Helping others ‘achieve their financial dreams’

1st Financial FCU focuses its efforts on job training, education, and sustainable housing.

1st Financial Federal Credit Union prides itself on helping members achieve their financial dreams.

It received the Community Credit Union of the Year Award for credit unions with less than $250 million in assets during the CUNA Community Credit Union Conference.

Carol Minges, CEO of the $215 million asset credit union in Wentzville, Mo., recently discussed the impact the credit union has on the community with Credit Union Magazine.

CU Mag: What does it mean to be a community CU?

Minges: Simply put, a community credit union is a financial institution that isn’t looking to break into a market, but rather exists in a market for the benefit and betterment of the people who live in it.

We’ve worked hard to not simply position ourselves as a checking account for the masses, but rather as a bastion of hope for the people in the community who are intimidated and frightened by their own credit score.

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