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Join Credit Union 1's Annual Meeting

All Credit Union 1 members are invited to attend our annual membership meeting at 6pm on Tuesday, March 26. This meeting will take place at CU1 Headquarters, located at 1941 Abbott Road in Anchorage. This year, incumbent board members Damien Stella and Colin Baxter are up re-election for three year terms. Nominations may also be made by petition method. Please contact our Administration Department for more information.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, be sure to view our 2018 Annual Report for a recap of the previous year and insight to the year ahead! This report will be available at the end of March in your local branch or online at cu1.org.


Celebrate #CU1LUV Day

Throughout 2019, Credit Union 1 is hosting special #CU1LUV Day events in each
of our branch communities. These free events are our way of saying thank you to
all the friends, neighbors and CU1 members who help make Alaska such a special
place to be! Join us for free hors d'oeuvres, free beer and wine, free swag, and a
chance to chat with our President/CEO James Wileman.

  • SOLDOTNA March 21
  • KODIAK April 18
  • FAIRBANKS June 20
  • NOME August 22
  • KETCHIKAN September 12
  • ANCHORAGE November (various days)
  • EAGLE RIVER December 5

Upcoming Holiday Closures

All branches and our Member Service Center will be closed:

  • April 21 - Easter Sunday

View our 2019 holiday closure schedule here.

Apply for Your PFD

To ensure speedy access to your PFD this year, be sure to choose direct deposit rather than a paper check when you complete your PFD application. Credit Union 1’s bank code is CQ. Our routing number is 325272063.

If you would like your PFD to be direct deposited to your spending account, you will need your 11 digit account number, which can be found on the bottom of your CU1 checks or within Online Access. Planning to save this $$$ instead of spend? Simply select "Savings!"


Branch Hours Update: Effective February 1, 2019

As a uniquely Alaskan credit union, every decision we make aims to best serve our local members and your Alaskan lifestyle! Thanks to feedback on the ways and times that our branches see the highest traffic, we’ll be updating our hours effective February 1:

    • On weekdays, all branch lobbies and drive-ups will open at 10am – excluding our Downtown Anchorage, Soldotna, Kodiak and Nome branches, which will continue to open at 9am.
    • In Fairbanks, our University Branch will be closed on Saturdays. Our 1st Avenue Branch will keep its regular Saturday hours of 10am-5pm.
    • Our Ketchikan Branch will be open from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

We look forward to seeing you! Visit Locations for a current list of branch hours and locations. The changes above will take effect on February 1, 2019.


Marijuana Related Business

Credit Union 1 has announced that it will initiate a pilot program to provide financial services to Marijuana Related Businesses (MRB). Since 2014 when marijuana was legalized in Alaska, the lack of financial services for MRBs has flooded local streets with cash, resulting in a community safety issue. Credit Union 1 hopes to help relieve this issue by providing financial services to MRBs. Note that Credit Union 1 will only provide services to legally operating businesses, and these MRBs will be under constant, comprehensive monitoring by our compliance team to ensure all aspects of their businesses stay legal.

It’s important to note that Credit Union 1 does not take a political or moral position on the legalization of marijuana by providing services to these businesses. When it comes to our members, we always seek to meet the financial needs of those we serve without judgment or prejudice – and as a state-chartered credit union that only serves Alaskans, we are in the best position to provide this service for MRBs. Credit Union 1 has a long history of providing services to the underserved, from helping individuals with lower credit scores get loans and other vital financial services; to being the first financial institution in over 23 years to open a branch in the Mountain View community of Anchorage. Now, we will again provide financial services to those who have nowhere else to go.

In 2018 alone, CU1 members and employees have fundraised and donated over $207,000 to Alaskan communities and volunteered over 5,100 hours to nonprofits in need. We have been recognized throughout on a national level for our efforts to support community-minded organizations and initiatives from soup kitchens to youth engagement organizations. To further support our Alaskan communities in 2019, we will donate a minimum of 1% of all profits received from our MRB pilot program to the #CU1LUV Community Fund.


The Story of #CU1LUV

If you’ve ever felt like banks have their values backwards or like your credit union should stay local and loyal, then rest assured that you’re on the right path with Credit Union 1. We live each and every day with the mission to lead change, uplift others and value people – and we achieve this goal in a wide variety of ways.

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