GTE Financial

GTE Federal Credit Union, doing business as GTE Financial, is an American credit union, headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and chartered and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). As of March 31, 2018, GTE had 262,538 members.[2]

GTE Federal Credit Union
d/b/a GTE Financial
TypeCredit union
IndustryFinancial services
FoundedMarch 4, 1935 (1935-03-04)
Tampa, Florida
United States
Area served
Tampa Bay area
ProductsSavings; checking; consumer loans; mortgages; credit cards
Total assets$2.08 billion[1]

The organization was founded in 1935 as the Peninsular Telephone Employees Credit Union to serve the employees of Peninsular Telephone Company. After Peninsular became part of GTE (since merged with Verizon), the credit union was renamed GTE Federal Credit Union in 1958.[3] Effective August 2012, the credit union rebranded itself as GTE Financial to reflect its status as a full-service financial institution.[2]


  1. ^ Per National Credit Union Administration website as of March 31, 2018. Go to[permanent dead link] and search for charter number 196.
  2. ^ a b Manning, Margie (September 21, 2012). "GTE Financial posts membership gains after rebranding". Tampa Bay Business Journal. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  3. ^ GTE Financial (2012). "History & Mission: Historical Timeline". Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2012.

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