Telhio recognized as one of America's Top Regional Banks and Credit Unions

Telhio Credit Union has been named one of America's distinguished Regional Banks and Credit Unions for 2024, a recognition bestowed by Newsweek in collaboration with Plant-A Insights Group. This acknowledgment highlights Telhio Credit Union's commitment to delivering community-centric financial services and celebrating its vital role in enhancing the financial well-being of its members.

In celebrating 90 years since its inception in 1934 as Columbus Telephone Employees Credit Union, Telhio's roots remain deeply embedded in the local community. With a history of success-sharing partnerships and developing tailored banking services, Telhio has responded to the needs of the communities it serves. Recognized as a trusted institution throughout Columbus, Telhio's commitment to building a sense of community and trust has set it apart in the financial landscape.

"This honor reaffirms our commitment to community-centric financial services and our pivotal role in enhancing members' financial well-being. Commemorating 90 years of service, Telhio's presence in the local community pronounced us as a trusted institution for the genuine connections with the communities we invest in," said Telhio CEO Derrick Bailey.

In achieving this recognition, Plant-A Insights and Newsweek conducted a thorough evaluation of over 9,440 financial institutions, gathering feedback from over 35,000 customers. Telhio Credit Union's notable financial health and stability, among other merits, secured them the highest rating of five-stars in this assessment, reflecting the institution's commitment to excellence and reshaping the financial experience through a community-centered approach. View the results of the study here.


As Ohio's top SBA (Small Business Administration) lending credit union, Telhio serves more than 68,000 individuals, families, and businesses across central and southwestern Ohio with the newest innovative financial technology, while providing personalized service for each member. Founded in 1934, and owned and governed by its members, Telhio's core values of caring, commitment and integrity guide each action and decision the credit union makes. As we celebrate 90 years, we renew our pledge to putting people over profit, and thank our members for continued trust and support.

Telhio offers 12 branching offices in Ohio and nearly 4,000 shared branching locations nationwide. Telhio is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in central and southwestern Ohio and participates in the highest level of combined federal and private share savings insurance available, insuring deposit accounts up to $500,000. (Federally insured by NCUA. Additional coverage up to $250,000 provided to consumer account holders by Excess Share Insurance Corporation, a licensed insurance company.)