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Westerra Credit Union Celebrates 90 Years of Serving Members and the Community

We are proud to announce that we are turning 90 this year! We are committed to helping all of our members prosper, which is why we try stick to our roots while also making advancements to further improve the member experience.

Denver, Colorado – May 24, 2024 – This month, Westerra Credit Union celebrates its 90th anniversary as a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution that was founded by eight teachers with a mission to support their fellow educators. As part of this milestone, Westerra will be reflecting on its rich history through various celebrations throughout the year, including the recent partnership with the Colorado Rockies for Teacher Appreciation Week to recognize the contributions of educators in the Denver metro area.

Since 1934, Westerra has been committed to helping all members prosper. It continues to uphold these founding principles while meeting the evolving needs of its diverse membership base. This is evident through the unveiling of various new technologies, products and locations this year:

Westerra’s Smart Money Checking account is an innovative way for members to earn money on their money by offering the opportunity to earn up to 6% APY on deposits. More information, including disclaimers, can be found at

All Westerra cards are equipped with contactless technology and the ability to be added to Apple®, Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay™ digital wallets.

While this digital connectivity increases convenience, Westerra recognizes having a dynamic, physical card in wallets to use during transactions is also important! With this in mind, Westerra is in the middle of rolling out an updated, vertical design for all of its debit and credit cards.

In August 2024, Westerra will open a new banking center in Littleton, Colorado, to provide exceptional service and modern, convenient financial solutions, and cultivate meaningful connections between staff and members in the southern suburbs.

The award-winning Westerra Cares program continues to give back to the community all year long through school grants and scholarships. Learn more about its impact on the community by visiting

“This milestone anniversary marks an important chapter in Westerra's journey, reaffirming our dedication to modernizing the member experience while staying connected to our roots,” says Steven Schmidle, President/CEO of Westerra Credit Union. “Looking ahead to the next 90 years and beyond, we remain dedicated to our mission of helping members achieve their financial goals while building stronger, more vibrant communities together. I personally extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been a part of this incredible 90-year journey with us!”

About Westerra Credit Union

As a member-owned, not for profit credit union, Westerra's purpose is “We exist to teach one another to prosper” and lives into this purpose by supporting individuals, families and businesses. Westerra holds approximately $2 billion in assets, serves 110,000 members throughout the Denver metro area and is one of only three credit unions recognized on Newsweek’s 2024 “Best Regional Banks and Credit Unions” list. For more information, visit Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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