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CU1 Health Fairs: Anchorage and Fairbanks

Just in time to help you fight cold season, Credit Union 1 is hosting its annual health fairs in Anchorage and Fairbanks! Join us on October 17 in Anchorage and October 24 in Fairbanks for blood tests, health screenings, informational booths and more.
  • If you live in Anchorage, we’ll see you on October 17 from 7:30-10:30am at CU1’s Abbott Branch.
  • In Fairbanks, stop by our University Branch on October 24 from 7:30-10:30am.

These events are a great opportunity to enjoy low-cost care in your community! Tour exhibits, chat with an on-site nurse, and make progress toward a bright and healthy future.

#CU1LUV Days

Come celebrate your co-ownership of Credit Union 1 with free food and drinks at our branch! You'll get a chance to chat with our President/CEO James Wileman (he's the greatest) - and because we #CU1LUV you, we'll also be hosting a silent auction during the evening to support a social cause in your community! Come join the fun on the following days:

  • Soldotna March 22
  • Fairbanks June 14
  • Kodiak July 12
  • Nome August 16
  • Ketchikan October 11
  • Eagle River November 29

Upcoming Holiday Closures

All branches and our Member Service Center will be closed:

  • Monday, October 8 - Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Day

View our 2018 holiday closure schedule here.

New Look: CU1 Credit and Debit Cards

Credit Union 1 is excited to share a special new look for our debit and credit cards! These cards each now sport a #CU1LUV emblem, to honor our commitment to lead change, uplift others and value people all across Alaska. Now, when you open a new spending or credit card account with us (or your existing card expires), you’ll receive this neat new design to swipe and enjoy.

Did you know that as a CU1 member, you earn One for All Rewards points each time you pay with your debit or credit card?

Congrats to CU1 Scholarship Winners!

Each year, Credit Union 1 is proud to award valuable scholarships to our fellow Alaskans in pursuit of higher education. These scholarships celebrate our roots as an Anchorage teachers’ credit union and our passion for lifelong learning!  2018 marks our 31st year of awarding scholarship funds. Check out the winners of this year’s Bill Countryman Scholarship!

    • Mekia B. is from Kodiak, Alaska and plans to attend UAA in the fall to work toward her Bachelor of Science in Biological Services. She hopes to perform biological work at a research center once she graduates.

    • Raleigh V. is from Kenai, Alaska. He has been accepted to Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music and Concordia College. He plans to major in music education. His career goals after college are to be in a military band, professional orchestra or to teach music.

    • Zxyrelle T. is from Kodiak, Alaska. He plans to attend UAA and work toward his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a goal to become a public relations specialist after college.

    • Piper C. is from Ketchikan, Alaska. She plans to attend Coe College, Georgetown University or Pacific Lutheran University to pursue a degree in either political science or literature.

    • Daryl B. is from Anchorage, Alaska. He plans to attend UAA to work toward a major in physical education with a career goal of being a PE teacher or sports trainer after college.

    • Aimee W. is from Eagle River, Alaska. She plans to attend UAA and major in marketing. She hopes to work in the marketing department at UAA or for a nonprofit after college.

    • Edlen M. is from Kodiak, Alaska. She plans to attend UAA to obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting and become a licensed accountant after college.

    • Verona K. is from Ketchikan, Alaska. She plans to attend Pacific Lutheran University and major in nursing. She hopes to work at Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center after college.

    • Michael C. is from Anchorage, Alaska. He is currently completing his fourth year in the Alaska WWAMI Program with a degree in Doctor of Medicine. He hopes to serve the people of Alaska as an emergency physician in Anchorage, Alaska.

    • Rachel F. is from Anchorage, Alaska. She plans to attend UAA and major in nursing. She hopes to be a registered nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner after college.

    • Sierra T. is from Nome, Alaska. She plans to attend UAF to pursue a bachelor’s degree in native studies and teach Inupiaq to youth in Nome after college.

    • Samuel B. is from Denali Park, Alaska. He plans to attend UAA with a bachelor’s degree in nursing science. He hopes to become a registered nurse for a few years after college then return to medical school to become a traveling doctor.

    • Erik H. is from Nome, Alaska. He plans to attend Washington State University with a major in computer science and work in computer security after college.

    • Noelle F. is from Chugiak, Alaska. She plans to attend University of Mary with an Associate of Arts degree, Communication Sciences and Disorders degree, and complete the M.S. Speech Language Pathology program. She hopes to become a speech language pathologist after college.

In total, we’re excited to give $25,000 in scholarship funds to the above CU1 members! We’d also like to extend special thanks to each of the 35+ applicants who applied for our 2018 Bill Countryman Scholarship. In reviewing each and every application, we were proud to see how you are expanding your education to help make Alaska an even better place to live.

Interested in applying for a CU1 scholarship next year? Visit our scholarship page for more information.

Supporting Small Businesses

At Credit Union 1, we’re proud to support Alaskan businesses! If you’re dreaming of small business ownership, we’d like to share a recent change to our documentation requirements. This federally required change, which took effect on May 11, 2018, will aid the government in fighting fraud and other financially-related crimes.

    • In the future, if you open a business account for a legal entity covered under this new regulation, we will ask you for identifying information (such as your name, address, date of birth and social security number) as well as identification documentation (such as your state ID, driver’s license or passport).
    • This info will be gathered for each individual that has 25% or more Beneficial Ownership in the legal entity, along with one individual that has significant managerial control (such as a CEO, President, CFO, VP, etc.).
    • Additionally, we’ll ask that you personally certify that this information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

Already one of our valued CU1 business owners? At this time, we likely won’t need to collect this information if your business account was established with us prior to 2018. However, we may be required to collect certain info from you on a case-by-case basis in accordance with this new federal regulation. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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.

Share the love with us and receive a #CU1LUV PopSocket! Visit for details.

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The #CU1LUV Community Fund

CU1 is excited to announce the launch of our new #CU1LUV Community Fund! This special fund serves as a way for Alaskans whose food, shelter or health is at risk to receive direct assistance from our credit union through a nonprofit organization.

The #CU1LUV Community Fund is supported by funds that Credit Union 1 donates on behalf of members who finance loans with us. For every consumer loan, we’ll donate $1 to this fund. For every real estate loan, we’ll donate $10. Now, when you finance a CU1 loan toward your own life goals – or refinance an existing loan to Credit Union 1 – you’re making a much larger impact on the lives of those around you. That’s #CU1LUV at work, and we’re grateful for your support!

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Your savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government.

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