Astera Credit Union


70 years ago, John Tome watched with sadness as his co-workers lost homes, cars, and furnishings to lenders during a work stoppage at Fisher Auto Body. After learning that there wasn’t a credit union for workers to turn to in their time of need, John contacted Tom Eno, president of UAW Local 602, and suggested that they organize a credit union of their own.

On January 8th, 1949 charter #6016 was granted to the Lansing Fisher Federal Credit Union. Each of the original members subscribed to one, $5.00 share of the cooperative, securing their financial future and a voice in the Credit Union. Many of the original members who worked at Fisher Body took advantage of the “payroll deduction system,” which consisted of John walking the factory floor taking deposits in a steel lunch pail with all records kept by hand! At the end of 1950, the Credit Union had 301 members and assets totaled $16,709.66 ($164,373.13 as adjusted for inflation).

The credit union operated out of Tome’s home for many years until Auto Body Credit Union moved to a building at 320 Clare Street. In 1981, Auto Body Credit Union merged with Co-Op Credit Union of Lansing, establishing two locations, and in 1986, a third branch was started. In 2008, Auto Body Credit Union merged with Auto Body Workers Credit Union of Ionia and gained its first branch in Ionia County, MI.

HSA Program Features

FDIC or NCUA Insured:
Min Balance to Open:
  • Online Banking

HSA Interest Rates

Interest rates for various balance tiers
$40.00+ 0.15% APY
Last checked on: 02-22-2021. Rates may not be current, please check the provider's website for the latest rates.


Monthly Maintenance Fee $0.00
Account Opening Fee $0.00
Account Closing Fee Unknown

HSA Investment Options

Mutual Fund Platform: close   Self-Directed Brokerage: close   CDs: close   Other: close

Contact Information

General Information

Address 111 S. Waverly Road
Lansing, MI 48917

Customer Service

Mailing Address 111 S. Waverly Road
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone Number 800-323-0048