The Utah First story began in late July, 1935. A group of German immigrants living in Salt Lake City were having a difficult time finding anyone to help them with the loans they needed to bring their families to America. This group decided to found a new credit union — one that would serve all members of its community.
Two years later, the Credit Union’s name was changed to the Utah C.V. Federal Credit Union. C.V. stands for Chemnitzer Vereinigung. Chemnitz is a city in the eastern part of Germany and Vereinigung is German for unification. The founders chose this name because they built their credit union around a sense of fellowship and community. Their mission was to help build the financial future of all credit union members. Utah C.V. provided competitive rates and complete commitment to outstanding customer service.
On April 1, 1996, the name was changed again, this time to Utah First Federal Credit Union. Our mission is to be significant in the lives of our members, our employees, and their communities. We are your neighbors and your friends. As we have been since the beginning, we are committed to you. We sincerely welcome you to Utah First Credit Union. This Is How Banking Should Be.
There are several ways to qualify for membership:
• Work for a participating employer
• Belong to a current member’s immediate family
• Join the Community Volunteers of Utah (Learn more)
Not sure which option is right for you? Call us at 800-234-0729.
Our founders were onto something when they started Utah First more than 80 years ago. We've built our Credit Union around the idea of strengthening our community and creating excellent relationships. It's How Banking Should Be, and we're proud to be part of it. Are you ready to be part of it? Join Utah First today.