we are for purpose
not for profit
Frankenmuth Credit Union was organized in 1964 by the employees of Carling Brewery. They were looking for an alternative option for their financial needs. In the beginning, only the employees of Carling Brewery, Zeilinger Beverage, Geyer’s Brewery and Star of the West Milling could join the credit union—the brewers and the millers.
It wasn’t uncommon in those early days, if someone wanted a loan and the credit union didn’t have enough in savings, credit union staff would walk around the brewery carrying a shiny silver box asking employees to give additional deposits.
In 1969 Frankenmuth Credit Union had the forethought to apply to have its charter changed to a community charter. This meant that people living or working in a geographical area could now join the credit union, not just the employees of certain businesses. Over the years our charter has grown from townships to counties and today anyone that lives, works, worships or was educated in the state of Michigan can join FCU. Even though we have grown, we are still aware of our humble beginnings of ‘people helping people’. We provide good old-fashioned hometown service coupled with sound financial advice specific for each of our member’s situations. We are rooted in the communities we serve and our staff spends countless volunteer hours on local service projects and within our charitable Frankenmuth Foundation.