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In 1949, Sun Oil Company employees decided to band together in an effort to assist each other with their financial needs. Volunteers banded together with employees at the Refinery and collected money in oil cans to start the Credit Union. As a result of these "people helping people" efforts, the Sun Oil Marcus Hook Federal Credit Union was formed.

After the Credit Union's charter was approved in May 1949, members' savings were lent back out for "small" loans. As time passed and member savings grew, so did the size of new loans. From these humble beginnings grew a Credit Union!

By 1973, the Credit Union's total assets stood at $6,207,376, the member count was 3,645 and the Credit Union staff consisted of 5 people. Almost 10 years later, in 1982, assets had grown to $16,107,161 and there were 5,431 members. With the successful growth of the Credit Union, there came a need to expand its facilities, as well as its product and service lines. In 1982, the decision was made to open a new Credit Union office outside of the Refinery.

Over the next 3 years, membership surveys were taken to determine the right building site and structure. Design planning was completed and as a result an Agreement of Sale was signed to purchase 2.5 acres of land on the Northeast corner of Pennell Road and Duttons Mill Road. Finally, in September of 1985, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on the property now housing Sun East Federal Credit Union Headquarters and Aston Branch.

As the plans were being made to open a new Main Office, the Credit Union officials encountered an opportunity to change the name of the Credit Union. Since the Credit Union would longer be located inside the Sun Oil Refinery, they decided to change the name. Since the Credit Union was located on the East coast and the sun rises in the East, the name "Sun East Federal Credit Union" was chosen.

In August of 1986, the Sun East Federal Credit Union opened its doors for business! New services were added, such as MasterCard®, direct deposit of payroll checks, fixed rate mortgage loans and student loans. By the end of 1986, the Credit Union had grown to $39,208,328 in assets and had 7,250 members.

The number of members and assets has certainly increased over the years. Today, Sun East has over $260 million in assets and serves the financial needs of approximately 40,000 members and over 500 sponsor groups. Members not only can take advantage of Sun East's many convenient services, but they can now conduct business at numerous branch locations.

Today, Sun East remains committed to its mission of "meeting the financial needs of its members, and to maintain a position of safety, soundness, and strength, sufficient to allow continued growth and development of services while protecting the Credit Union philosophy. The basis of our philosophy is 'People Helping People.' As a Credit Union, we are a cooperative financial institution, owned and operated for its members."

And we continue to make history…

Vision

The mission of the Sun East Federal Credit Union is to meet the financial needs of its members, and to maintain a position of safety, soundness, and strength. This will enable the continued growth and development of services, while protecting the Credit Union philosophy. The basis of our philosophy is "People Helping People." As a Credit Union, we are a cooperative financial institution, owned by and operated for its members.

Products

ACCOUNTS
Share Accounts
Money Market Accounts
Free Checking Accounts
Holiday Clubs and Vacation Clubs
IRA Accounts
High Yield Savings Certificates

LOANS
New & Used Auto Loans
Platinum MasterCard (no annual fee)
Gold MasterCard (no annual fee)
MasterCard (no annual fee)
Recreational Vehicles
Personal Loans
Personal Line of Credit
Student Loans
Home Equity Loans
Home Equity Line of Credit
Mortgages*

SERVICES
Internet Home Banking
Direct Deposit/Payroll Deduction
Automated Clearing House(ACH) Deduction
24-Hr. Automated Teller System
24-Hr. Loan Center
Automated Bill Payer
STAR/Plus System Card
On-site Used Car Sales
On-the Spot Auto Loans
MEMBERS Financial Services*
Legal Assistance (initial consultation no charge)
Notary Public Service
Family Membership