Texell Credit Union is headquartered in Temple and is the 69th largest credit union in the state of Texas. It is also the 840th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1948 and as of December of 2013, it had grown to 80 employees and 31,345 members. Texell Credit Union has a A+ health rating.
Membership is open to persons who meet one of the following qualifications: Live, work, worship, or attend school in Bell County, Texas. Have an immediate family member who is currently a member of Texell Federal Credit Union. - See Details
I have been very happy with Texell from the first day I joined the credit union. The friendly employees make banking at Texell a very pleasant experience, they are always happy to help. Texell also offers the lowest loan rates and highest deposit rates around.
Beware vehicle warranty!
Don't get ripped off by the extended vehicle warranty that Texell credit union "automatically" tags on to your vehicle loan under the misguided logic that your interest rate will go up if you don't take it. It is a total rip off. It does not begin to cover you until 30 days or 1000 miles AFTER you sign the papers! And lest I forget, they don't bother to get the paperwork back to you until you are well into this time period. DO NOT opt for this worthless warranty! The very inexperienced and script reciting loan reps must be working on a bonus system for how many of these bogus warranties they tack onto people's loan applications. Be aware! Be very aware!
Not a great credit union. It's all about how much they can collect fees. Every bank gives you a first time waiver. But not them. And every credit union offer you a skip a pay around the holidays, but not texell they actually charge you a fee for skip a pay. It's pathetic .
DO NOT USE THEM!!! Earlier this year we opened a savings account, got their credit card and a truck loan. It has been a mess since day one. They added fees to the loan and it took a few calls and email to straighten it out. Since then, they have taken credit card payments and deposited them into my savings, then charged me late fees for not paying the credit card bill!! Yes, they are friendly but very few know what the heck they're doing! DO NOT USE THEM!!!!!
Texell's good people. They have competitive rates, especially compared to Bell County. They aren't quite the best in Williamson county, but the difference is minimal and the employees know the customers a lot better.
The previous reviewer is right: the car warranties do not cover existing conditions on the car (so you can't buy a broken car and a warranty and get a windfall). I think that's fair, and I think the 30 day waiting period for claims is reasonable, but people might disagree on that. The warranties are actually not very expensive compared to the warranties auto dealers offer. Austintacious autos offered a warranty that was essentially identical to the American Mercury warranty Texell offered for the same car, but it was more than double the price. American Mercury has good reviews online, but you do need to do your homework and read the warranty before you agree to buy it, which can be difficult these days as a lot of us negotiate our auto loan over the phone while shopping for cars.
Anyway, Texell's got good people, but they are given bonuses for selling products like warranties and getting a lot of loans. I think that's pretty typical for loan officers, but Texell was willing to explain to me exactly how it works, which seems really honest to me.
Cheapskate that I am, I took all my business to UFCU, an Austin favorite credit union, because their rates are better than Texells across the board. Unfortunately, UFCU's service was inferior to Texell's where I always know the people I'm dealing with, such as Deb, Samantha, Dustin, and Joy at the HEB in Leander. Every time I have a problem with UFCU, they tell me to go home and fix it with their website (even if the problem IS the website). Every time I had an issue with my Texell account, they made sure the problem was fixed before I left the branch. Texell is the little guy, so they can't afford to treat their members like they are disposable. I regret making that change and will probably come back when my auto loan is paid down to the point I can refinance.
The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much funds a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of December 31, 2013 Texell Credit Union had $976,000 in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $26.63 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Texell Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 3.66% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.
The Texas Ratio for Texell Credit Union held steady from 3.05% as of December 31, 2012 to 3.66% as of December 31, 2013, resulting in a negative change of 20.33%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Texell Credit Union has held steady in recent periods.
In the past year, Texell Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $15.38 million, resulting in 8.43% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Texell Credit Union has shown is excellent.
Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Texell Credit Union has $225.88 million in assets with $26.63 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 11.79%, which is excellent.
|Assets and Liabilities|
|Equity Capital||$24.42 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$2.21 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$976,000|
|Real Estate Owned||$0|
|Historic Data - December 2012|
|Equity Capital||$20.86 million|
|Loan Loss Allowance||$2.03 million|
|Unbacked Noncurrent Loans||$976,000|
|Real Estate Owned||$0|
|Profit Margin - Quarterly|
|Net Interest Margin||4.89%|
|Return on Assets||1.61%|
|Return on Equity||14.94%|
|Interest Income||$9.69 million|
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|0.00%||$100||-||Simply Business Savings|
|0.25%||$50k||-||Choice Advantage Checking|
|0.05%||-||-||Choice Plus Checking|
|1.70%||$1k||-||60 Month New CD|
|1.30%||$1k||-||48 Month New CD|
|1.05%||$1k||-||36 Month New CD|
|1.00%||$1k||-||24 Month New CD|
|0.65%||$1k||-||12 Month New CD|
|0.45%||$1k||-||6 Month New CD|
|1.70%||$1k||-||60 Month New IRA|
|1.30%||$1k||-||48 Month New IRA|
|1.05%||$1k||-||36 Month New IRA|
|1.00%||$1k||-||24 Month New IRA|
|0.65%||$1k||-||12 Month New IRA|
|0.45%||$1k||-||6 Month New IRA|
|Texell Credit Union Locations|
|Branch Office||1101 S Interstate 35||Georgetown, TX 78626|
|Branch Office||2208 Sunny Ln||Killeen, TX 76541|
|Branch Office||3314 S 31st St||Temple, TX 76502-2721|
|Branch Office||17 S 1st St||Temple, TX 76501-7603|
|Branch Office||651 N Highway 183||Leander, TX 78641|
|Branch Office||416 Lake Rd||Belton, TX 76513|