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Glass City Federal Credit Union – APA Featured Member

Glass City Federal Credit Union – APA Featured Member
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Glass City Federal Credit Union is working for you!

Glass City Federal Credit Union has been proudly serving the northwest Ohio community since 1947 – that’s over 70 years of service! Glass City Federal provides optimum financial services to over 28,000 members, and more than 200 businesses, organizations and associations in the region. With more than $269 million in assets and over 60 employees, Glass City FCU is headquartered in Maumee’s Arrowhead Park at 1340 Arrowhead Drive. Glass City also has three branch locations in Toledo: 5642 Secor Road, 1666 East Broadway Street, and 1353 Gage Road at Alexis Road; and a branch location at 1275 North Main Street in Bowling Green.

It’s easy to join Glass City

Pictured from left to right are Glass City Federal Maumee Main Office staff:  Beau Barrow, Financial Advisor, Glass City Federal Financial Solutions; Lisa Giamo, Teller Supervisor; Patty Gutierrez, Receptionist; Lynn Wisniewski, Mortgage Loan Officer; and Steve Cukierski, Branch Manager.  Missing from picture:  Nita Haas, Mortgage Lending Manager.

Membership at Glass City is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Lucas, Wood, Fulton or Ottawa Counties. You may also join if you are directly related to any current member. With a balance of $25 in a Primary Share Savings Account, you can become a member. A not-for-profit credit union, Glass City is federally chartered and owned exclusively by its members. Earnings are returned to members in the form of higher dividends on deposit accounts and lower interest rates on loans. Also, financial accounts and services are available at the lowest possible cost.

Loans for every need

Glass City provides a variety of loans including mortgage loans; home equity loans and lines of credit; home improvement loans; auto, boat, motorcycle, snowmobile and recreational vehicle loans; personal loans; and Platinum Visa Credit Cards with Loyalty Rewards points. For individuals interested in purchasing or building a new home, or in refinancing their existing mortgage loan, Glass City’s mortgage financing offers many advantages. These include: low rates and quick processing, low down payment options, an easy online loan application, and free pre-approvals to determine the maximum loan amount before house hunting. It’s easy to apply for a Glass City loan or a Visa Credit Card at glasscityfcu.com. Glass City is an Equal Housing Lender. All financing is subject to membership eligibility and credit approval. 

Glass City offers a full array of banking services

such as checking and savings accounts including Christmas/Holiday Club and Vacation Club accounts; and certificates of deposit. Member deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. government agency. As an additional safeguard, Excess Share Insurance protects member deposits for an additional $250,000.

Full investment and retirement planning services are also available through Glass City Federal Financial Solutions, a division of Glass City FCU.*

Convenient online and mobile banking and more

Glass City makes managing and accessing accounts easy and convenient with online and mobile banking, which both also offer free bill payment. With the Glass City FCU Mobile app, members can view accounts and transactions, deposit a check, transfer funds, send money to others, and more. Glass City’s Card Controls mobile app provides multiple features for debit and credit cardholders including easy monitoring of card activity and alert set up capability for fraud protection. Glass City debit and credit cardholders also have the convenience of making contactless payments with the Apple PayTM , Google PayTM, Samsung PayTM, or LG PayTM digital wallet options. 

Wherever you go, Glass City travels with you! Glass City is also part of the CO-OP Shared Branching and the Alliance One ATM networks, which allows members to bank for free at thousands of credit unions and ATMs across the country. As a Glass City member, you can use any other participating credit union’s branch for most deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, transfers, and other transactions. For more information regarding Glass City’s Shared Branching and No-Surcharge ATM locations, visit glasscityfcu.com or a convenient Glass City branch near you.


Helping its members reach their financial goals is Glass City’s mission, which supports the overall credit union industry mission of “people helping people.” Glass City’s staff strives to provide exceptional service and abide by this mission and the familiar, long-standing Glass City tag line of “We’re Working for You!” In addition, Glass City places great importance on supporting the various communities it serves by partnering with numerous area non-profit organizations each year.


Glass City originated in 1947 as the Libbey Owens Ford (LOF) Employees Federal Credit Union. The Credit Union formed after Albert Gottfried, an employee of LOF at the time, saw the need for a credit union for his fellow co-workers as many were expressing interest in saving their money, while others were seeking loans. With these needs in mind, Mr. Gottfried applied for and obtained the charter for the Credit Union, which then opened on May 8, 1947 at an office on East Broadway Street in Toledo. Gottfried was elected as the credit union’s first Treasurer-Manager, and he held that position until his retirement in 1977. Thanks to Gottfried’s foresight and perseverance, the credit union flourished to $8.5 million in assets at the time of his retirement. In 1986, the credit union was renamed Glass City Federal Credit Union.

Arrowhead Park

Glass City built and moved into the current headquarters building in Arrowhead Park in 1989 and completed a 6,500 square feet addition to the building in the Spring of 2018. The expansion provided much needed additional office and storage space, as well as a larger community room.  “Arrowhead Park has been a perfect location for our business and our headquarters due to the convenience of its central location within the greater Toledo area,” states Mark Slates, President and CEO. He adds, “It’s been great to be a part of such a positive and community-focused business park.”

The Future of Glass City

When asked what he sees for the future of Glass City, Slates replies, “We definitely anticipate continued growth as in years past and realize that with growth we must continue to listen to our members to deliver what they need most. Moreover, we feel that continuing to provide superior technology for account access and monitoring is of most importance to our members.”

Experience the many advantages of Glass City membership! Visit glasscityfcu.com or contact a branch at 419-887-1000 for information about becoming a member and our many member benefits. 

*Glass City Federal Financial Solutions:  Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Glass City Federal Credit Union, Glass City Federal Financial Solutions, and the Securities America Companies are separate companies. 

Not NCUA Insured – No Credit Union Guarantees – May Lose Value – Not a Deposit – Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency.