TCU expands Fort Wayne lending services

SOUTH BEND, IN (March 16, 2020) — Teachers Credit Union has expanded its lending services in Fort Wayne and throughout Allen County with the addition of 12 new mortgage loan originators formerly with a leading Indiana mortgage banking company. Longtime industry leaders Shawn McArdle and Vicki (Reed) Partaker will oversee TCU’s new mortgage office which includes a team of processors and administrative support personnel.

“TCU is excited for this opportunity to expand our local presence in northeastern Indiana,” said TCU Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer Chad Douglass. “Helping homebuyers is essential to both the credit union’s business and our larger mission of helping to build strong communities. We look forward to working with Shawn and Vicki, drawing on their local experience and quality of service.”

McArdle added, “By bringing our strong mortgage lending team together with TCU, Indiana’s largest credit union, we have a lot to offer to the Fort Wayne community.”

McArdle, who has earned the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association’s prestigious Certified Residential Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation, formerly served on the IMBA’s state board of directors and as the president of the IMBA’s Northeast Chapter. Partaker has 25 years of lending experience and has served as vice president of a local mortgage banking company since 2001.

TCU Mortgage, located at 8614 St. Joe Road in Fort Wayne, offers a full range of mortgage lending solutions from first-time homebuyer loans to one-time close construction loans. More information can be found at

About Teachers Credit Union

Teachers Credit Union (TCU) is Indiana’s largest Credit Union with more than $4 billion in assets, 57 branches throughout Indiana and southwestern Michigan, and more than 306,000 members. TCU offers traditional financial services including checking, savings, mortgages, and credit cards, as well as non-traditional services such as investments and insurance. Since its founding in 1931, TCU has focused on making a positive impact on its members and the community. For more information about TCU, visit


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