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As an SLFCU member, you’ve already made a smart choice by joining New Mexico’s best-in-state credit union.
“After 20 years as a big bank customer, I moved to SLFCU because they were there for me when I needed them most,” says Nico Ortiz, owner of Turtle Mountain Brewing Company.
August 22 through September 23, SLFCU Farmington branches will collect cash donations for the annual ECHO Food Bank Backpack for Kids Program.
Thank you to our members, employees, and community partners for your generous donations during our annual School Supply Drive!
Members now have access to helpful videos showcasing tips and tricks for using SLFCU online and mobile banking.
Our Tech Park branch turns 20 this month!
Strengthen your financial skills this summer by completing a BalanceTrack module. You’ll earn a chance to win $500!
SLFCU has once again been named New Mexico's #1 'Best-in-State' Credit Union by Forbes.
Visit our Facebook or Instagram page between 7/8/2022 and 7/29/2022 to participate in our Co-Pilot Photo Contest!
Adaptability, persistence, and a dash of moxie. Denise Baker, co-owner of DRB Electric and Rio Bravo Brewing Company, calls these the secrets of her success.
SLFCU kicks off our annual school supply drive on July 1 (ending July 23).
As SLFCU turns 74, we’d like to take a look at our past through the eyes of one of our longest-serving employees, Carol Ayala.
SLFCU’s former President and CEO Robert Chavez enjoyed a lively farewell celebration with SLFCU employees on Friday, June 24.
SLFCU had a wonderful time volunteering and walking in Albuquerque’s 2022 Pride Parade.
SLFCU's online banking has many benefits. A $2,500 prize might be one of them.
Online, mobile, and phone banking access will be unavailable the evening of July 1 for several hours. Shared branching, mobile deposit, and Zelle® will be unavailable from Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. MT until the morning of Saturday, July 2.
Please drop off any new dog and cat supplies at any Central New Mexico SLFCU branch during the week of June 6 - 10.
SLFCU is waiving origination and administrative fees on applications for owner-occupied first mortgages originated now through 6/30/22!
It’s important to get a clear understanding of your elder loved ones' financial needs and goals as they enter their golden years.
Do you own a small business, or are you looking for advice on how to get one started?
Here are a few tips to help you get your vehicle ready for spring.
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It's quick and easy to order checks through SLFCU's online banking!
Stop and Think Before You Click
As our membership grows, so does our ability to make a difference… not only for our members, but in the communities we serve.
Create Your Own "Relief Package"
SLFCU members attending college in 2022-2023 are invited to enter our annual essay scholarship competition.
Thank you for donating to the New Mexico Credit Unions Connected Academy!
Ken Chavez is a friendly face ready to greet both new and long-time members at SLFCU's Rio Rancho branch.
Take advantage of no payments for 90 days, plus a $200 bonus when you refinance – now through 6/30/2022!
Borrower Protection Plan: Your financial safeguard against the unexpected.
SLFCU hosts shred event benefiting the Rio Grande Food Project and NMCUCA.
On Friday, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day – a worldwide annual event to demonstrate support for improving our environment and planet.
Three Generations of SLFCU Members – The Castro Family Story
MVD Direct Kiosks benefit members, the Credit Union, and the community.
Thank you to the hundreds of SLFCU members who joined us virtually for our 73rd Annual Membership Meeting on February 16!
"I plan to work with our team to continue its trajectory of smart growth, employee engagement, and profitability,” says Steph.
Please drop off new and gently used children's books at any Central New Mexico SLFCU branch during the month of April.
How a Rio Rancho high school student continued her education after a lymphoma diagnosis.
A Conversation with Robert Chavez, CEO and Chuck Maheras, Board Chair
January 3, 2022 marked the first day on the job for Steph Sherrodd, SLFCU’s new President and CEO.
Our Jefferson branch has relocated to 7412 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque, and is now open to members.
SLFCU now offers chat in mobile banking, allowing members to speak with an SLFCU representative via the SLFCU app.
SLFCU members can receive discounts on select TurboTax® and H&R Block® products.
2021 IRS tax forms generated by SLFCU will be mailed by these dates and will also be available in online banking.
SLFCU Business Member Highlight
Coming Soon: Renew Your NM Vehicle Registration (and More) at Select SLFCU Branches
SLFCU is partnering with Sandia National Laboratories for their annual Take a Frozen Turkey to Work Day benefiting area food pantries
SLFCU returned to hosting our biannual shredding events, with our first taking place in October.
Please consider donating to a qualified charity or non-profit organization this Giving Tuesday (Nov. 30) or any time this holiday season.
