After having experienced the financial distress of the Great Depression, a small group of USPS employees decided to change the way they and their fellow co-workers approached banking. They wanted a form of banking where members and their financial dreams, not profits, were the focus. Having learned about the not-for-profit model of credit unions, in 1941 they founded Tampa Postal District Federal Credit Union.
The Credit Union was chartered to serve the financial needs of USPS employees and their family members in over 37 Florida counties. As membership continued to expand over the years throughout the state, the Credit Union dropped “District” from its name to become Tampa Postal Federal Credit Union.
In 2003, Tampa Postal FCU expanded its charter to include Select Employee Groups. These are local companies close to a branch location that wish to offer the benefits of credit union membership to their employees.
Stemming from its roots, Tampa Postal FCU continues to live by its founding purpose – to help its members achieve their financial goals in both the good and challenging times.