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 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?

Time to sign up for the Arizona KidCats Club!

KidCatsArizona Kidcats Club presented by Hughes Federal Credit Union is an exciting kid's club that connects youth in grades K-8 with college!

Being a member is free and signing up is easy! Just visit and click on the “Sign Up Today!” button.

As a member you will receive your own Arizona KidCats Club identification card, enjoy reduced admission to a select number of Arizona Athletics events, participate in interactive online activities, and the ability to purchase an official club t-shirt.

For any questions or concerns, please give the Arizona KidCats Club a call at 520-621-0503.

Now You Can Pay for College the Smart Way

Sallie Mae LogoThe Smart Option Student Loan® for Hughes Federal Credit Union by Sallie Mae®
For borrowers attending degree-granting institutions

Now you can pay for college the smart way with three great repayment options and competitive interest rates! This loan is an ideal solution to help you pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans. To learn more or to apply, please get started here.

Hughes Receives Another Five-Star "Superior" Rating from BauerFinancial

2016 Bauer 5-Star JuneHughes received another BauerFinancial rating of 5-Star "Superior" rating. BauerFinancial, Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation's banking industry since 1983. Through the years BauerFinancial has earned the reputation of "the nation's bank rating service".

Federally-insured credit unions are required to file detailed financial reports with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) four times each year. BauerFinancial subjects this quarterly data to an unbiased and independent analysis. Based on the results of this analysis, a star-rating is assigned on a scale of zero to five stars, with four stars indicating an "excellent and recommended" rating and five stars indicating a “superior and recommended” rating. BauerFinancial states that "no institution pays for its rating, nor can they elude it."

Hughes has 104 consecutive quarters (26years) as an "excellent" or “superior" financial institution.

To learn more about Hughes' five-star rating, visit

Children's Miracle Network Spring Fundraiser RESULTS

Childrens Miracle Network Spring FundraiserThank you to everyone who helped with our Credit Union for Kids fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! We were able to raise $1,879 (that beats last year's total by $155!). When we include the CO-OP Miracle Match, it totaled $2,818!

Congratulations to the following gift basket winners!

  • Hermans Road Branch – Chris H.
  • Call Center – Shellisa J.
  • Pantano Branch – Monica T.
  • Speedway Branch – Diane L.
  • Thornydale Branch – Sarah G.
  • Voyager Branch – Don P.
  • Cortaro Branch – Christine H.
  • Wetmore Branch – Jane H.

Grab a hot summer loan!

Hughes Federal Credit Union offers loans to help you make the most of this summer!

  • Take a vacation2016 - Summer Loan Graphic
  • Make home improvements
  • Consolidate bills
  • Whatever you desire

You'll get one low rate!

  • Easy application
  • A great fixed rate of 9.5% APR*
  • Quick approvals
  • Borrow from $1,000 to $5,000
  • Terms up to three years

Apply online at or call our AnyHour Loan Representative at 877-999-LOAN.

*Rate reflects the Fixed Annual Percentage Rate (APR) effective May 1, 2016 and is subject to change. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2016. Based on credit approval. Certain restrictions apply.

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship winners!

Cooper Barghols
1st Place – $2500
Cooper Barghols
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
Steven Fried
2nd Place – $2000
Steven Fried
University High School
Jesse Ormand
3rd Place – $1000
Jesse Ormand
Treasures Home School
Sumhith Aradhyula
4th Place – $500
Sumhith Aradhyula
Catalina Foothills High School

Hughes awarded four high school seniors with $6,000 in scholarships on Saturday, April 16, 2016

This year’s recipients are:

  • 1st place – Cooper Barghols, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, $2,500
    2nd place – Steven Fried, University High School, $2,000
    3rd place – Jesse Ormand, Hidden Treasures Home School, $1,000
    4th place - Sumhith Aradhyula, Catalina Foothills High School, $500

The scholarships were open to all Hughes Federal Credit Union members who are in good standing and high school seniors entering a college or trade school this fall. Applicants were required to submit a project aimed at encouraging young members to bank with Hughes Federal Credit Union. Points were awarded for the use of compelling visuals, mock advertisements, promotions and incentives. The scholarships were then awarded to students who demonstrated scholastic excellence, community service, and a strong desire to advance their education.

Enhanced Security for Online Banking

You may notice a slight difference the next time you log into your Hughes Online Banking.  We have installed an EV (Extended Validation) SSL certificate, providing an extra layer of protection while you conduct your online banking. When you login, your browser address bar will turn green, assuring you that your connection is secure and giving you confidence to complete any financial transactions.  Here's how it looks in the most common web browsers:

Enhanced SSL Browser Bars

Important Information Regarding Collateral Loans

Members with a collateral loan* at Hughes Federal Credit Union, are asked to please contact your insurance agent/company and advise them of a change to the lienholder address effective immediately. The new address is:

Hughes Federal Credit Union
PO Box 80218
Portland, OR 97280
Phone: 800-483-5986
Fax: 503-549-8880

Hughes Federal Credit Union values your membership and looks forward to our continued service to you. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us.

*Collateral loans include: Car, truck, motorcycle, ATV, boat/marine, recreational vehicles, manufactured homes, and real estate loans.

You Earn More With our Certified Rates

Datatrac SealWhen it comes to savings and earnings, it's all about the rates, and ours are among the best! introducing our new rates and terms, including our NEW 29-Month Term Share Accounts (CDs). Learn more at HughesFCU/Rates >

Win cash through our Play it Smart promotion!

Members win $48,200 annually! Higher savings rates—certified. Low loan rates. Local ownership with a 64-year tradition of excellence. And now more exciting reasons to join Hughes Federal Credit Union: chances to win $100, $500, $1000, even $5000! Join or sign up and you could WIN! Offers expire December 31, 2016. Learn all the ways you can win with PLAY IT SMART >

Open a New Qualifying Deposit Account and Get a FREE Gift

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

Select your choice of:

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

A Qualifying Deposit Account includes one of these accounts with a balance of $2,500 or greater:

  • Free Health Savings Account (HSA) Checking
  • IRA Savings or IRA Term Share (CD)
  • Money Market Account (High, Ultimate or Premium Yield)
  • Term Share Account (CD)

One offer per member. While supplies last. Offer expires Sep. 30, 2016. Includes new money. Certain restrictions apply.

New EMV or "chip" credit cards

EMV 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 >


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


June 1, 2016
Hughes announces continued partnership with Sallie Mae® to offer private education loan

January 4, 2016

Hughes staff, members raise more than $14,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

January 4, 2016
Hughes to Award $6,000 in Scholarship Funds

April 18, 2016
2016 Scholarship Winners

January 4, 2016
Hughes staff, members raise more than $14,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

January 4, 2016
Hughes to Award $6,000 in Scholarship Funds


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 and Credit 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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