Who We Are

Our History

SPARK The Energy Credit Union was originally established as Shell Employees' Credit Union in response to a tight credit market in the 1950s. During this time, banks were unwilling to lend to customer without collateral, which left many individuals no choice but to turn to finance companies who charged exhorbitant rates for unsecured loans.

Because of this, several Shell employees banded together to form the Shell Employees' Credit Union (SECU). Their ethos was to provide services to the community of Shell employees, during a time when no one else was willing to help out. Over the years, SECU flourished to become the full-service financial institution that it is today, offering deposit, lending, and wealth management services. With almost 6000 members worldwide, offices in Calgary and Fort Saskatchewan, and over $260 millon in assets - the credit union has truly come a long way.

In 2018, we changed our name to SPARK The Energy Credit Union to allow all energy industry people to benefit from the competitive products and award-winning service that we have to offer.  Despite all the changes we've gone through in our over 60 years of existence - one thing remains the same: we exist to help our members thrive in good times, and be resilient in challenging times.


To be a trusted financial partner to our members. We work alongside them to ensure they achieve the happiness and prosperity they deserve for the work they do.


To provide members of the Alberta energy industry with the financial products, service, and understanding they deserve to help them thrive in good times and be resilient in challenging times.