Who we are and what we can do for you
What makes credit unions different?
Credit unions are cooperatives. They operate under a different set of rules than big banks and support democracy, equality, ownership, and mutual self-help. The credit union philosophy is what sets credit unions apart. Here are the guiding principles credit unions follow.
7 Cooperative Principles for Credit Unions
- Voluntary and Open Membership
Credit unions are not-for-profit and have members who choose to join
- Democratic Member Control
One member, one vote
- Members’ Economic Participation
What members do directly impacts the success of the credit union
- Autonomy and Independence
Self-reliant and member-owned –no stockholders
- Education, Training, and Information
For members, employees, volunteers, and the public
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Social responsibility and community involvement
- Concern for Community
Work with and support other credit unions and businesses with cooperative principles
Just like the employees who started us, we want to give our members – you, your coworkers, your family, your friends – a better banking option for your financial service needs. As a credit union, we are owned by our members, so we exist to help and benefit you, not stockholders or a board of directors. In fact, all of our Board and Committee members, who primarily are VF employees or retirees, are unpaid volunteers from our membership who care about making sure the credit union is serving its members and operating safely and soundly. We aren’t here for profit or charity; we’re here for service. And we usually have better rates too. We offer all the same products and services as any other financial institution, but our focus is you.
Who Can Join Acclaim FCU?
View our eligible groups.
Membership at Acclaim Federal Credit Union is open to any and all employees who work for the Select Employee Groups – listed below – that have requested Credit Union Services and have been approved by the National Credit Union Administration. Membership is also open to anyone who is a member of an affiliated association group and any and all family and household members of such employees and association group members.
- VF Corporation
- Vanity Fair Brands
- Dynamic Quest
- Iron Eagle Tire & Body
- Guilford Realty
- American Consumer Council
- Randall Printing
- Avanti Salon & Spa
- Tencarva Machinery Company
- RD Graham
How to Join
Joining is easy!
- Complete a membership application
- Provide us with identification documents required by federal law, and
- Open at least a savings account with a $25.00 par share minimum deposit
The savings account and par share deposit are what make you a member-owner of the Credit Union. Of course, you can also apply for our other products and services too!
It pays to be a member!
We are pleased to announce our continued partnership with AAA! With this partnership you’re able to take advantage of more than just roadside services; you’re able to get exclusive discounts at many local and national retailers, along with discounts on travel, auto repair, auto sales, and much more!
Join AAA today and SAVE $10 on your membership! Already a member? SAVE $10 on AAA Gift Memberships for family & friends—perfect for any occasion! Contact usopens in a new window for the code.
Discount Theme Park Tickets
Biltmore, Carowinds, Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe, the NC Zoo, and Six Flags Over Georgia. We also have discount movie tickets to the Regal Cinemas nationwide.
We also offer website discounts for the following Parks and Events:
- Carowinds in Charlotte, NC
- NC Zoo in Asheboro, NC
- Tweetsie Railroad – Blowing Rock, NC Members may contact us for the special code. Thomas the Train and Ghost Train are not applicable.
- Six Flags Theme Parks – Members may contact us for the special code.
- Sea Worldopens in a new window – Click the name
- TicketsatWork – Members may contact us for the special code to get discounts on concerts and events.
- Complete Discount Ticket Order Form
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Visa Gift Cards
They’re the convenient, simple choice for busy shoppers. Whether it’s a holiday, a birthday, a wedding, or any occasion – for young or old or in between – a Gift Card is just the trick! Purchasing Gift Cards is as simple as determining the gift amount and selecting a card design – it’s that easy! Gift Cards are the perfect gift because they’re safer than cash, easy to use, and can be used anywhere VISA debit cards are accepted. Now that’s pure magic! Think about it, they are:
- Incredible time savers – no shopping, packaging, or mailing!
- Eliminate the hassles of wondering what to buy or returning unwanted gifts
- A safe alternative to carrying cash
- More flexible than merchant gift cards
Call 888-794-1001, option 3 for more information