Achieva Credit Union has grown immensely over the last 20 years. Walking in this bank gives one the feeling of being in an interior decorated business location. Multiple tellers were available for customers and the lines were short.
The bank employee greeted me as soon as I walked in the door and offered to help me. I could tell that this bank had it’s act together. The wait time was short to speak to a representative. They were happy to answer my questions regarding refinancing my car loan with them, and I found the rates to be competitive.
ere is their story right from their website.
Our story begins in 1937 when seven teachers in Pinellas County were denied a loan from a bank.
The teachers banded together to form a financial institution of their own – a credit union – with just $99.25 and an office at St. Petersburg Junior College. Unlike a bank, credit unions are not-for-profit and owned by the members they serve, so the institution was appropriately named the Pinellas County Teachers Credit Union in 1950.
Eventually, membership grew far beyond teachers, so the name was changed to Achieva Credit Union to reflect how its members come from all walks of life. Achieva developed a full suite of services, too, including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, financial planning and business banking and lending solutions.
Today, Achieva serves more than 160,000 members with 26 branches throughout 15 counties in west-central Florida. Our membership is always growing, and we’d like you to be part of our story.