The vision of Expedition Credit Union is to be relevant and thrive for our community's
The mission of Expedition Credit Union is to inspire and educate members on life’s financial
We will build relationships and deliver results that build trust. And, we will act
with uncompromising honesty and integrity in everything we do.
From personalized service and great technology, we will exceed our members
We will treat everyone with respect and from that partnerships will be built.
We will listen, support, and inspire you to be the best version of yourself you can
Doing everything the right way ethically will forge a strong future for our members.
Expedition Credit Union provides financial services to Minnesota's
education community & their families; those who live, work, worship, go to school or do
business in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey or Washington Counties; those who support education
through membership in the United Educators Foundation; as well as other select employee groups. We offer many of the
same services as a bank, but we are very different. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, all
profits are returned to members in the form of dividends and lower interest rates on loans.
Expedition Credit Union was established in 1957 to benefit Minnesota Education Association
members. Originally named MEA Credit Union, we assisted with the specific financial needs of the
education community. Throughout the years — from strikes and natural disasters, to times of
prosperity — the credit union was there.
In the summer of 1998, the State's two teachers unions: the Minnesota Education Association
and the Minnesota Federation of Teachers merged into one — Education Minnesota. Taking their lead,
we petitioned the State Banking Department for a new charter, whereupon our field of membership
changed to include all staff and members of the new organization. Without an "MEA" to
serve, the name MEA Credit Union became obsolete. On January 1, 1999, we changed our name to
United Educators Credit Union.
As the credit union strengthened its relationship with Minnesota's educators, it looked for
ways to spread the value of belonging and the importance of financial education to make wise
decisions to more citizens. In May 2019, Expedition Credit Union was approved to serve those who
live, work, worship, go to school, or do business in Anoka, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey or Washington
Counties. The expanded service area will allow more people to join our credit union community and experience the many valuable benefits of belonging to our
To reflect our growing membership, break the perceived barriers that we are exclusive to
educators only, and continue to grow in order to survive and thrive into the future, United
Educators Credit Union made the decision to change its name to Expedition Credit Union. The change
was only to the name. “Expedition” is a name as unique and distinctive as your credit union. We
know it isn’t about the destination, but the journey and those you choose to take the journey
Expedition Credit Union Today
Today, with over $230 million in assets and nearly 17,000 members, Expedition CU offers a full
line of financial services, and currently operates branch locations in Apple Valley and Coon
Rapids. Although the credit union has undergone many changes over the years, the strength,
dedication, and commitment we bring to the education community remains as it has been since 1957.
We are proud to be the only credit union sponsored by Education Minnesota ESI and value the opportunity to serve
educators and school personnel statewide.
2020 Annual Report