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Top 10 Credit Unions

As a rule, many credit unions are small regional financial institutions serving a small member base such as a school district, specific employer or group within the area.  However, there are some credit unions that are quite large with branches located through the country and are home to large memberships.  These credit unions, due to their size, can offer more products and services to their members.  Credit unions are funded by the deposits of their members and the top 10 below, have some of the largest assets from deposits with which to serve their membership.  
Looking to join a larger credit union to receive all the perks of belonging to a credit union but want to maintain some of the benefits you currently enjoy from a national bank, then one of these credit unions might be right for you.

Last update: September 15, 2021

 
Credit Union # of Members Membership Criteria #Branches & Locations Minimum Initial Deposit Services Provided
Navy Federal Credit Union Over 10 Million Members of the armed forces, DoD (Department of Defense), Veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their family 340 Worldwide $5 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Online Banking
State Employees Credit Union Over 2 Million Employees of businesses in North Carolina, including federal employees assigned to work at North Carolina state agencies, members of the National Guard, those who retired from an eligible employment, and their immediate family and anyone sharing a single economic unit with a current member 272 within North Carolina $25 (exception those with a FAT CAT account) Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Estates, Trusts, Investments, Insurance, Online Banking
Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) Over 2 Million As of 2018 anyone can join PenFed Credit Union 50 in Washington DC $25 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Online Banking
BECU (Boeing Employees Credit Union) Over 1 Million Live/Work/Business Owner/Worship/Study in Washington state, select counties in Idaho, Oregon, or work at Boeing (including federal employee stationed at a Boeing company plant), or family members Over 50 in Washington State and 2 in South Carolina, and 240 ATM locations $5 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Investing, Online Banking
Schools First Federal Credit Union Over 1 Million Employees (including retired) and individuals that work or study in primary or secondary education in California along with family members Over 60 within California $5 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Investing, Online Banking
First Technology Credit Union More than half a million People who work in Oregon or employees of a partner company and their family 36 in 8 Western States $5 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Investing, Insurance, Online Banking
The Golden 1 Credit Union Over 1 Million People who live or work in California, those who work for a Select Employee Groups and their families 73 branches and 4 home loan centers within California $1 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Online Banking
Alliant Credit Union More than half a million Current or retired employees of partner companies or people who live or work in one of the communities near their headquarters in Chicago Online only - no branches $5 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Online Banking
American First Credit Union Over 1 Million Live/Work/Worship/Study in eligible areas of Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Oregon and New Mexico 128 in 6 States $1 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Investing, Online Banking
Suncoast Credit Union Over 900,000 Live/Work/Worship/Study in the served counties of Florida and their family 73 within Florida $5 Checking, Savings, Credit Cards, Loans, Investing, Insurance, Online Banking
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