Putting You First
Our History and Mission to Be Your Most Trusted Financial Partner
It's Better Here
UFirst Credit Union is a values-based, full-service financial co‑operative serving the needs of more than 100,000 member-owners and their communities. Our mission is to create a positive impact on our community and to make a difference for every member, every day.
Life’s Better With a Utah Credit Union
- Member-owned - We’re owned by our members, so our only purpose is to serve you
- Local to Utah - We care about, serve in, and invest in our local community
- Loyal to You - The decisions we make are to serve you, our members, not a for-profit board
What Our Members Say About UFirst
“Real great customer service, quick and polite.”
★★★★★“WOW! This branch is amazing...they greet me by name every time I visit the branch...That's old fashioned customer service!”
★★★★★“Great location and everyone is helpful and attentive.”
UFirst, Our History
In July of 1956
In July of 1956, UFirst Credit Union was founded by a small group of professors at the University of Utah. Although the credit union was originally established to serve employees of the university, our community presence grew beyond the boundaries of campus. Soon after our founding date, our field of membership was expanded to include U alumni as well as U students. Since then, UFirst Credit Union has been steadily expanding field of membership in order to serve even more members of the Utah community.
In 2004, UFirst expanded to serve anyone who lives, works, goes to school, worships, or volunteers in Salt Lake County, along with the immediate family members of those who qualify. In 2020, our field of membership grew again to include Davis, Utah, Wasatch, Summit, and Tooele Counties (in addition to Salt Lake County).
Today, UFirst serves more than 100,000 members. Although we grow each year, we still honor our roots as a small, community-based credit union. To capture our gratitude to the community that shaped our growth, Dr. Roland Stucki, an original founding member of UFirst, once said, "no single person can take credit for organizing and developing the success of UFirst Credit Union. It was a team effort where different individuals made substantial but different contributions to its success." Along with eleven others, Dr. Stucki signed our original charter and his sentiments are still reflected today in our mission to serve our employees, our members, and to continually improve the communities in which we all live. We work every day to prove to our community that, It's Better Here.
UFirst's Field of Membership
Membership at UFirst Credit Union is now open to anyone who lives, works, goes to school, worships, or volunteers in Salt Lake County, Utah County, Davis County, Wasatch County, Tooele County and Summit County. Membership is also open to immediate family members of those who qualify.
Charter and Insurance
UFirst Credit Union is federally chartered and members' deposits are insured to at least $250,000 per account by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent federal agency that supervises and insures federal credit unions.
UFirst is also a great place to work with happy people and unmatched benefits. To learn more about career opportunities with our growing CU, visit our Careers page here.