Why Choose Georgia United?
Georgia United Credit Union is an award winning financial institution and our top priority is to provide members with a safe place to save and borrow money. Georgia United is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.
As a full-service financial institution, we offer a wide variety of products and services that are simple, compelling and make sense for today’s lifestyle. We are a member-owned not-for-profit financial institution, meaning our profits are returned to our members through reduced fees, low interest rates and high rates of return.
Established in 1958, Georgia United is ranked as one of the largest and strongest credit unions in Georgia, with 19 local branch locations, access to over 5,000 supporting credit union locations nationwide and 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the globe.
We are committed to improving the lives of our members, team members and the communities we serve and are proud to be known as a leader in the financial industry.
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We are honored to be named Best-In-State Credit Union by Forbes Magazine and to be recognized as Best Credit Union in Athens, Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties.
Over 60 Years of Service & Still Going Strong
1958 – On March 27, Vernon Carne, principal at Hooper Alexander Elementary School, encouraged six DeKalb County educators to join him in pledging $5.00 each to form a credit union and apply for a charter with the National Credit Union Administration. On April 8, the charter of DeKalb County Teachers Federal Credit Union was granted.
1983 – DeKalb County Teachers Federal Credit Union changed its name to Georgia Federal Credit Union in order to better identify with members who were not employees in the education field. The credit union also announced $32.6 million in assets.
2010 – The credit union changed from a federal to a state charter in order to reach residents of entire counties and became Georgia United Credit Union.
2013 – On December 18, Debbie Smith was named CEO. As a long-standing credit union advocate, Smith began her work in April of 2002 as an Advisory Board member for the Georgia Federal Credit Union, now known as Georgia United Credit Union.
2014 – The School Crashers® program launched and Chapel Hill Elementary School in Decatur was the first school to receive a facility makeover thanks to volunteers, sponsors and donors.
2018 – Georgia United Credit Union celebrated 60 years of service and $1.3 billion in assets.
2019 – Georgia United expanded its field of membership in nine new counties, offering membership to 24 counties across the state. Forbes Magazine recognized Georgia United as Best-In-State Credit Union.