AlaTrust Credit Union began helping educators and their families with their financial needs in 1935. What began as Birmingham Credit Union in 1935 to serve the employees of the Birmingham Board of Education, later changed to First Educators Credit Union in 1994 to represent its service to educators and their families throughout the state of Alabama. After serving the education industry for over 70 years, the credit union expanded their field of membership to include Calhoun, Coosa, Cullman, Elmore, Jefferson, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, or Winston County. Now anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in those counties are eligible for membership. To reflect this expanded service, the credit union name was changed to AlaTrust Credit Union in March of 2014.

At AlaTrust, we work with you to build on the things that are truly important in life … your financial future. We are not just another credit union; we are your financial partner. We strive to offer you the most affordable rates, convenient terms and the most competitive financial services and products. At the credit union, we take great pride in our member/employee relationship. We want you to be completely satisfied with the service that you receive at AlaTrust Credit Union and will continue to strive to make each member happy. Our philosophy is to focus on one member at a time as our members are at the heart of all we do.

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Why Are We The Loan Headquarters? 

Every loan has a story and we want to be a part of yours.  Whether it’s your first home, your 16-year old’s dream car or any other need – AlaTrust Credit Union wants to be your first stop.  When you’re dealing with something as serious as money and you’re in need of a loan, you want to work with the best. Come to the Loan Headquarters – AlaTrust Credit Union.

AlaTrust provides an experienced lending staff specializing in meeting the needs of our members through our comprehensive suite of loan products. Offering competitive rates, same day loan approvals on certain loans, easy to apply options and exceptional member service are just a few perks of working with us.  We want to meet your financial needs whether that be helping you save on your monthly mortgage payments, lowering your credit card rates, or helping you find the perfect vehicle. No matter the circumstance, The Loan Headquarters wants to be there for you!

Let us help you achieve your dreams and be a part of your story!


Becoming a member of AlaTrust Credit Union is one of the best financial decisions you can make and it’s easier than you may think. By joining AlaTrust, you are making the first step to becoming financially independent. We understand your financial needs change with time and we have the products and solutions for each step of your journey.

Our members share a common bond either through employment, family or residency. If you live, work attend church or school in Calhoun, Coosa, Cullman, Elmore, Jefferson, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, or Winston County, if you work for one of our sponsoring employer groups or if a member of your family is a credit union member you can join. And even if you may change jobs, retire or move you're still eligible to retain your membership. As we say, "Once you're a member, you're always a member."

To see if your Organization or Employee Group is eligible for membership, click here.

Your account can be opened with as little as $25. There is no lengthy paperwork, just fill out an Online Application and a financial service representative will follow up with you once your application is received. If eligible, you can start to experience the credit union difference today!

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If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact a member service representative at (205) 581-8800, Press 1.

For New Groups to Inquire:

AlaTrust is an attractive asset to any employee benefits package. There is virtually no cost to the employer and no contractual agreement. If payroll deduction is offered, our accounting department works closely with sponsoring groups to help in handling this much appreciated benefit. For additional information on belonging to our field of membership please email us or call us at 800-264-8031.

AlaTrust Credit Union Career Opportunities

AlaTrust seeks motivated individuals with excellent skills in the following areas: communication with public and coworkers, analytical, prioritizing, multitasking, counting, attention to details. Must have a pleasant and outgoing personality and present oneself in a courteous manner. Previous experience preferred but not required. Please no phone calls or in person applicants.

We are currently seeking applicants for the below positions:

FT Teller 

To send us your resume for current positions or future opportunities, please email HR, or fax to (205)397-3502.

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