Now could be a great time to reduce your paper usage and stop receiving paper statements and notices from SLFCU.
Carol joined the Credit Union in mid-September 2021, and by all accounts, has hit the ground running.
ECHO has provided food, resources, and education to kids, children, and families in San Juan County, for more than 54 years.
Matthew brings over 14 years of credit union experience to his new role as our Cottonwood Branch Manager.
All donations made to the NMCUCA go toward funding an accredited full-time teacher at UNM Mimbres School inside UNM Children’s Hospital.
Mary purchased her Home Instead franchise in 2002. And 19 exciting years later, the adventure continues, especially in the age of COVID-19.
Congratulations to our 2021 scholarship winners, and thank you to the 19 members who volunteered their time as judges.
To aid in reaching our goal, SLFCU will match all donations received for NMCUCA in September, up to a collective total of $5,000.
Tess says she is excited to continue working with members at the Juan Tabo branch and hopes to develop strong relationships with them.
According to Ahmet, another stroke of good fortune was being introduced to SLFCU and meeting with the Business Services team.
Drivers are needed to deliver nourishing meals and life-sustaining friendship to Meals on Wheels clients in the ABQ area.
Thank you to our members and employees for donating to our Homeward Bound Pet Supply Drive benefitting local animal shelters in NM.
It’s a three-peat! SLFCU has been recognized once again as a Best-in-State Credit Union by Forbes.
Starting July 15, 2021, the IRS will send advance monthly payments of half of the total yearly amount earned for the Child Tax Credit to those who qualify. Changes apply to tax year 2021 only.
Michelle joined SLFCU more than 12 years ago as a Financial Services Representative at the Juan Tabo branch.
Adam stepped into his new role as manager of SLFCU’s Paseo branch a few months ago, but he’s been with the Credit Union since 2018.
“In a world where faceless financial institutions have endless bureaucracy, SLFCU figures out how to make deals,” says Brady, President of Perfection Honda.
Animas Credit Union in Farmington, NM has officially become part of SLFCU as of July 1, 2021.
Grab your sunglasses: We've rounded up seven of the hottest places in the Land of Enchantment to visit this summer. Are they on your vacation list?
After a majority of voting ACU members voted their approval, SLFCU and ACU will now legally and formally combine under the SLFCU name.
SLFCU is the proud sponsor of Minding Your Business – Wisdom and Inspiration from New Mexico Business Owners.
We are so thankful to generous SLFCU members and employees who have helped us raise over $153,000 since July 1, 2019.
Tune in Sundays to 96.3 News Radio KKOB from 11 AM - noon for Minding Your Business, presented by WESST and sponsored by SLFCU.
Security questions are being discontinued as a means for two-factor authentication in online and mobile banking.
Bonnie Duran joined SLFCU in March as the new Jefferson Branch Manager with more than 20 years in the financial industry.
The SLFCU community donated over 10,000 children’s books in our 2021 Read to Me Book Drive.
With your SLFCU membership, you can now join ACC and take advantage of the benefits they offer to consumers.
For every new eStatement or eNotice registration made now through 12/31/21, SLFCU will donate $1 to the National Forest Foundation.
Our 2021 philanthropy plans are in the works! In 2020, SLFCU gave nearly $100,000 to over 31 organizations in NM and CA.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments.
SLFCU credit card holders have new self-service options in online banking on laptop or desktop computers.
SLFCU members financed new homes with us or refinanced their current loans in record numbers in 2020.
SLFCU business debit cardholders are eligible to receive rebates on purchases made at participating merchants with the Mastercard Easy Savings® Program.
SLFCU members, employees, and our community partners helped raise $3,370 during our February match month for the NMCUCA.
Tax documents from 2019 and 2018 are available now in online banking, and 2020 forms will appear as they are generated through May 2021.
Serving our members well is SLFCU’s highest priority, whether they have chosen us for their personal financial needs or to help them run and grow their business.
As SLFCU continues to raise funds for the NMCUCA, we’ll periodically feature patients who have, or would have, benefited from having a teacher at UNMCH.
It’s important that the account number you use for direct deposit services is in a specific format so funds are deposited to the correct account.
SLFCU members are continuing to report fraudulent phone calls and text messages from people claiming to be SLFCU representatives. This includes spoofed phone calls which appear to originate from SLFCU.
Members can now view the dividend rate for their certificate(s) in online or mobile banking.
Thank you to all of our members and community who followed us on social media to support Meals on Wheels.
More than 2,521 SLFCU members switched to eStatements and eNotices between 9/01/20 and 12/31/20.
