About Mazuma

Wanna know what makes us tick? Can’t say we blame ya. If we sound confident, it’s because we are. That’s cuz we’re not just an award-winning credit union (self-proclaimed awards count!), we’re a Kansas City staple. From Arrowhead to Joe’s KC, we love our Chiefs and bleed barbecue ribs. We’ve been a KC institution for over 65 years, which in dog years is like a million (check the math on that). Above all else, we’re all about banking happy, and we’ll do just about anything to make that happen.

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Our Brand

Our goal is simple: to make you smile and our egos soar. Take a closer look at our logo; yeah, we snuck a smile in there. Smiling is our favorite. From our logo to our people to our products and our Members, that’s what we strive for every day.

Behind the scenes we’re thinking about, meeting about and sometimes even arguing about how to deliver on this happy thing in every experience you have with us. We’ve still got a ways to go, but you can bet we’re giving it the ole college try.

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Our Story


Once upon a time there was this guy, Joe Pinkerton, who got the green light from the State of Missouri to open the Kansas City National Federation of Federal Employees Credit Union (rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?).

His wife, Wyla, went from one railroad station to the next collecting the first deposits of the credit union in a shoebox.

Then there was this other guy, Clarence H. Plaskett, who was the first charter member of the credit union with a whopping $5 share deposit.

That’s when things really started to get interesting.

Fast forward to 1998, when on our 50th birthday, we changed our name to Mazuma, the Yiddish word for money. Do we even need to insert a midlife crisis joke here? Yes. At least we didn’t get a sports car and leather pants. Just kidding, we did that too.

Let’s skip ahead again, to present day, and here we are with a whole new look, feel and attitude. Not only do we have our first-ever television spot, but we’re also scheduled to move into a brand new, innovative headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.

Yeah, we know. This sounds like a Hollywood ending. But really — wait for it — it’s just the beginning.