CREDIT UNION MISSION The mission of a credit union is to provide and promote the use of a variety of financial services which feature particular benefits and advantages over those generally available from other banking sources, with specific intent of helping members gain some particular measure of personal financial success.
WHAT IS A CREDIT UNION? A credit union is a not-for-profit cooperative which serves a defined group of members and exists for the sole purpose of delivering quality financial services to its members.
HOW DOES THE CACL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION OPERATE? Chartered in 1953 as a credit union for post office employees, CACL was named for the Carriers and Clerks that worked there. In those early years, CACL humbly operated out of a cigar box in the Pottsville Post Office. CACL operates as a member-owned cooperative financial institution. Governed under stringent federal rules and regulations, CACL is supervised and insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a federal agency of the United States Government. After operating expenses and funding reserve requirements, the members directly benefit from the earned profits via higher dividends and increased member services.
Founded on the basic democratic premise of the cooperative movement, credit unions believe that access to low-cost financial services is critical to the health and stability of ordinary citizens.
REGULATION & SUPERVISION
CACL Federal Credit Union was chartered under federal law. Federally chartered credit unions are regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an independent agency of the U.S. Government.
Credit Union Founders
CACL Federal Credit Union was chartered on March 20, 1953 by the following original charter members: