On June 19, 2019, the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions named Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bill Schirmer its 2019 CEO of the Year. The award honors the nation’s top credit union leader based on his success in fulfilling the credit union mission of serving its members’ financial needs..


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Under Bill Schirmer’s leadership, ETFCU introduced its high-interest Vertical Checking in 2015. This free checking account offers members a rate of 3.00% APY—increasing to 3.30% APY in July 2019—plus reimbursement for any ATM fees worldwide.1

As the popularity of Vertical Checking has grown, so, too, has the financial return to accountholders. In 2019, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union returned $5.5 million to its members through checking accounts alone.





The NAFCU CEO of the Year award acknowledges ETFCU’s impact in the community through Habitat for Humanity, an increased commitment to the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, and substantial involvement with local school systems. Last year, through scholarships, sponsorships, and donations, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union returned more than $620,000 to the communities it serves.


In 2019, Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union again ranked as the Evansville-area’s top mortgage lender by market share, and it increased net worth by $20.6 million. The credit union ranked #1 among Indiana credit unions on Forbes’ annual list of Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions.

On behalf of the entire Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union family, we are proud to acknowledge our President and CEO on this incredible accomplishment.

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1Annual Percentage Yield accurate as of 07/01/2019. Rate subject to change. Fees or other conditions could reduce earnings on the account. Applicable on balances up to $20,000. 3.30% APY dividend will not be paid if all services are not used or if fewer than 15 debit purchases post in the month. Debit transactions typically post within two business days and may vary based on merchant processing. ATM transactions do not qualify as debit card purchases. ScoreCard points are not rewarded on purchases from Vertical Checking. Online and mobile banking logins and eStatements enrollment are reported and counted the next business day.  To help you balance your checkbook, click here to open a check reconciliation form along with error resolution notification information. Must meet account requirements to receive ATM fee reimbursement. ATM fee reimbursement limited to $15 per account per month.