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 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.

UFCU Pays Students to Save

It’s a fact that most students don’t have $500 saved up for an emergency car repair or minor medical event. UFCU has partnered with Austin Community College to change that trend by challenging students to save $500.

UFCU Receives ACC Internship Champion Award

In the first year of its Internship Champion Awards, Austin Community College has honored UFCU as an Internship Champion for its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

UFCU Builds Affordability, One Home at a Time

The Second House That Credit Unions Built is now home for a Central Texas family. Learn how credit unions collaborated with Habitat for Humanity to help with affordable housing.

UFCU Interns Build Skills and Strengthen Communities

Paid internships bring opportunities to college students and strengthen the communities in which they live and work. Learn more about the UFCU Internship Program.

Member Stories

Member Stories

No-Nonsense Partnerships

Jennifer S is a busy mom and a no-nonsense small business owner who focuses on getting things done. So she prioritized finding a place to bank that is no–nonsense as well. It’s a partnership that has been going strong for more than 20 years.

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

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.

Paying It Forward

Native Austinite Izzy G can often be spotted at the Texas Rowing Center, kayaking on Lady Bird Lake, or boating on Lake Travis. In addition to natural beauty, Austin also offers plenty of higher education resources. With the help of UFCU, Izzy has taken full advantage of educational opportunities by earning his master’s degree. In turn, he is helping educate others.