Western Vista Federal Credit Union Mission Statement
Western Vista Federal Credit Union is a financial cooperative, owned and controlled by its members. The credit union exists to provide financial services in an excellent manner to its members while assuring its long term financial stability and the safeguarding of the members' assets. We seek to emphasize the benefits of regular savings and the proper use of credit through the continuing education of our staff and membership. Additionally, we recognize our responsibility as corporate citizens within the communities we service and will seek to contribute to their economic and humanitarian needs as appropriate.
Western Vista Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Western Vista Federal Credit Union offers two $500 scholarships, each scholarship is awarded on acedmic and community involvement. Western Vista awards a scholarship to the most qualified applicant from Cheyenne and Casper. Visit our Scholarship page for more information.
About Western Vista FCU
Western Vista is a full service financial institution with offices in Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We service over 150 employee groups and organizations around the State of Wyoming. Please see the who can join page to determine if you are eligible for membership or if you would like to establish your company as an employee group.
We exist for the benefit of our membership. Because we are not for profit, we have the benefit of offering lower rates on loans and higher rates on savings to our membership.
We offer nearly every type of savings and loan products, including first mortgages. Members can apply and obtain any type of first mortgage product such as FHA, VA, WCDA, Conventional, and Non-conventional type mortgages. You can expect to be treated with exceptional service based on the philosophy of "people helping people".
If you're already a member, we thank you for your patronage. If not, please contact us in the feedback portion of this web site to determine your eligibility.
Western Vista was chartered in 1940 as Wytel Federal Credit Union, in Cheyenne, Wyoming for the employees and families of Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company, and individuals employed by affiliates of the telephone company. Many products and services have been added over the years, making the Credit Union a "full service" financial institution. Several other Credit Unions were merged into our field of membership over the years:
Demem FCU in 1986
Bucking Horse FCU in 1986
Casper Natrona Employees FCU in 1988
LHHS employees in 1991
The Casper Natrona Employees FCU was merged into Wytel and provided membership a much needed service center location in the central part of Wyoming. That office was soon outgrown, and a new building was built in 1993 at 732 W. Collins. In 1999, the office was expanded to meet the demands of the membership and increase office space for our mortgage lending offices. In 2012, the Branch was moved from Collins to the new 5000 square foot facility located at 3401 Eagle Drive.
In July of 1995 the Board authorized a new name, "Western Vista FCU", which better reflects the diversification of the "new" field of membership the Credit Union serves. In 1996 the Cheyenne office moved into a newly built service center located at 3207 Sparks Road.
In July of 2002 the Credit Union received authorization to add NCUA approved "Underserved Area" designation in most of Natrona County, Casper and Cheyenne to our expanding field of membership. This change to the charter allows persons who "live, work, worship, attend school or other business entities" to qualify for membership and all Credit Union Services.
Increased membership and growth put growing pains on the Cheyenne building and in the fall of 2002 an extensive addition and remodeling of that location was started. The expansion included 2 additional drive-up lanes, and the size of the existing building was nearly doubled. A new entrance on the West side and additional parking spaces provide access to the new home for the Mortgage Lending Services, Administration, Collection Department and Indirect Lending Department. Construction was completed in August of 2003.
In August 2005 a new branch located in north Cheyenne was added at 1215 Storey Blvd. This newest facility is a full-service branch with 5 drive-up lanes, an ATM and full lobby access.
Recently Western Vista purchased land in Casper Wyoming for a branch to be located on Wyoming Blvd. near the corner of Eagle Drive. We anticipate completion of the builiding in January of 2012.