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Our History

Hickam Federal Credit Union is the 6th largest credit union in the state of Hawaii with assets of over $580 million, and more than 48,000 members.

Milestones:

1936

Hickam Federal Credit Union was officially organized on October 31, 1936 under the name of Hawaiian Air Depot Employees (No. 1733) Federal Credit Union.

1941

January 1941 the first full-time employee, Mr. E. C. Corn, was hired to perform clerical and collection work. On December 7, 1941 Hickam Federal Credit Union became a victim of war when Treasurer P. W. Eldred was shot and killed while trying to reach the credit union. On that morning the credit union took a direct bomb hit and lost most of its loan and share records. All records had to be reconstructed and the credit union was authorized to resume business on January 11, 1942.

1950

The name of the credit union was changed in June 1950 from Hawaiian Air Depot Employees Federal Credit Union to Hickam Federal Credit Union.

1951

The field of membership was expanded to include all military personnel headquartered at Hickam Air Force Base immediately increasing membership from 1,040 to 1,824.

1959

October 1959 another milestone was reached when the credit union's assets exceeded $1,000,000.

1966

Charter By-laws amended to extend field of membership to retired U.S. Air Force Personnel in Hawaii. Full membership also extended to retired civilian employees of Hickam AFB who are members of the credit union at the time of their retirement.

1971

Hickam FCU exceeds $10,000,000 in assets.

1974

Hickam FCU opens its new Main Branch office located on HIckam Air Force Base across from the Base Exchange, serving 14,000 members.

1984

Hickam FCU introduces its Exchange ATM Card that allowed members access their Share Account at over 80 locations throughout the state.

1987

Hickam FCU exceeds $100,000,000 in assets and installed its first of many Hickam FCU owned Automated Teller Machines.

1993

Hickam Federal Credit Union exceeds $200,000,000 in assets. Hickam Federal Credit Union offers checkbook-balancing program and installs its enhanced audio response telephone teller system, Teller Talk, which allowed members to conduct transactions through a touch-tone phone 24/7.

1996

Hickam Federal Credit Union expanded ATMs on base including Bellows Air Force Station for a total of six (6) ATMs.
Hickam Federal Credit Union celebrates its 60th anniversary.

1997

June 1997, Hickam Federal Credit Union opened the Pearlridge Branch for business. Hickam Federal Credit Union offers Signature Guarantees to its member and participates in the @Ease program with AFFN.

1999

Hickam Federal Credit Union amends its Charter By-laws from an employee based credit union to a community credit union and expanded its field of membership to include anyone who lived, worked, worshiped or attended school in the Ewa District, Island of Oahu.

2000

Hickam Federal Credit Union was one of the first credit unions to launch its web site www.hickamfcu.org. Opened the Mililani Branch located in The Town Center of Mililani. Assets reach $250,000,000.

2001

Hickam Federal Credit Union introduces 4 new products: Online Banking; Bill Payer; Money Market Account; and the VISA Debit Card.

2002

Hickam FCU opens its fourth branch in The Marketplace at Kapolei.

2004

Hickam Federal Credit Union moves its Pearlridge Office to a spacious modern branch located in the Pearlridge Center Uptown Mall.

2005

Hickam Federal Credit Union takes computer system in-house.

2006

Hickam Federal Credit Union installs 8 new surcharge-free ATMs.

Hickam FCU celebrates its 70th anniversary.

2008

Hickam FCU partners with Aloha United Way and provides the VITA program – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

2009

Installs 2nd HFCU ATM on the windward side at the Windward Mall Food Court totaling 23 HFCU ATMs plus a partnership with First Hawaiian Bank to allow HFCU members access to FHB ATM’s surcharge free.

2010

Joins the CO-OP Financial Services network of Shared Branches and ATMs on March 1 that allows Hickam FCU members and other credit union members to conduct basic transactions at over 3,500 participating CO-OP Shared Branching credit unions and at over 25,000 ATMs nationwide.

2011

Introduces Visa® eStatements for Hickam FCU Visa Credit Cards.

Expands its field of membership to include persons who live, work, worship, attend school in, and businesses and other legal entities located in the City and County of Honolulu (Island of Oahu), Hawaii.

Hickam FCU celebrates its 75th anniversary.

2012

Introduces Mobile Banking for iPhone and Android smartphones and upgrades all of its ATMs to be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act's Accessibility Guidelines.

2014

Partners with Banzai, an innovative online financial literacy program, that is offered free to middle school and high school students in select communities on Oahu.

Installs ATMs in the Moanalua Shopping Center and at Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union.

Introduces an easy and convenient Online Mortgage Application system that speeds the application process.
Introduces e-Notices to complement Online Banking with e-Statements

2015

Hickam FCU opens its fifth branch as an innovative kiosk branch located in Kahala Mall. Introduces Motorcycle Loans to its loan products.

Switches card processing from Visa® to Mastercard® for both debit and credit card products while also converting to EMV chip technology.

Announces the purchase of land at the corner of Kuala Street and Kaakepa Street in Pearl City for its future flagship branch and corporate headquarters.

Implements Remote Deposit Capture for Mobile Banking, that allows checks to be photographed and e-deposited from a smartphone or tablet.

2016

Introduces ePix photo card service that makes it easy to customize and personalize images on Hickam FCU credit cards.
Mobile Banking enhanced with Online Bill Pay and Instant Balance features.

Hickam FCU celebrates its 80th anniversary.

2017

Introduces CardValet® services that allows members to manage and monitor their Hoku CheckCard anytime, anywhere.

Introduces SecurLOCK® Communicate enhanced fraud monitoring service for Mastercard® credit cards.

Relocates its Mililani Branch in the Town Center of Mililani with modernized teller services.

2018

Opens the Pearl City Branch and Corporate Headquarters facility at 1260 Kuala Street in Pearl City. The Pearl City Branch is the credit union's sixth branch on the island of Oahu.

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