Connections' History

Connections Credit Union came to fruition after Idaho Advantage Credit Union joined with Potelco United Credit Union. The result was a credit union that has a history of proudly serving Eastern and Western Idaho for over 75 years! Connections Credit Union's origins began by serving the employees' of the telephone company in both Pocatello and Boise. Since then we have grown significantly to more effectively serve more members, groups, and communities.

Initially serving the telephone company in the Pocatello and Boise areas, Connections' history can be traced back to filling the deposit and loan needs of telephone company employees and their families. Over the years, Connections has grown our membership through mergers with other credit unions and becoming a community chartered Credit Union.

Throughout the years, Connections has expanded to serve more members. In 1975, Connections expanded into Idaho Falls. In 1982, Graphic and Allied Arts Credit Union and United Medical Credit Union merged with Connections to help expand our field of membership. A decade later, IBEW Local #449 Credit Union merged with Connections. With our growing membership, Connections opened a branch in Firth, Idaho in 2004 and the Olympus branch in Pocatello in 2008. I.C.E. Credit Union merged with Connections in 2009 to include the community of Inkom.

With the addition of Idaho Advantage Credit Union in June 2013, Connections added branches in Boise and Nampa, Idaho

In August of 2013, Simcoe Credit Union joined Connections and increased our presence in Minidoka and Cassia counties.

Magic Valley FCU joined the Connections family in March 2014. With the addition of Magic Valley FCU, Connections is now able to offer our personal service to Twin Falls and the surrounding area.

Today, Connections is known for our excellence in member service, local attitude, and old fashioned Credit Union ideals. We are here for our members; we proudly allow membership to most residents of Ada, Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, Canyon, Cassia, Jerome, Minidoka, and Twin Falls counties. Connections currently serves more than 20,000 members throughout southern Idaho.

We invite you to join the Connections family.


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