Our History


Spreading Our Wings

It was spirit that led a group of employees to form Capital Trail Auto Workers FCU in 1961. The goal was to establish a cooperative that would give hardworking Americans a fair deal on financial services. As the credit union flourished, management changed the name to GEMCO Employees FCU.
By spreading our wings to take on new challenges, we've been able to expand our services to include everything from savings accounts to convenience services, like Freedom Teller and online banking.
On October 1, 2002, we changed our name to Delaware First Federal Credit Union and introduced our new logo, the soaring eagle. It's fitting that a credit union that never ceases to reach new heights should have an eagle as its logo.
The name Delaware First sums up our desire to provide first-rate services at the best rates and lowest costs to more of our neighbors to help them take part in the American dream.
They, in turn, will continue to strengthen our credit union and allow us to keep looking for new products and services that will help make all of our members' financial goals a reality. In September 2003, we opened our doors to all those who live, work, worship or attend school in New Castle County, Delaware.
As we spread our wings and seek to reach new heights, know that we're carrying on in the same spirit that has allowed our credit union to flourish. 'Sharing the American Dream' isn't just our slogan; it guides us as we take on new challenges in the 21st century. We know that you share that vision. With the continued dedication of our members and staff, we know that Delaware First Federal Credit Union can make that dream a reality.
With all the changes throughout the years, one thing that won't change is our philosophy, that our members come first. Every decision we make is made with our members in mind. It's been the key to our success for the past 50 years and will ensure our continued growth during the next 50 years.