What is a Credit Union?
Members Helping Members
Credit unions are financial institutions formed by an organized group of people with a common bond. Members of credit unions pool their assets to provide loans and other financial services to each other.
Credit unions differ from other banks in several ways:
|Credit Unions||Other Financial Institutions|
|Not-for-profit cooperatives||Owned by outside stockholders|
|Owned by members||Owned by outside stockholders|
|Operated by mostly volunteer boards||Controlled by paid boards|
These factors allow credit unions to pay dividends to their members (not shareholders) and offer them lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer service fees.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. They also insure savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
April 11, 1935
Aberdeen Federal Credit Union was chartered on April 11, 1935 to promote thrift among the members and enable them to obtain loans for productive and provident purposes at reasonable rates of interest.
Aberdeen Federal Credit Union is a member-owned not-for-profit financial cooperative. The members elect the Board of Directors at the Credit Union Annual Meeting.
Our Mission Statement
Providing Pathways for Members to Achieve Financial Success