Welcome’s 50th Anniversary

March 17th, 2024, marks the 50th Anniversary of Welcome Federal Credit Union!

Our locations, names, and logos may have changed over the years, but our commitment to our members has not.  Our “People Helping People” philosophy began 50 years ago, and Welcome Federal Credit Union (WFCU) continues to partner with our members and neighbors to serve them financially wherever life takes them.

A Brief History

welcome 50th anniversary memory wallWFCU was originally chartered as Burroughs Wellcome Employees Credit Union on March 17, 1974, for employees of Burroughs Wellcome Co.  In 1995, Glaxo, Inc. acquired Burroughs Wellcome Co., and the Credit Union became Glaxo Wellcome Employees Credit Union.   Welcome’s tree swirl logo was designed that same year and became Welcome’s new registered trademark in March 1996.

In 2001, Wellcome acquired Durham Postal Credit Union, and in 2004, our name changed to Welcome Credit Union to reflect the expanded membership and communities we serve.  Four years later, in 2008, we converted from a state-chartered Credit Union to a federal-charter Credit Union.  Jack Armstrong Federal Credit Union in Henderson merged into WFCU that same year.

In January 2013, Welcome’s new tagline, “You’re Always Welcome,” came into existence.  This reflects our commitment to our most important asset:  our membership base.  Our products and services are designed to meet the needs of our members.  Our high-quality services are provided by our well-trained and dedicated employees who understand our member service mission.

Branch Locations

Through all the name changes, mergers, and acquisitions, WFCU has remained flexible and steadfast in offering our members a full spectrum of financial products and services.  We have delivered these services from our member branches, which have expanded over the years.

  • 1974 – Burroughs Wellcome Employees Credit Union on 3030 Cornwallis Rd., Research Triangle Park
  • 1974 – Greenville Branch, 5900 M.L.K. Jr. Hwy., Greenville
  • 1995 – Moore Drive Branch, on-site GlaxoSmithKline, Research Park Triangle
  • 1996 –GSK Branch, on-site GlaxoSmithKline, Zebulon

Current Branch Locations

  • 2008 – Henderson Branch, on-site Ardagh, Henderson
  • 2015 – New Headquarters, 10810 Chapel Hill Rd., Morrisville
  • 2016 – Zebulon Branch, 125 E Gannon Ave., Zebulon
  • 2023 – New Greenville Branch Location, 3600 Charles Blvd., Greenville

WFCU Is Here for You

Since 1974, Welcome has committed itself to high-quality member services.  We partner with our members and community and provide financial products and services that meet the needs and demands of the people we serve.  We are a not-for-profit cooperative owned by our members.  The members are what drive our growth and service offerings.

Today, we serve over 7,500 members across the United States and Puerto Rico.  We have continued to expand our service offerings to make banking with WFCU  easier and safer than ever.  Our new and improved online and mobile Virtual Branch allows members to conduct their financial transactions from anywhere, anytime.  Banking in person or at your fingertips,  Welcome meets your financial needs.

Our logo is a tree with a dollar sign embedded in the graphic.  It represents the stable, secure, growing institution we have been for 50 years!  Wellcome (1974) → Welcome (2024);   we look forward to continuing to grow with our members.

You’re Always Welcome at WFCU!

Please be advised that the Henderson branch will be closed on Tuesday, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17 and be open from 7:30 - noon on Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19.

 Exciting news: your enhanced e-statement will be delivered soon!  

Please be advised of our holiday hours for Independence Day: all WFCU branches will be closed on Thursday, July 4. 

Now is the time to get the best returns on your cash with higher interest rates on your Certificate & Money Market accounts!   

Welcome Federal Credit Union will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.

Now is the time to get the best returns on your cash with higher interest rates on your Certificate & Money Market accounts!   

Welcome Federal Credit Union will be closed on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day. 

Now is the time to get the best returns on your cash with higher interest rates on your Certificate and Money Market accounts!

Welcome Federal Credit Union will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Now is the time to get the best returns on your cash with higher interest rates on your Certificate & Money Market accounts!   

Welcome Federal Credit Union will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on November 28 & 29, 2024.

Now is the time to get the best returns on your cash with higher interest rates on your Certificate & Money Market accounts!   

As we close out 2024 and think forward to 2025, WFCU would like to wish all of our members and their families a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year! Please be advised of our holiday schedule.

Attention Members: Please be advised the Henderson Branch will be closing at 12:30 today, Friday, May 31st.

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