Since, those humble beginnings of 1983, FAFCU now operates 6 branches thanks to the commitment to our members, our passion for what we do, and our focus on integrating technology into our member experience. Take a trip through the past and learn how we got where we are today.
Our online banking platform called “Evergreen” launches.
We opened our first branch office in Mesick in 2019.
We moved the location of our Manton Branch in 2019.
We opened our first branch office in Lake City, Michigan in 2019.
We opened our second branch in Kalkaska, Michigan in 2016.
The Kingsley branch relocated to the current spot on the east side of town.
We opened our first branch office in Manton, Michigan in 2001.
We opened our first branch in Kingsley in 1997.
In December 1993, the office was moved once again, this time to its current location at 638 Boyd St. in Fife Lake.
We opened our first branch office in Kalkaska, Michigan in 1987.
In January 1985, the office was moved to the original bank building in Fife Lake next to Kimball’s Market.
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 month of $10.00. At the end of 1983, just a few months later, assets had risen to $105,320.89! Serving a membership of just 147 people, total expenses for 1983 were $286.36, while net income was $615.92.