Dear Member:
We are excited to announce that our credit union has a unique opportunity to partner with another prominent credit union. After a thorough and lengthy review process, your Board of Directors and Management Team believe that a merger with SC Telco Federal Credit Union would create a stronger credit union. The joined credit unions would better embrace the ever-changing regulatory environment, while providing efficiency of operations to achieve economies of scale. If approved, this will give you access to expanded services and locations, while continuing to maintain our current Anderson Branches, as well as our AFCU staff.

As President of AFCU, my first priority is to look out for the best interests of you, our members. I believe this proposed merger would be a partnership built upon the cornerstone of putting our members first and a shared devotion to impact the communities we serve. To honor the legacy of each credit union, as well as our commitment to an even brighter future, the two institutions would operate under a new name once the merger is complete in February, 2021.

SC Telco Federal Credit Union has an 85-year history in the Upstate of South Carolina. With alignment in core values and cooperative principles, we know our members will continue to receive unmatched, personalized service, as well as have access to:

  • An Expanded Suite of Financial Products and Services, including Business Loans
  • Enhanced Digital and Mobile Services
  • An expanded ATM network and additional Branches in Easley, Greenville, Spartanburg, Taylors and Columbia
  • Access to nearly 30,000 CO-OP Shared Branch ATMs and 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branch Locations across the country

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management Team, we truly believe that joining these two legacies together - 150 years of combined history – will create a brighter future to help our members soar financially. This is why we felt compelled to share this opportunity with you, so that you may be a part of the process of making your credit union even stronger. We sincerely hope you vote in favor of the proposed merger with SC Telco Federal Credit Union by voting online at, mailing the enclosed ballot or by attending a special meeting on Tuesday, August 11. If you plan to attend the meeting, please register your attendance online at or use your smartphone’s camera to scan the QR code below. This will assist us with planning for the meeting with regards to venue limitations due to COVID-19.

Robert Wilson

Hugh Burgess
Board Chairman