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Westerra Credit Union unveils new logo, colors and website

Changes are part of transformation to a modern financial community

DENVER, CO (November 2, 2021) — As the saying goes Change is Good—and starting today, Westerra Credit Union members will notice significant positive changes to the credit union’s look and feel. Following an extensive process, which included analyzing current market trends, receiving feedback from focus groups, engaging in discussions with members and staff, and conducting member and non-member surveys, Westerra has unveiled a new logo, colors and enhanced website experience. These changes are part of their ongoing transformation into a modern financial community.

“We put a lot of time, effort, heart and soul into creating the new look for Westerra. We hope our members can feel how thoughtfully these changes were designed,” said Wade Paschall, Chief Marketing Officer at Westerra Credit Union. “These new elements align with the digital-first approach to how we deliver financial services to our members.”

In conjunction with Westerra’s rebrand, the credit union has also implemented several other beneficial changes for their members. These changes include:

  • Elimination of all overdraft fees and non-sufficient funds fees on checking accounts. While the credit union has been waiving all fees since the pandemic began in March 2020, it has since permanently discontinued all overdraft and non-sufficient funds fees. Westerra is among the first financial institutions in the nation to make this move.
  • Ability to open the new Everyday Money spending account in just 5 minutes. Today Westerra launches its Everyday Money account featuring getting paid up to two days early when you have direct deposit, cash-back on purchases, fee-free overdrafts up to $200, free ATMs, no Visa foreign transaction fees, and no hidden fees. Managing your everyday money has never been easier!
  • Making Energy Efficiency Loans Affordable. With a focus on our environment, Westerra has introduced options to make renewable energy home improvements affordable for members. Ranging from $500 up to $50,000 for primary, secondary or vacation homes, an Energy Efficiency Loan can provide support for common energy efficient projects, such as solar panels or purchasing new ENERGY STAR appliances. 
  • Offering a Close-On-Time Guarantee for Home Loans. With the competitive real estate market, Westerra’s pre-approval process lets sellers and their agents know offers are ready to go, which provides the opportunity for buyers to compete against other offers, even cash offers. Westerra is so confident of its process, they guarantee home loans will close by the purchase contract closing date when all requirements are met or they will pay the buyer and seller $500 each at closing.
  • Modernizing the Web Experience. While the Westerra website can still be found at www.westerracu.com, members will appreciate its updated, easy-to-navigate functionality that is highly intuitive and features the new logo and colors. A virtual, up-close and personal tour of its new features, including the opportunity to ask questions, will take place Tuesday November 9 from Noon-1pm. Please RSVP here: www.westerracu.com/why-westerra/about-us/change-is-good.
  • Providing Digital Tools for Financial Awareness. Honoring their educational roots, Westerra provides a variety of digital tools to help members learn to proactively manage their accounts. Westerra also regularly conducts financial checkups with members to help them understand how to utilize these tools. The credit union was started by eight Denver teachers in 1934 – and continues its focus on teaching one another to prosper.
  • Making Grants to Schools. Today Westerra also announces their next wave of school grants – they have provided grants of approximately $500 each to 102 schools in 2021 to provide funds for projects and programs that might not otherwise be possible.

“We’re undergoing a transformation at Westerra,” said Jay Champion, Westerra President and Chief Executive Officer. “Westerra already has a reputation for its commitment to education, top-notch service, and an excellent member experience. The changes we launch today demonstrate our commitment to our members, our community, and our environment—all through a digital-first approach to our changing world.”


About Westerra Credit Union

Founded in Denver in 1934 by eight schoolteachers, Westerra Credit Union has grown to hold approximately $2 billion in assets and serves over 123,000 members. Guided by the purpose of "teach one another to prosper," Westerra remains dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. Committed to the communities it serves, Westerra Credit Union has consistently demonstrated its dedication through annual contributions exceeding $500,000, which support various sponsorships, donations, and grants.

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Fitzgerald Petersen Comm.
Mobile: 303.406.8839

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