Celebrating 70 Years of APCO Employees Credit Union

Celebrating 70 Years of APCO Employees Credit Union

It’s been 70 years since APCO Employees Credit Union was chartered, and this July we celebrated with Member Appreciation Events at each of our 20 branches. This milestone is a testament to our Members’ support of APCO Employees Credit Union. Whether it’s opening a child’s first savings account, or helping you transition to retirement, we are humbled by our Members’ commitment to selecting us as their credit union partner through it all.


Along with the opportunity to recognize our Members for their loyalty throughout the years, these July celebrations let us share in our Members’ experiences with APCO over the decades and hear how the Credit Union has played a part in their own lives. We always strive to provide exceptional service and help our Members meet their financial goals, but hearing the stories of what APCO has helped our Members achieve was truly an honor.

APCO’s History and a Look Ahead

On July 1, 1953, three established credit unions, Western Division Credit Union, the Birmingham Electric Company Credit Union and the General Office Credit Union, merged with the purpose of establishing a larger capital base that would allow greater Credit Union service to Members. With that simple goal in mind, APCO Employees Credit Union was chartered. At the time of the merger, Credit Union assets were $85,000. Since then, APCO Employees Credit Union has grown to become the second largest credit union in Alabama, and the largest state-chartered credit union in Alabama with over $3 billion in assets.

As we look ahead, not only do we believe 2023 will be a benchmark year at APCO Employees Credit Union, but we believe the next 70 years will be even better than the first. Since our inception, we have been called to provide value and help our Members do better financially, and we hope membership is for a lifetime. We’ve always understood that where our Members bank is a choice. We are committed to honoring your choice in financial institutions with exceptional service, member-centered innovation, and industry leading rates to better serve, empower, and reward you.

We appreciate every one of our Members for helping make our Credit Union one of the best in the state. As always, thank you for allowing us to serve you!