Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union

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2430 Shorecrest Dr
Dallas, TX 75235

Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Dallas and is the 44th largest credit union in the state of Texas. It is also the 511th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1975 and as of March of 2019, it had grown to 98 employees and 55,845 members at 4 locations. Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union is open to employees of Southwest Airlines or another select employer or for immediate family of those eligible. (membership details are listed in the credit union's online application)
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Understanding And Forgiving

Posted by: 51hh | Jun 15, 2019

Missed one debit card transaction (did 14 instead of 15 debit card transactions) with one of my many RCAs lately, they provided me with the courtesy 4% interest for that account that month, a rare great credit union with understanding and kindness!


Posted by: 51hh | Feb 10, 2018

After enjoying their (4%, $25K) RCA for more than eight years with multiple accounts (there is a requirement of a maximum of two RCAs per social security, but we were grandfathered to surpass such a requirement), we finally received the RCA change effective 4/1/2018:

The debit card transaction needs to be at least $5 to qualify for the RCA requirement.

Reasonable requirement change, but a real problem for us, who have "numerous" (4%, $25K) RCAs. At least they gave advance notice for us to get prepared.

Loan Requirements

Posted by: Awkbod | Jun 6, 2019

Tried taking out an auto loan for $7000 on a $20,000 car. The application process is lengthy. They want copies of your last 2 pay stubs. I sent last 2 copies and then they said it wasn’t enough and needed my W2?!! What?! It’s a small car loan not a mortgage. I have perfect credit score, but apparently it’s not enough...idk.

Re SWACU Changes

I am in the same situation as 51hh. I have 10 of their RCA's maxed out along with other RCA's scattered the countryside, so yes,it would be completely impossible for me to satisfy this new requirement. I am now in the process of looking at new options for my money. SWACU did give advanced warning, so like 51hh said, we can prepare and for that I am very grateful.

I wish they had lowered the rate rather than impose the 5.00 min., but it is what it is. I am going to call and speak with them about this and I am also going to post on their FB page my thoughts and suggestions. You think doing things like this make no difference and many times it doesn't, but every so often it does happen that enough public outcry does change an outcome. I have a RCA with a bank that a few years back made an unfavorable change to their RCA and I just started looking for a new place to move my money and never even thought about contacting them to voice my opinion. But, I guess they had enough people who did that before the change was to take place that instead they sent out notices saying that due to customer input, they had decided to not make that change, but instead make this change (they had come up with a new change~ that although wasn't as good as the original RCA~was more favorable to the customers than initial change they were going to do), so goes to show you never can tell. I am still with that bank as of today.

SWACU could lower the APY rate slightly, raise the required number of debits slightly and with the %rate they get off of each transaction plus the upfront fee they charge for each transaction to boot with the number of accounts they have with customers now that this change will not affect them in how much they spend but will insure they make a few more debit charges (bringing in a little more revenue for SWACU) and the interest pay out will be a few dollars less (again, a little more revenue for SWACU) and overall, I am positive this would be in SWACU's favor to satisfy the need for additional profit ore than the 5.00 in. debit change will produce. I am also confident no one would take their money out of SWACU for such a small change as this and it would still be lucrative enough in today's market to bring in new members. As the change stands now, I have a feeling SWACU will be seeing a lot of cash leaving out due to actual inability to meet the 5.00 min.debit charge change. I know when I look for RCA's, I look for the highest rate of course, but then I adjust that to the max. amount allowed and will pick an account with the higher max. account when there is only a small difference in APY and I never even give a look at one that requires a specified spending amount to qualify. I don't think I'm in this ballpark by myself.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #22157
Year Chartered1975
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.42%
Return on Equity - YTD13.24%
Annual Interest Income$6.5MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$587.9MM$547.7MM
LoansQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$411.7MM$361.6MM
DepositsQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$498.9MM$484.7MM
Equity CapitalQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$61.2MM$55.4MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$2.9MM$2.4MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$2.8MM$2.3MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2019vs Q1 2018$0$0

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Southwest Airlines Federal Credit Union Locations
Branch Office2330 E Jones Ave Ste 6Phoenix, AZ 85040-1472
Branch Office801 W Euless Blvd Ste 104Euless, TX 76040-4438
Branch Office2430 Shorecrest DrDallas, TX 75235
Branch Office8441 Gulf Fwy Ste 103Houston, TX 77017-5064

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