Firstmark has 15 branches located across San Antonio. Credit: Courtesy / Firstmark Credit Union.

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Firstmark Credit Union has been helping people achieve financial success for more than 80 years. Founded in 1932 by 10 teachers within the San Antonio Independent School District, Firstmark has grown the original $475 investment to more than 100,000 members and more than $1 billion in assets. We have opened new locations, added new products, and introduced new technologies to meet the needs of our mobile based services. Firstmark is a nonprofit, member-owned financial institution focused on helping people to better their lives and small businesses.

Commitment to giving back

Firstmark Credit Union is committed to giving back to the community and partnering with outstanding organizations such as Literacy San Antonio, the San Antonio Parks Foundation, and local schools, colleges and universities. In 2017 alone, Firstmark employees volunteered more than 1,300 hours to nonprofits such as the San Antonio Food Bank, Junior Achievement, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. This same pledge of giving back also extends to our members.

Steadfast promise to our business members

Firstmark Credit Union strives to focus on what consumers are looking for in a financial company – smart solutions, good pricing to save money, the ability to connect easily, and fast and friendly services. We believe that focusing on these areas is even more important to ensure that our business members have the best financial experience. Strong relationships begin with trust – not only trust within our community, but also with our members.

We provide a full spectrum of financial services, including commercial loan and equipment financing options to assist both large and small proprietors and enterprises that are facing expansion or product growth. Serving the San Antonio area for more than 80 years, Firstmark is committed to providing first-in-class lending solutions to our business members.

Our commercial loan options are flexible and competitive. With our in-house financial experts guiding you through the process, you’ll be on your way to fulfill your project needs while boosting business capital. Rene Garcia of Sonterra Dermatology worked with Firstmark’s business lending team to secure a commercial equipment loan to finance additional medical equipment for his office.

“After having marginal experiences with several other financial institutions in San Antonio, I am glad we found Firstmark Credit Union to assist us with our financing needs,” Garcia said. “As a local small business, we value relationship building and working with like-minded individuals who have our best interest at hand.

“Our experience with Firstmark has been excellent and the process has been seamless ever since we decided to work with them for our financing needs,” he added. “We will continue to reach out to Firstmark for our future ventures.”

Whether you’re purchasing new or used equipment like our business member Sonterra Dermatology, we offer sound financial solutions for any business need across sectors in construction, healthcare, commercial real estate, and professional services. Firstmark financial services are designed with your business in mind, and to fulfill your business goals.

Is a commercial equipment loan right for you?

The rapid pace of technology often dictates change and fosters growth. Firstmark Credit Union recognizes the importance of investing in innovative technology to support the growing needs of consumers who prefer the ease of banking on the go. The same expectation comes from businesses to provide cutting-edge services to stay competitive. Because of technology’s rapid pace, commercial equipment loans can be used to support an enterprise’s growth.

A commercial equipment loan gave Sonterra Dermatology a new space to accommodate their growing clientele and medical equipment to support new and emerging treatments in aesthetic dermatology. With medical equipment rapidly improving and changing, financing new equipment proved to be a wise investment for this small business.

Commercial equipment loans can also be used for financing new vehicles – including trailers and trucks – or to refinance existing equipment. LCR Total Transport used commercial equipment loans to support their growing construction material hauling business. According to proprietor LC Robbins, Firstmark’s reputation for developing strong relationships with small businesses was the biggest selling point for him.

“Over the last several years, I have had the pleasure of doing business with Firstmark for the vast majority of our capital needs for trucks and equipment and 100% of our banking needs,” Robbins said. “Having owned businesses and having banking relationships with many banks in our area since 1972, I can say without reservation that Firstmark is as good as it gets.”

Similar to LC Robbins, Firstmark business members can finance equipment with confidence knowing their liquid assets are available to use. For LCR Total Transport, the secured funding allowed the trucking business to operate without interruption while meeting client demands across South Texas.

Borrower Benefits

Aside from preserving cash flow to cover expenses and payroll, borrowers can make those large investments in the latest equipment or upgrade technology to expedite services and stay ahead of competitors. Our clients at Sonterra Dermatology and LCR Total Transport were able to expand their business ventures using the excess cash flow available to them.

If July’s economic indicators from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas hold steady, industries in construction, medical, and real estate should continue to see growth. To see how your business can benefit from a commercial loan or equipment leasing with loan amounts up to $2,500,000, call 210-499-6621 or click here.

Firstmark Credit Union is a member-owned, locally controlled not-for-profit financial cooperative. It was chartered in 1932, giving it the honor of being the oldest state-chartered credit union in San...