BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Abilene Teacher's Federal Credit Union

Business Spotlight

March 18, 2024
Staff Reports

What makes your business stand out?

Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union (ATFCU) is actively involved in the greater Abilene community and is proud to spark initiatives that support our region. One of those initiatives is 325 Day, a time to celebrate the unique culture of our area. This project encourages everyone to Show Their Pride in the 325 by supporting local businesses, giving back, and having fun!

What do customers say about working with you?

Credit unions, being cooperatively owned, don’t have customers; instead, we have member/owners. Our members value our financial advocacy, advanced technology, and service to the community.

Please share the value of Chamber involvement.

We appreciate Abilene Chamber membership as a means to stay connected with a wide range of Abilenians and to become informed on ways we can work with others to improve the community’s quality of life.

What culture do you provide within your company?

We have an informal internal culture, focused on meeting the needs of consumers throughout our 16-county west Texas service area. Since ATFCU is not involved in business banking, we are able to completely concentrate on offering solutions to the retail banking market. Many employees spend their entire careers at the credit union because we have a reputation for good training and promoting from within.

How do you give back to the community?

Besides 325 Day, Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union supports area youth through many educational programs. We coordinate Financial Reality Fairs with local high schools, providing a preview of how budgets should be handled as adults. Among many other projects, we sponsor the Abilene Chamber’s Children's Business Fair, Boo at the Zoo, the Abilene and Wylie Education Foundations, and the Teacher Resource Room at Global Samaritan Resources. We’re tremendously excited about the development of Abilene Heritage Square, where we are supporting the first adjunct location of the McDonald Observatory.