About us

 

Our Vision

Making a difference. sharing the benefits.
As a member-owned financial institution, our priority is to provide quality financial services that consistently exceed expectations and mutually benefit our members and their credit union.
Our vision is to serve as our member’s primary financial institution by tailoring products and services that meet their financial goals and objectives.

Our Difference

Our Board of Directors are members of IFCU too, and work hard to incorporate the philosophy " not for profit, but for service."
Members at a credit union are member-owners because his or her deposit represents a share of ownership; however at a bank, the owners are typically small groups of investors. Credit union members are united by a common bond of membership.

Our Commitment

IFCU's employees give freely of their time, talents, and energy throughout the year by contributing to several great causes.
With the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" in mind, IFCU believes in giving back to the communities around us. We’re dedicated to helping better our communities through a wide variety of sponsorship and education programs. Through financial contributions, resource donations, and staff volunteering; IFCU supports several events in our community.

who are we?

As a member-owned financial institution, our priority and mission is to provide quality financial services that consistently exceed expectations and mutually benefit our members and their credit union.

The Credit Union Difference

A credit union is a financial cooperative composed solely of member-owners who share the philosophy of “not for profit, but for service.” Unlike some financial institutions, the people on our volunteer Board of Directors are member-owners, who work in the best interest of other fellow member-owners. Since the Board of Directors are volunteers, profits are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, low or no-fee products and services, and higher savings rates.

Members at a credit union are member-owners because his or her deposit represents a share of ownership; however at a bank, the owners are typically small groups of investors. Credit union members are united by a common bond of membership.

Financial markets fluctuate over time. When the market dips, banks tend to either raise loan interest rates or close altogether. Credit unions rely on financial reserves to absorb unexpected losses, so members are protected when times get tough. Also, IFCU is insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency, for deposits up to $250,000.

 

Our History

The employees of Ross Gear (now TRW Ross Gear Division) originally chartered Industrial Federal Credit Union (IFCU) in 1954. It was their desire to lay the foundation for a financial institution owned and directed by its own members. Originally located in a tiny office on the Ross Gear premises at 800 Heath Street in Lafayette, the credit union offered savings accounts and small personal loans. Although our services and locations continue to expand, we're still directed by the philosophy of our founding members—service to our members. It's the reason we're here. Today, it is still owned by its shareholders, others like you who have a credit union account. Membership remains exclusive to those affiliated with IFCU and their immediate family members. Membership is forever, even if you leave the employer through whom you joined IFCU.

Since its modest beginning in 1954 your credit union has grown to over $172 million in assets offering full service banking to over 32,000 members. Your credit union succeeds through its mission of building valued member relationships by delivering convenient, personalized banking solutions.

 

IFCU's Volunteer Board of Directors:

  • Albert L. Davis, Jr. - Chairperson
  • George Owens - Vice Chairperson
  • James Dunbar - Secretary
  • Mary Ann Kot - Treasurer/Financial Officer
  • Jason Gregory - Director
  • Julie Cole - Director
  • Art Schai - Director