Vote for Your OUCU Board of Directors

vote for the board of directors graphicYou’re not just a member of OUCU Financial, you’re an owner! As an owner, your voice is important. 

OUCU seeking to fill three (3) open volunteer Board of Director positions. These members will represent you and guide OUCU Financial into the future. 






OUCU Phone Banking: Account Access 24/7


2023 will bring a major expansion in banking capabilities and this Credit Union is all about it!

To kick off this year, OUCU has made accessing your accounts even easier with Phone Banking, an automated, dial-in way to quickly perform account transactions with voice or touchtone commands. A convenient and secure way to manage your money, anytime, nights, weekends, and even holidays from right where you are!

There's no waiting in line with Phone Banking!

• Check account balances Hear recent and pending activity - such as deposits and withdrawals
• Transfer funds between your OUCU accounts Loan account information - such as balance, payoff amount, and make payments
• Change your Phone Banking PIN and other account preferences
• Speak to eBranch Call Center banking specialist during business hours

Learn More


Ohio Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Opportunity


In keeping with the spirit of the credit union philosophy of People Helping People, the Ohio Credit Union Foundation is offering three scholarships toward college tuition. The first-place winner will receive $5,000, second place $2,500, and third place a $1,000 scholarship. Students are encouraged to submit video applications now through April 28, 2023.

The three scholarships are available to student applicants who are:

1. At least a high school senior;
2. A member of an Ohio-based credit union; and
3. Plan to pursue an undergraduate degree during the 2023-2024 school year.

Learn More



W. Union Office Closing

npsannouncementAs of Thursday, September 1st, the OUCU Financial branch on W. Union will no longer be open for member transactions. 

The ATM will remain open 24 hours a day.

Your account access remains of utmost importance to us. Data has shown that members appreciate more modern banking conveniences, such as virtual and mobile banking. As your needs change, we will continue to adapt to deliver the exceptional member service you deserve.

Please feel free to reach out to OUCU Financial if you have any questions or concerns.



New Member Experience Email Survey Program

npsannouncementAt OUCU Financial, your feedback helps us improve. 

We have partnered with award-winning Medallia, a credit union member loyalty experience platform that will invite members to take an email survey regarding their banking experience.

It should take less than five minutes to complete and the survey will provide us with valuable information and allow us to identify areas where we can better serve you. Our goal is to simply make your experience with us an even better one.

We look forward to receiving your input.



OUCU Voted Best Financial Institution

OUCU best financial institution

Thank you, members! 

For the 3rd year in a row, OUCU was voted Best Financial Institution by The Athens News Best of Athens awards.

It’s an honor to serve you; we work hard each and every day to earn your trust. We’re fortunate to live in such a supportive community.

We love our members!



Harry B. Crewson Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to these outstanding receipents of the 2022 Harry B. Crewson Scholarship! Each has been awarded $3,000 toward their undergraduate education at Ohio University. 

Megan Maxon, a graduate of Eastern High School and will be studying Business Management. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Maxon. Luke Davenport a graduate of Athens High School and will be studying engineering physics/electrical engineering. Parents are Monte and Rebecca Conrad Davenport. Olivia Kaiser, also an Athens High School graduate, plan to study Business Administration. Parents are Brook and Paul Kaiser. We wish them all the best!

Olivia Kaiser

Olivia Kaiser
Athens High School

Luke Davenport

Luke Davenport
Athens High School

Megan Maxon

Megan Maxon
Eastern High School


OUCU Higher Education Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to these outstanding receipents of the 2022 OUCU Higher Education Scholarship! Each has been awarded $2,000 toward an institution of higher education other than Ohio University.

Breah Barnhart, a graduate Athens High School, will attend Hocking College as a registered nursing major. Brea is the child of Stephanie Osborne and Jason Barnhart. Gavin Haning, an Athens High School graduate. He will study natural resource law enforcement at Hocking College. Gavin is the child of Wayne and Angie Haning. Ailis Hayden, also an Athens High School graduate, will study government at Hamilton College. Ailis is the child of Dave Hayden and Tresa Randall. We wish these outstanding students all the best in their future studies!

Olivia Kaiser

Breah Barnhart
Athens High School

Luke Davenport

Gavin Haning
Athens High School

Megan Maxon

Ailis Hayden
Athens High School




  OUCU Achieves Exceptional Performance Designation

Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating

BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank and credit union rating firm, announced that OUCU, has once again earned its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates OUCU excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 47 consecutive quarters, means OUCU has done so continuously since August 2008. This achievement has secured an even higher designation for OUCU as an “Exceptional Performance Credit Union”. This title is reserved for institutions that have earned Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters (ten years) or longer. 

OUCU is the only credit union in the area to be awarded a 5-Star rating.

“Embracing their ‘People Helping People’ core value,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “the nation’s credit unions are well-positioned to help local communities thrive. In fact,” she continued, “credit unions are local small businesses themselves, and their employees are members. Through shared experiences, they know exactly what other members need, and they have the means to help provide it. This has proven a winning combination for OUCU.”


Quick Pay Loan Payment Service

Quick Pay Graphic

You can now make an OUCU loan payment inside or outside of online or mobile banking! 

Make a payment from your: 

•  OUCU account
•  account with another institution
•  selected credit or debit card
•  external transfers

Learn more or make a payment now




scam alert graphicFraudsters never give up and neither do we! Beware of phone calls that appear to be coming from the credit union. We will never call you and ask you for your card number, member number, SSN or PIN. Never give out personal information to someone who calls you.

If there is suspicious transaction on your credit or debit, you may need to verify a purchase with a yes or a no, but we will never ask for your card information. 

Read more about fraud prevention tools from OUCU.