SLFCU will match all donations received for NMCUCA in February. Your contribution will help keep young patients on track toward graduation.
SNL and SLFCU have once again formalized their important relationship with a Memorandum of Understanding.
For every account switched from paper to eStatements and eNotices by midnight 12/31/20, SLFCU will donate $1 to plant a tree.
Donations made to the NMCUCA go toward funding a full-time teacher at UNMCH. Following is a report on the program’s first-year progress.
Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque provides more than just meals to Albuquerque seniors
SLFCU allows members in good standing to skip up to two payments on select loans in any rolling 12-month period.
With the Jefferson branch moving across the street in 2021, Ross is looking forward to keeping a high level of service as they transition to a larger location.
You can now use your SLFCU debit card with Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay®, as well as Apple Pay® – just like you can with your SLFCU credit card.
NM Kids Matter is the voice for more than 1,000 kids in the foster care system. SLFCU is pleased to have provided a $5,000 grant to this important organization.
Thank you to our members and employees for their generous donations to this year’s virtual school supply drive benefitting the APS Education Foundation!
SLFCU now offers chat in online banking and on slfcu.org, allowing members to speak directly with an SLFCU representative in real time.
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union and Animas Credit Union (ACU) have announced plans to merge.
It is important for SLFCU to maintain accurate records for members to ensure they receive account-related communications, including 2020 tax documents.
SLFCU is giving a total of $45,000 in 2020 to 10 organizations in NM and Livermore, CA who are helping those in need during the pandemic.
Meet Jesus, an energetic 15-year-old and patient at UNM Children's Hospital. While Jesus was recuperating, he met Monica, the full-time teacher at UNMCH.
Congratulations to our 2020 scholarship winners, and thank you to the 27 members who volunteered their time as judges.
Double your social dividends. A good deed is only a click away and could provide a second helping to those in need.
Irene is a participant of Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque and wants everyone to know how important it is for people with economic hardships to receive a meal.
SLFCU members in California may experience difficulty visiting a branch due to extreme fire danger. During these times, members may use online, mobile, or automated phone banking.
The place to submit requests for services such as wire transfers or stop payments within online and mobile banking has been relocated.
We are excited to announce our Jefferson branch will soon move from its current location into a new location across the street, allowing for a larger branch to better serve our members.
SLFCU has expanded the ability to make principal-only payments to many SLFCU auto, home, and personal loans through online and mobile banking.
Now through Saturday, August 15, SLFCU members can quickly and easily make a monetary donation in support of APS Education Foundation.
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union ranked as the #1 credit union in New Mexico for the second year in a row by Forbes Magazine.
To help SLFCU business members navigate the PPP application process, the Credit Union assembled employees across the organization.
SLFCU’s newest Vice President’s interest in all things technical began in high school.
SLFCU is making the consumer loan and account application experience more convenient for our members beginning July 15, 2020.
Jane and Gary have been SLFCU members since 1993. In 2018, they met Angela, a 12-year-old in need: her reading was at the pre-first grade level, and she required transportation to UNMCH for dialysis treatments.
At Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, looking out for our members’ financial well-being has been our top priority for 71 years.
SLFCU partners with local restaurants to give back to TriCore, First Choice employees.
Every week, we’ll pick a new follower to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Once a month we’ll also pick from all of our followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to win a gift card, too!
SLFCU was chartered in October 1948 by 15 employees of Sandia National Laboratories. But beyond the charter, how did the Credit Union begin serving members?
SLFCU membership is open to more people than you may think. Immediate family and household members of our current members are eligible to join at any time.
SLFCU’s online and mobile banking system gives you convenient access to your accounts. Make deposits, pay your bills, and more.
Please consider supporting our business members that currently offer delivery and/or takeout options.
Small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for assistance in the form of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
To help ensure the health of our members and employees, Livermore Downtown will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice.
SLFCU’s Edgewood, Rio Rancho, and Paseo del Norte branches received 2019 EPA ENERGY STAR certification.
SLFCU is financing the loan on the $22 million project for Amaran Senior Living, currently under construction in ABQ.
SLFCU members are now able to set their language, fast cash, and receipt preferences at participating ATMs.
SLFCU’s Kirtland branch will celebrate its 50th anniversary this May.
As of Wednesday, March 18, the SLFCU Kirtland branch will be closed until further notice due to the closure of Sandia National Laboratories to non-essential staff.
We encourage members to use remote access options.
Ryan started SLFCU’s organizational knowledge management system.
