Business View Magazine | December 2020

196 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2020 and Seniors and, later, all high school students.” While its earliest days may seem somewhat inauspicious for a burgeoning financial institution (their first four years, they operated out of founding manager Robert Wayne’s shoe- box apartment), the credit union quickly grew and broadened its membership eligibility. From these humble beginnings, MSEFCU has grown into a robust, full-service financial institution, providing a range of products and services for their members while also offering all the technological conveniences of a big, contemporary institution. Today, the credit union offers its services in both Merced and Mariposa County and member eligibility includes school employees of Merced and Mariposa Counties, all students in both counties, retired teachers, Merced City employees, Merced College and UC Merced students and employees, and the families of their members. Membership is far-reaching with eligibility across a broad age range, “Kindergarten to College,” says Deavours. “That’s all within our field of membership.” And with eight brick-and-mortar branches in Merced County, the credit union can offer full service for its entire member base. MSEFCU has developed a variety of products and services to bolster financial stability and prosperity in Merced and Mariposa. The credit union offers most products typical of the large- scale institutions, from first-time mortgages and home equity loans, to personal debt AT A GLANCE MERCED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WHAT: Well established community credit union WHERE: Merced County, California WEBSITE: