Jonathan Hefter Joins Signal as New CFO

Signal Financial CFO, Jonathan Hefter

KENSINGTON, MD — May 10, 2021 — Signal Financial Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Hefter, as chief financial officer (CFO) and principal financial officer. Hefter is responsible for finance, accounting, business intelligence, legal, human resources, and overall business operations. As a senior member of the executive team, Hefter reports directly to CEO Francois Verleysen. Previously Mr. Hefter served as Vice President, Controller at the National Institutes of Health Federal Credit Union.

Mr. Hefter has over 25 years of experience in accounting and financial services. He began his career in financial services working for hedge funds and money management firms before making a switch over to financial statement auditing.  As a financial statement auditor, Jonathan focused on audits of community banks and credit unions ranging in size from $100 million to over $ 1 billion. Mr. Hefter joins Signal during a pivotal time, as the credit union continues to grow en route to becoming a billion-dollar credit union.

Mr. Hefter holds his MBA in Finance from George Washington University and master’s degree in accounting from Pace University in New York. 

About Signal Financial Federal Credit Union

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. In turn, profits are returned back to members in the form of better rates, reduced fees and improved services.

In 2007, the Washington Telephone Federal Credit Union officially became Signal Financial FCU to be more inclusive of the many diverse businesses in our field of membership, in addition to our founding telephone company group. Signal Financial FCU has grown to more than $400 million in assets serving more than 24,000 members. Our credit union also 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 Washington, DC or Prince George’s County, Md. (inside the beltway). Select employer groups 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.

Digital Member Support will be temporarily unavailable today between 11:00 AM -12:00 PM.

Due to vendor delays in the embossing of debit and credit cards, you may experience a delay in receiving your new or reissued cards. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All branches and the digital member support team will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

For expedited assistance please dial 240-512-8240 to connect directly to our Digital Member Support.

All branches and Digital Member Support will close on Saturday, December 31st and Monday, January 2nd in observance of the New Year.

Signal Financial branches will close at 12:30pm on Friday, December 23rd. Digital Member Support will operate from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

All branches and Digital Member Support will close on Saturday, December 24th, Monday, December 26th, Saturday, December 31st and Monday January 2nd in observance of the Christmas and New Year holiday.

On Wednesday, December 7th the One Loudoun branch will close at 2:00 PM and all other Signal Financial branches will close at 3:00 PM

Due to system upgrades, online and mobile banking will be unavailable from 10:00pm Tuesday, Jan. 17 to 3:00am Wednesday, Jan 18.

The Capitol Hill branch and ATM are temporarily closed.

President's Day

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Closure Notice

Due to inclement weather all Signal Financial branches are closed today. ATMs, mobile and online banking services are fully operational 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Digital Member support will close at 12 PM on Saturday, October 1st. Online banking and ATMs are available 24/7. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Labor Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2022 in observance of Labor Day.

Independence Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.

Juneteenth Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth.

Memorial Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

Presidents’ Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of Presidents’ Day.

New Years Day Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 in observance of New Year's Day.

The Capitol Hill, City Center and Leisure World branches will be closed on Thursday, December 30th, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience. Have a safe Holiday!

Christmas Holiday Closures

All branches and the call center will be closed on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 and Monday, December 25, 2023 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

All branches and the call center will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023 and Friday, November 24, 2023 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Veterans Day Holiday Closure

All branches and the call center will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.