In 1951 sixteen teachers founded Pima Federal Credit Union (Pima Federal) with the simple notion that a great financial institution is about relationships, not transactions. Since inception, Pima Federal has been dedicated to providing superior service to help their members reach their financial goals while giving back to the local community – a key component of the overall credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. Not only has Pima Federal provided comprehensive financial services but the credit union has also played a significant role in driving economic growth and supporting local non-profit organizations.

Pima Federal is a full-service financial institution that specializes in personal and business banking and offers both consumer and business lending. Their commitment to providing market-leading rates, superior service, and a variety of unique products and services designed with the local community in mind is what sets them apart. 

Personal Services

As a member-owned financial cooperative, Pima Federal reinvests its profits back into the credit union to offer lower loan rates, higher interest on savings, and fewer fees. From basic savings and checking accounts to mortgages, auto loans, and saving for retirement – the credit union offers everything you need to achieve your financial goals. Providing the best member experience possible is at the center of the credit union’s decisions. Whether it’s implementing a new product, streamlining their service model, or developing their teams, member satisfaction is a top priority.

Home Loans

As one of life’s most significant milestones, owning a home embodies stability, security, and the realization of dreams. Pima Federal understands the significance of this journey and is prepared to guide its members every step of the way. The credit union offers a full suite of home loan products and personalized service and aims to simply the path to homeownership. Whether it’s a first-time buyer seeking guidance or a seasoned homeowner looking to refinance, Pima Federal’s team of experts provides the solutions and support to ensure that each member’s unique needs are met.

Business Services

As a local organization, Pima Federal understands the needs of our business community and serves as a trusted partner in achieving financial success. The credit union offers a comprehensive suite of services tailored to meet the unique needs of local businesses and entrepreneurs, designed to streamline operations, enhance efficiency, and foster growth. From business checking accounts to commercial real estate lending, the credit union is dedicated to helping businesses thrive. Pima Federal’s team of experienced professionals work closely with business owners to provide personalized guidance and support to ensure they are confident throughout the process.  

Technology-Driven Innovation

In today’s digital world, technology plays a pivotal role in shaping the way we bank and conduct financial transactions. Pima Federal is committed to staying at the forefront of technological innovation to better serve their members. From a mobile banking app to online account management tools, the credit union provides its members with convenient, secure, and up to date digital banking solutions. Pima Federal was proud to be an early adopter of the FedNow service and offers its members the ability to initiate and accept payments through Zelle®. Investing in technology demonstrates their unwavering commitment to providing a seamless banking experience for their members, anytime and anywhere.

Fostering Community Engagement

Beyond its commitment to financial excellence, Pima Federal is deeply invested in supporting the communities it serves. Through various outreach initiatives and partnerships, they actively contribute to the social, economic, and cultural fabric of Tucson and surrounding communities. Whether it’s through financial contributions, volunteerism, or partnerships with local organizations, the credit union proudly supports positive change in the community.

Pima Federal actively participates in community events and initiatives aimed at promoting prosperity and well-being. From sponsoring local festivals to organizing charity drives, they actively engage with the community, fostering connections and building relationships that go beyond banking.

One example is the Pima Federal Golf Classic. Held since 2013, the credit union aims to provide support to local non-profits like Tucson Values Teachers, Greater Tucson Fire Foundation, Southern AZ Law Enforcement Foundation, Literacy Connects, and currently both Youth on Their Own and IMPACT of Southern AZ. Since inception, $628,000 has been raised and contributed to local non-profits.

In addition to its giving efforts, Pima Federal believes in the power of financial literacy to transform lives and communities. As part of its commitment to education and empowerment, the credit union offers comprehensive financial education programs, equipping individuals and families with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed financial decisions.

Vision for the Future

As we look at the Vision for Pima Federal in 2024 and beyond, the credit union will remain steadfast in their commitment to serving their members and community with trust, reliability, and innovation. They will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of the communities they serve to build a brighter and more prosperous future for all.

Pima Federal views itself as more than just a financial institution, they are a trusted partner and a community advocate, and firmly believe what they provide is about more than being good with money – it’s about being good with people too!

About Pima Federal Credit Union

In 1951, sixteen teachers pooled together $84 in deposits and founded our credit union with the common purpose of helping people. To this day, our common purpose still exists. We’re here for our members and we thrive by delivering on our value promise of Smart. Simple. Personal.

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