Boeing Employees Credit Union was originally established to serve employees of The Boeing Company. BECU was founded in 1935 as Fellowship Credit Union by 18 Boeing employees. It was named Boeing Employees Credit Union for much as of its history.
Based in Tukwila, Washington, BECU has more than $8 billion in total assets and over 600,000 members. This has made it the largest credit union in the Washington state and one of the top five in the US. Gary Oakland is the present President and CEO.
BECU has over 40 Neighborhood Financial Centers in the Puget Sound area. Anyone who lives, works, owns a business, attends school or worships in Washington is eligible to join BECU, as are past and current employees of The Boeing Company, its subsidiaries or affiliates, BECU itself and the Museum of Flight. Additionally, all related by marriage, descent, adoption, or domestic partnership to a person meeting any of the above criteria is eligible.
Boeing Employees Credit Union Statement of Commitment
As a credit union that is member-owned, not-for-profit, BECU is committed to its members. BECU states it will uphold its fundamental responsibility to actively serve its membership and the communities in which they live. BECU treats all members with respect and dignity and offers honest and fair deals to its members. It also deliver a range of affordable products and services to the diverse social and economic makeup of its members and future members.
BECU Service to Members – BECU provides services designed to improve the social and economic well-being of every member, and return financial value as part of their participation in the member-owned cooperative. BECU’s objective is to ensure all members to always experience the best service and value with complete trust.
Boeing Employees Member Education – Boeing Employees CU is also committed to strengthening consumer financial literacy and education. Moreover, it is also committed to educating members and the public alike, about credit union philosophy, values, and uniqueness.
BECU Involvement And Governance – BECU will work to preserve the credit union democratic principles, demographic representation, and volunteer participation in the credit union activities.
Boeing Employees Credit Union And Diversity – BECU acknowledges the value of demographic diversity in personnel/ staff as well as in volunteers and members. It strives to bring people of diverse experiences and backgrounds into leadership and different roles at the credit union.
Boeing Emplyees’ Commitment To Credit Union Ideals
BECU endeavors to build and intensify the credit union movement by offering financial and different resources to others within the union’s community, and by advocating the credit union difference in all government levels and in other appropriate public forums.
BECU extends the philosophy of credit unions: “people helping people”. This is by seeking opportunities and participating in activities that it believes can make a difference in the quality of living and financial well-being of Boeing Employees Credit Union employees, members, and the entire community.