President's Message November 2016

60 years of people helping people.

When I think back to our founders – seven BYU employees who envisioned a not-for-profit credit union that would be owned by the families and individuals that it serves–I wonder if they could have imagined what UCCU has grown into today…

A credit union that’s over $1 billion dollars in assets strong and serves over 137,000 members. 18 branches across Utah Valley (and counting). A Financial Center in the heart of this community that stands as a testament to the ideal of “People Helping People.”

2016 has been an incredible year for UCCU. We’ve celebrated our 60th Anniversary in the best way we know how: by honoring our founders and providing opportunities for our members to improve their financial lives.    

We asked you (our members) to share your personal stories and experiences with UCCU and we received 272 stories on how UCCU has positively impacted lives. With the help of your votes, we donated $37,000 to local charities and $18,571 (and counting) to schools throughout the state. We celebrated our BYU beginnings with free BYU Creamery ice cream and an inspiring video, hosted by Coach LaVell Edwards. We opened the doors to the UCCU Financial Center. And most importantly, we helped our members save money and make smart financial decisions.

Yes, 2016 has been quite a year. And we’re excited for what 2017 has in store.

As I mentioned, the UCCU Financial Center is up and running. This new building will take us into the new year by helping us effectively serve our growing population of UCCU members and provide them with the financial services they need and expect.

For two years, Utah Community Credit Union has been preparing for a computer system upgrade that will provide members with a faster, easier, and safer credit union experience. And on April 3, 2017, this system upgrade will arrive, which will enable UCCU to serve members more effectively than ever before, all while providing truly frictionless banking.

So as we look forward to the next 60 years of UCCU, we do so with gratitude. To our founders and to you, our members. UCCU exists to serve you. Our mission, as always, is to help improve your financial lives. And we couldn’t do it without you.

Here’s to 60 incredible years…and many more to come!

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Jeff Sermon

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