As part of the Future Focused Education program, SLFCU Intern Kevin is mentored by Tech Park Branch Manager Mike Linton.
SLFCU Honored at X3 Mentor Awards.
Attend a BALANCE webinar for a chance to win $1,000!
Beginning March 9, SLFCU members will be able to set their language, fast cash, and receipt preferences at CUAnytime ATMs and participating CO-OP ATMs.
SLFCU now offers support for debit cards after hours, on weekends, and on most holidays.
UNMCH patient Dane became seriously ill with chronic kidney disease in middle school and is now earning his GED with the help of the NMCUCA.
In 2019, SLFCU originated almost $243 million in auto loans, keeping up with notable numbers from previous years.
Financially and operationally, 2019 was a solid year of growth for SLFCU. The right people, strategies, and systems are in place to maintain and build upon our institution.
An issue has been identified where SLFCU credit card holders were erroneously mailed a letter stating that their email address is invalid.
SLFCU employees, members, and community partners raised $80,000 in 2019 to help establish a full-time teacher at UNMCH.
SLFCU attends the Christmas Electric Light Parade, SLFCU Employees Help Serve Breakfast with Santa
SNL and SLFCU recently met to sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.
SLFCU is partnering with Roadrunner Food Bank to collect non-perishable food for New Mexico families in need.
SLFCU is giving back $20 million in November to its members via a special dividend.
“People do business with people, not companies,” says Ken Ray, current CEO and founder of Raysteel, Inc.
Meet Taylor and her mom, Crystal. Taylor was admitted to the hospital and enrolled in the Mimbres school at the UNM Children’s Hospital.
Brett brings extensive experience crafting the credit union member experience to SLFCU.
SLFCU hosts semi-annual shredding event; SLFCU gives $20,000,000 back to our members.
Meet Monica Garcia-Roach, the full-time teacher at the Mimbres School – a state-accredited elementary and high school operating in a hospital setting.
Depositing a check is as easy as taking a picture of it on your smartphone, or visiting a CUAnytime ATM.
Congratulations to our 2019 scholarship winners, and thank you to the 24 members who volunteered their time as judges.
SLFCU is committed to raising $80,000 in 2019 to employ a full-time teacher for patients like Will who are admitted at the UNM Children’s Hospital.
SLFCU attends the Route 66 Run, Rally & Rock Parade, SLFCU Members Support APS Students
Meet Russell Wilson, the new branch manager at Paseo del Norte, and Seth Wilson, the new branch manager at Juan Tabo.
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about using our online and mobile banking system.
SLFCU employees volunteer at the 2019 National Senior Games; SLFCU Partners with SNL to sponsor NM Habitat for Humanity blitz build.
The first half of 2019 saw an increase in counterfeit card fraud related to skimmers, deep-insert skimmers, and shimmers across the U.S.
SLFCU has a new feature that allows members who call our Contact Center to request a call back instead of waiting on hold.
In response to member feedback, SLFCU has created a universal transaction form that can be used for personal and business transactions.
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union has been recognized as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best-in-State Credit Unions 2019.
SLFCU is helping fund the NM Credit Unions Connected Academy to keep children learning while at UNMCH.
Being mindful about spending, and creating a savings goal now, can help keep your finances on track.
SLFCU’s Savings Laboratory® is an exciting way for kids 12 and younger to learn about saving money.
New members are asked to select a code word when opening an SLFCU account as an additional means of identification.
SLFCU has a new feature that allows members who call our Contact Center to request a call back instead of waiting on hold for the next available representative.
SLFCU's online and mobile banking make it simple to create and track your progress toward saving for a down payment.
We have performed a number of updates to our new online and mobile banking system to ensure it is meeting the needs of our members.
Based on member feedback, we have implemented an online banking enhancement allowing joint owners on personal accounts the ability to see and transact on those accounts in online banking.
Product ID, formerly “type and suffix,” is the four-digit number that identifies SLFCU members’ sub-accounts, such as individual savings, checkings, term certificates, etc.
SLFCU’s automated phone banking system gives members 24/7 access to their accounts. It is designed to provide options based on your specific accounts.
Cornell senior and 2018 SLFCU scholarship winner Rebecca Restrepo has a lot to look forward to in 2019.
When they step out of the workforce, retirees take a wealth of knowledge and experience with them.
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union celebrated our new Jefferson branch with a grand opening ceremony on March 14.
SNL Livermore sought out SLFCU to help ease their employees' California home buying efforts.
SLFCU pays close attention to member feedback and survey responses. Here are some answers to recent questions and comments.
The only way to build a credit record is to have and use credit. Here are some ideas on how to get started.
