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At Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, looking out for our members’ financial well-being has been our top priority for 71 years.
As SLFCU continues to raise funds for the NMCUCA, we’ll periodically feature patients who have, or would have, benefited from having a teacher available at UNMCH.
June is National Elder Abuse Awareness month and is a great time to talk with your family members about their future plans.
SLFCU partners with local restaurants to give back to TriCore, First Choice employees.
Members needing access to the SLFCU branch on Kirtland AFB must request and obtain a Defense Biometric Identification System pass.
Every week, we’ll pick a new follower to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant in your area. Once a month we’ll also pick from all of our followers on Facebook and Twitter to win a restaurant gift card, too!
Share a photo on our Facebook page of a #LifeHappens moment in your vehicle for a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local restaurant!
Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union will begin re-opening our branch lobbies.
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.
To help ensure the health of our members and employees, Livermore Downtown will be closed on Wednesdays until further notice.
Small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for assistance in the form of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.
SLFCU Members attending college in 2020-2021 are invited to enter our annual essay scholarship competition.
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.
Effective immediately, our New Mexico branch lobbies will temporarily close until further notice.
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.
All SLFCU events through April and the use of SLFCU’s community rooms have been canceled in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Please drop off new and gently used children's books at any New Mexico SLFCU branch February 18 - March 21.
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.
It’s important that the account numbers you use for direct deposit services are in a specific format so funds are deposited to the correct account.
Tax documents from 2018 and 2017 are available in online banking; 2019 forms will appear as they are generated through April 2020.
SLFCU members can receive discounts on select TurboTax® products.
An issue has been identified where SLFCU credit card holders were erroneously mailed a letter stating that their email address is invalid.
2019 IRS tax forms generated by SLFCU will be mailed by these dates and will also be available in online banking.
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.
Mastercard® is replacing their Identity Theft Alert program with a new, enhanced Mastercard ID Theft Protection™ service.
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.
Shredding unneeded receipts, bills, and papers with personal information is one way to help protect yourself from identity theft.
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.
Sandia National Laboratories kicks off its annual school supply drive on July 1 (ending August 7).
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.
Peace of mind for your auto loans, credit cards, and signature loans.
SLFCU allows members in good standing to skip up to two payments on select loans in any rolling 12-month period.
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.
While planning is usually done before booking a vacation, it’s also important to plan for using your SLFCU credit or debit card while you’re traveling.
Bad things happen to the best of us – and they usually come in waves. In instances like these, it’s important to have a financial life preserver in the form of an emergency cash fund.
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.
Congratulations to Don Lutz and Paul Fedorko for making Bank Investment Consultant’s list of Top 100 Bank Advisors.
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.
Help protect your SLFCU Mastercard debit card from fraud. Set controls and receive alerts by using the CardNavSM app.
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.
John comes with 14 years of investment planning experience and a passion for helping people achieve financial success.
Have you underestimated? If you’re considering retiring in the near future, consider these factors.
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.
Help protect your debit and credit cards from fraud.
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.