Veritas Federal Credit Union has faithfully served its members for 50 years. That’s five decades, 600 months, 2600+ weeks, 18,250+ days and more than 100,000 hours.
Back when the average income per year was $12,900 and a 2-pack of Bounty paper towels was .39, Veritas Federal Credit Union began as a credit union for the employees of Nissan Motor Corporation, USA, paid from Carson, Calif. NMC Employees Federal Credit Union, as it was called at that time, was officially chartered on July 13, 1973.
Flash forward to today. Veritas FCU has seen many changes, from a cross-country move with Nissan’s Headquarters from California to Middle Tennessee to a name change, to growth in the number of Select Employee Groups it serves. What hasn’t changed is the fun culture and close ties to its members as this close-knit family of individuals has banded together to offer financial well-being.
The 50th celebration was full of joy as attendees dressed the part of 1973, received retro candy, like Pop Rocks and Zotz, and were treated to food trucks on site. It ended with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to usher in the next 50 years. This celebration coincided perfectly with #ILoveMyCreditUnion Day and the opportunity to continue to raise awareness about the value of credit union membership.
Veritas enjoyed receiving many member comments that demonstrate the VFCU niche in their community. Here are just a few:
- “I’m complicated, but they can handle me flawlessly!”
- “I’ve been a member for 48 years. Great decision!”
- “I live over 500 miles from the closest branch, but you always find a way to work with me. I refuse to get a bank closer!”
- “Great place to put your money.”
With I Love My Credit Union comments like these, Veritas feels like July was a huge success from beginning to end. Here’s to 50 more years!