GTE Financial Headquarters in Tampa, FL

Historia y misión

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Fundada en 1935 durante la Gran Depresión, GTE Financial es una de las instituciones financieras de propiedad y funcionamiento local más grandes del país con sucursales convenientes y cajeros automáticos gratuitos en toda la Bahía de Tampa.

Somos una cooperativa financiera sin fines de lucro. Esto significa que tomamos decisiones para el beneficio de todos nuestros clientes, a quienes llamamos miembros-propietarios, porque cada uno tiene una participación en nuestra cooperativa. GTE saca ganancias sólo para entregárselas a accionistas anónimos. El dinero que ganamos se le devuelve a nuestros “accionistas”, es decir, a nuestros miembros, en forma de dividendos más altos, tasas más bajas y productos y servicios nuevos.

Su dinero está bien protegido: los fondos depositados en GTE están cubiertos por el National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF). Ningún miembro ha perdido ni un centavo de los ahorros asegurados en esta cooperativa de crédito.

Más allá del dinero, servir a nuestras comunidades es tan importante para nosotros como ofrecer un servicio financiero excepcional. GTE y nuestros empleados contribuyen con tiempo y donaciones a organizaciones y agencias caritativas de los vecindarios a los que servimos.

Además de unirse a GTE Financial, su compañía puede solicitar ser un socio comunitario. Las compañías que se convierten en socios comunitarios pueden ofrecer valor a miembros de GTE como un beneficio gratuito para los empleados. ¡Este programa gratuito es una excelente manera de agradecer a las personas que hacen que su negocio sea especial!

ÚNASE A GTE

 

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1900s

1901 - Peninsular Telephone Company located in Florida is formed. The future employees of this company would form the Peninsula Telephone Employees and Credit Union.

1934-1935 - GT&E; buys Peninsula Telephone Company.

1935 - Charter Number 196 is granted by the National Credit Union Administration to the employees of Peninsular Telephone Company. The credit union opens their main office located at 610 Morgan St., Tampa, Florida on March 4th, 1935.

1939 - Peninsula Telephone Employees Federal Credit Union becomes Peninsular Telephone Employees Federal Credit Union on June 26th, 1939.  

1950s

1958 - Peninsular Telephone Employees Federal Credit Union becomes GTE Federal Credit Union on May 20th, 1958 and assets top $1 million.

1960s

1960 - George Hobar joins GTE Federal Credit Union and begins his 30-year career as CEO. He introduces the "Once a Member, Always a Member" concept and opens up a credit union membership to families of existing members.

1967 - New office built in downtown Tampa on Marion Street.

1969 - GTE Federal Credit Union becomes GT&E; Federal Credit Union on January 7th, 1969.

1970s

1971 - GT&E; Federal Credit Union switches back to GTE Federal Credit Union with assets at $36 million.

1974 - 40 years of service mark and a new branch opens in St. Petersburg.

1980s

1980s - GTE Federal Credit Union joins ATM networks.

1983 - Introduces Select Employee Groups (SEGs), now known as Community Partners.

1988 - Moves into an administrative complex with state-of-the-art data center on 711 S. Dale Mabry Highway.

1990s

1990s - First credit union in Florida and second in the US to offer a successful debit card program. Introduces [email protected], Bill Paying Systems as well as PC- and telephone-based account access

1990 -  Wendell "Bucky" Sebastian joins GTE Federal Credit Union as president.

1993 - Saturday hours introduced in six locations.

1996 - First website introduced. Ranked 67th largest credit union in the U.S.

1998 - GTE Federal Credit Union website introduces 24 hour web access.

2000s

2000 - Member Services, Consumer Loans and Risk Management call centers along with Loan Support Services and Training move to new Operations Center on Columbus Avenue in Tampa.

2005 - GTE Federal Credit Union moves their headquarters to the Tampa Heights section of Tampa, FL located at 711 East Henderson Ave. GTE Federal Credit Union becomes 30th largest US credit union.

2007 - A core computer system conversion is launched to improve internal operational capabilities and provide members with better service.

2009 - GTE Federal Credit Union launched its Facebook page.

2010s

2011 - GTE Federal Credit Union’s exclusive Member Advantage Program is introduced.

2012 - GTE Federal Credit Union becomes GTE Financial.

2012 - Online Banking and gtefinancial.org are revamped.

2013 - GTE Financial welcomes their 200,000th Member and introduces Deposit2GO.

2014 - Opens second Member Care Call Center in Bradenton. Introduces Future Change app.

2015 - Began offering instant issue debit cards.

2016 - Brian Best is named GTE Financial's CEO.

2017 - GTE Financial's brand new suite of Credit Cards launches.

2017 - Members can now benefit from Go Points, GTE Financial's free loyalty rewards program.

2018 - The Go Premium with GTE Secure account is introduced, better protecting membership and their families from ever-increasing fraud.