First Community Credit Union is a cooperative, owned and operated by its members. This is what distinguishes the credit union from other financial institutions. Members put their money in a variety of savings accounts, and that money, in turn, is lent to members. After operating expenses and reserve requirements are met, loan income is returned to all members in the form of dividends and comprehensive financial services.
First Community is governed by a Board of Directors that establishes and reviews policy. The directors are credit union members who are elected by the membership and serve without pay. Every member has one vote, regardless of how much he or she has on deposit. At the credit union, there is no select group of shareholders that profits more than anyone else. All members profit-individually and collectively.
First Community Credit Union is nearly a $2 billion financial institution with over 200,000 members. Its mission is to provide quality products and affordable financial services.
First Community is a state-chartered credit union, organized under strict regulatory laws that are monitored and enforced by the Missouri Division of Credit Unions and the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U.S. Government. – less