“Cool” Beginning

TDECU was formed in 1955 when a group of Dow employees pitched in $5 each to loan a friend $35 in order to buy a refrigerator. That mission of people helping people continues today.

How We Grew Up

Over the last 60 years, we have grown to meet the needs of the communities we serve, and to bring TDECU’s passion for service and great value in products to new financially underserved areas. Our first merger took us west to the Crossroads market in the Victoria area, where we have made many new friends and members, and have become an integral part of the community.

In the East Market where we began, we opened our field of membership to serve all Brazoria County residents. We now have 7 Member Centers in the county including a unique student-run Member Center in Columbia High School.

Unwavering Service

With this growth, our commitment to service never wavered. In 2004, new service standards, named REAL, were developed by a group of TDECU employees with a dedication to go above and beyond to serve our members. That same passion for service extended throughout our internal culture and into the communities we serve, and continues today.

Through the financial turmoil of 2008 and 2009, TDECU’s commitment to service and value to our members held strong. We continued to provide free checking that pays interest and maintained our low or no-fee product offerings because we refuse to leave members’ sides in good times or bad, and we helped our members weather this storm.

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