About Butte FCU

Butte Federal Credit Union is a full service financial institution providing financial services to over 10,000 members. “People Helping People” - it’s not just a phrase at Butte Federal Credit Union. We pride ourselves on providing personalized, friendly service to each member. From savings accounts to checking accounts, share certificates to IRA’s, we offer a variety of high-interest rate savings products. But we don’t stop there – we also offer a variety of low-rate loan products, ranging from personal loans to car loans to home loans and much, much more. Thank you for taking the time to peruse our website. We look forward to your membership and to serving all your financial needs.

Butte Federal Credit Union's History

Butte Federal Credit Union was founded in 1935 as the first Grange Credit Union organized. Mr. Frank Parker, Officer of the Land Bank of Chico, California realized he could not help many of the people who came to him for loans. Due to the small size of loan requests and/or the impracticality of encumbering their property, Mr. Parker gathered together a few fellow Grange members to form a Credit Union “to make more available credit for provident purposes”. On October 14, 1935 the Butte Pomona Credit Union was chartered by the Federal Credit Union System. The name was changed the next year to Butte Grange Federal Credit Union, and then in 1989 again changed to our current name Butte Federal Credit Union.

The scope and area of our field of membership has changed over the years. In 1973 we added the Colusa County Grangers, followed in 1983 with Lake, Glenn, Sutter, Lassen and Tehama. In 1989 the WP Oroville Employees FCU merged with us. This expanded our Credit Union outside of the Grange system, now allowing our Credit Union to serve railroad employees in the western states. Del Norte and Humboldt Grangers were added in 1990 with Contra Costa County Grangers coming on board in 1994. In 1995 the Yuba Sierra Grange Credit Union merged with us, adding Grangers from Yuba and Sierra Counties. In 2000, we added the Grangers from Placer and Nevada Counties. In 2005 Diamond Gardner FCU merged with us, further expanding our membership into Tehama County. In 2007, the Butte County Postal Employees Credit Union, serving Postal and Federal workers in the surrounding area, merged with us, adding an additional 1100 members and a new Chico Branch Office for us.

During the 1990’s we expanded our field of membership by adding over 150 Small Employee Groups (SEG’s). Some local companies include the Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital, Oroville Hospital, Roplast Industries, Butte County Employees Association, Nordic Industries, US Postal Distribution Center of Marysville, Biggs Unified School District, and Eastern Plumas District Hospital. In early 2000 we opened our field of membership to include any person who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Southern Butte County, including the cities of Oroville, Gridley, Biggs as well as all of Yuba County.

In 2003 we again expanded our field of membership. Any person who lives, works, worships, attends school or volunteers in Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sutter, Tehama or Yuba County is now eligible to join our Credit Union.

At Butte Federal Credit Union it is our mission to provide, with prudence, that spectrum of authorized financial services which best meets the needs of our membership and at all times, adhere to the basic philosophy of the Credit Union movement. "People Helping People" -- that's what we are all about at Butte Federal Credit Union.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Credit Union and to serving all of your financial needs.

 
 
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Butte Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 475
482 B Street
Biggs, CA 95917

memberservices@buttefcu.org

Phone: 530-868-5405
Toll Free: 800-328-5405
Fax: 530-868-1254

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After Hours: 888-241-2510
Collect: 909-941-1398

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