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We exist to make money simple for our members and the communities we serve. Though our credit union has a strong history of accomplishing that mission in the Abilene area, in recent years we have grown to serve additional counties throughout West and Central Texas. We want these new members and new communities to feel just as welcome at the credit union. Changing our name both eliminates any confusion around who we serve and gives us the ability to pursue further growth opportunities. Most importantly, these growth opportunities enable us to provide you more convenient, low-cost financial services.
Not at all! First Abilene FCU is proud of our history. We would not be here today if our founding members and their families had not started this credit union in 1959. Far from being a move away from our roots, this change is a proactive step toward becoming a better financial institution. Both Abilene locations will remain open and continue providing you the friendly, convenient service you love.
The name change will have no impact on member status. You and your fellow members will always be our credit union’s owners.
You can still use your current First Abilene FCU ATM, debit and credit cards. Your old cards eventually will be replaced with new cards displaying our new name and logo.
You can continue to use your First Abilene FCU checks and deposit slips. When you run out of checks or deposit slips, your new ones will have the new name and logos.
No. You’ll still see the same friendly folks at all our branches.
Automatic drafts and direct deposits are routed using the same transit and account numbers as now. These numbers have not changed, so there is no need to update this information.
The credit union is not under new ownership. Our members are still the owners!
The name change will not impact any of your accounts.
Members will continue to enjoy superior service. Rates on deposits and loans will remain competitive. Our growth and increased resources will allow us to serve our members even better. A new name, but an old commitment.
First Watch Credit Union will be awarding two $500 scholarships to high school seniors.
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be an active member of First Watch Credit Union for at least 3 months with an account in good standing.
- Be a graduating high school senior.
- Demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, leadership and social awareness.
- Provide verification of acceptance at an accredited college, trade school or university for the Summer or Fall 2023 Semester.
- FAFCU staff, officials or family members are not eligible.
The purpose of the First Watch Credit Union Scholarship program is to provide a means to recognize academic excellence, leadership and social awareness provided by our young adult members. First Watch Credit Union is proud to invest in our future.
A completed scholarship application packet must be in possession of First Watch Credit Union by the end of business day on April 4, 2023. Selected recipients will be recognized on April 11, 2023, at our Annual Meeting.