Good is a credit union. Great is CME.
CME Federal Credit Union was established in 1935 by the City of Columbus Firefighters. A few years later, CME began serving employees of the City of Columbus Division of Police. CME then expanded to serve city, county and municipal employees within Franklin County.
In September 2002, CME was awarded a community charter from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). CME now serves individuals who live, work, worship, attend school or volunteer in Franklin County. We currently serve more than 28,000 members.
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How to Join
Just visit any branch, give us a call, or apply online and make a minimum $5 deposit into your CME Advantage Share Account which represents your membership stake in this cooperative financial institution.*
Then, you can begin using all our accounts, services, and personal service to take your good life…and make it great.
Easy. It’s not just because we have great rates, incredible convenience and solid service. But because we're here to help you improve your life, with financial tools and service to make it even better than it already is. To take it from good, to great…and beyond!
Who Can Join
If you live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school in Franklin County, you can join. If you’re related to someone who’s a CME member, you can join…even if you don’t live in our geographic area. Plus, if you joined CME then moved out of the county, you’re still a member.
Refer a Friend and Earn $25
We encourage you to refer your friends and family members to CME. Click here for details on how you can make money by sharing the benefits of CME membership with those you know!
Service Schedule Notices:
*There is no membership fee in the first 180 days, and any membership with E-statements or over $1,000 in combined loan and deposits is fee-free. Youth accounts, business accounts, and accounts with a CME Credit Card or HSA are also waived. Otherwise, a $5 monthly service fee applies. If account is closed within 6 months (90 days) of opening, a $25 fee applies. Accounts no active after 12 months receive a $6.00 monthly fee.