San Antonio City Employees FCU had a name change in the works since 2006, but, in the words of Tim Haegelin, President/CEO, it became “an inevitability” following a community charter.
“It’s a matter of survival. We believe we’ve had such a very, very strong tradition and a strong legacy. We don’t want to merge, and we don’t want to go,” said Haegelin.
“In the financial industry,
if you don’t grow, you go.”
– Tim Haegelin, CEO
On its website, the credit union said the new name reflects “multiple generations of credit union members moving toward a sound financial future.”
About the new logo, Haegelin said, “Capital letters are very formal.” The credit union also had this to say about its new logo:
“The green and orange waves symbolize movement from one generation to the next, as traditions are passed on. Unique to other institutions in San Antonio, the green and orange make us stand out and say we’re not like the other banks in town. We’re here for you. The bright, fresh colors are native to the San Antonio landscape, showing our pride in being a part of this community.”
It took about a week for crews to change signs on the credit union’s six branches and 26 ATMs.
According to an article in The CU Times, the credit union’s new slogan will be “What’s next.”
The credit union becomes at least the fifth ‘Generation’ a credit union in the United States. The other four include:
- Generations Credit Union (also typeset with a lowercase ‘g’)
- Generations Credit Union
- Generations Community Credit Union
- Generations Family FCU