85 Years of Changing Lives

We’re creating ways to help all of the individuals in our communities thrive, with a special focus on advancing opportunities for quality education, employment, and housing. These stories highlight some of the ways we’re working to make a difference.

Community Impact News

Community Impact News

UFCU Joins DECA Alliance in Promoting Economic Equity

Learn about DECA, a UFCU-supported alliance to address inequalities in how wealth is created and shared in minor communities.

Six of Nation’s Top Latino Mortgage Originators at UFCU

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals® named several UFCU loan officers as 2022 Top 250 US Latino Mortgage Originators Awards.

Networking with Purpose

Our Southpark Meadows branch recently hosted a “Mission Mixer,” a fun networking opportunity for area nonprofits and businesses.

UFCU and ACC Create $5M Scholarship Fund & Announce Community Pavilion

UFCU is pleased to announce a new $5 million scholarship endowment to benefit students at Austin Community College District (ACC).

UFCU Expands Spanish-Language Services

UFCU’s award-winning lending team is making every effort to put home ownership in reach for every Member, including those who do not claim English as their native language.

UFCU Internship Program Fast-Tracks Employment for Graduates

UFCU’s award-winning internship program continues to reduce the time between graduation and employment, thus improving the financial health of participating interns.

UFCU Provides a Central Place for Student Financial Services

UFCU proudly partners with the University of Texas at Austin to help students along their academic and financial journey.

UFCU Helps Put Home Ownership in Reach

UFCU believes in the life-changing power of homeownership. That vision is shared by Austin Habitat for Humanity, who is our partner in a collaboration to offer loan coaching and affordable mortgages.

Member Stories

Member Stories

A Voice for the Hispanic Community

As a UFCU employee for 21 years, Monica Andry worked to improve the financial health and education of Central Texas Latinos and the community as a whole. Now, as the newly appointed president and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she is continuing her passion to advocate and be a voice for the Hispanic community.

Member-Driven Banking

David G has a love for Austin and the advantages of banking locally. He left the city for a while and tried Houston and Dallas, but loved UFCU so much, he refused to bank elsewhere. Back where he belongs, David is grateful that UFCU has been around to take part in his bigger life moments.

Small Business Hits the Big Time

Even if you love what you do, the business side of a business is always easier with a trusted partner. Learn how UFCU supports local Austin actor and entrepreneur Jordan J and his rapidly growing business.

Building on Equity

Committing to excellent financial health can really pay off in the long run. Ada M has done well for herself and her family by investing in her home and maintaining her good credit history.

Employee Stories

Employee Stories

Empowering Latinos through Example

Emmy Hill overcame cultural and language barriers she faced as a young immigrant, to become a leader in supporting a strong, diverse community. At UFCU, she found an employer equally committed to empowering Latino families and business owners in the Greater Austin community.

Teaching by Example

As a UFCU Consumer Loan Officer, Derion J has a special qualification when it comes to coaching applicants in improving their credit history: personal experience. He meets Members where they are to guide them to financial health.

Mission: Success, Happiness, and Homeownership

Jamie C faced credit challenges during her adjustment to life after the military, and owning a home seemed like an impossible dream. She followed steps to improve her credit and is on her second home. She also assists her fellow UFCU employees obtain financial health services tailored to them.

Spreading Inspiration and Homeownership

As a first-generation Mexican-American, Veronica S knows better than many about overcoming challenges, including securing affordable housing. Since 2010, the UFCU financial health program specialist has pulled from her personal experience to help UFCU Members overcome financial challenges to achieve their dreams.