Financial Assistance

We are working throughout the credit union to lessen the economic impact of the coronavirus shutdown.  Many members are now eligible to skip a couple of  payments on vehicle, personal, and line of credit loans.  (This is in addition to our traditional holiday Skip-A-Payment program.)  If you use mobile banking, tap the More icon and look for the Skip-A-Payment menu option.  Eligible loans will be shown there.  In online banking, you'll find the information on the main landing page.

If you are wishing to skip a credit card payment on your ATFCU credit card, please contact a representative in our Cards Department.

Please email us at assist@abileneteachersfcu.org or call 677-2274 or 800-677-6770 to discuss other financial difficulties.  


Expanded Drive Thru Services

To assist members to maintain social distancing expanded services will be available in the drive-thru lanes at 349 N. Mockingbird, 2555 Buffalo Gap Road and 3849 Antilley Road.  At those locations you can now request the following:

  • Money Orders & Cashiers Checks
  • Account Print Outs & Statement Copies
  • Gift Cards & Theme Park Tickets
  • Temporary Checks & Check Copies
  • IRA & HSA Contributions
  • Cash Advances
  • Rolled Coin & Stamps

We expect long lines, particularly around the lunch hour(s).  Please arrange your visit for a different time and be cautious and alert while waiting.

On the other hand, you may have a Need for Speed and don't need the extra services.  In those situations, please visit our TellerConnect machines at 1181 E.N. 10th Street.  Using those machines you can make deposits, withdraw cash and have a teller assist your with transactions (such as transfers) that don't require a drive-thru cannister. 


Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union Will Remain Open

All credit unions and banks are required to adhere to the same business schedule as the Federal Reserve. The means that we must be open on the same days as the Federal Reserve and will not close our credit union business as we work through the management of the coronavirus. You will always have access to your accounts and your cash.


Safe Banking Tips

In uncertain times, a natural reaction may be to withdraw your cash and secure it somewhere else in fear that you won't be able to access your money. We cannot emphasize enough how dangerous it is to withdraw large amounts of cash to store in your home or elsewhere. The safest way for you to protect yourself and your money is to leave it securely deposited at the credit union, where your funds are federally insured.

If you don't already use a debit card, now would be an excellent time to start. It can be used nearly everywhere instead of carrying cash or writing checks. ATFCU is equipped to instantly issue debit cards so you won't have to wait 10 days for a card to arrive in the mail. Many members use their check register to keep track of debit card transactions, so you'll always be aware of your balance. Additional information is found on the debit card page of this website.

Scam artists take advantages of times like these to gain access to bank accounts. Protect yourself by being aware of suspicious emails and text messages. Keep your eyes open for medical supply scams, fraudulent charitable sites, or anything else that seems fishy. If it seems like it could be fraud, it probably is. Don't provide any sensitive personal information (passwords, user names, Social Security number) unless you are 100% certain you are dealing with a legitimate organization - one with who you made the initial contact. Do not click on links or download attachments in any emails unless you have contacted the sender to verify that he or she actually sent the message. Do not make purchases or donations on unknown sites.


Put Technology to Work

Limiting in-person social interaction is the key to reducing potential spread of the virus. We encourage you to rely on our digital and technology services for your basic banking needs until the threat has passed.

  • Online Banking is designed for desktop and laptop computers. You can use it to review accounts, transfer funds, make payments, apply for a loan and much more. To get started, take a look at this step by step guide.
  • Mobile Banking allows you to use your smart phone or tablet to handle your banking needs. Our easy to understand guide will walk you through getting started.
  • Mobile Check Deposit - This is a feature of Mobile Banking that allows you to deposit checks with you phone or tablet by using the camera built into those devices. Find more information on our Mobile Check Deposit page.
  • Loan Application - All stages of the loan process, from application to signature, can now be handled electronically. Our standard application covers personal loans, vehicle loans and other consumer lending.
  • ATM Access - With an ATFCU debit card, it is easy to get cash in the Abilene area and around the nation. In addition to the ATM's found at each branch, the ATM's in 7-Elevens do not charge a surcharge when an ATFCU debit card is used. Additional locations can be found with our ATM Locator feature.
  • Merchant Cash Back - Many retailers offer cash back from your account when you use your debit card to make a purchase. This is a quick and easy way to get cash from your account.