Merger News

On December 1, Tacoma Narrows FCU members will become 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.

No, our name will not change. Tacoma Narrows FCU will become Cascade FCU.
Starting December 1, Cascade FCU will have four branches: Everett, Kent, Vancouver and the Tacoma Narrows branch. Members will be able to use any of these branches to conduct their business with the same friendly faces and great service you're used to.

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.

November 30: The Tacoma Narrows branch will close at noon to begin converting all products, services and systems over to Cascade FCU.

December 1: The branch reopens as Cascade Federal Credit Union, meaning you have access to all that Cascade FCU has to offer. The branch hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can begin using your Cascade FCU debit card and checks as early as December 1, 2022.

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 will no longer be available on 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.

Early 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.

Any direct deposits or payments that are set up using your routing and account number (ACH) should automatically transfer over to your new Cascade FCU account. No action needs to be taken by you to get these updated.
Yes. Member numbers, account numbers and account names will change. Your routing number will also change to Cascade FCU's routing number, which is 325081474. More information about this will be included in your welcome packet.

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 have a checking account with TNFCU, you will receive a debit card for your new Cascade FCU checking account. Remember to activate it and choose your PIN after December 1, 2022.

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 or after December 1 and we can help. Many accounts can also be opened through online and mobile banking.

TNFCU Member Service Representatives, Samantha and Cameron, will stay on as Cascade FCU employees and remain at the branch in Tacoma. Two current TNFCU board members will serve new positions on Cascade FCU’s Board of Directors, so current TNFCU members will still see many of the familiar faces they’re used to.
The only change for current Cascade FCU members is that you will have a branch in Tacoma available to you beginning December 1. There are no other changes for current members.

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You and those you refer can take advantage of the benefits of being a Cascade FCU member.