Alaska USA will change its name to Global Credit Union this spring

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Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Anchorage, will change its name this spring to Global Credit Union, the company announced Thursday.

Founded in 1948 as Alaskan Air Depot Federal Credit Union, the trade union is changing its name to “better reflect its global service” to its members, the agency said. Alaska USA in a prepared statement.

The name change from Alaska USA Federal Credit Union – which has been the name of the cooperative since 1975 – will become official on April 3. notice to membersAlaska USA says Global Credit Union will be the fifth name in the cooperative’s history.

“This new name is a better representation of a membership that is distributed throughout the world and a better example of our organization’s expertise in access at any time, anywhere in the world,” President and CEO Geoff Lundfelt said in an email sent to members of the credit union on Thursday.

Alaska USA has members in all 50 states of the United States and in 20 foreign countries, with credit union branches in Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho and Washington, according to the release. The credit union’s roster was recently changed to allow anyone who works for the US Defense Department to become a member, regardless of where they live, Alaska USA said.

In what video message posted on the credit union’s website, said Lundfelt Alaska USA employs more than 1,100 people in more than ten communities in the state.

Member services will not change, the credit union said, noting that its headquarters will remain in Anchorage. Existing online accounts, cards and checks are not affected by the name change and will continue to work after April 3, according to the announcement.

The names of Alaska USA’s subsidiary companies will also change. According to the announcement, Alaska USA Insurance Brokers will become Global Credit Union Insurance Brokers, Alaska USA Mortgage Company will become Global Credit Union Home Loans, and Alaska USA Financial Planning and Investment Services will change in Global Retirement and Investment Services.

In addition, the Alaska USA Foundation charity will become the Global Credit Union Foundation.

“I want to assure you that the credit union remains Alaskan at our core; Alaska is in our DNA,” Lundfelt wrote in his message to church members. “…Global is just a new name with the Alaskan spirit and values ​​that always guide it. eat us.”

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