As our membership grows, we grow, too. Our goal is to serve all members where they are. Now that The Boeing Company has expanded into South Carolina, they have invited us to bring our credit union services to their Charleston, South Carolina location. We will continue to fulfill our very original mission of serving Boeing employees and their families.
We're opening two locations within The Boeing Company's plant in Charleston: one in the HUB and one in the Welcome Center. We'll also have two ATMs available. The HUB location will serve Boeing employees, and the location in the Welcome Center will be open to employees and their families.
BECU currently has approximately 1,000 members (all Boeing affiliates) in South Carolina and we look forward to welcoming more. We ‘ll be offering financial education programs, including one-on-one financial health check-ups to help Boeing employees reach their financial goals, and webinars and seminars on a variety of topics.
HUB and Welcome Center
5400 International Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418
BECU was started in 1935 at the height of the Great Depression by 18 Boeing employees. Workers at the time were expected to buy their own tools. “Scraping together enough money for new or replacement tools was difficult and most banks at the time would not lend to individuals,” says BECU CEO Benson Porter. “In response, 18 Boeing employees came together to help one another. Influenced by an article in The Readers Digest about starting a credit union, these workers realized that together they could make a difference.” Each contributed $0.50 for a total of $9 in order to help their co-workers with the funds needed to do their jobs. Their first loan was $2.50 to a fellow Boeing employee.
Over 80 years later, BECU is approaching the one million member mark and holds over $15 billion in assets.
As a member-owned credit union, we are only as strong as our members. We are happy to be growing stronger and supporting one another as we move into these new communities. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything we can help you with: 800-233-2328.
We can't wait to see you! Come visit us to learn more.