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History & Philosophy

Credit Union Difference

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History & Philosophy

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Texell is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, founded in 1948 to serve employees of the Temple Post Office, the Temple Veterans Administration Center and the Temple Soil Conservation Service. In 1983, after expanding our membership to include Temple Public School Teachers and the City of Temple the credit union's name was changed to Temple Area Federal Credit Union. After another membership expansion to include all of Bell County, Texas the name was changed to Texell in July 2002.

 

Texell at a glance

  • Membership - Over 36,000 members
  • Asset Size - Over $300 million
  • Membership open to all the following areas and individuals:
    • All of Bell County, Texas
    • Williamson County, Texas within a 10-mile radius of 1011 S. IH 35, Georgetown or 651 N. Hwy 183, Leander
    • Immediate family of current members
  • Eight branch locations
  • Owned by members, not stockholders
  • Full line of products and services from home and auto loans to checking accounts
  • Federally Insured by  The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

 

 


 

Credit Union Difference

Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, owned by members, governed by a volunteer board of directors elected by the membership, and staffed by financial service professionals. Members pool their savings, make loans to each other, and have access to other financial services. Excess earnings that are not used to strengthen the credit union's capital are returned to members in the form of higher rates on savings, lower rates on loans, and improved services.

 


Bank vs. Credit Union Difference

 

 

Banks Credit Unions
  • Income is returned to the stockholders in the form of higher dividends on their shares of stock.
  • Generate profit for stockholders. Make decisions based on what will give stockholders more profit.
  • Income driven businesses. Offer services to make a profit.
  • People who buy stock in the bank own shares of the business.
  • Serve customers from the general public. Anyone can use a bank.
  • The Board of Directors are paid a salary. A paid staff performs daily operations.
  • Only people who own stock can vote for the Board of Directors. The customers who use the bank don't have a say.
  • Income is returned to members in the form of better savings rates, lower loan rates, and low or no fees for services.
  • Not-for-profit organizations, make decisions based on what's best for members.
  • Financial cooperatives. Members pool their savings to provide low-cost loans and low-fee
    services to each other.
  • Each member is an equal owner.
  • Exist solely to serve their members. A person must be within the credit union's field of membership in order to join.
  • Unpaid volunteers from the membership serve on the Board of Directors and guide the credit union. A paid staff performs daily operations.
  • As owners, members elect fellow members to serve on the Board of Directors.

 

 


 

Community Involvement

Texell believes giving back to the community supports the credit union industry's motto of "People Helping People." Our staff and members volunteer and raise funds for:

 

  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Feed My Sheep
  • Baylor Scott & White Blood Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Head Start
  • American Cancer Society

 

 


 

Holidays

Texell will be closed to observe the following holidays. You can access your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays with 24/7 telephone banking and e-Branch Home Banking.

 

New Year's Day Friday, January 1, 2016
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2016
Presidents' Day Monday, February 15, 2016
Easter Sunday
(HEB branches closed)
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2016
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2016
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Columbus Day Monday, October 10, 2016
Veterans Day Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 24, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Temple, Belton & Killeen Branches)
Friday, November 25, 2016
Christmas Eve All branches close at 1:00 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Christmas Holiday Monday, December 26, 2016

 

 

 

 


 

Press Releases 
 

July 2016

 

    Texell to Host Free Car Buying Seminar

 

April 2016

 

    Texell's Shred Event a Great Success
    Texell to Host Free Shred Event

 

December 2015

 

   Texell Encourages Employees to Embrace the Spirit of Giving

 

September 2015

            

   Texell to Host Free Shred Event
 

August 2015

 

   Texell Introduces Mobile Game to Dollar Squad Kids' Club


 

 


 

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