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Member Business Spotlight: Suncoast Credit Union
The History of Suncoast Credit Union
Suncoast Credit Union began in 1934 when a handful of local educators founded Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union. Throughout the years, they’ve grown and expanded their membership to include anyone who lives, works, attends school, or worships in the Florida counties they serve.
Today, they are proud to be the largest credit union in Florida. From humble beginnings to all of the exciting developments along the way, Suncoast’s history is rich with memorable moments, and for every one of them they thank their incredible members.
What Do They Do?
Everything at Suncoast is done with the best interests of their members in mind. Suncoast’s mission is simple – “to improve the quality of members’ lives by maintaining a strong, secure, and innovative credit union that serves each and every one of our members’ financial needs.”
Members of Suncoast get more than perks and discounts; Suncoast also has the ability to help members save money in every stage of their lives with low rates and high returns. Because they are a credit union, their profits are returned to members through lower rates on loans, higher earnings on deposits, and free services like ATM withdrawals, overdraft protection, notary services, bill pay, and more.
At Suncoast, they know that every person is capable of making a positive difference. The Suncoast team uses outreach programs and partnerships to give back to local communities every day. They love the communities they serve, and show it through both philanthropic and educational efforts. They pride themselves on their ability to positively impact local families, schools, and organizations.
With this in mind, Suncoast Credit Union is proud to have founded the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to benefit children and their families and to support educational initiatives. The foundation is a vehicle for Suncoast to support the communities they serve and help the people who live there. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has raised and donated over $40 million to help provide a better future for the children of their community. Plus, each time a member uses their Suncoast debit or credit card, two cents are donated to the fund for local initiatives – a program they call “Pennies Add Up.” Suncoast’s community outreach initiatives range from local event sponsorships, to youth financial literacy workshops, to financial programs for seniors. To learn more about Suncoast, how they support their members, and the work that they’re doing in local communities visit www.SuncoastCreditUnion.com