Alliant Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Alliant provides exclusive benefits to employees, retirees, and members of qualifying organizations and their family members; any member of the Foster Care to Success; and individuals who live or work in a qualifying community and their family members. Founded in 1935, Alliant is the 5th largest credit union by asset size in the United States with $8.2 billion USD in assets, and serves over 280,000 members worldwide. On October 26, 1935, a small group of United Airlines employees organized a credit union. The credit union was originally founded as United Airlines Employees’ Credit Union (UAECU), but in 2003, the name was changed to Alliant Credit Union. After 68 years as a single-sponsor credit union, the credit union diversified membership and by the end of 2003, offered services to 27 sponsor organizations and to individuals who lived and worked in 19 communities around O’Hare International Airport. Today, Alliant Credit Union offers membership to over 150 organizations and continues to offer services to communities around O’Hare International Airport. In 2008, Alliant Credit Union acquired Kaiperm Federal Credit Union of Oakland, California.