Lanier Federal Credit Union, (LFCU) was chartered in 1969 as a non-profit financial cooperative to serve employees of Chicopee Manufacturing Company, a division of Johnson & Johnson. This charter allowed the Credit Union to reward its members with better rates and better services, than they were use to from other financial institutions. It was a win-win situation from the beginning.
A few years later the Credit Union expanded its field of membership to serve other single employee groups, affiliated with Chicopee. After receiving approval from the National Credit Union Administration, (NCUA) to add select employee groups, (SEGs), it was decided that relocation was the best solution for the ever growing membership base. Within two years, the Credit Union had received more than 40 requests for Credit Union membership from local companies seeking financial freedom.
In 1999, Gainesville City Employees Federal Credit Union requested to merge with Lanier FCU, allowing LFCU to offer its products and services to Gainesville City employees. This merger initiated our first branch office located in Gainesville.
As the need continued to grow, in late 2003, the National Credit Union Administration granted LFCU a 'Community' charter to enable the Credit union to provide financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within Hall County, GA.
After many years of service, our mission remains unchanged, " To provide members with an extensive range of personalized services, at superior rates, while maintaining a financially secure institution."