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People helping people achieve financial success.


Via Credit Union is committed to member
service while maintaining financial stability.


  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Service Beyond Expectations
  • People First
  • Committed to Serve
  • Foster Growth & Knowledge
  • Excellence
  • Have Fun


April 22, 1936
Charter granted to Marion school employees to operate a credit union under the Federal Credit Union Act of 1934. Marion, Indiana Public School Employees Federal Credit Union was established.

December 31, 1940
Assets totaled $5,537

September 10, 1956
Extension of the membership area to include all school employees in Grant County.

September 1960
Payroll deduction was introduced

June 22, 1961
Amendment of the charter to include retired school employees

Clair StaffordMarch 1964
Credit union moved from the home of charter member, Clair Stafford, to leased office space at 1373 North Baldwin Avenue. Mr. Stafford was the first assistant treasurer-manager.

ClevingerSeptember 1965
Employment of the first full time manager, John M. Clevinger. Mr. Clevinger was a charter member and the first treasurer.

January 1966
Christmas Club account introduced

October 1966
Loan balance exceeded $1 million

June 30, 1967
First semi-annual dividend paid

March 1968
Assets exceeded $1 million

January 1970
Money orders were introduced

August 31, 1971
Assets reached $2 million

Bradner office

August 19, 1972

Moved into the new offices at 515 N Bradner Ave in Marion


April 1976
Open-end credit limit (Gem Loan) was introduced

September 1979
Assets reached $5 million

July 2, 1980
Purchased "in house" data processing system

Money Market Share accounts were introduced

Merged with the Blackford County Public Employees FCU having assets of $750,000. Tom Hale was a charter member and served as treasurer/manager from his home.

Hartford Branch1984
Hartford City Branch established


Visa Logo
VISA Credit Card was introduced

Cuso logoOctober 1987
Established a new department to offer financial planning services, alternative investments and insurance products

December 1987
Shortened name to Marion School Employees Federal Credit Union

Old South1990
Purchased building at 4505 S Adams Street in Marion.

Purchased loan assets ($5.1 million) from Lampco FCU's Gas City and Hartford City offices and acquired "community" credit union field of membership language for these areas

Hartford City1991
Constructed and opened branch in Hartford City


September 1992
Exceeded $50 million in assets with 15,500 members

January 1993
ATM cards were introduced

Installed first ATM at the Indiana Wesleyan University Student Center


Gas City Branch1995
Constructed and opened branch in Gas City


Old west branch1996
Purchased, remodeled, and opened branch at 2232 W 2nd Street in Marion


May 1997
Debit Cards were introduced 

Website with online banking was introduced


Assets reached $100 million

NorthviewAugust 1999
Opened first Student Operated Branch at Northview Elementary


January 2003
Assets reached $150 million

Admin BranchDecember 2003
Constructed and opened branch and administration center at 4505 S Adams Street in Marion

drive up ATMApril 2005
Purchased and remodeled drive up ATM in Upland.


Became a state-chartered credit union and expanded field of membership to anyone living or working in Blackford, Grant, Madison or Miami County.

May 2008 
Assets reached $200 million.

Via logoJuly 2008
A naming committee that included members, staff and management selected two names and placed them before the membership for a vote. Via Credit Union received the most votes.

West 2nd branchJuly 2008
Constructed and opened new branch at 2232 W 2nd St in Marion.


July 2009 
Assets reached $250 million.

Platinum VISAMarch 2010
VISA Platinum Rewards Credit Card was introduced.

East BranchNovember 2010
Merger with Grant County Community Federal Credit Union.
Established branch at 6033 East Big Play Way in Marion and an office in the Post Office in downtown Marion.

via mobile

March 2013 

Mobile app and website were introduced.


membership mapJuly 2013
Expanded Membership to include Delaware, Hamilton, Howard, Huntington, Tipton, Wabash and Wells County.

January 2014 
Assets reached $300 million. 

May 2016 
Business Loans were introduced.

deposit checksJune 2016
Remote Deposit in the ViaMobile app was introduced.


Warsaw branchFebruary 2017

Merger with United Credit Union and established branch at 1911 Plaza Drive in Warsaw. 


Investment ServicesNovember 2018
Partnered with CUSO Financial Servcies (CFS) to provide investment services.


eSignMarch 2019

eSign was introduced, which allows members to electronically sign documents using a smartphone, tablet or computer.

May 2019

Opened contact center that allowed staff to serve members more efficiently.


September 2020
A new ViaConnect experience was introduced.


March 2022

Assets reached $500 million.