Our credit union was established by pastors for the benefit of pastors – and for good reason. Back in the 1950’s, being an itinerant pastor was a cornerstone of the Wesleyan tradition, but it made it very hard for pastors to get good credit. After all, most pastors moved frequently, had modest incomes, and usually didn’t own homes – not a good combination for getting a loan. So many conferences started credit unions to address this need. Today, while these credit unions also serve laity, churches, and related organizations, the core of our membership remains ordained clergy.
We understand the needs of pastors, and we can be responsive in a way no other financial institution can. Often we can get credit for pastors that can’t be found elsewhere. And if even if credit can be found, a pastor often faces higher interest rates and fees – but not here.
The United Methodist Credit Union was created for pastors. We help pastors every day – let us help you.