Our Story

Our Beginnings

American Partners Federal Credit Union was originated in 1975 to serve the American Tobacco Company, one of the first giants of industry. In 1995, a merger occurred to include Sears Piedmont Employees FCU, resulting in a full financial institution.  Although we have been fortunate to see our Membership grow over the years, we have never forgotten how we came to be or why we are here today. Our sole purpose is to serve the needs of our Members and their families. We offer services that benefit our membership and the savings stays in their pockets. That's The Credit Union Difference. We have three physical branches and we participate in a Shared Branching Network made up of thousands of credit unions across the nation who have come together to provide convenient access to any member who belongs to a participating credit union.  See the CO-OP button at the bottom of this page.


Our Mission:

The Mission of American Partners Federal Credit Union is to provide a member owned, financially sound, primary financial institution to its members while remaining committed to preserving quality service with an unsurpassed personal touch.


Core Values

Integrity, Trust, Respect, Loyalty, and Dedication

At American Partners, our most important responsibility is to listen to each member, identify services to conveniently meet their needs and make sure their experience leaves them feeling dignified, satisfied and special. We are dedicated to our members as they have made us who we are today.


Our Commitment

  • Committed to know you personally and ensure a sense of belonging
  • Committed to treating you with dignity
  • Committed to protecting you and your information
  • Committed to offering services for your convenience
  • Committed to providing financial education resources for you and your family
  • Committed to helping you achieve financial freedom and peace of mind

Our Board

We have a wonderful Board of Directors who volunteers their time to offer guidance and direct the affairs of our credit union. They share the same passion for our purpose and we couldn’t be more proud. 

Click to meet our Board Members.