TOPCU History

Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union opened its doors in 1935 with 19 members and $30.75 in assets. Established by Tucson firefighters and City employees, TOPCU was originally located at Fire Station #1 in downtown Tucson. Through the years TOPCU has expanded services and its field of membership to become an important part of Tucson’s financial marketplace.

Today TOPCU serves more than 13,000 members with over $140 million in assets. While we remain committed to our founding philosophy of Serving Those Who Serve, we also strive to keep pace with the ever changing technology and services required to remain competitive in the financial services industry to better serve all of our members.

To learn more about our historical milestones, hover over the dates in the timeline below.

 
1935
  • 1935
    The beginning

    The beginning

    Opened as “Tucson Municipal Employees Federal Credit Union”, established by City Firefighters, and our original founder – John H “Slatz” Freeman. The hours of operation were “when there isn’t a fire.” Began with 19 members with $30.75 in total assets.

  • 1982
    “Tucson Employees Credit Union”

    “Tucson Employees Credit Union”

    Obtained a state charter and changed the name to “Tucson Employees Credit Union.”

  • 1983
    Mergers

    Mergers

    Credit Unions from local area merchants Levys, Steinfelds, and Montgomery Wards merged with TOPCU.

  • 1996
    Open To All!

    Open To All!

    The credit union by-laws changed to offer financial services to all. The name was changed to “Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union.”

1996

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