LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a virtual event on September 24. The Acadiana community has honored Advancial with this award for three years in a row.

With one branch located on Kaliste Saloom and another branch on Johnston Street, Advancial has served the local community with great financial products and personal service since they first opened a branch in Lafayette in 1985.

“We’re humbled to be chosen for the third time as the Best Bank in Acadiana,” said Brent Sheffield, President and CEO of Advancial. “This has been a challenging year for all of us, so we’re thrilled to have something so wonderful to celebrate.”

Darla Mire, South Lafayette branch manager, was excited – but not surprised. “We’re invested in this community. Our members are our friends and neighbors and we work every day to help them reach their financial goals” she said. “Three years in a row is a huge achievement, but we’re not slowing down any time soon!”

Community Development Manager Lacey Maynor echoed Mire’s enthusiasm. “Even with the turmoil we’ve all experienced this year, our team here in Acadiana has remained committed to bringing the best, most innovative financial tools to our community so that we could all weather this storm together,” she said. “It’s so rewarding to know that our efforts have earned us such a high honor.”

With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 90,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at