Our Story

Since, those humble beginnings of 1983, FAFCU now operates 5 branches thanks to our quality of service and mobile banking convenience. Take a trip through the past and learn how we got where we are today.

1983
1983

FAFCU Was Organized

The original office of the credit union was located at Larr’s Sporting Goods in Fife Lake, MI, until such time that an alternate location could be found. At the end of the first month of business, Forest Area FCU had a total asset size of $4,049.42 and expenses for the..Read More
1985
1985

Fife Lake Branch Moved

In January 1985, the office was moved to the original bank building in Fife Lake next to Kimball’s Market.
1987
1987

Kalkaska South Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Kalkaska, Michigan in 1987.
1993
1993

Fife Lake Branch Moved Again

In December 1993, the office was moved once again, this time to its current location at 638 Boyd St. in Fife Lake.
1997
1997

Kingsley Branch Opened

We opened our first branch in Kingsley in 1997.
2001
2001

Manton Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Manton, Michigan in 2001.
2006
2006

Kinglsey Branch Moved

To the current location in the East end of town.
2016
2016

Kalkaska North Branch Opened

We opened our second branch in Kalkaska, Michigan in 2016.
2019
2019

Lake City Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Lake City, Michigan in 2019.