What Makes Us Different
At Credit Union of Atlanta, we approach things a little bit differently than the average bank. That's because as a credit union, our focus is not on profits or personal gains. Instead, we pour our energy and any profits earned into securing better rates for our members. And as a member, you're not just any old customer. You're a partial owner of a company that functions solely for your progress.
We are like certain "big banks" in some respects though — we offer top-notch products and conveniences. Ours just come backed with friendly, personalized customer service.
Utilize our knowledgeable staff, as well as online information, to strengthen and secure your financial well-being. Whether you could most benefit from our financial glossary: debit management; investment, retirement, or trust and estate planning, we make sure you always have what you need.
All of these motivations lead to our mission, which is central to everything we do at Credit Union of Atlanta:
"To provide financial solutions to meet the needs and improve the quality of life for our members."
“To be the financial services provider of choice in our diverse communities one member at a time.”
Credit Union of Atlanta was founded in 1928, in the midst of the excessive Roaring Twenties and just before the Great Depression. Through times of great financial strength and also financial strife, Credit Union of Atlanta has maintained stability and security through our strong foundation and the holistic success of you, our members.
From the heart of the jazz age to the present day, we're still jazzing it up for our members. With unique offerings and always-reasonable rates, we strive to make a well-rounded financial life possible for all. Come be a part of something bigger than just a banking hub, become an integral part of a credit union — one that would be proud to call you a member.
Credit Union of Atlanta is now a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
Reasonably priced and easily accessible financial products and services are critical for communities and their economic viability and growth. Yet so many American households do not have a bank account, and they are forced to rely on alternative resources, such as high cost payday lenders and check-cashing facilities. Additionally, many small businesses and important community development projects struggle to find enough capital investment to provide a livelihood or to spark economic growth in their communities.
The Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) actively works to address these issues by investing federal resources — which are matched with private funding — in CDFIs which exist to serve low-income and underserved people and communities.
Early in 2019, Credit Union of Atlanta was certified as a CDFI with the mission of assisting community citizens to address those needs. Affordable housing, credit education and rebuilding, and community involvement are needed in the disadvantaged sections of the Greater Atlanta area, and as the credit union that serves the employees of the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, among other important groups in the community, we are working to identify and align ourselves with people and organizations that are in need and that will benefit from the products and services we offer, and the funding sources that are available to us to help out the communities we serve.
At Credit Union of Atlanta, our vision is to be our members’ financial services provider of choice, in our diverse communities, one member at a time. Please come in and let us talk to you about yours and your communities’ needs. We’ll be out looking for you, and looking out for you at the same time!
Find out more about what CUA is doing to better our community and your banking experience.