What Is A Credit Union?
A credit union is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative that is owned, managed and utilized by its member-owners. The Board of Directors is elected from and by the general membership and are unpaid volunteers. The members are both the “stockholders” and the “customers”. Therefore, any “profits” the credit union realizes are returned to the member-owners in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings rates, lower fees and stronger capital than for-profit, stockholder-owned and controlled banks.
At Telco, it's all about our members. Not only do we offer low interest rates and higher dividends but we also offer additional insurance options, investment services, and even discounted tickets to Dollywood and Splash Country!
Dollywood Discounted Ticket Prices
Splash Country Discount Prices
Tickets are available at the following locations: Tunnel Rd. Branch, Morganton Branch, Leicester Branch, Weaverville Branch, Candler Branch, and Hendersonville Branch.
Telco Community Credit Union has a long history of embracing the Credit Union motto “People Helping People”. We go beyond helping members with financial services and proudly engage with our communities with charitable services.
Over $18,000 was raised this year and contributed to The Telco Charity Fund. The Telco Charity Fund is aimed at supporting our members who are experiencing financial hardship, including unexpected medical bills, job loss, or other unforeseen circumstances. We realize that difficult times can happen to anyone, and we want to be there for our members in their time of need. We understand that our members are the lifeblood of our organization, and we are committed to supporting them in any way we can. The charity fund is a testament to this commitment, and we are proud to be able to offer this additional support to those who need it most.
- Support to individual members for heating bills, medical expenses, short-term housing, school supplies
- Christmas gifts for children who otherwise would receive very little if anything
- Local charities include Eblen Foundation, WNC Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Helping Hands Clinic, The Hope Chest, Community Centers, Health and Dental Ministry
Telco is a Nine-Time recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, recognizing outstanding activity in community support.
Telco Community Credit Union has been providing financial services to communities in Western North Carolina for over 80 years. We were organized in 1935 to serve the employees of the Southern Bell Telephone System. Today, we are a community-chartered credit union serving 21 counties.
For a more detailed chronicle of our history, click here.
Telco Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members. This means that as a credit union member, you are never a customer, but a full partner and owner. The credit union motto “People Helping People” is demonstrated in every transaction that takes place at Telco Community Credit Union. We promise each member personalized service and individualized financial attention.
2022 Annual Report
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