Originally chartered in 1935, GNO was organized by employees of the New Orleans Bell Telephone Employees Federal Credit Union. Their goal, as was the goal of all company credit unions, was to provide a safe haven for their employees to save and then borrow from that pool of savings to achieve their dreams in life.
Now, flash forward – 77 years ahead to today! While a whole lot has changed in the financial world, some things still remain the same at GNO and that is our mission to continue to provide our members with the safest and most secure avenue to save and borrow – simply to give our members Better Banking. Your deposits are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration.
Now, consumers throughout the Greater New Orleans area have the advantage of GNO membership. Along the way, we have added a full range of services and products to help members achieve all their financial goals and to make everyone's dreams even more achievable.
Our vision of Building Relationships; Delivering Dreams is our philosophy and our promise to each and every member.
Because credit unions are financial cooperatives, as a GNO member, you literally own and operate this credit union. Can you say that you are an owner of any other traditional banking outlet? We didn't think so and that's because member ownership is a powerful and unique feature of credit unions.
Your share in GNO is equal to every other member's share, making your investment in the future of our credit union, an investment in the future of 1,000s of other members. And, just so you know . . . we love working for each and every one of our owners!
Today, GNO is a full service financial institution reaching assets of $108 million serving over 17,000 members. Our membership is still comprised of our original field of membership – the communications industry – as well as additional business partner companies and open to all those who live, work, worship and attend school in Orleans Parish.