Our History

 

 

December 16, 1953 - Starting with seven members depositing $5.00 each into a shoebox in the trunk of Stratton Tarvin's car. It grew from there to an office in a small garage in Lemoore. Our original name was Kings County School Employees Federal Credit Union and we became federally chartered by NCUA.
 
 FAST started with seven members depositing $5.00 each.
1968 - A custom-built building is dedicated and we had our first "real" home. The building is still used as our Lemoore branch. A custom-built building is dedicated and the Credit Union had its first

 

1974 - Our name is changed to Kings School Systems Federal Credit Union to better reflect our representation to all local school employees and their families.

 

 
1984 - Offered Select Employer Groups (SEGs) exclusive member benefits to their employees. Pirelli Tire (formerly Armstrong Rubber) was our first SEG. Requests to become a Select Employer Group (SEG) came to offer exclusive member benefits to their employees.
 
September 16, 1985 - Our Hanford Branch is opened to fulfill our needs as we rapidly grow. September 16, 1985 - Our Hanford Branch is opened to fulfill the needs of our rapidly growing credit union.
April 2, 1990 - Our Avenal branch opened in a place where all other banks had closed.
 
April 2, 1990 - Our Avenal branch opened in a place where all other financial institutions had closed.
 
July 7, 1999 - Families And Schools Together (FAST) Federal Credit Union was the winner of the "name your credit union" contest. The change reflects our service and commitment to not only schools, but also to the community. Families And Schools Together (FAST) Federal Credit Union was
January 22, 2011 - Grand Opening of FAST Plaza, the renovated old Sears building in historic downtown Hanford.  January 22, 2011 - FAST Credit Union celebrated the Grand Opening of FAST Plaza, the renovated old Sears building in historic downtown Hanford.

January 12, 2017 - Grand Opening of FAST Café. As an active part of our community and involved with the restoration and continued revitalization of downtown Hanford, we had a vision to bring a Café downtown and we’re excited to see this come to fruition!

FAST Credit Union celebrated the Grand Opening of FAST Café.
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