What's New

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Introducing Our New Logo and Icon

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We're excited to be rolling out our new and improved logo. The update to our logo and branding is one of the many enhancements we are working on for our members. Along with the revised logo, we are introducing our new icon, a round symbol with "1st" in the center. You will start to notice the new icon being used in some of our future marketing materials and our online, mobile and social platforms.  It will take some time to update all of our marketing to the newly revised logo, so it's something we'll be working on throughout 2022.


Account Verification Audit

As part of our risk management process our auditors, RSM, US, LLP will be performing an account verification in which some of our members will be asked to confirm the accuracy of an account balance. This process is required by our auditors and regulators. As part of this procedure you may be randomly selected. It is one of many internal control processes followed by the credit union to enhance the accuracy and reliability of our financial reporting systems, which ultimately protect you.
If you received a letter from RSM, please take the time to read the letter and respond as directed in the letter.

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Membership and New Accounts At Your Fingertips!

1st Community Credit Union has launched a new Online Account Opening and account funding system. New members can join the credit union online* from the comfort of their living room without needing to come into a branch and wait in line.
The process is fast, convenient and secure. Join 1st CCU any time, from anywhere!  Join 1st CCU now, you'll fit right in!
The Online Account Opening will also soon be available to existing members for self-service expansion to their lineup of accounts.  When this feature is rolled out our members will be able to add a Secondary Savings, Ultimate Savings, Money Market or Checking Account with a click of their mouse. Stay tuned for more details on this new self-service feature coming soon!

1st CCU Is Celebrating 60 Years!

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It began in 1961 when a group of individuals met and decided there was a need to provide low cost credit within the Sparta community.  As a result, our Credit Union was formed, receiving its charter in July 1961.  60 years later and here we are!   From a shared office in downtown Sparta to 3 full-service branches and a student branch. From less than a dozen founding members to serving over 13,000 members with assets totaling over $200 Million!

  • In 1963 the first full-time Manager was appointed when membership had reached 850 members with total assets of $11,000
  • Changed the name from Sparta Community Credit Union to 1st Community Credit Union and established a small branch office in West Salem in 1981
  • Built an office at 218 W. Main Street in Sparta in 1985
  • Relocated the West Salem branch to its current location in 1986
  • By the close of 1990 the credit union had 4,681 members with assets totaling $19.2 Million
  • Built the current Sparta office on W. Wisconsin Street in 2004
  • Reached 10,000 members in the summer of 2009
  • Established a Student Branch in the Sparta High School in 2015
  • Expanded the field of membership from 5 counties to 14 counties
  • Opened a Pop-Up Branch in Tomah in 2019, followed by the opening of the permanent Tomah branch on Buan Street in early 2020
During these periods of change, one thing remains steady; Our amazing members are the true foundation of the credit union... you ARE the reason we have been around for 60 years and we value your continued membership with us !  1st CCU's Board of Directors, Management team and staff will continue the commitment to providing better rates, lower fees, exceptional levels of membership service, and the convenient products and services that help you build a financially successful life.  


ZIX Secure Email Portal Secure Email Instructions

Secure Email

Use our ZIX Secure Email whenever you need to securely send messages or documents to an employee at 1st Community Credit Union. All information sent via ZIX Secure Email is encrypted, so your social security number, account numbers, and other sensitive personal identification information will be safely transferred. It's easy to use, just click the button above to go to the ZIX Portal and register (or sign in if you already have a ZIX account) to get started.


Reminder To Microsoft Windows Users Utilizing 1st CCU Online Banking:
Effective January 1, 2021 support for Internet Explorer and the legacy version of Edge (any version of Edge less than 70) ended.  If you use these browsers it will affect your access to Online Banking.
If you are currently using Internet Explorer it is recommended that you switch to the new Microsoft Edge or another supported browser. If you are using legacy Microsoft Edge (versions less than 70) it is recommended that you upgrade to the newer version of Edge or switch to another supported browser.
Our Online Banking provider supports the current and prior major release of the browsers listed below. When a new version is announced as Release To Web (RTW), support will cease on the third-oldest major version. Please note that utilizing old browsers may result in disabled functionality (you will not be able to log into Online Banking) or limited access to Online Banking services. 
In general, compatible browsers/version* (as of December 2021) include the two most recent major releases of:
  • Microsoft Edge - Versions higher than 70
  • Firefox  (Firefox releases a new major release in four-week cycles)
  • Safari - Apple/Mac Users only
  • Google Chrome
  • The supported browsers are for use with the traditional online banking interface and devices (desktop/laptop) and do not apply to use with mobile devices (phones/tablets). If using a phone or tablet to access online banking outside of a mobile app, functionality and appearance may vary from the traditional interface.