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There's a lot going on at Hughes. You'll find all the latest press releases, our monthly and quarterly newsletters, annual report and updates on what's new for members. Read on to get all your news and updates.

 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
 Hughes's Annual Report

What's new at Hughes?

Grand Opening October 16-17 – 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!

Join us for the celebration Oct. 16-17

  • Prizes and giveaways
  • Light refreshments
  • Free gifts for new kids' accounts
  • Enter in monthly drawings to WIN

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.

International Credit Union Day

2015 ICU DayOn October 15, 2015, credit unions around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day®. That’s 200+ million people… from 56,000 credit unions… in 101 countries joining together to celebrate their cooperative spirit.

Join us as we celebrate with light refreshments and a small gift. Stop by any of our branches to say hello! Let us help you with all your financial needs!

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 StampGrab a cool rate on a Holiday Loan at Hughes!

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!

Seeking candidates for the board of directors

Hughes Federal Credit Union is seeking nominations to fill three openings on our board of directors. Terms are for three years. Ballots will be cast on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at our 64th Annual Meeting.

Eligible candidates must be members in good standing, 18 or older, able to attend monthly meetings and fulfill assigned duties. A business background is desirable. Board members volunteer to serve a three-year term and play an active role in determining savings and loan rates, creating Credit Union policies and participating in other important decisions.

Our volunteer board is one of the many things that make your Credit Union different from a bank.

Deadline for application is Friday, November 6, at 6pm

Interested candidates can forward a one-page bio or resume to attention: Hughes Federal Credit Union, Attn: Nominations Committee., PO Box 11900, Tucson, AZ 85734.

Names will be forwarded to our Nominating Committee for screening and candidates will be notified for an interview.

Visa® Super Bowl 50 Sweepstakes

Make a purchase with your Hughes debit or credit card now through November 30, 2015, and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win the Visa® Super Bowl 50 Sweepstakes! The 4-day, 3-night Grand Prize includes: 

  • VISA SuperBowl logo 2015Airfare, hotel and transportation 
  • Two tickets to Super Bowl 50
  • A $500 Visa Gift Card
  • Two tickets to NFL Experience
  • And much more!

The more you use your card, the more chances to WIN! Complete details and official rules > 

One Ultimate Arizona Wildcat® Fan Could Be a Big Winner! Football - UltimateFan15

Hughes Federal Credit Union announces our 2015 Ultimate Arizona Wildcat® Fan Giveaway for the Arizona Football season. This is the 5th year our locally-owned credit union has hosted this promotion. WIN weekly prizes of $100 all season long and a shot at the grand prize which includes skybox tickets, pregame on-field experience, $1,500 cash and more! The sooner you enter, the more chances to win. Deadline to enter is November 1, 2015. Learn more >

Windows 10 users

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.

Hughes Earns 2015 Datatrac Great Rate AwardsDatatrac 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 >

Now offering Apple Pay®!

HFCU-ApplePay-Use-Step1-APA safe, convenient, and easy way to pay with your Hughes debit or credit card! This includes the exclusive University of Arizona® Visa® Debit Cards. Hundreds of thousands of retailers accept Apple Pay and the list is growing daily! Learn more >

AutoSMART by Hughes

Take the legwork out of finding your next vehicle. AutoSMART by Hughes is a FREE online research tool that makes it simple, fast and convenient to find and purchase your next car. Use our new widget below to search directly in AutoSmart's inventory.

The Hughes Smart Option Student Loan® by Sallie Mae® Sallie Mae Student Loan

For borrowers attending degree-granting institutions – Now you can pay for college the smart way with three great repayment options and competitive interest rates! The loan is an ideal solution to help you pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans. Learn more >

Now: eSign Makes it Easier!

Get your loan without going to a branch. Do it all online—even sign! Apply with our online loan application at today or call 520-794-8341 for more information or assistance.

*Rate reflects the Fixed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) effective May 1, 2015 and is subject to change. Based on credit approval. Certain restrictions apply.

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.

go mobile! download apps for your tablet or smartphone

Before using the app for the first time:

  • Login to Online Banking
  • Click on the Self Service tab.
  • Under Preferences, click on Sign Up/Manage My Mobile Money and follow the instructions.
  • You'll receive a link for the mobile app.

View videos and learn more about Mobile Banking >

Search for Hughes Federal Credit Union in the App Store℠ or Google Play

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Registered Member Shoppers

Registered Member Shoppers may click here.

News releases


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


Hughes's 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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