Who we are...
8 people ... $40 ... and Marine FCU was born.
With currently almost 100,000 members, it's hard to believe we only started with eight. April 24, 1959 ... the date we began. Eight individuals working aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina decided to pool their money (only $40) to start this credit union. Since then we have grown into a full-service financial institution who serves the Military and the surrounding communities, with branches in NC, VA and SC.
Getting into the groove in the decade of the 70s
We opened a branch in the Brynn Marr area of Jacksonville, NC. Loans were made by appointment in a branch, and we had membership cards instead of computer systems. We grew slow and steady by offering basic savings and loan products. By the end of 1979, we grew to 16,564 members with assets of $12,377,511.
Big moves throughout the 80s.
We introduced and installed eleven ATMs along with opening four more branches. A merger with Marine Corps Base Quantico Federal Credit Union in Virginia also took place. We added more products and services including checking, credit cards, mortgage loans and touch teller. At the end of the decade Marine FCU had grown to 48,190 members with assets of $101,338,206.
ATMs popping up everywhere during the 90s.
A new branch was opened aboard Camp Lejeune and four new branches in surrounding areas. By the end of the decade, you didn't have to look very far to find one of our ATMs. We put an additional 42 ATMs into operation. Money Market Accounts were added to the list of services. At the end of the decade, we almost doubled our membership with 93,732 members and $260,267,093 in assets.
Delivering convenience to our members with new technology throughout the 21st century.
We have grown to 15 branches throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina. Realizing the needs of the Military lifestyle, a multitude of online options have been added to our list of services to better serve our membership whether they are close to a branch or at another duty station. Online loan applications, online banking on multiple devices, remote check deposit, and Live Tellers have rolled out to add convenience to our membership. Thumb-print and eye scan technology have also been incorporated into our mobile app for additional log-in methods.
View the most up to date stats on membership and assets in our Financial Statement.