Credit Union History
History at a Glance: History Milestones
In our 63 years of service to people in communities around the state of Wyoming and beyond, Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union has produced landmark successes and expansive growth. Chartered in Cheyenne in January 1954, a small office opened two months later in the State Board of Charities and Reform. In 1955, the credit union was moved to a basement storage room in the State Capital Building, where volunteers took deposits for their fellow state employees. Known then as Wyoming Employees Federal Credit Union, it hired its first full-time employee in 1958.
After spending a year working out of a garage facility behind the Wyoming Travel Commission, the current property at 2223 Warren Avenue in downtown Cheyenne was purchased in 1977. Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union began opening more branches across the state, including in Lander, Jackson and Rawlins, and its first branch outside the Wyoming border, into Scottsbluff, Nebraska in 2013.
The historic success of our dynamic financial cooperative continues with assets at the start of 2017 exceeding $338 million with 85 employees serving more than 28,000 members. Kim Withers, Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union’s CEO since 1994, envisions an promising future for members and employees of the credit union. “We have always embraced the idea of service for our members and continuing our success as a financial co-op.
Throughout our history, the mission of Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union has not changed. Offering the best in personal service and the highest-quality financial products at the lowest possible cost has always been fundamental to our organization. This stands true whether the service is provided at a physical branch location, over the phone through our dedicated call center, or in utilizing the newest and greatest in online and electronic tools. As members become more interested in managing their finances around the clock, Meridian Trust keeps pace. The credit union provides easy online account opening, along with free online bill pay and strong electronic banking tools. All this, plus an unbeatable mobile app that allows members to pay their bills, deposit their checks and conduct financial transactions anytime from anywhere all from their smartphone. The mission of serving members has not changed in 63 years, only the tools have to meet modern demands with increased speed, efficiency and access.