5 things you may not know about Mission Fed

November 21, 2014 | Heidi Everly

5 things you may not know about Mission Fed

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You know that Mission Fed is a credit union in San Diego. And that Mission Fed offers financial products and services to help you meet your financial goals. But, there may be some things about your favorite credit union that surprise you. We thought you’d enjoy these fun Mission Fed facts:

  1. Our very first office was at a borrowed desk at the San Diego County Board of Education offices in Linda Vista in 1961. Today, we have 27 convenient branches throughout the county, but we started as a twinkle in San Diego’s eye! Also, when we were first chartered, our name wasn’t Mission Federal Credit Union—it was Public Schools Federal Credit Union.
  2. Mission Fed’s first loan was for a mere $100. It’s hard to imagine a time when a loan for $100 was needed—especially in San Diego! Times change, though, and we now offer a variety of loans, including Auto Loans, Credit Cards, Home Loans and Commercial Real Estate Loans.
  3. Even if you don’t have an Auto Loan with us, you can take advantage of our usually lower-than-other-providers Mechanical Breakdown Protection insurance. It’s just one of the many benefits of being a Mission Fed member. Other benefits include low or no fees, lower loan rates and access to over 30,000 fee-free CO-OP ATMs nationwide (including at most 7-Elevens®).
  4. Mission Fed was awarded the prestigious 2013 Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation of the Year Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter. This was an absolute honor because giving back to the community where our members live and work is something that is very important to us. From grant presentations to event-specific support, at Mission Fed we assist the community in many different ways.
  5. With more than $2.5 billion in assets and 174,000 members, Mission Fed is actually the largest, locally based financial institution that exclusively serves San Diego County. And, we’re the 55th largest credit union in the country (by assets).

We look forward to sharing lots of information with you in our upcoming posts. Thank you for choosing Mission Fed and stopping by to check out our blog!

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Heidi Everly

Heidi has had an affinity for writing since a very young age. From cheesy poems in elementary school to term papers at San Diego State University where she earned her B.A. in English, she has always valued writing as a strong communication tool. Heidi began her career at Mission Fed in May of 2008 as an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. She joined the Marketing Team in 2011, where she is now the Marketing & Online Community Specialist. Along with writing copy for many marketing campaigns and blogs, Heidi is also the voice of Mission Fed in the Online Community.

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