Allegacy Federal Credit Union has been named the 2016 Credit Union of the Year (Collaboration and Innovation) by the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO).

The award is given to the credit union that best exemplifies the collaborative and innovative use of the CUSOs to effectively and efficiently serve the financial needs of its members. NACUSO acknowledged both the breadth of services and the creative ways Allegacy is leveraging its expertise. Through its various operating units Allegacy offers real estate, insurance, payroll, financial planning and an array of human resources/wellness consulting services to small and mid-sized businesses and other credit unions.

“We are honored by this recognition and proud of the work our Allegacy employees do every day to help our members and their employees be the best they can be,” said Rick Leander, president/managing director of Allegacy Business Solutions. “We are committed to offering quality services to our members, increasing efficiency and helping position them for further growth and success.”

About Allegacy

Allegacy is one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina, with members throughout the world. Founded in 1967 in Winston-Salem, Allegacy has a broad membership base open to anyone in our community.  Current members also include the employees, retirees and families of over 600 companies throughout the country.  Allegacy offers virtually all personal and business financial services. Allegacy Financial Centers are concentrated in the Triad area with 14 convenient locations and eight high school student-run credit unions in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system. For more information, visit