On December 1, Tacoma Narrows FCU members became Cascade FCU members. Learn more about the exciting news below!
With the increased complexity of the financial industry, the Tacoma Narrows FCU board believes that a merger is the best choice for their members. After researching many credit unions, Cascade FCU was selected as the best merger partner with their history of serving members since 1952.
For Cascade FCU, this is a great opportunity to expand product and service availability to a new region and serve members that are already in the Tacoma area. Now more than ever, it is important that Cascade FCU continue to grow. With growth comes economies of scale and ultimately what will help Cascade FCU to thrive and remain in business for years to come. It’s a very competitive market and mergers are one way that credit unions can achieve growth. They don’t often become available to credit unions of our size, so this was a great opportunity for us.
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, the decision to merge was ultimately up to the TNFCU membership through a membership-wide voting process. On October 31, 2022, the votes were counted and TNFCU members voted greatly in favor of merging with Cascade FCU.
October 31: If you were an active member in good standing on June 30, 2022, you should have received your distribution deposit of the Tacoma Narrows FCU net worth directly in your account or via check if your account was closed prior to this date.
Early November: Tacoma Narrows FCU members received a welcome packet with information about what to expect over the coming months and information about your new accounts.
December 1: The Tacoma Narrows branch opened as Cascade Federal Credit Union, meaning you have access to all that Cascade FCU has to offer. The branch hours are now 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can use your Cascade FCU debit card and checks as early as soon as you receive them.
If you had a TNFCU checking account, you will be given Overdraft Privilege when it converts to Cascade FCU’s Free Checking. See our Rate & Fee Schedule for fee information when you use this service.
Telephone banking through Tacoma Narrows FCU is no longer available as of December 1. View Cascade FCU's phone service availability here. For 24/7 access to your accounts, register for online and mobile banking and download our app through the App Store or Google Play.
Late December: If you have a checking account with TNFCU, you will receive a debit card in the mail for your new Cascade FCU checking account.
Additionally, if you have a checking account with TNFCU, new Cascade FCU checks will arrive at this time featuring your new routing and account numbers.
Checks: TNFCU checks written by December 31, 2022, will clear normally. TNFCU checks written later will not clear. We recommend using your Cascade FCU checks as early as December 1 and securely disposing of any remaining TNFCU checks.
Debit Card: If you had a checking account with TNFCU, you will receive a debit card for your new Cascade FCU checking account. Debit cards were mailed out on December 14, so members should expect to receive them in late December. Remember to activate your card when you receive it so you can begin using it right away.
Additional Products & Services: If you're interested in opening more accounts or if you're curious about how you may be able to benefit from some of the services we offer, connect with us on and we can help. Many accounts can also be opened through online and mobile banking.