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  • Making Home Ownership Happen

    When Bartosz and Kamila S came to Galveston from Poland more than 10 years ago, a friend took them to UFCU. Since then, they’ve partnered with UFCU to purchase their first car and their first home. New to the country as well as the ins and outs of home-buying, UFCU helped them make it happen.

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  • Big Savings and Great Service

    Lameka M was very excited to have directly benefitted from the Wheels 101 seminar. She saved $12,000 when she bought her new car and got an unbeatable interest rate. For her, it was an amazing experience.

     

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  • Building a Better Planet

    Consulate W is a proud participant in the first cohort of UFCU Scholars at UT. A world traveler and a budding sustainability champion, she is doing great things.

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  • Designing the Perfect Financial Fit

    When Miranda B landed her first job at age 15, she turned to UFCU for her first checking account. College and career took her hundreds of miles away. But eventually, Miranda made her way back to Austin and turned to a UFCU Small Business Loan to launch her apparel business here.

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  • From Archeologist to Storyist

    Emily C began her UFCU journey in 1976 with a modest loan for a used VW bug that would put her on the road from Austin to Dallas to help with a family emergency. Since then, she’s traveled great distances, as not only an archeologist, but also as a journalist, playwright, screenwriter and magazine editor. She uses the term “storyist” to cover the range of her published work.

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  • Exploring the Wonders of Central Texas

    Christopher and Leslie moved to Austin after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and have been in Austin ever since. Christopher is an environmental scientist specializing in Central Texas cave species. He and his partner Leslie love to explore the outdoors, Central Texas cave preserves, and the Austin music scene. You might even catch Christopher playing live music with his British power pop band, The New Way.

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  • Education, Connection, and Community

    Nora C joined UFCU when she was an employee and student at the University of Texas at Austin™ in 1968. Still a Member 50 years later, Nora is an educator on the Austin Community College Board of Trustees and a founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas. She describes herself as curious person who loves to learn, and does as much as she can to improve connections across our communities.

     

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  • Respect and Security — Every Time

    Both veterans of the US Air Force, Joseph and Kamille were among our first Members to close on a UFCU VA home loan. With help from Mortgage Loan Officer Armando G, they’ve settled into a great house and now spend as much time as possible outdoors and unplugged, target shooting, hiking, or kayaking on the river as a family.

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  • Contributing, with Gratitude and Grace

    Katherine S founded the Technical Communications program at Austin Community College® (ACC), which is still going strong today. She’s a teacher, an administrator, a published author, a world traveler, and a UFCU Member. We’re proud of Katherine’s contributions to our local community and the world over.

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  • Caring About Community

    Apollo B is a new dad who works in the banking industry. His team of UFCU representatives has helped him improve his credit and get his first auto loan, credit card, and home loan. He’s on his way to financial success.

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  • Doing What Makes Sense for Life

    Cassandra P wears many hats. Once a journalist, Cassandra is now a designer, an entrepreneur, a new mom, and a trendsetter in her own right. UFCU has helped Cassandra transition to motherhood and will be there as she takes her business to the next level.

     

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  • Preparation Brings Peace of Mind

    As a therapist, Aimee H works alongside doctors and physicians’ assistants to provide behavioral health services for children, adolescents, and the elderly. Between her commute and traveling to spend time with friends and family, she spends a lot of time on the road. Aimee relies on UFCU Insurance Services® for coverage and peace of mind.

     

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  • An Enduring Partnership

    Ed T is a full-time freelance writer and consultant who has worked in Austin over 20 years. He authors multiple books, articles, and blogs every year. Ed started banking with UFCU as a UT grad student in 1976. He’s relied on UFCU as his financial partner ever since to help manage his cash flow and care for his family.

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  • Playing and Winning in His Community

    Jonathan G is many things: a college grad, a CPA, an entrepreneur. He’s the Assistant Director of student accounts at St Edward’s University and a long-time Member of UFCU. But most of all, Jonathan’s a gamer. He loves board games, community, and the results when those two things come together.

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  • Finding Creativity, Balance, and Life’s Treasures

    Patty K has a career, her art, and a new granddaughter. How does she balance it all? Not by sleeping late! Patty plans to work well into her later years to meet her financial goals, and she’s optimistic. A new Rav4, financial counseling, and Online Banking is how she’ll get there.

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  • UFCU Means Trust

    Ginger W found UFCU when she was looking for an auto loan. She joined to take advantage of low rates, but has stayed because of the relationships. She especially appreciates the education, the trust, and the connections that come with UFCU membership.

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  • A Difference in Service

    Growing up in Austin, Jordan J has always been familiar with UFCU. Still, when it came time to choose a financial institution, he shopped around before finally choosing UFCU with confidence.  

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  • Building Community and Finding Success

    Jessie B believes in giving back to her community. She runs a printing, embroidery, and design business in Galveston. Jessie has also created a small business group that gets together weekly to discuss how they can help each other grow. She’s helping to build her community.  

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  • For me, UFCU is about excellence. They’re easy and accessible.

    My UFCU loan has opened many doors for me. A $14,000 loan got me more than just a truck. It helped me with school, work, and new jobs. Thanks to UFCU, I’m more relaxed and even more involved in school and work now.

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  • People Helping People

    Mark D prioritizes flexibility and compassion for others. An entrepreneur with his own antique store, Mark believes it all comes down to people helping people.

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