The mission of the Washington Area Credit Union is to promote thrift among our members by affording them a method of saving money. We can achieve this goal by buying shares and providing our members with an opportunity to borrow money at a reasonable rate of interest.
The Washington Area Teachers Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, completely member-owned credit union. We exist to meet the financial needs of our membership. Unlike banks who have to answer to stockholders, we answer to our members.
Our motto is “People Helping People”, specifically “People helping other people to lead healthy stable financial lives”. Our profits are returned to you, our members in the form of higher dividends on deposits, lower rates on loans, and free or low-fee services. We are committed to providing you service that is second to none. We value our members and treat everyone with respect, dignity and timely responsiveness.
Public and private schools, local businesses and students are joining credit unions due to our current economic environment. The services that we provide are more convenient, flexible and suitable to their needs. Please check our eligibility list to see if your place of employment is included.