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Check out the latest of our Member Letters, written by Joe Brancucci, GTE Financial President and Chief Executive Officer. Visit past CEO Corner posts.

  • Happy New Year 2016

    Happy New Year to all our members, as we welcome in the year 2016.  It is a year full of promise, a year where we will endure a lot of annoying political advertisements, and a projected good year in our recovery from the great recession...

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  • December 2, 2015 - Happy Holiday Wishes

    Happy holidays to each and every one of you.  I want to take a moment to thank you for your membership and your continued support of all our community efforts.  In that spirit, I want to share with you that we have adopted a number of member families in distress this holiday season to make their lives a little better on behalf of our over 240,000 members...  Learn More >
  • November 5, 2015 - We Are Thankful

    It is very difficult to believe that we are already past Halloween and now getting ready to celebrate the most traditional of family holidays – Thanksgiving.  We all have a lot to be thankful for and I thought I would share our thoughts at the end of this letter...
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  • October 5, 2015 - International Credit Union Day

    I hope you are enjoying the change of seasons from one of the wettest and hottest summers in recent memory.  For those of you affected by the unprecedented flooding, we hope you are getting back to normal.  Soon, it will be time to carve those pumpkins, and for GTE Financial, it will be time to join the International Credit Union Day celebration on October 15...

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  • September 5, 2015 - Virtual Refresh is Here

    The rain has continued and we are all water logged and rain weary….we all are looking forward to the fall and winter…the best time in paradise.  By now, most of the kids are back in school, the college students are or will soon be heading back to campus, and we are all back to our regular routines.  Where did summer go...
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  • August 5, 2015 - Midyear Overview

    It is really hard to believe that by the end of this month the kids will be back in school, colleges and universities will be welcoming their freshman classes, and summer vacations in all forms will be coming to an end. As we enter the fall of 2015, we have a number of very exciting activities and contests that will be occurring...
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  • July 7, 2015 - Summer of Opportunity

    I want to take us back for a brief moment to mid-2010 when GTE Financial, then GTE Federal Credit Union, was suffering tremendous stress due to the prolonged deep recession. We embarked on a journey to not only bring us back to financial health, but to redefine what GTE Financial would be to a new generation of credit union member...  Read More >
  • June 5, 2015 - Security and Protection

    It is that time again – hurricane season and the kids are out of school. This letter to you is going to be about resources GTE has in place to help you plan for any possible weather event, as well as the tools and resources we have available to protect your financial health...  Read More >
  • May 1, 2015 - Relevance and Impact

    A few days ago, a group from GTE Financial attended the annual fundraising and celebration for the Tampa Bay nonprofit called Wheels of Success. The credit union team was this year's recipient of the Grand Crew Hubcap Award - recognition for all the work and commitment made by the credit union to this worthy cause...  Read More  >
  • April 10, 2015 - Spring Is Here

    We hope you enjoyed time with your family to celebrate Easter and Passover earlier this month, or if you do not celebrate either, you had great family time with your children during spring break. And even if none of those were true for your family, we hope you are enjoying the wonder of springtime in Tampa...  Read More >
  • March 9, 2015 - Happy Birthday GTE!

    March 4, 1935... You may ask, what is the significance of that date? We were still in the midst of the Great Depression, unrest was stirring in Europe, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, and the telephone was becoming an accepted means of communication. Most of you reading this were not born, in fact most of your parents were not born as of yet...  Read More >
  • February 6, 2015 - Hard to Believe It's Already February

    It is hard to believe that we are already in February of this New Year. When we were growing up, we always want time to go quickly – so we could drive, get married, have kids…we all said those things when we were kids. As we get older, time seems to go by faster and the speed of change seems to overwhelm even the most adventurous of us...  Read More >
  • January 14, 2015 - Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to all our members and followers. 2014 was an interesting year, one that saw our local economy rebound, home prices continue to recover and a significant number of our members returned to work...  Read More >


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