America First and Altier Credit Unions Merge, Forming A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer
I am pleased to officially announce the merger of Altier Credit Union of Tempe, Arizona and America First Credit Union. Following much thought and many discussions, it became clear that this partnership was an outstanding match in terms of culture, service ethic and strategy. Under the agreement, America First will be the continuing credit union.
Altier opened in 1947 as the Salt River Valley Water Users Association employee credit union. In 2006, it was re-named Altier and the field of membership expanded to include residents of Maricopa County, Arizona. The credit union enjoys a rich tradition of excellence; the merger’s mutual goal is keeping this legacy in place and building upon it, providing financial services that are second to none.
Altier has five branches in Arizona; three in the greater Phoenix area and one each in Page & St. Johns. These locations will benefit all members living in the state and will provide additional access to our world-class products and exceptional member service.
Other benefits of our cooperative partnership include anytime, anywhere access with free online and mobile banking, free online bill pay, mobile deposits, telephone banking and more. We also offer free checking, free nationwide ATM transactions, free educational seminars, free financial counseling, free credit scores, free document shredding events, as well as many financial calculators and budgeting tools. Additional information is available at americafirst.com or call 1-800-999-3961.
America First was founded in 1939 at Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, when our membership numbered 59 and our assets stood at $25. We’re proud to have grown and flourished since then, becoming one of the nation’s strongest credit unions with stability, quality, and investment in technology among our top priorities.
Our continuing credit union is well-positioned for a bright, vibrant future and we’ll work diligently to earn your trust and support. Welcome to America First, where we look forward to a lifelong relationship with you and your family.