A Look Back at 80 Years of Awesome
From humble beginnings in 1937

Celebrating 80 Awesome Years

Our story began November 1937 as North American Aviation Employees Federal Credit Union. At that time, we had minimal capital, a limited number of share accounts and loans– and no paid employees. The Credit Union was run by a seven-member, all-volunteer Board of Directors, and our original branch was located in the North American Aviation’s Inglewood facility.

As you can imagine, things are very different today. While much has changed, the mission remains the same – to help members save money, make money, and save time.

Enjoy the highlights of this walk through time.


1955: First mortgage loan was made.

1978: Credit Card program was launched.

Early 1980s: First ATM Card was issued.

1995: First website was launched.

Nader Moghaddam with Rick Rodriguez, Sean Ashton, and Ben Dickow


1967: A name change to Rockwell Federal Credit Union.

2000: A name change to Financial Partners Credit Union.

CHOC Walk Team 2017


Late 1970s: The largest Credit Union in California; the 10th largest in the nation with over $100 million in assets.

1980s: Became a full-service Credit Union with checking accounts, credit cards, home loans, financial planning, insurance, and retirement planning.

1996: Launch of online loan applications.

1995: Online Banking and Bill Pay were introduced.

2005: Nader Moghaddam became CEO of FPCU.

2011: Launched Mobile App and Check Deposit.

2014: Implementation of Smart Branches, pioneering the use of interactive Personal Tellers.

2017: Celebrated 80 years of serving you with random acts of awesomeness and giving back in our communities.

Team with winner of 80th Anniversary Sweepstakes


1939: $5,572.33 in assets and 376 members.

2017: $1.30 billion in assets and over 80,000 members.

Nader Moghaddam with winner of 80th Anniversary Sweepstakes

Comparison of historical and modern photos of Financial Partners Credit Union

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