Our History

Floridacentral Credit Union was established in 1958. Back then it was called Tampa Central Credit Union and served as the credit union for other credit unions, since regulations then stated that board members and managers were not allowed to belong to the credit union in which they served.

After that regulation was eliminated, Tampa Central Credit Union expanded its "field of membership" by introducing Select Employee Groups (SEGs), which allowed employees of specific companies to utilize the benefits of credit union membership. Shortly after, Tampa Central Credit Union branched out to Orlando and changed its name to Florida Central Credit Union. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Florida Central Credit Union petitioned the state of Florida for a community charter in order to serve Hillsborough and other surrounding counties and allowing anyone who lives or works in those counties to join the credit union.

Florida Central Credit Union continued to grow throughout the years. In 2006, Florida Central revamped its look and feel with a new branding campaign which included making Florida Central Credit Union into floridacentral Credit Union...the credit union you can bank on.

In 2007, floridacentral merged with St. Petersburg Municipal Employees Credit Union, turning the location into our St. Pete Branch. Since then, floridacentral has relocated the Brandon and Bradenton branches to new locations and opened the Clearwater Branch in 2010, the Seminole Branch in 2012, and the Citrus Park in 2013. We opened a new branch in Sarasota in 2014 and moved the North Tampa Branch to the New Tampa area in 2021. In 2023, floridacentral refreshed its look and colors by switching from a lowercase “f” to a capital “F” in Floridacentral, modernizing the logo, and adjusting the colors. Currently, Floridacentral Credit Union serves over 50,000 members and over 1,000 SEGs with 12 west-central Florida branches.

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