Who We Are
Our credit union was founded in April 1967 in an office on the campus of Kearney State College. Initially the credit union was known as Third Kearney Federal Credit Union simply because it was the third credit union in town. By January of 1968 it had a meager $3500 in assets from 55 members, just for Kearney State College employees.
The start of the credit union began new learning experiences and a steep climb to our future. In fact, two years down the road an auditor came to visit and asked for a history of financial records. The treasurer, Charles Pickens replied, “What tapes?” At that time it was evident that the credit union had developed rapidly enough to need some more operational support.
The credit union later moved into the administrative building on campus, and added a few more employees. Then for a few years the credit union’s operations were ran out of a little red house a few blocks from campus. Before too long the credit union grew into a strip mall right across the street from campus. This location featured the credit union’s first drive thru window.
The credit union eventually changed the name in 1981 to Kearney Federal Credit Union because the vast amount of eligible employee groups that were being added. As membership expanded, so did our selection of products and services. KFCU started offering share draft accounts to go beyond the basic financial offerings of savings and loans. We definitely had more to offer, but long gone were the days of 15% dividend rates on share accounts, when we could only charge 12% on loans.
A wealth of change was to follow the continual development of Kearney Federal Credit Union and in 1998 a second temporary location was added on 2nd Avenue. The persistent need for more space didn’t take long, so Kearney Federal Credit Union began to purchase houses along the block on 2nd Avenue, which would soon be the home of the current location. With plans of a new building in the works, the campus location was sold in 1999.
Finally in March 2004, construction began on our new location. For a while the community was questioning what this new building might be. Several onlookers claimed it looked like a church and came to find out it was going to be the new home of Kearney Federal Credit Union. We moved into the current location in February 2005.
Since we haven’t stopped growing we started construction on the unfinished basement of our current location. Finished, the basement encompasses the loan department, conference room, staff break room, and bathrooms. The basement was finished in March 2012. We were excited about the expansion to better accommodate our ever growing membership.
On March 1, 2015, we merged with Kearney Eaton Employees Federal Credit Union - KEE Federal Credit Union. Together we had over 9,000 members and two more branches, one at 2600 Hwy 30 East in Kearney and Plum Creek Mall in Lexington
On December 1, 2015, Kearney Federal Credit Union announced a new name - Trius Federal Credit Union. With the new name came a new look and feel.
In January 2016, we moved the little yellow house to Lexington to provide expanded services for our western members.
We take pride in our history and all the effort it took to get the credit union to this point. We appreciate our dedicated members and staff that have brought us this far. Trius Federal Credit Union is positioned for great things to come.Go to main navigation