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Serving members worldwide since 1935.
On October 3, 1935, 1825 H Street Federal Credit Union was established and officially opened its doors in the heart of Washington, DC.
Since then, we've changed names to
Lafayette Federal Credit Union
and evolved from offering only personal loans, to offering an array of financial products and services and expanding our worldwide presence.
We have consistently sought to provide our members with a safe, convenient place to save, to offer loans at rates and terms more favorable than those of other financial institutions, and to provide the utmost in support via our "member-focused, service-driven" philosophy.

Help Us Celebrate!
Share Your Lafayette Federal Story…

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Without you, we would not have OUR great story. So, tell us how Lafayette Federal has impacted your life. Whether we financed your first car or home—or established your very first savings account—we want to know!

We'll choose TWO $85 winners each month and share their stories on our social media platforms.

April 2020 Winners

Mary O.

"I've been a member of LFCU since I joined USAID in 1987 and I plan to remain a member until I die. LFCU has seen me through overseas assignments when we still did business by cable until the present electronic age. They financed my first car and all three subsequent cars, including one I bought last month. LFCU has seen me through accidents, in both West Africa and the US, lost storage, home B&Es in Budapest (twice), and many other fiascos, and have always been there to give advice and help. My mother became a member and LFCU staff were very helpful when it came time to settle her estate. Always kind and going the extra mile."

Linda W.

"First of all CONGRATULATIONS to you Lafayette Federal Credit Union! I have been a member of Lafayette Federal Credit Union for approximately 30 years. I have never received anything but professional and sincere service over the years. No matter what my issue was, Lafayette was always just a phone call or step away. Purchased my daughter first car as a gift for graduation, with a loan through LFCU. Also, a second loan for down payment on my condominium. I tell all my friends and family: stop, look, listen, and run to Lafayette, you will be glad you did! Thank you Lafayette for being an important part of my financial life!"

May 2020 Winners

William E.

"I moved to Washington, DC in 1994 to take a position with the Peace Corps. I was so fortunate to learn that Peace Corps staff were eligible to become members of LFCU. After a few years in Washington I was ready to purchase a condo in Arlington and approached LFCU about obtaining a mortgage. My previous experiences with mortgages from a bank had been slow and difficult to understand with high interest rates. With LFCU I was so pleasantly surprised the process was much easier, the staff was much more responsive and friendly and, most importantly, the fixed rate mortgage rate was so much lower than I could have received from a bank. "

Joanne M.

"I joined LFCU when I was 16 years old as a dependent of a USAID foreign service officer. I opened my first savings account with money earned from part-time jobs. Since then there have been a lot of firsts with Lafayette including my first checking account, car loan and mortgage application. In a relationship that has spanned almost 4 decades, the country and the world, LFCU has supported me and my family with all of our financial needs. Thanks LFCU, I think I'll be staying for life!"

June 2020 Winners

Codjo D.

"As you celebrate 85 year anniversary, I commend the leadership and the staff of LFCU, particularly those I've worked closely with since I became member in 2001. I still remember the face of the young lady called Abbey who welcomed me in her office in DC. The best customer service I received that day continues to date with others, Ms. Dawn, Ms. Denise Germaine, for the loan to buy my condo. I cannot remember all the names. I live and work overseas but any time I reach out to LFCU, there’s always a cheerful professional voice that welcomes me and my issues have always been resolved in timely. CONGRATULATIONS & HAPPY 85th. BIRTHDAY!"

Daniel S.

"I may be one of your longer-term members. I joined USAID (then AID) in 1963 and in 1964 became a Lafayette Federal member. Lafayette financed our first new car and was our stateside account when we were in India. Later, our savings account with Lafayette provided the down payment on a house, and now our certificates and checking account are part of our retirement. Keep up the great and friendly service! "

Submit Your Story

Deadline to submit a story is December 15, 2020. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Lafayette Federal employees, family members, and volunteers are not eligible. No purchase necessary. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person. The drawing time period will run from March 2020 through December 2020. On the 3rd Wednesday of the following month, Lafayette Federal will select two winners from all qualified entries submitted during the previous month. Cash prizes will be deposited into each of the winning members’ savings accounts no later than 10 days following the drawing. The odds of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries received. Lafayette Federal will notify prize winners personally by either telephone or email. It shall be the responsibility of entrants to provide a valid telephone number and valid email address with their entry submission in order to be eligible to collect the prize.

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