Business Spotlight: DATCU

Posted by Alora Wachholz on May 01, 2014
Tags: Business, Business Spotlight, Community, Town News

Inside the Trophy Club Tom Thumb grocery store, just beyond the entrance and past the deli seating area, something amazing is going on. Residents and credit union members are depositing checks, people are meeting with financial advisors about personal loans, families are being approved for mortgages, and investment decisions are being weighed and discussed. As a full-service financial institution in a compact and convenient location, the Trophy Club DATCU provides a special service in this community.

What is a credit union?

A credit union is quite different from most banks. Users aren’t simply customers at the Trophy Club DATCU, rather, individuals who utilize services become member owners.  The credit union is overseen by a Board of Directors, elected by the Credit Union membership, who volunteer their time to ensure the financial soundness, stability, and growth of the Credit Union. This Board establishes Credit Union policies and makes decisions that benefit the member / owners as a whole.

Perhaps the most important aspect of DATCU is that it isn’t a large operation with a multitude of branches, moving users through at a streamlined and impersonal pace. With ten convenient branch locations in the region, spanning from Denton where the credit union was born, to Flower Mound, Lewisville, The Colony, Aubrey, Decatur, Sanger, and Trophy Club, DATCU is focused on this area of DFW and knows what residents of this region need. That is why each person who opens an account at the Trophy Club DATCU will receive personalized attention from employees focused on building long-term relationships with members.

This not-for-profit business wants to know you and your family and be there for all of the major life changes that occur and require financial wisdom. If Trophy Club residents are ready to purchase a house, start a family, buy a new car, plan for retirement, or simply set up a savings plan for a fun summer vacation, Tiffany Stamness, DATCU Trophy Club Branch Manager, is there to help!  With an energetic smile, determined desire to help, and an expansive knowledge of financial enterprises, Tiffany and her staff are committed to helping Trophy Club residents succeed.

“We at DATCU pride ourselves on genuine and caring member service along with great products and services for our membership. We at the Trophy Club branch look forward to helping you with your future financial needs.” – Tiffany Stamness, DATCU Trophy Club Branch Manager


(Trophy Club DATCU Staff, Left to Right: Yousef Ismail- Assistant Branch Manager, Natalie Beech- Teller, Amanda Martinez- Teller, Julia Barks- Lead PSR, Tiffany Stamness- Branch Manager)

DATCU believes in family and community: employees are given generous time off and incentivized to volunteer through the Giving Heart Program, while community engagement efforts are a top priority for the credit union. Hosting 5K & Fun Runs, such as the DATCU Dash planned for May 3, 2014, providing annual complimentary Shred Days for members wanting to safely destroy sensitive information, participating in local mentorship programs for at-risk youth, offering a Skip A Payment Program for times when a loan payment might be difficult to make, partnering with local venues to provide children’s programming- these are just a few of the many ways that DATCU shows their dedication to the communities and people they serve.

Originally founded as a teacher’s credit union back in 1936, DATCU now offers membership to anyone living or working in Denton, Wise, Cooke, Montague, or Clay counties.

The Trophy Club DATCU is more than just your typical bank. They are a member of the community, staffed with enthusiastic employees waiting to know your name. So stop by and have a chat to get to know why the DATCU credit union is “The New Way to Bank.”


101 Trophy Lake Drive (Inside Tom Thumb)
Phone: 972-906-8270
Fax: 817-491-5924
Main Website:

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Extended Hours for Trophy Club Location!
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Extended Hours for Trophy Club Location!

If you would like your business featured in the Business Spotlight, please email Alora Wachholz, Economic Development & Marketing Coordinator to find out more!