Arkansas Federal Credit Union started as Little Rock Air Force Base Federal Credit Union in March of 1956 by seven airmen. During our first year of operation there was only one employee who was housed in a room in the airman’s barracks and our total assets at the end of our first month was $579.79. Fast forward fifty-nine (59) years and AFCU has fifteen service center locations, we serve over 89,000 members from over 600 employer/associational groups and our assets are in excess of $880 million. A lot has transpired in our 59 year history, but we have never forgotten from where we came.
When LRAFB FCU was established in 1956 we served only the men and women of LRAFB, their families and the civilian personnel of the base. Through multiple mergers that expanded our membership base to include both state and federal employees throughout Arkansas, the complexion of Little Rock Air Force Base FCU changed dramatically. In October 1991, the board of directors decided in order to better describe the membership of our changing credit union that a name change to Arkansas Federal Credit Union was in order.
AFCU strives to provide the products and services that make it easier for our member’s to do business with us, while improving their financial lives. As AFCU continues to grow and develop we keep in mind that we are here to serve our members and through that service we provide homage to our original sponsor and the great men and women of LRAFB. Arkansas Federal Credit Union’s mission is to “Improve Each Member’s Financial Life”. AFCU strives to do this by offering a wide variety of products and services to its members that are able to accomplish their financial goals.
Read about what AFCU President/CEO Rodney Showmar has to say about AFCU's purpose.
Arkansas Federal Credit Union is identified by a distinctive logo. The purpose of the logo is to establish a unified corporate identity and to provide instant recognition of the company.
The logo and its approved variations are available upon request by e-mailing email@example.com with Attn: Marketing Dept. in the subject line.
The logo may be used in its three color format as shown or in a single color of blue or black. Arkansas Federal Credit Union official corporate colors and the colors of the 3-color logomark are Pantone® Reflex Blue, Pantone® 186 Red and Black.
The Arkansas Federal Credit Union primary brand mark exists in two 1-color logomarks. One logomark is printed in solid black. The other signature is printed in Pantone® Reflex Blue.
The Arkansas Federal Credit Union logo is also available in two other configurations, each of which may be used when available space requires a more vertically or horizontally oriented logomark.
We at Arkansas Federal Credit Union are proud of our tradition of excellence as a member-owned financial services provider. It's a tradition built on our unwavering commitment to serve the financial needs of our members, and the core values we strive to uphold each day. Symbolic of that tradition, the Arkansas Federal logo and visual identity convey not just our name, but our distinguished corporate image. Thus, as our most visible and valuable branding tool, we make it our mission to always present our visual identity at its best.
Red, white and blue. The Stars and Stripes. The majestic bald-headed eagle. Each is a distinctive, compelling American symbol, an unmistakable hallmark of our patriotic tradition. And it is these symbolic elements, beautifully showcased within the Arkansas Federal Credit Union logomark, that provide evidence of our steadfast commitment to the men and women who selflessly serve their country at Little Rock Air Force Base.
As the cornerstone of our distinctive brand identity, the Arkansas Federal logo functions as the most memorable visual representation of who we are, what we do, and what we stand for. Each graphic component of the logo has been carefully chosen to promote a singular feature of our institution's identity. The border of the logo clearly replicates the shape of our home state and namesake, while also emphasizing the makeup of our valued membership as employees of the State of Arkansas.
And just as the waving flag element evokes feelings of pride and ownership, the eagle head reinforces our corporate image as one of strength, stability and trustworthiness. The verbal component of our logo defines us even further. The words "Credit Union" signify that we are committed, passionately and expressly, to the credit union movement and the principles which distinguish it. We at Arkansas Federal Credit Union exist to serve our member-owners' needs in the cooperative spirit.
The easiest way to join Arkansas Federal Credit Union is by visiting one of our service centers. To join, please have a government issued photo ID for all people who intend to be on the account.
If you or someone in your immediate family is employed by one of these established groups or is already a member of the credit union, we can establish your eligibility.
AFCU has numerous forms available for download in PDF format for you to print and complete in the comfort of your home or office.
Simply click on the form you need, and the form will appear in a pop up window in PDF format. You may then print the form or save it to your computer for use at a later time.
If you would like to request additional forms be added to this page, please Contact Us.
Click on Subordination Request Form to print a form to request a subordination agreement. This form is used to make the request to subordinate the lien on your home equity loan
Click on Membership Application to print a membership application form. Use this form if you are a new member joining AFCU or you would like to add additional individuals to your account.
Click on Deposit Slip if you would like to mail a deposit to AFCU. Our mailing address is P. O. Box 9, Jacksonville, AR 72078-0009. You may also print and complete a deposit slip prior to visiting our service center locations or drive thru to expedite your transaction.
Click on Wire Transfer you would like to send a wire transfer from your account. You may complete the form and fax it to our Member Service Center at 501.982.3299. Faxes received after 3:00 p.m. are processed next business day. **Wire transfer forms MUST be notarized prior to faxing back to AFCU’s Call Center for completion.**
Click on Address Change if you would like to update AFCU with your new mailing address.
If your business or association would like to offer AFCU membership as an option to your employees or association members, simply copy the Business Partner Request Letter onto your letterhead, fill in the requested information, and mail, fax, or e-mail the letter along with the Employer/Association Profile to the Marketing Department at AFCU.
There are four different letter options based on your number of employees and the distance from your office to the nearest AFCU service center location.
If you are interested in offering AFCU membership and all our financial products and services as an option to your employees or association members, please print an Employer/Association Profile and fax it to the Marketing Department at 501.982.3299.
Credit Unions differ from other financial institutions in that you must qualify for membership in a credit union as opposed to other financial institutions being open to the public. AFCU is not available to the general public, hence the membership. When you belong to a credit union, you are a member/owner instead of a customer.
To join AFCU you must be employed by, a member of or volunteer with a company or association that offers AFCU as a benefit. You may also join AFCU if you have a family member who is eligible to join AFCU (The family member does not have to be a member of AFCU but must be eligible to join based on their employment or association membership).
If your current employer or association does not offer you the option to join AFCU print an "I Want AFCU Letter". Give this letter to your Human Resources department or Benefits Personnel and tell them you would like the option to join AFCU! We will be happy to send them an information packet to look over at their convenience.
If you are an employee and would like for your company to offer Arkansas Federal Credit Union as a benefit, print the I want AFCU letter and give it to your Human Resources or Benefits department and ask them to contact the Marketing Department at 501-533-2219.
If you are a Human Resources director or Benefits specialist and would like to offer Arkansas Federal Credit Union as a free benefit to your employees, please call us at 501-982-1000.