Why We're Different

Not all financial institutions are created equal. (That’s not just a joke about balance sheets.)

For starters, we’re not-for-profit, established to provide exceptional financial services to our members. If you call Fort Collins home, you too can be a member of the Elevations community! You should. That would make us happy. And then we could spend our time making you happy, too.

We’ve not only been a leading local financial institution along the Front Range for over 60 years, but we’re also one of the largest mortgage lenders in the state.

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And while we've only been in Fort Collins a short time, we’ve already been voted Best Credit Union for two years in a row by the readers of Style Magazine. Sure, it was for 2nd Place, but we will try harder.

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Here are a few facts about us to get to know one another:

  • Voted Best Bank/Financial Institution, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service by readers of Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado Daily, Boulder Weekly, Longmont Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald year after year.
  • Awarded Best Companies to Work for in Colorado by Colorado Society for Human Resource Management in 2015 and 2016.
  • We serve more than 130,000 members along the Front Range (and around the country).
  • We are one of the fastest growing credit unions in Colorado and have been for the past five years.
  • We’re the second largest financial institution in Boulder County (behind Wells Fargo and tied with Chase) where we began.
  • Our Wealth Management program is one of the largest nationally within our broker dealer, CUSO Financial Services.
  • In 2014, we received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the U.S. presidential award for quality. We are the only credit union to ever do so, and one of only six companies in Colorado ever to win, joining Northern Colorado’s Poudre Valley Healthcare, Monfort School of Business at UNC and City of Fort Collins, plus Denver’s CH2M and Donor Alliance.
  • Awarded Colorado Green Building Guild Pioneer in 2013.

Our mortgage team is known for amazing service:

  • In 2017 alone, we originated over $1 billion in residential first mortgages.
  • In Larimer County, we’ve grown quickly be a Top 3 mortgage lender, and our goal is to be #1.
  • We’re the #1 residential mortgage lender in Boulder and Broomfield Counties, significantly bigger than Wells Fargo and Chase.
  • We’re the #1 credit union in Colorado for residential mortgage lending.
  • We're also a Top 10 residential mortgage lender in the Denver metro area.
  • Voted Best Mortgage Lender by readers of Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado Daily, Longmont Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald year after year.

If you live or work in Larimer County, you can become a member.

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