High School (Wentzville) to present a two-day, financial reality fair titled "Mad City Money." This event was held on November 18-19. 

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Rolla Federal CU Expands into Three Additional Counties

Nov
22

Rolla Federal Credit Union has expanded its membership charter to include Crawford, Dent and Maries counties, allowing the credit union to immediately serve a number of local communities, including Cuba, Steelville, Salem, Belle and Vichy.

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First Community Included in "Largest Mortgage Lenders" List

Nov
21

The St. Louis Business Journal recently published “Largest Mortgage Lenders,” a list ranked by volume of local home purchase loans and refinances.

First Community Credit Union was ranked as ninth, with nearly $355 million in originations last year.

“It’s great to see First Community recognized among mortgage lenders,” says Glenn D. Barks, president and CEO of First Community. “Home ownership is still the American dream and it’s great to make that happen for people and gain them as members at the same time.”

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Holy Rosary Receives Grants to Help Low-Income Members

Nov
20

It proved to be a rich year in grants for Kansas City-based Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU). The credit union serves parishioners of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph and their families.

In 2013, HRCU received grants from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD).

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CU4Kids’ Holiday Icon Campaign

Nov
19

The Credit Unions for Kids’ Holiday Icon Campaign benefiting local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is underway! This is an easy, turnkey way for credit unions in Missouri and their members to rally behind a great cause that directly helps kids in their communities.

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Credit Unions Win Desjardins, Louise Herring National Awards

Nov
15

Credit unions in Missouri are committed to bettering their communities—and they have the awards to prove it! This year, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced that five Missouri credit unions earned national awards in the Desjardins and Louise Herring categories.

These five credit unions included Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union (St. Louis), Mazuma Credit Union (Kansas City), Electro Savings Credit Union (St. Louis), St. Louis Community Credit Union and CommunityAmerica Credit Union (Kansas City).

Read on to learn more about each credit union’s entry.

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