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Firefly is committed to your financial well-being and success.

Your goals are our priority, and we exist to help you reach them. As a not-for-profit financial institution, we're different from a bank because our members are our owners (people who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in the Greater Twin Cities Community‚Ą† of Minnesota). Our profits are returned to you in the form of competitive rates, higher investment returns and fewer fees. 

Our valuable products and services make it easier to access and manage your money while simplifying parts of your life. See how joining Firefly presents a wealth of opportunities.

The Right Tools

  • Savings and Checking accounts fit your lifestyle with anytime access and the opportunity to grow your money
  • Loans for homes, vehicles, personal use and more feature simple applications and competitive rates
  • Visa® Rewards Credit Cards offer cash back, gift cards and airline travel
  • A full suite of accounts, financing and services support your business
  • Financial advisors take time to listen to your needs and goals while creating a custom investment strategy

Valuable Assistance

  • Rich financial education includes online resources, seminars, events and workshops addressing popular financial topics
  • Borrower Resources can help alleviate financial stress when you face difficulty paying your loans
  • FinanceWorks™ within Online Banking allows you to track your spending, set budget goals, make a savings plan and view your complete financial picture

Our Mission and Values are the focal point of our entire organization. They are equal parts of a whole and together, they serve as a benchmark measuring our accuracy of brand execution. Our brand must be tightly aligned with these governing statements.

Our Mission 

Working together, we share our 90+ years of experience and understanding to guide our members toward lifelong financial well-being.

Our Values

  • RESPECT
  • COLLABORATION & TEAMWORK
  • ADAPTABILITY
  • HARD WORK

Great organizations start with great leadership. We are proud of those who help guide Firefly forward everyday.

Volunteer Board of Directors & Supervisory Committee

Executive Management Team

Sarah Lietz - Board Chair
Anne Ziebell - Board Vice Chair
Pat Kaiser - Board Secretary/Treasurer
Ryan Harrison - Director
Evelyn Jones - Director
Brian Kadlec - Director
Gary Rippie - Director
James Sackett - Director
Jack Titus - Director
Kevin Crane - Associate Director
Kristine Ziccardi - Associate Director

Teena Buenviaje-Liu - Supervisory Committee Chair
Jill Jackson Gill - Supervisory Committee Member
Bob Larson - Supervisory Committee Member

Bill Raker - President/Chief Executive Officer
Leon Eichten - SVP/Chief Financial Officer
Bob Stowell - SVP/Chief Strategy Officer
Marty Kelly - SVP/Chief Marketing Officer
Rick Blood - SVP/Member Service
Cole Hahn - SVP/Employment Services
Greg Berry - VP/Risk Management Officer
Jon Hallberg - VP/Information Services

There is no financial institution quite like a credit union. While we are similar to banks in the services we offer, our structure and our mission are very different. How different? See for yourself. We also love sharing our knowledge of the credit union difference. Ask us to learn more.

Credit Unions

Banks

Not-for-profit

Profit-oriented

Profits return to members as lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, & lower/fewer fees

Return profits to a small group of stockholders

Invests directly back to members

Invests in corporate bonds or the stock market

Serves a specific field of membership (Firefly, for example, serves the Greater Twin Cities Community‚Ą†.)

Serves general public

Members "own" a stake in the organization

Controlled by stockholders and paid officials

Member service-driven

Profit-driven

Federally insured by NCUA

Federally insured by FDIC

Volunteer member-elected Board of Directors represents interests

Paid Board of Directors represents owners; customers without voting privileges

Enjoy a brighter experience.

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Your go-to Minneapolis-St. Paul credit union

Firefly CU is the Minnesota credit union that offers full banking services and ATM access for your convenience. We'll help you open new accounts and loans, apply for mortgages, access wealth management services and strengthen your business with the right solutions.