Our Story

What do we mean when we say, “You’re always welcome?”

In today’s busy world, there are many people who seek stability, flexibility, even empowerment when it comes to their finances. And quite frankly, if you’re like most, you’re not getting that from the big banks. Many feel overwhelmed and hopeless..

At Welcome Credit Union, we understand the stress that money can cause. We listen to you without judgement to gain perspective and recommend the best financial options for you. For more than 45 years, we have served our members through education and by empowering them with access to meaningful financial solutions.

Do you want stability but are struggling with living paycheck-to-paycheck?

Do you wish to live a stress free financial life?

Today, we’re proud to serve the unique needs of more than 7,300 member-owners nationwide. Welcome Credit Union has offices throughout North Carolina, including Morrisville, Durham, Zebulon, Greenville and Henderson, as well as thousands of shared branch locations providing you with more direct access to your money than most traditional banks.

You’re always welcome is more than a tagline. It’s a way of life at Welcome Credit Union.

Our Roots

Welcome Credit Union was originally established in 1974 to serve employees of Burroughs Wellcome Co., a multinational pharmaceutical company named after founders Silas Burroughs Henry Wellcome that would eventually merge into what is known today as GlaxoSmithKline. Well positioned to serve the pharmaceutical workforce, by the 1990s the credit union became a multi-sponsored credit union serving others with ties to North Carolina’s biopharma ecosystem.

By the early 2000s, Welcome identified its mission as, “a partner with our members and neighbors, built to serve you financially wherever life takes you.” We recognized that with 30 years of being deeply connected to the North Carolina communities of Morrisville, Zebulon and Greenville that these communities needed a stable, secure and growing financial institution. Over time, the credit union would acquire three smaller credit unions and build relationships with more than 100 select employer groups in the region, including a glass company now owned by Ardagh Group, a leader in sustainable packaging solutions.

Welcome has held several names over its history. In 2008, we changed from a state to a federal charter, effectively becoming known as Welcome Federal Credit Union. Between 2016-2018, the credit union set the foundation for helping the underserved and low- to moderate-income areas in Wake and Pitt counties.

Today, Welcome has more than $90 million in assets with members across the United States and Puerto Rico. We have six branches in North Carolina, with two that still serve advanced manufacturing facilities in Zebulon and Henderson.

Our history has been tied to educating and empowering our members to live stress free financial lives. Our members are at the heart of everything we do.

When you bank here, you’re always welcome.

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