Our story is your story

Creating a positive impact in the lives we touch for more than 50 years.

Royal Credit Union was made up of just 100 Members when it was organized in April 1964 to serve the employees of Uniroyal and their families. In November of 1972, Royal was granted permission to add other employee groups to its membership; and over the next two years we did just that, bringing 27 new groups into the family. That popularity told us we were ready for a community charter.

With more than 160,000 Members today, on the surface we don't really look like we did when we just occupied a small office in a tire plant. But there are many, many things that have remained true from day one. These things are highlighted in our Core Values, which you will find on this page and posted in each of our offices. More importantly, you will find these Core Values instilled in each of our Team Members, who make sure to listen to your story and help you in any way they can.

1964: Our founding!


1975: Join us. Royal becomes a community credit union, 10,000 Members strong.


1993: Money. Wise. Our first School $ense location opens.


1995: Lace up! The first annual RCU Charity Classic is run in Eau Claire.


2009: Welcome, Vikes fans! A merger with REAL Credit Union brings three Minnesota locations into the Royal family.


2013: Wowzers! We reach 150,000 Members.


2015: Nice bling. We're honored to be named CUNA's Community Credit Union of the Year in the over $250M asset category.

Royal Credit Union History