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 What's New at Hughes?
 News Releases
 Your Financial Answer
 Hughes Financial Teen Scene
 Howie Javelina's All Stars Club
 Bear Essential News for Kids – Kids Make Cents
 Annual Report

What's new at Hughes?

Christmas Stocking 2015Credit Unions for Kids / Children's Miracle Network holiday Fundraiser

Stop by any branch between Nov. 16 and Dec. 18 and purchase a Children's Miracle Network icon for just $1. Every icon sold helps Tucson Medical Center and enters you into that branch's drawing for a giant holiday stocking! Plus, every dollar this year will be matched by the CO-OP Miracle Match! Every dollar makes a difference for this great cause. Learn more about Credit Unions for Kids at

One Ultimate Arizona Wildcat® Fan Could Be a Big Winner!

Hughes Federal Credit Union announces our 2015-2016 Ultimate Arizona Wildcat® Fan Giveaway for the Arizona Basketball season. Win weekly prizes of $100 all season long and a shot at the grand prize which includes courtside tickets, Coach Miller signed basketball, $1,500 cash and more! The sooner you enter, the more chances to win. Deadline to enter is February 21, 2016. Learn more about the Ultimate Fan contest >

Design your own Credit Card

Design Your Own Credit CardCustomize your Hughes Federal Credit Union Credit Card with your own unique design. Choose one of your favorite photos or choose one of ours. It’s easy to do. Make your card unique – just like you. Learn more about designing your card >

Voice Response System Upgrade

TelephoneHughes Federal Credit Union upgraded our 24-Hour Voice Response System on October 25, 2015. The new system provides the same convenient features you have enjoyed in the past but menu options have changed. Simply call 520-205-5555 (Press 1 for English or 2 for Spanish) and follow the system prompts. 

Download complete Voice Response System instructions >

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us during regular business hours. Please have your member number and Phone Access password handy for immediate service.

NOW OPEN! Cortaro Branch (Marana)

Hughes Federal Credit Union is growing to serve you with our newest branch in Marana on Cortaro near Silverbell. Spread the word to your family, friends and coworkers. Join the winning team at Hughes!

Located at 7820 N. Cortaro Rd., Marana, AZ

Open a FREE Checking Account and get a FREE Gift

2015 Free Checking GiftPlease mention this offer when opening your checking account at Hughes Federal Credit Union. 

Select your choice of:

  • Portable Battery Phone Charger
  • LED Flashlight
  • Infuser Water Bottle

One offer per member. While supplies last. Offer expires December 31, 2015. Certain restrictions apply.

Hughes wins Readers' choice awards!

Readers Choice WinnerHughes Federal Credit Union is very proud to be recognized in THREE categories in the 2015 Arizona Daily Star Readers' Choice Awards:

  • Best Debit Card
  • Best Financial Planning Service
  • Favorite Credit Union

Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

Holiday Loan

One Low Rate Stamp

Get a holiday loan this holiday season! Consolidate bills, take a winter vacation or make home improvements. Use it for whatever you want! Enjoy our One Low Rate.

  • Low 9.5% Fixed APR*
  • Easy application and quick approval
  • Borrow $1,000 to $5,000
  • Terms up to three years

Apply online, call 520-794-8341 or AnyHour Loan at 877-999-LOAN, or stop by any branch today. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2016.

*The Fixed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is effective October, 1, 2015 and is subject to change. Certain restrictions apply. Subject to credit approval.

2016 Holiday Club Now Available for Members!

Holiday Club members will have funds they have been saving all year long transferred to their savings or checking on October 1, or a check mailed by October 15—just in time for the holidays! If you don’t have a Holiday Club account, sign up today at any branch or online. Sign up for Direct Deposit and save the easy way!

Hughes Earns 2015 Datatrac Great Rate Awards

Datatrac Seal

How great are Hughes Federal Credit Union's savings and loan rates? Great enough to earn the Datatrac Great Rate Awards® . Datatrac certified that Hughes offers 22 consumer banking products that outperform the market average by up to 325%*. Datatrac is a financial research firm which maintains America's largest interest rate database, comparing rates for more than 100,000 banking locations nationwide. Find out more and how you can benefit.

