Suncoast Credit Union

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Suncoast Credit Union
Type Credit union
Industry Financial services
Founded 1934
Headquarters Tampa, Florida, United States
Key people Earl W. Whitlock, Chairman
Tom Dorety, CEO
Products Savings; checking; consumer loans; mortgages; credit cards; online banking
Total assets $5.5 billion USD (2013)[1]
Website www.suncoastcreditunion.com

Suncoast Credit Union is a credit union headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Suncoast is the largest credit union in Florida.[2] As of 2013, Suncoast had $5.5 billion in assets, approximately 570,000 members, and 54 branches.[1]

History[edit]

Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union was chartered on January 31, 1934, to meet the needs of teachers working in Hillsborough County. They amended their charter in 1953 to open membership to teachers in Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, and Pasco counties. By 1960, membership was opened to Charlotte, Levy, Manatee, and Sumter counties as well as to all employees of schools in counties their charter extended to. To reflect its changed field of membership, the credit union changed its name to Suncoast Schools Credit Union in 1975. In 1978, it converted to a federal charter and changed its name again to Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. Suncoast continued to grow in the decades to come and now serves employees of schools in 15 counties as well as employees of over 1000 select employee groups.

Suncoast for Kids Foundation[edit]

SSFCU originated the Suncoast for Kids Foundation in 1998. The 501(c)(3) organization has donated more than $4.8 million to projects for children, including the Braille Institute of America.[3]

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