It was back in 1948 that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Employees Federal Credit Union was established. It was meant to offer a way for employees of Oak Ridge National Laboratory to enjoy financial stability and security and began with just ten members!

Fast forward 70 years and it remains a place dedicated to ensuring that all of its members have the healthiest relationships with their money possible. It offers financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the 16 counties of Central East Tennessee. With a mission that plainly states, “Together, We Thrive,” it upholds its core beliefs these many years later.

With 30 branches dotting the Eastern Tennessee area, it has two right in Blount County – the Alcoa and Maryville Branches.

Community Banking Done Right

Since its inception, ORNL Federal Credit Union has been committed to members, and today they include both personal and business account holders. Yet, they are also a dedicated community member.

As their leadership says, “We feel we have a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen by getting involved and making a difference. We are as passionate about issues, ideas, and helping organizations in our community as we are about helping our own members. We understand that the only way we truly thrive, as individuals, as neighborhoods, and as communities, is together.”

Add to that a firm dedication to value and customer satisfaction aiming at making every visit or experience a rewarding one, and it’s easy to see why the company has existed so many decades and continually grown.

In Alcoa and Maryville

As is the case with many financial institutions, the Alcoa and Maryville branches of ORNL Federal Credit Union have different services at each office.

In Alcoa, customers can access traditional account services through the walk-in office as well as the drive-thru lanes or ATM. There are also coin services at this branch. Lobby hours here are Monday through Saturday with hours from 9 to 5, except for Saturday when the Lobby closes at noon. Drive thru hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Friday from 8:30 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM until noon.

The Maryville Walmart branch provides access to mortgage services (by appointment only) as well as financial planning services by appointment. There is also a walk-up DATM on the premises. Hours in Maryville are Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM, except for Saturday, with office hours ending at 5PM.

Proudly serving members in Blount County, the ORNL Federal Credit Union is authentically invested in the community and offers deposit accounts, loans, credit cards, and much more. They also have an easy to use app for members eager to enjoy mobile service, and options for businesses as well as personal accounts.

You can get in touch with them online using their website’s chat feature, via email, or by phoning 800.676.5328.