Our Story

We’re not your ordinary financial institution. We’re Signal Financial Federal Credit Union.

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union—It’s a name that symbolizes our commitment to connect you with great service, outstanding rates, convenience, accessibility and forward-thinking leadership for many years to come.

History

Chartered in 1947 (as the Washington Telephone Federal Credit Union) by a group of telephone company workers, Signal Financial FCU was formed to help people seeking a better financial alternative and to improve the quality of their financial lives, which remains true to this day. Signal Financial is owned and operated by members who share a common bond through employer or geographic affiliation, and governed by volunteers who are elected by members to serve on the board. We strive to provide quality and fairly priced financial services for our membership, with profits that are returned back to the members in the form of better rates, reduced fees and improved services.

In 2007, the Washington Telephone Federal Credit Union officially became Signal Financial Federal Credit Union to be more inclusive of the many diverse businesses in our field of membership, in addition to our founding telephone company groups. Signal Financial FCU has grown to more than $360 million in assets serving more than 25,000 members. Our credit union family encompasses 250+ small-to medium-sized companies, members of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), as well as individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in the District of Columbia or in Prince George’s County, MD (inside the beltway). Certain family members and businesses (including their employees) are also eligible to join the credit union.

Like all federal credit unions, Signal Financial is closely regulated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), with deposits insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) up to $250,000.

Join us today and discover why thousands of members have chosen us to be their financial institution of choice!


Our Mission

To provide a broad spectrum of highly competitive, cost-effective, efficiently delivered financial products and services, tailored to meet the needs of our members through all stages of their lives.

Our Vision

To be the lifelong primary financial partner for our members. 


Board of Directors

Andrew Mekelburg, Chair

Jonathan Morrison, Vice Chair

Deborah Cullen, Treasurer

Mary McCormick, Secretary

Carl Tebell, PMP, Director

Donna J. Hauprich, Director

M. Eileen Booker, Director

Michael Harris, Director

Dennis Fike, Director

Supervisory Committee

Sandra Rubin, Chair

Mark Fieni

Tammy Jeffers

Frequently Asked Questions about serving as a volunteer on the Board of Directors.


our-storyCommunity Involvement

Signal Financial takes pride in the communities it serves. Our footprint is wide in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, with branches in business parks as well as neighborhoods and high-rises. We celebrate the diversity because we believe Signal Financial is for ALL members, for any stage of their lives.

At the heart of our mission is a desire to promote financial fitness for all members. Financial fitness is a lifetime commitment that offers great long-term rewards. When your finances are in order, the rest of your life can seem manageable. On the other hand, when your finances are not secure, it can make life seem overwhelming. Our priority is to help employees as well as members reach their financial goals by providing them with the tools and information they need to make smart and successful financial decisions.

We are proud to participate in a wide variety of community events, including Chili Cook-offs, Fair Days, Health and Fitness Expos, Block Parties, Parades, Children’s Events and more. We also participate in events hosted by our sponsor organizations—we have more than 250 small- to medium-sized businesses that have made Signal Financial their financial partner. Our Consumer Lending and Mortgage teams, as well as Members Financial Services (our in-house financial advisor) schedule regular financial literacy events—the Signal Seminar Series—to help members with important financial decisions about their improving their credit, buying a home and planning for retirement.