UW Credit Union is a consumer-oriented financial services cooperative and is governed by a member-elected board. They have 25 full-service branches in several areas of Wisconsin as well as more than 5,000 surcharge-free ATMs. They are federally insured by the Nation Credit Union Associated, have 220,000 members and 505 employees, and currently have $2.3 billion in assets.
Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union was started over 80 years ago in 1933 during the Great Depression. While many people were struggling at this time with their finances, state workers could barely manage to make ends meet. Banks would not lend to state workers as they were viewed as a credit risk and had little to no collateral. That is when 22 state employees decided to take control of their finances and start making a better life for their families and each other. They pooled their money together and had a meager $90 and started Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union, or PSECU. Today they are a fully functioning credit union and offer various services to their members.
In 1930, Consumers Credit Union started its business based on the principles, "Long-term stability. Dedication to providing the finest financial services. A committed investment in our Members." It is one of the largest credit unions in Illinois with more than 83,000 members and $930 million in assets. CCU is owned and democratically operated by their members, who elect their all-volunteer Board of Directors.
Lake Michigan Credit Union has been providing checking accounts, home and refinance loans and saving accounts for the citizens of Michigan since October 1933. To gain membership, there are a few criteria. While there aren’t many LMCU ATMS to choose from, the credit union does refund ATM fee charges at the end of each month, up to $15.00 per account. Currently, there are 575 employees throughout approximately 40 branches in Michigan.
Alliant Credit Union is an established, 80-year-strong company, with headquarters located in Chicago. With more than 45 locations nationwide, members have a few specific ways to become members. There are some specific companies, organizations, and associations that allow new accounts within the credit union.
The vision of Bethpage Federal Credit Union is three-fold. They want their customers to know that they have a strong “commitment to extraordinary value and service, anytime, anywhere.” Their mission is to “dominate our competition through commitment to excellence and financial strength, exceeding the expectations of our members and employees. After serving the employees of Long Island's largest organizations, including Computer Associates and BAE, Bethpage Federal Credit Union began serving all Long Islanders directly after a community charter application was unanimously approved in September 2003. They have branches across Long Island, but the vision of Bethpage Federal Credit Union remains the same as when they first opened their doors for Grumman employees in 1941: Provide extraordinary service and value anytime, anywhere. As the needs of their members have grown and changed over the years, so has the list of products and services they offer. Bethpage Federal Credit Union has grown to be the largest credit union on Long Island because of the loyalty and commitment of their members through the years and they are still continuing to grow. They also offer membership to qualifying charities in their area. They service customers in the Long Island area and in surrounding areas including, Nassau County, and Suffolk County.
In 1956, Security Service Federal Credit Union opened its doors with eight members and $25 in deposits. The credit union was founded as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative to serve the fiscal needs of the members of the U.S. Air Force Security Service Command and their families. Since those humble beginnings, the credit union has expanded to include not only military members but a large and diverse number of members from companies, organizations and geographic areas throughout the southwestern United States in its field of membership. Security Service is the eighth largest credit union in the country, serving more than 700,000 members worldwide. There are now more than 2,600 ways to qualify for membership. They're headquartered in San Antonio, the credit union has 37 locations in Texas, 19 in Colorado and 14 in Utah. The credit union’s newest market is Utah, with locations in Salt Lake City, Provo, Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, St. George, Orem, Pleasant Grove, Springville, American Fork, and Payson.
Digital Employees' Federal Credit Union is a credit union based in Marlborough, Massachusetts. It has over 480,000 members and is the top 20 credit unions in the U.S.A. and the largest credit union headquartered in New England as measured by assets. Digital Employees' Federal Credit Union has over $6 Billion USD in assets. Digital Credit Union is regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) of the US federal government. They have 22 full-service branches and give full-service branches in New Hampshire, although it has members in all 50 U.S. states. Digital Credit Union has adopted a vision statement that “all members achieve their financial goals." This is accomplished by three principles that guide the decisions and behavior of employees and management at Digital Credit Union which allows the credit union to achieve that vision. These principles known as "The DCU Way" are people come first, do the right thing, and make a difference.
Vystar originally was named Jax Navy. They were a small credit union organized in 1952 by 12 civil service employees who were having difficulty establishing credit. They needed financing for a car, home or personal use. The 12 civil workers started Jax Navy each with $5 and a commitment to help military and civil service employees, making their membership exclusive. Jax Navy's focus was on its members, not profit, and wanted to help everyone gain the most out of their investments. After being open for one year, 1,100 members had joined. By the end of the 1950s, membership had grown to 9,178. In 1962, Jax Navy had built member loyalty and not wanting to lose members to retirement, they extended membership to include retirees. They opened new branches for their member on and off of military base locations. In 2002, Jax Navy changed their name to VyStar Credit Union and also changed their membership requirements to include anyone who lives or works in Northeast Florida.
NASA Federal Credit Union first opened its doors back in 1949, in Virginia. There are several locations statewide. Today, there are 249 employees throughout the many locations in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. It is one of the largest credit unions in the region.