SLFCU’s new Jefferson branch is now open to serve members and will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Decline calls from people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration to get your Social Security number and money.
Scammers are working harder than ever to fool consumers. One trick of the trade is referred to as phishing.
With 12 years of experience with SLFCU, Jenna is well versed in the services in which members might need some assistance.
Our 100,000th member, Keely Dobbs, said joining the right financial institution couldn’t have been easier.
SLFCU's new Jefferson branch located at 7500 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 100, is now open.
SLFCU has observed an increase in fraudulent transactions on SLFCU debit cards and has taken measures to safeguard our members’ accounts.
Sam Montoya is a familiar face to many of our Kirtland branch members.
2018 IRS tax forms generated by SLFCU will be mailed by these dates and will also be available in online banking.
As of Monday, January 7, SLFCU Business Services has moved to 7500 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 100.
SLFCU's new partner can help you start 2019 on the path to a stronger financial future.
The government shutdown is creating uncertainty for many SLFCU members. If your job is impacted by the shutdown, be assured that SLFCU is here to help.
SLFCU’s new Rio Rancho Branch Manager, Tess Wasson, is a familiar face to many of our Rio Rancho branch members.
SLFCU meets legal guidelines for website accessibility and ensures slfcu.org functions well for all members.
SLFCU partners with Albuquerque non-profit to collect donations during the holiday season.
SLFCU members generously donated 437 pounds of non-perishable food to the Rio Grande Food Project.
Congratulations to SLFCU’s essay scholarship winners, and thank you to the 17 members who volunteered their time as judges.
After eight years of serving the financial needs of our Los Lunas members, Melissa is ready to build solid relationships with Kirtland members.
Thank you to all who brought school supplies to SLFCU branches or made monetary donations during the back-to-school supplies drive.
Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, located in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM, was originally founded in 1934.
SLFCU, Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity, Sandia Retirees, and Friends House celebrated the dedication ceremony in June with new homeowners.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act requires that your credit report be made available to you for free.
SLFCU staff in branches and at our Contact Center can answer your questions about our new online and mobile banking.
SLFCU's online and mobile banking make it simple to create and track your progress toward saving for a down payment.
Our free checking accounts have no minimum deposit requirement, no monthly fees, and may pay dividends on balances of $500 or more.
With our recent online banking upgrade, we’re happy to be able to provide many updates that members have requested.
SLFCU scholarship winner Bella Starkweather is following in her sisters’ footsteps by attending the University of New Mexico.
Danlar Collision's partnership with SLFCU Business is built upon shared values like respect, service, and support.
Learn about transfers in the new online banking system.
SLFCU’s online banking gives you access to tools that can help you build a monthly budget, and more.
When Card Services Manager Jeff Morris was 20 years old, his sister – branch manager of a bank in Amarillo – suggested he look for a job with a financial institution.
Cyber criminals create fake accounts or hack into real social media accounts and try to trick you into giving them money by asking for your account information.
Equifax has announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.
Beginning in October 2017, updated card information will be provided to billers that automatically charge your card.
When Lesley and Kurtis Caldwell decided they were ready to buy a home, they turned to SLFCU for a quality mortgage and great service.
Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity celebrated the groundbreaking of two new homes.
Congratulations to SLFCU’s scholarship winners, and thank you to the members who volunteered their time as judges. This is the 23rd consecutive year SLFCU has awarded scholarships.
In 2016, we announced plans to pursue a merger between SLFCU and Kirtland Federal Credit Union. The boards of directors of both credit unions have decided to terminate that merger agreement.
As a member and owner of SLFCU, you get great service, competitive rates, and products designed to fit your financial needs. And you can share the credit union advantage with your family and friends.
Now you can print loan coupons from SLFCU's website to mail with your loan payments.
David Stout joined SLFCU in 1976 after starting a new job with Sandia National Laboratories. He had just left the military and was interested in buying a house with his wife.
SLFCU offers all of the financial services you need, even if you are unable to visit or do not live near a branch.
The Maki parents make sure their kids have regular opportunities to think about saving and spending money.
For 33 years Livermore members of SLFCU were served by just one branch, located near Sandia National Laboratories’ Livermore site.
Caroline Stapleton was one of 12 recipients of SLFCU’s 2016 Scholarship.
SLFCU strives to price our products in a way that both benefits members and keeps their money safe. Robert Chavez, President/CEO, explains three factors that determine the pricing of deposits and loans at SLFCU.
Call SLFCU's responsive phone system to check balances and history, make transfers, pay loans, and more.