Press Release

Telhio Credit Union extends credit card partnership with Elan

April 30, 2021

Telhio Credit Union, a $1.2 billion credit union, and Elan Financial Services, a leading payment services provider, announced they have extended their long-term partnership to provide Telhio’s 70,000 consumer and business members with industry-leading credit card products. This partnership provides high-value, diverse credit card options to Telhio’s consumer and commercial members.

Telhio credits the program’s long-term success to the open and continual communication with their designated Elan representative. Telhio cardmembers benefit from options that fit their individual lifestyles and financial needs while Elan handles everything from marketing of cards to current and prospective members to member service inquiries and issues.

“Operationally, Elan has proven to be an extension of our internal team,” said Karen Daniels, Telhio Credit Union senior vice president and chief retail officer. “They handle member concerns or questions efficiently and effectively, they are constantly monitoring and responding to trends in the marketplace, and they make it simple and easy for current and new members to apply. We are proud to partner with Elan.”

Since the partnership began in 2006, Telhio Credit Union has seen significant growth in its credit card program.

“Our partnership with Elan has been one of the key factors in helping our organization grow to a $1.2 billion credit union,” said Leslie Bumgarner, Telhio Credit Union President and CEO,. “A high-quality credit card program is critical to ensuring our members – both consumer and commercial – have the credit services that they need to thrive. Elan has allowed us to offer this program to our members seamlessly.”

About Elan Financial Services

As America’s leading agent credit card issuer, Elan serves more than 250 active credit union partners. For more than 50 years, Elan has offered an outsourced partnership solution that provides credit unions the ability to offer a competitive credit card program. Elan has developed industry-leading technologies to improve cardmember satisfaction and drive growth all while sharing the program economics with its partners. For more information, visit

About Telhio Credit Union

Telhio Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union, Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Preble counties. Founded in 1934, originally as the credit union for the Columbus Telephone Co., Telhio is a not-for-profit financial cooperative where its 75,000 members are also its owners. Driven by its philosophy that members come first, Telhio is committed to the highest standards of responsibility and conduct. Telhio offers a variety of innovative programs, services and products to support its members' financial needs. Telhio offers 12 branching offices throughout central and southwestern Ohio and nearly 4,000 shared branching locations nationwide. Federally insured by NCUA.

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