To RSVP and learn more >what


Welcome to the newsroom

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?

When we launch a new program, promotion, technology or any other news our members will want to know about, we'll post it here. Scroll down to read what's new at Hughes today! 

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. 

I Spy A Summer Savings $250 Photo ContestiSpy 2014

It's time for the Elements of Money summer photo contest for teens. Simply take a picture, showing how you're having fun without spending too much money. Whether it's enjoying a fun day at the park, going to a free concert, or using a student discount to see a summer movie, all you need to do is snap a picture, submit it, and be entered to win $250! Learn more >

New EMV or "chip" credit cardsEMV Chip Card

Coming Soon - Hughes Federal Credit Union will be 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. Soon 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 and view the video >

Save the Date - Free Retirement Seminar!

Join us for a special workshop on Thursday, September 24, 2015, 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST at our Hermans Road Branch. To RSVP and learn more >

Now offering Apple Pay™!  HFCU-ApplePay-Use-Step1-AP

A safe, convenient, and easy way to pay with your Hughes debit or credit card! This includes the exclusive University of Arizona® Visa® Debit Cards and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards to pay for prescriptions and other qualified medical expenses. Hundreds of thousands of retailers accept Apple Pay and the list is growing daily! Learn more >


Take the legwork out of finding your next vehicle. CUDL AutoSMART 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 CUDL AutoSmart's inventory.


Avoid credit card payment delays

Avoid delays when making your Hughes Visa® Credit Card payments by including your full account number with your payment. The payment vendor is reporting a higher number of delayed or rejected payments due to incorrect or incomplete information. When making credit card payments by bill pay or other method please:

  • Include your 16-digit credit card account number
  • Do not truncate or shorten account numbers
  • Update your account number if you have purged an old account due to closure and re-issue.

Members will be contacted if their payment was rejected due to not providing full information. Delayed payments are backdated to the date of receipt. Members are also encouraged to set up AutoPay for their credit card payments.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Credit Union during regular business hours at 520-794-8341 or 800-253-8245 outside Tucson. Thank you for your membership and business.

Visa® Merchant Offers vs. CU REwards Logo_Visa

Hughes Federal Credit Union members can use their Visa® credit or debit card to enjoy valuable discounts. See Visa Merchant Offers to save on online purchases at merchants such as Ace, Target, ProFlowers, Zulily and more!


**NEW** 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 >

CardLock® Changes

The Visa® Credit Card CardLock® vendor reports their program will be decommissioned over the next few months. Beginning May 15, 2015, the CardLock mobile app will not be available in the App Store for download or re-install. Beginning in July 2015, support services for CardLock will no longer be available. Please watch for CardLock 2.0 mobile app coming soon. Members are also encouraged to enroll in Credit Card Online through Online Banking. You can view credit card activity, transactions and your statements online. You can also make payments and enroll in eStatements for your credit card. If you are already enrolled in Online Banking, click on the Accounts page and the Credit Card link in the Services section. Please have your credit card handy for easy enrollment. If you don't have Online Banking enroll here. If you have questions regarding CardLock or would like more information about alternative fraud solutions, please contact us during regular business hours at 520-794-8341 or 800-253-8245 outside Tucson or visit any branch location.

it's Summertime!

Hughes Federal Credit Union now offers Summer Loans to help you make the most of this summer! Consolidate bills, take a vacation, get your car fixed, or make home improvements.

Get One Low Rate! 9.5% Fixed APR*One Low Rate Stamp

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

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. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2015. 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 Apple Store® or Google Play

Visit the App Store  Visit the Play Store 

Instant issue
Get your debit card & PIN instantly!

Instant Issue UA Debit

Get your Visa® Debit card and PIN instantly through Instant Issue. Hughes Federal Credit Union is one of the few financial institutions to offer this service. Instant issue cards allow members to open a Checking account or replace a lost/stolen/damaged debit card immediately. Your card is ready to use at the ATM, restaurants, stores and businesses! You can even select your own PIN with Instant Issue. No waiting for traditional cards to arrive in the mail. Instant issue is available at any branch location, excluding our Voyager branch. Take advantage of Saturday hours at select branches. Get your Visa® Debit card today!

*Certain restrictions apply. Instant issue is not available for Visa® Credit cards. There may be a $10 fee for lost/stolen/damaged cards. See our product & service fees for more information.

Registered Member Shoppers

Registered Member Shoppers may click here.

News releases


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 in 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.


Apple, Apple Pay and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

You may also be interested in…

MatriMoney Wedding Registry Savings
VISA® credit cards
Find an ATM near you

Back to Top