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Upward CU History

In 1956, Peninsula Hospital Credit Union was established by the employees of Peninsula Hospital and in 1963 Mills Memorial Hospital Federal Credit Union was established by the employees of Mills Memorial Hospital. The two credit unions operated independently, serving healthcare employees and their families. In 1985, the two hospitals merged and so it made sense for the credit unions to merge, and United Health Credit Union was created as a result of the merger.

Since 1985, United Health Credit Union focused on serving the Mills-Peninsula healthcare community. In 2002, United Health Credit Union increased its presence to include the city of Burlingame, and became more involved with the community, and supported in anyway it could. In 2014 United Health Credit Union had the opportunity to serve the employees of Sequoia Hospital through a merger with Sequoia Hospital Employees’ Federal Credit Union.

In 2016, the Board of Directors approved for the credit union to apply to their state regulator to serve San Mateo County, with the emphasis to be on healthcare providers. It was also decided that with this new focus and an insurance company now in the state with a similar name, a name change was in order.

In 2017, United Health Credit Union officially became Upward Credit Union. The mission has been and always will be to be the best financial institution for the members and improve their financial well-being in an upward direction. It also allowed for the continuation of the beloved logo representing the members coming together, with a slight modification to represent the future.

Our Mission

Upward Credit Union's mission is to be our members' primary financial institution by offering services that meet their needs in a friendly, professional manner.

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Our Core Values....Our Commitment

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People Helping People
Upward Credit Union commits itself to people helping people.

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Upward Credit Union will conduct business in a fair and honest manner with everyone.

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Upward Credit Union is proactive to the challenges of the future with a commitment to success.

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Commitment to Success
Upward Credit Union is committed to being our members' "Financial Health Provider" with a professional staff and excellent member service.

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Building Relationships
Upward Credit Union promises to build and maintain a bond with members, peers, and community.

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