What do I Need to Join a Credit Union?
About $5 to $10
That's the average cost of purchasing a credit union share.
To Pick a Credit Union to Join
Anybody can join a credit union. Each credit union serves what's called their “field of membership” - that's the commonality between the members. You may be eligible to join a credit union based on your:
- Employer - many employers sponsor their own credit unions
- Geographic Location - many credit unions serve anyone that lives, works or worships in a particular geographic area
- Family - most credit unions allow members' families to join. So if someone in your family is already a member of a credit union - you may be eligible too!
- Membership in a group - like a church, school or alumni, labor union, homeowners' association, etc.
How Do I Know Which Credit Union(s) to Pick?
You can look for a credit union near you by going to Find a Credit Union. Then, talk to your local credit union and inquire about their membership requirements.
You may already be eligible to join!