1933 - Eleven state employees meet in Sacramento as the Board of Directors of the newly formed California State Employees’ Credit Union #1 (CSECU #1).
1934 - Membership reaches 131.
1950 - Membership grows to 4,565.
1952 - Assets reach $1 million.
1956 - Membership reaches 13,000. Construction begins on State Employees building at 1108 O Street in Sacramento.
1961 - CSECU #1 staff moves into first permanent office and administrative headquarters in the State Employees building at 1108 O Street.
1977 - Assets reach $100 million. Name of credit union is changed to The Golden 1 Credit Union.
1982 - Membership grows to more than 100,000. Assets reach $225 million. First seven automated teller machines go into service.
1988 - Assets reach $600 million. Credit union now has 14 branches statewide.
1990 - Total of 21 branches are open statewide. Assets reach $820 million.
1992 - Assets reach more than $1 billion. Membership stands at 215,000.
1994 - Assets grow to almost $1.56 billion. Membership is more than 274,000, and the credit union now has 44 branches statewide.
1997 - Membership stands at more than 324,000. Assets reach $2 billion.
1998 - Assets reach more than $2.33 billion. Website is launched. The credit union now has 50 full-service branches, five non-teller branches, and 210 ATMs.
2000 - Membership grows to more than 400,000. Assets reach $3.1 billion. The credit union now has 58 branches statewide.
2002 - Membership grows to more than 495,000. Assets reach $4.2 billion. The credit union now has 65 branches and more than 260 ATMs.
2004 - Membership grows to more than 600,000. Assets reach $5.4 billion.
2007 - A total of 74 branches are open statewide. Several new products are introduced: Goldie’s Super Saver ClubSM, Equity My WaySM, and MarketRate CheckingSM. Elected into the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame.
2009 - Assets reach more than $7.6 billion. New products debut: Mobile and Text Banking. The credit union now has 83 branches. Now able to serve all who live or work in 34 of California’s 58 counties.
2010 - Launch of Golden 1 Mobile Banking app for iPhones® to complement online service offerings.
2011 - The Mobile Deposit application is launched, and Mobile Banking is made available for Android™ and BlackBerry® devices. "No-envelope" ATMs are introduced (on a limited basis). Golden 1 wins several awards for community outreach.
2012 - Assets reach more than $7.9 billion. Golden 1 launched a new college scholarship program for members and their dependents.
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