Current results of this research and a list of the award-winning products can be found on our homepage. Click through on a product of interest to see how Hughes compares to the market average. *For more information view the press release. 

New EMV or "chip" credit cardsEMV Chip Card

Now Available! Hughes Federal Credit Union is making your Visa® Credit Card even better, with the latest chip technology called EMV (Europay, MasterCard®, Visa), designed to prevent credit and debit card fraud. All members will receive a Hughes EMV credit card on new and reissued cards. EMV debit cards will be available in the future. Learn more about EMV Credit Cards >

Play it Smart at Hughes! Win $5,000 Grand Prize and $1,000 monthly drawings!

2014 Play it Smart amount

$48,200 awarded annually; $159,416 overall!

Exciting news! Hughes has extended our Play It Smart promotion through 2015! Did you know that in the past three years, Hughes has awarded a $48,200 to its members each year? That’s a grand total of $159,416 through this campaign! During our year-long member appreciation celebration, we’re giving you even more reasons to choose Hughes—chances to win $5,000, $1,000, $500 and $100 in our Play it Smart promotion. The sooner you apply, the more monthly drawings you are entered in and the more opportunity you have to WIN!

Click for details and official rules.


For members using the new Windows 10 Operating System, including the new “Edge” browser, most online banking functionality appears available. However, this new system is currently unsupported by our online application provider. Should you encounter issues with your banking experience, we recommend using Internet Explorer 11, which can be found in the Windows Accessory Menu. We will continue to update you as we learn more about this new system.

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News releases


November 9, 2015
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Basketball Fan

September 25, 2015
Marana Grand Opening and Credit Union Day 2015

August 17, 2015
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Football Fan 2015

July 20, 2015
Hughes Earns 2015 Datatrac Great Rate Awards

June 16, 2015
Hughes Offers Apple Pay™ for Debit, Credit & HSA Cards

May 26, 2015
Hughes Offers Sallie Mae Student Loans

May 18, 2015
Hughes Federal Credit Union offers remote Signatures

April 20, 2015
2015 Scholarship Winners
2015 Annual Meeting & Election Results

March 30, 2015
Hughes Earns Top Award for Coach Sean Miller Commercial

January 2, 2015
Hughes to award $6000 in scholarship funds


November 20, 2014
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Basketball Fan

October 17, 2014
Hughes to Sponsor Arizona Take Charge Cats

October 15, 2014
Hughes Named a Top Financial Resource for Teens

October 2, 2014
Hughes Selected as 10 Best Finance Resources for Teens

September 4, 2014
Hughes Receives ServiStar Member Service Award

August 18, 214
Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Football Fan

April 15, 2014
Hughes Members Hear About Strong Growth at 62nd Annual Meeting

April 14, 2014
Hughes Federal Credit Union Awards $6,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Students

March 25, 2014
Coach Sean Miller Commercials Win National Awards

January 2, 2014
Hughes Seeking Students To Win $6,000 In Scholarship Funds


November 26, 2013
The Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Basketball Fan

October 22, 2013
Hughes As Seen on ESPN – Arizona Basketball Coach Sean Miller meshes past and present

August 29, 2013
The Ultimate Arizona Wildcat Football Fan

August 8, 2013
CFO Focus: Technology Supports Savings, Productivity

April 29, 2013
Hughes Awards $6,000 in Scholarships


Aug. 2, 2012
Hughes Kicks Off With New UA Football Debit Card

April 23, 2012
Hughes Reports Strong Growth in 2011 Despite Economy

April 23, 2012
Hughes Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

April 9, 2012
Financial Fitness Fair Offers Valuable Tips for Almost Everyone

March 13, 2012
U OF A Visa® Debit Card Designs Win National Award

Jan. 3, 2012
Hughes Seeking Students to Win $6,000 in Scholarship Funds

Hughes's monthly newsletters

Your Financial Answer


Hughes Financial Teen Scene


Howie Javelina's All Stars Club


Bear Essential News for Kids – Kids Make Cents


Annual Report

Each year we release an annual report to all our members informing them of Hughes's financial standings, meeting dates, new technology, new promotions and more. It's available all year round for your viewing.


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