About Us

First Castle FCU, the Credit Union for St. Tammany Parish

If you are tired of your financial institution treating you like a number, now may be the right time to make a move to First Castle! We want to help you and your family achieve your goals by providing personal financial service to each and every one of you.

Originally founded in 1934 for the Corps of Engineers New Orleans District, First Castle is the second oldest federally chartered credit union in the United States. Today, we proudly serve all of St. Tammany Parish and our Corps of Engineers members.

We are a local financial institution that can take care of your financial needs. So why not join today and do all of your banking at First Castle?

Why the name First Castle?

In 1934, the New Orleans District Engineers became the 5th federally chartered credit union in the United States. Not only that, the New Orleans District was the first Corps of Engineers District in the country to establish their own credit union. The symbol of the US Army Corps of Engineers is a castle. We were the first credit union for the Corps, hence the name First Castle Federal Credit Union!

Why Join?

First Castle is owned and controlled by you—our members. As with all financial cooperatives, we are not-for-profit. This means that our members benefit from the credit union’s success by way of lower loan rates and higher deposit rates. We are here to offer our members a safe, convenient place to save and borrow money, to provide excellence in member service, and to assist in building their financial future.

Your Money is Safe with Us

It is our foremost concern to protect and preserve the assets of our members. Our credit union, like all credit unions, is closely regulated. The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, administered by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the federal government, insures deposits of credit union members at federal and state-chartered credit unions nationwide.  Click here for more information about the NCUA.

It’s a Family Affair

Your membership entitles your family to the same valuable financial services and products that are available to you! Family membership is extended to include your children, spouse, parents, brothers and sisters, grandchildren, and grandparents.

Once a Member – Always a Member

Even if you leave St. Tammany Parish or employment of the Corps, a member in good standing can remain a lifelong member. With the convenience of the Shared Branch Network, Direct Deposit, and Net Teller, you can easily obtain all the benefits of membership whatever path you travel.

First Castle FCU will become Pelican State CU this August! Please refer to the merger guide mailed to you or click "LEARN MORE" for details including upcoming downtime and new account number information.LEARN MORE