Firstmark Credit

Formerly called the San Antonio Teachers Credit Union, Firstmark Credit Union is a member-owned cooperative that is not made for profit.

It is the oldest chartered credit union in San Antonio, Texas having been chartered in 1932. It serves thousands of members from the education sector in 13 counties in San Antonio including Bexar County.

Firstmark Credit Union is headquartered in Gold Canyon and has other branches in Gulfdale, W. Military Drive, Culebra, Huebner, Mission Road, Jefferson, and Bandera.

Membership in Firstmark Credit is open to all residents, workers, students, and businessmen in Bexar County. Employees or students of public schools, colleges, or universities in the following counties are also eligible to join: Bandera, Atascosa, Comal, Bexar, Dimmit, Guadalupe, Frio, Kendall, McMullen, La Salle, Medina, Zavala, and Wilson. Even relatives of the abovementioned eligible members can join Firstmark Credit Union. Another way to join the Union is by membership in The Friends of the Park Foundation. Firstmark Credit Union will even shoulder that person’s membership fee for the first year. Since a member will always be a member, changing professions, moving to another state, or retiring will not revoke membership.

The benefits of becoming a Firstmark Credit Union member include discounts in certain products and services, and access to programs that are exclusively for members. Other benefits are insurance from NCUA of a maximum of 250,000 per depositor, dental benefits, major mechanical protection, GAP insurance, AmEx traveler’s checks, teller’s checks, cashier’s checks, financial calculators, access to scholarship programs from Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Shipman Cunningham, notary public service, safe deposit boxes, skip-a-card-or-loan-payment options, and wire transfers. This is aside from the products and services that Firstmark is offering.

Deposits are the main services offered by Firstmark Credit Union including Certificates of Deposit, IRAs, money market accounts, savings, and checking accounts. Basic savings accounts include S/As for kids and teens, holiday savings accounts, summer savings accounts, and health savings accounts. Checking accounts can either be a premier account or a cash back account. Like other financial institutions, Firstmark Credit Union also offers different types of loans including: personal loans, educator loans, mortgage and home equity loans, auto/motorcycle/boat/jet ski loans, and a line of credit cards that offer competitive APRs without the annual and penalty fees. Firstmark Credit also offers insurance programs to all its members including auto, accident, homeowner, and long-term insurance.

Firstmark Credit Union has continually received topnotch rating from a leading analyst of financial cooperatives and is considered to be one of the safest financial institutions nationwide.


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