Getting To Know Telhio

By now, you’ve heard that Columbus Metro has merged with Telhio Credit Union. But you may not know much about Telhio yet, so let us introduce you. 


Telhio Credit Union was founded in 1934 to serve Columbus Telephone Company employees. The credit union now serves all who live, work, worship or attend school in Central and Southwest Ohio as well as select employer groups across a variety of industries.


The credit union motto is, “Not for profit, not for charity, but for service.” From its very beginning, Telhio has put people before profit. The organization is guided by three core values – caring, commitment and integrity – and those values are at the center of everything they do.

Member Service

Telhio offers all of the products and services that Columbus Metro offers and then some. New offerings include wealth management and investment planning services, business banking and Health Savings Accounts.

In other cases, Telhio’s version of our existing service has more to offer. For example, Telhio’s online and mobile banking offers credit score monitoring, transfers to and from other financial institutions and the ability to view and change automatic transfers within the credit union. These features will be available to Columbus Metro members once the operational merger is complete.

In the Community

Telhio has a strong tradition of giving to the communities they serve and proudly partners with organizations including Autism Speaks, the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and Ronald McDonald House. The credit union also offers an annual scholarship program for student members.

Telhio recently became certified as a Community Development Financial Institution by the U.S. Treasury. CDFIs empower low-income and underserved people and communities to enter the financial mainstream.

For More Information

We’ll share more about Telhio and the operational merger in the coming months. In the meantime, you can visit and find them on social media – they’re on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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Spread the Word, Share the Wealth

At Columbus Metro, we believe the highest compliment you can pay us is to recommend us to someone else. Now you can earn up to $50 each time you do, thanks to our new referral program.                                                                                                                  

You can refer almost anyone, as long as they live, work, worship or attend school in Franklin County. And there's no limit on the number of people you can refer. The more referrals you make, the more you can earn!                                                                                                                  

You'll earn $25 if your referral opens a qualifying checking account and $25 if they finance an auto loan with us. That's up to $50 per referral. What's more, your referral will earn the same amount.                                                                                                                  

It's easy to cash in. Simply complete our referral form and give it to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker. Have them bring the form to any of our branches to open a new account. After the account's been open 60 days, we'll review it and pay out the cash!


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