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Why Choose Legacy Credit Union?

Tailored Services for the UAB Community

We offer a wide range of banking products and services crafted specifically to meet your financial goals. From checking accounts to auto loans to retirement planning, we have you covered.

Convenient Near-Campus Access

With our two branch locations located near the UAB campus, we make banking convenient for employees and students. Our branches provide personalized service and easy access to funds, saving you time and effort.

With You 24/7

We understand banking needs go beyond campus. As a Legacy member, you have access to a robust network of ATM’s, online & mobile banking, and shared branching services, making it convenient for you to manage your finances wherever you are.

Community Focused

As a credit union, we are member-owned and operated, which means that our focus is always on our members and the communities we serve. We take pride in being an active part of the UAB community, and we are committed to giving back and supporting the financial well-being of UAB employees and students.

Financial Education

Each year, we award a deserving UAB student $2,500 through the Craft Your Legacy Scholarship in partnership with the UAB National Alumni Society. Our commitment to UAB and the success of UAB students is deeply rooted in our financial education efforts.

Competitive Rates

We offer low-interest loans, high-yield savings accounts, and other attractive financial solutions designed to save you money and help you achieve your financial goals.

UAB and Legacy History

The University of Alabama at Birmingham staff members established Legacy Credit Union in 1955 as a University Credit Union with the goal of serving the UAB community. Legacy went on to serve the education and healthcare industries for more than 50 years. After the expansion of the field of membership to include all seven counties of the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area, Legacy changed its name in 2006 to Legacy Community Federal Credit Union. That meant that anyone who works, lives, worships or attends school in Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties is eligible for a Legacy Credit Union membership.

Legacy Credit Union is proud to be The Official Credit Union of UAB and has supported UAB and UAB athletics for decades. In 2017, the UAB football program made its historic return following a two-year hiatus due to the University’s decision to cut the football, bowling and rifle programs in December of 2014. Legacy Credit Union joined UAB in the ribbon cutting ceremony of the state-of-the-art Football Operations Center and Legacy Pavilion on Aug. 18, 2017.  Legacy Credit Union contributed a 20-year, $4.2 million naming rights agreement in order for UAB to construct the practice pavilion, which is the largest sponsorship in UAB history. 

Legacy Pavilion includes a practice field, office space, meeting and film rooms, athletic training facilities, locker rooms and a weight room. Fighting for the community is the foundation that Legacy Community Federal Credit Union is based on. UAB President Ray L. Watts considered the investment and community involvement from Legacy to be helpful not only to UAB Athletics but also to the development of the community and the wellbeing of the neighborhood and employee financial services.

“Legacy has a longstanding history of promoting projects of broad and positive influence, and we are proud that Legacy is The Official Credit Union of UAB,” Watts said. “Legacy is a loyal partner that has demonstrated a commitment to the growth and betterment of the communities we both serve.”

Legacy Credit Union continues to contribute to the success of the students at UAB by donating to the University, awarding a student $2,500 annually through the Craft Your Legacy Scholarship, and providing UAB employees the perk of discounts on various necessities through Legacy Member Rewards. UAB students can open an Everyday Checking account with no minimum balance or monthly fees. Managing finances as a student is made easier to learn and manage while parents also have the opportunity to deposit funds into their child’s account and monitoring financial progress.

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