SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, GOBankingRates' client Air Force Federal Credit Union was honored by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the 2013 Credit Union of the Year in the "less than $1 billion in assets" category at the Defense Credit Union Council Annual Conference in Dallas. The USAF awards this distinction annually to the credit union that goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service, high-quality financial products and catered support to the Air Force community.
"We're incredibly proud to work with Air Force FCU, an institution that exemplifies the many positive qualities of credit unions everywhere through unparalleled commitment to its members, its community and the armed services," said Jeff Bartlett, president of GOBankingRates, a ConsumerTrack company.
Air Force FCU's noteworthy achievements included providing its members with one-on-one support during the 2013 government shutdown, offering weekly financial management classes to more than 4,000 military personnel, including Wounded Warrior Project TRACK students, and helping to support the USAF Airman Heritage Museum.
"Outstanding personal financial management education, tailored financial products, and exemplary community support," helped Air Force FCU outshine its competitors, according to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Jamie M. Morin.
Other Air Force FCU milestones in 2013 included:
-- Loan growth of 19 percent -- Membership increase of 6.5 percent -- Lowest auto loan rate offered in San Antonio area
"From the board of directors to the executive management to the staff, our organization is dedicated to serve the member and it reflects in the products and service we provide. We are honored and humbled to receive this award," said Robert Glenn, president and CEO of Air Force FCU.
The United States Air Force has recognized military credit unions since 1992. Air Force FCU last won the distinction in 1996, and has also been named by GOBankingRates as a Top Military Financial Institution in 2013 and 2014.
About Air Force Federal Credit Union
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Air Force Federal Credit Union has been entirely member-owned since the creation of its charter in 1952. Air Force FCU currently has nearly 40,000 members worldwide, as well as $368 million in assets. For more information, visit www.airforcefcu.com.
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