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The Latest from GPCE Credit Union - a Division of FSU Credit Union

We want to make it easy for you to stay informed about the latest developments, vision and direction of GPCE Credit Union, a Division of FSU Credit Union. We are your credit union where you are a member and part owner, not just a customer.

Coming Soon - GPCECU will become Champions First Credit UnionTM

We are pleased to announce, after extensive external and internal market research, GPCE Credit Union will soon become Champions First Credit UnionTM. We feel this new name embodies our dedication to being financial champions for our members and invokes the spirit and strength of the Gulf Power Company community. Stay tuned for more information.

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FSU Credit Union Wins Esteemed Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action

The National Award comes following the win of the regional award for the esteemed Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) named FSU Credit Union (FSUCU) the first-place winner of the national 2021 Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action. FSUCU was previously recognized with the First Place 2021 Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action at the regional level by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU), who submitted the FSUCU nomination to compete at the national level. FSUCU won first place in the $250 million to $1 billion in assets category. Second and third place awards in this category were won by credit unions in Indiana and Illinois, respectively.

The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action recognizes and honors credit unions that demonstrate, in an extraordinary way, the practical application of credit union philosophy for internal programs and services. FSUCU’s entry illustrated its “People Helping People” philosophy by detailing the success of its Financial Fitness Campaign, which launched in February of 2020 to assist current and prospective members in lowering their monthly bills and saving money through refinancing options, balance transfers, and new loans. During the three-month campaign, FSUCU saved its members more than $400,000 with an average per-member savings of $2,123.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with the coveted Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action for our Financial Fitness Campaign,” commented FSU Credit Union President/CEO Chuck Adcock.  “Although the pandemic hit during our campaign, we were able to adjust our service delivery to still save our members money and assist them in this challenging economic time.”

During the 2020 Financial Fitness Campaign FSUCU members could track their favorite Financial Fitness Trainers (branch supervisors who competed in a friendly competition to see who could save members the most) through an interactive website. FSUCU encouraged people to call, email, or visit a Financial Fitness Trainer to “Get Fit in 2020” and see how much they could save through the program. After the pandemic began impacting communities in March of 2020, FSUCU shifted the focus of our campaign to assist members affected by COVID-19 and suffering financial hardships.

The Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action is named after Louise Herring, dubbed the “Mother of Credit Unions” by the Ohio General Assembly for her help in chartering nearly 500 credit unions.

Karen Frazee with LSCU presents FSU Credit Union the regional first-place Louise Herring Award

Karen Frazee with LSCU presents FSU Credit Union the regional first-place Louise Herring Award.

Celebrating 33 Years of Service

We have bittersweet news to report as we congratulate and send our best wishes to Anita Cooper, who will be retiring after 33 years of service to our credit union. Please join us in celebrating Anita Cooper for serving members from December 1, 1988, through June 30, 2021.
In honor of her dedication to our membership over the years, we are planning a combined week of retirement well wishes and member appreciation days! Join us at the Main Office located at 200 N. Pace Blvd., Pensacola, FL. during the week of June 21–25, 2021. Select from one of the following days to stop in and say hello. Thank you, Anita, from all of us at the GPCE Credit Union and FSU Credit Union families.
Monday, Member Appreciation Day
Tuesday, Thanks A Million Day
Wednesday, Memories Day
Thursday, Dive Into Retirement Day
Friday, Membership Appreciation Day
For more information, please call us at 850-430-1961.

Merger with FSU Credit Union is Official

We are pleased to announce our merger with FSU Credit Union, effective October 1, 2020. The special meeting of the members on the proposal to merge was held September 29, 2020, at our Pace Blvd. branch, and final vote tallies showed a 96% vote affirming the merger.  The combined institution now holds more than $300 million in assets and serves more than 28,000 members.

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GPCE Credit Union is your 5-Star Financial Institution

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BauerFinancial, Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation’s banking industry since 1983.
Each credit union required to file a detailed report with federal regulators four times a year. BauerFinancial obtains this data in its raw form from the government. The quarterly data is subjected to a thorough analysis and is compared with historical data for consistency. Upon completion of the analysis, a star-rating is assigned based on a scale of zero to five stars with five stars being the strongest.
BauerFinancial is the source for unbiased, independent credit union star-ratings. No institution pays for its rating, nor can they avoid the rating.
Each credit union on this Recommended Credit Union Report rated with five-stars is considered safe, financially sound and operates well above their regulatory capital requirements. “We’re Here For You!”



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Holiday Closings

  • December 23rd, 2022: Christmas Day (float) - CLOSED
  • December 26th, 2022: Christmas Day Observed - CLOSED
  • January 2nd, 2023: New Year's Day Observed - CLOSED

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