KEMBA Financial Credit Union was founded in 1933 as the credit union for employees of The Kroger Bakery, and stands for Kroger Employee Mutual Benefits Association.
The original branch opened inside the Kroger Bakery downtown. In 1971, the branch relocated to East Broad Street in Whitehall and moved again in 2006 to our current location in Gahanna. Today we continue to serve Kroger associates, but also employees of more than 175 additional area companies, plus anyone who lives, works or worships in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Logan, Fairfield, Licking, and Union counties.
Currently, we have 11 branches across Central Ohio, and growing, along with complete Digital Banking services, automated telephone banking, more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,500 shared branching locations nationwide.
With nearly $2 billion in assets and serving more than 124,000 members, we continually are recognized as a statewide and nationwide leader among credit unions.
We exist to enrich the financial lives of our members and associates and will do so with passion, empathy, and integrity.
At our core, we’re committed to:
- Serving our membership and returning financial value to the cooperative
- Member and consumer financial education
- Upholding the democratic principles KEMBA was founded on, and the Credit Union movement
- Recognizing the value of diversity across our staff, volunteer Board of Directors, and entire membership
- Actively participating in the communities we serve with public service and financial support
Our Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We believe that diversity in all forms makes us a stronger organization, one that is better able to serve both our members, associates and our Board. We are committed to actively inviting all colors, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, abilities, lifestyles and thought to our table. We take our role as a cooperative seriously, actively seeking to encourage financial stability within the entire community, but particularly those underrepresented with education and other resources.