Forged amidst the Great Depression in 1936, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) is a financial cooperative that is dedicated to its members. With democratic control by members, TVFCU operates for the purpose of maximizing the economic benefit of its members by providing financial services at competitive and fair rates. In short, TVFCU members are shareholders of the $1.3 billion financial institution. TVFCU’s community charter allows anyone who lives, works, and volunteers or attends school in the 13-county service area in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia to become a member. The full-service financial institution offers an array of consumer and business services with a commitment to convenience. TVFCU boasts 17 branches throughout the area and offers extended hours. With tvfcuLIVE’s interactive teller technology, members can connect with a personal teller from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. More than 130,000 people throughout the Tennessee Valley rely on TVFCU for their financial needs. This is the tenth consecutive year that Chattanooga Times Free Press readers have voted TVFCU as Best Credit Union. In addition, TVFCU holds an array of accolades from other hometown papers throughout its service area. These honors just help to reinforce TVFCU’s commitment to exceptional member service and helping members live the life they love!