About Us

At Financial Plus Credit Union, you're a member-owner, not just another number.

About us: Back in 1929, banks were mainly for the more affluent community. Many times when the average person needed financial help, they had to rely on loan sharks who charged outrageous interest rates. People wanted something better. It was no wonder that at this time the credit union movement was becoming popular in the United States. This was the year that FPCU opened its doors as Meredith Credit Union - so people could get something better.

Credit unions like FPCU began to serve families who were starting to save more and also had needs for credit. The financial cooperatives allowed members to be owners and even elect a volunteer Board of Directors. Members deposited their savings in the credit unions and that money in turn was loaned to people in need for credit. Profits were returned to members of the credit union in the form of better rates and more financial services.

Over the years, the things that have help us stand out from our competition include better rates, fewer fees, free checking and exceptional member service, just to name a few. We're proud to be your local Des Moines credit union!

Today, the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People" still guides FPCU. Membership in FPCU is open to people who share the following common bonds:

  • Employees of select employee groups;

  • Family members of primary FPCU members;

  • Community members who work or reside in the following Iowa counties: