COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Complementing its ongoing commitment to provide best-in-class services for more than 77,000 students, faculty and staff, Texas A&M University announced Monday two fully integrated Campus+ partnerships with Aggieland Credit Union and Wells Fargo.
The partnerships start immediately and allow for both financial institutions to have a deep engagement across campus, as well as within athletics, for the next 10 years. Wells Fargo and Aggieland Credit Union commit to bringing exceptional comprehensive services to campus, in addition to dedicating more than $300,000 to student scholarships and designating additional resources to on-campus financial literacy programs, according to Texas A&M officials.
Texas A&M Vice President for Brand Development Shane Hinckley said it is critical for the university to continue securing services that help students, faculty and staff with everyday needs.
“Partnerships like this, with the magnitude of involvement by Aggieland Credit Union and Wells Fargo, help enhance our ongoing commitment to bring zero or low-fee banking options to our campus community,” Hinckley said. “We are also excited about additional resources that can be added to our existing financial literacy programs to help students, faculty and staff. People can expect to see more integrated services through these Texas A&M-driven Campus+ partnerships.”
Notably, Aggieland Credit Union has been serving Aggies since 1985 when it was originally chartered as Texas Aggie Federal Credit Union to serve full-time students and members of The Association of Former Students. The credit union now formally aligns with Texas A&M University for the first time to assume the designation as its Official Credit Union Partner. As part of its brand-new campus-wide partnership, members can take advantage of a co-branded debit card, the option to open a low-to no-fee checking or savings account, and with no minimum balance for either type of account.
For Texas A&M and Wells Fargo, its longtime Official Banking Partner, this new campus-wide partnership marks the beginning of a new era and elevated relationship between the two brands. The Aggies and Wells Fargo share a deep history together as the two have aligned for three decades inclusive of a co-branded debit card and on-campus visibility, Hinckley said.
Campus+ is a dedicated team inside Learfield IMG College, a longtime partner of the university that works closely with the Aggies on many levels. The Campus+ team collaborated with senior campus leadership to curate the integrated partnerships with Aggieland Credit Union and Wells Fargo.
Aggieland Credit Union President and CEO Howard Baker said the partnership with Texas A&M aligns with their mission to support and engage Aggies where they study, work and live.
“Founded by Aggies to serve Aggies, Aggieland Credit Union is absolutely thrilled to be the Official Credit Union of Texas A&M University,” Baker said. “The credit union’s passion and commitment to financial literacy, cooperative credit union principals, and best interests of Aggies and Texas A&M, as well as our members throughout Texas, are well-served by this partnership.”
Aggieland Credit Union also has a strong passion of supporting financial literacy, by offering free financial education to community partners, school districts and business partnerships throughout Texas. With the Texas A&M partnership, the credit union will be able to offer tailored education to incoming and current students to keep their finances on track while in school and help prepare them for life after education. Too, the partnership will ensure that faculty and staff are not only prepared for unexpected expenses, but also for retirement.
Wells Fargo Region Bank President David O’Neil expressed the bank’s excitement to continue providing all Aggies with the banking options, tools and resources they need to help them meet their individual financial goals.
“We take pride in offering our customers the convenient Aggie Bucks Unlimited Debit Card and the financial services they want, when, where and how they want it — from our best-in-class Wells Fargo Mobile app to our on-campus ATMs and Bryan-College Station branches,” O’Neil said. “It’s an honor for us to serve the Aggie community through this partnership that will allow us to provide Aggies with additional financial education programs, using our Hands on Banking program, and help students locate potential scholarships using our TFS Scholarship online resource. We look forward to building a collaborative relationship with Texas A&M that will not only impact the school, but the local community.”
Learfield IMG College Chief Revenue Officer Andy Rawlings said these partnerships are key to helping the campus community.
“It’s a privilege for us to represent Texas A&M University not only through our Campus+ business but on many levels, and we value these longtime relationships,” Rawlings said. “Without question, this university has a campus community that is incredibly special and a brand that continues to soar. Wells Fargo and Aggieland Credit Union certainly recognize this and will have significant engagement with those who call Texas A&M home. We look forward to working with them to maximize their new affinity with the Aggies.”