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Pasadena, Colorado Blvd. and Marengo

The Wescom Credit Union Story

Helping Southern California Since 1934

For 85 years, Wescom has been helping Southern California's build better lives. Throughout the years, we've never lost sight of the fact that we were formed by our members, we're owned by our members, and we're here to serve our members.

1934

13 Pacific Telephone employees pooled their resources of $65 and formed Telephone Employees Credit Union to help fellow telephone employees obtain hard-to-get loans.

1940s

Assets rise to $282,000 and members to 2,910.

1950s

The Credit Union emphasized a service culture and sought innovative ways to help members get the loans they needed during a time of war.

1969

The first branch office opens in Santa Ana.

1970s

Lines of credit are offered for the first time, including seven new loan services.

1980s

Growth continues, reaching $500 million in assets, 80,000 members, and 10 branches throughout Southern California. New technologies — such as ATMs and Teller#Phone — started to appear. And for the first time, family members and employees of other Select Employer Groups are eligible to become members of the Credit Union.

1996

The Credit Union changed its name to Wescom Credit Union to better reflect the more diverse companies and communities it was serving.

1999

WeCare Foundation was founded by Wescom employees as a charitable, not-for-profit organization designed to help people in need through charitable giving & volunteerism.

2000s

The Credit Union experiences major growth in branch locations, loans, employment, and membership.

2010s

Wescom focuses on quality of service and products and gains momentum through the launch of Signature Membership and digital channels including eBranch and the mobile app.

2019

With nearly 200,000 members, Wescom has more than $3.5 billion in assets and 23 branches throughout eight counties in Southern California.