Our Story

We’re open to all community members with big financial dreams. Our story is your story.

Educators Credit Union was founded by teachers in 1937 so members could borrow and save money at fair and reasonable interest rates. Today, Educators members are students, government workers, healthcare employees, small business owners and many other community members. Educators started out operating under the guiding principle of “Not for Profit, Not for Charity, But for Service.” That purpose and philosophy remains our foundation and guiding force today, along with our mission to help every member achieve his or her financial goals.

Educators membership is open to anyone who lives and works in Southeastern Wisconsin, with special emphasis on education, healthcare and government related employees.

The Credit Union Difference

A credit union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative. Members, not profits, come first.

A Commitment to Community

We are committed to making a positive difference where we live and work.

An Equal Membership Stake

When you join Educators, you are not a customer. You are a member-owner.

Not-for-Profit Financial Cooperative

When you’re a member-owner, you know your best interests — not profits — always come first.

Our History

Educators Credit Union was started in March 1937 in Racine, Wisconsin, as the Racine Teachers Credit Union. There was no place for teachers to save or borrow money then, so teachers formed a financial cooperative — a credit union. Erwin Wall, the first president, opened his home and took deposits for some of the credit union’s first members.

Growth was slow but steady during the early years, then in the 1970s there was a major growth spurt and the credit union opened a number of branch locations. It was then that we became Educators Credit Union. Thanks to our loyal membership base, Educators continues to grow.

Our Values

Since 1937, we have grown along with our members by practicing our mission: to passionately help people by educating and advising and earning loyalty. We seek to assist people as they bridge their financial and personal lives by providing education, service and support.

Whether you are interacting with us on the phone, over the computer or in person, we are dedicated to providing you with sincere, personal service. Outside of work, we believe in being active participants in the local community through fundraising and volunteering. It takes a village — and we are honored to be a part of yours.

Our Philosophy

To educate and advise our members with integrity, treat each member appropriately and to be savvy –– on the cutting edge in both technological and financial options we provide for our members.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to passionately help people by educating and advising them and earning their loyalty.

Our Strategic Drivers

Our strategic drivers, or the key things we must do to be successful, are to provide first-class service, educate and advise and offer competitive rates. First-class service –– to provide an exceptional member service experience every time a member walks in the door. Educate and advise –– to differentiate ourselves through educating and advising to help our members reach their financial goals by helping them make well-informed decisions. Offer competitive rate –– to provide some of the best rates and lowest fees possible as well as an array of products.

Our Core Values

Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Respect and Excellence

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