1st Financial History
1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Aerospace ) was chartered on September 3, 1968 by the International Association of Machinist (District 837) members employed by McDonnell Douglas. The purpose of the credit union was to pool member savings and to provide loans to members at reasonable rates of interest. 1st Financial was originally named District 837 Credit Union and membership was open to all employees of McDonnell Douglas. Within six months of opening, we had 278 members, $4,140.95 in deposits, and $3,009.75 in loans.
In March of 1979 we changed our name to Aerospace Credit Union. We continued to grow and prosper and in 1993, our name changed once more to Aerospace Community Credit Union to reflect our new community charter. Today, 1st Financial serves portions of St. Louis County and St. Charles County, Missouri and a wide array of companies throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area including Boeing employees worldwide.
Our Service Promises
- We promise to provide you with service so great you will never want to leave us
- We promise to listen to you and offer appropriate solutions
- We promise to recommend products and services that are in your best interest
- We promise to act with integrity
- We promise to take ownership of your requests
- We promise to make decisions that benefit you, the owners as a whole
Member Service Excellence
We are very proud of our organization and strive to provide the best service to our member-owners. Providing excellent member service is the key to attracting and maintaining a mutually rewarding relationship with our members.
Because the members are the true owners of the credit union, we strive to provide the best service to each and every member of 1st Financial . 1st Financial Federal Credit Union has incorporated the credit union motto, “Not for profit, not for charity, but for service” into every transaction that we make.
The Better Way to Bank
In addition to providing excellent member service, we strive to offer the most cutting edge products and services to our members. This includes Internet banking, online bill-pay, online loan applications, e-statements, and online check view, just to name a few.
1st Financial also understands that our members want to get the best value for their money, which is why we offer low rates on loans, and higher dividends on savings products. By offering our members the most up-to-date financial conveniences and the best rates, 1st Financial Federal Credit Union is truly “The Better Way to Bank”.