How to Join Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union offers membership to those who serve in the U.S. military, their families, and select civilian employees. Learn more about how to join Navy Federal Credit Union.

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About Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with over 8 million members and more than $91 billion in assets. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, Navy Federal Credit Union serves all Department of Defense personnel, including active duty, reservists, retirees, and their families. You can become a member of Navy Federal Credit Union by opening a savings account with a minimum deposit of $5.

History

Navy Federal Credit Union was founded in 1933 with seven members and has grown to become the world’s largest credit union, serving over 8 million members worldwide. Navy Federal Credit Union’s growth is a result of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

Navy Federal Credit Union offers its members a full range of deposit, loan, and credit products and services, as well as competitive rates on savings accounts and certificates, checking accounts, auto and mortgage loans, and more. Navy Federal Credit Union is committed to providing outstanding service to its members and convenient access to their accounts through a network of branches, ATMs, online banking, and mobile app.

Mission and values

Navy Federal Credit Union is an American credit union headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, chartered and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Navy Federal is the world’s largest credit union with over 8 million members, more than 20,000 employees, $91 billion in assets.

Navy Federal Credit Union mission is “to serve those who serve us,” including Department of Defense personnel and their families.

The credit union philosophy of “people helping people” extends to its employees as well. A testament to this is the fact that in 2017, Navy Federal was ranked #32 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list—its highest position ever.

How to join Navy Federal Credit Union

Navy Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union that offers its members great rates on savings accounts, checking accounts, loans, and other financial products. Navy Federal is open to all members of the military, Department of Defense, and their families. If you’re looking for a credit union that you can trust, Navy Federal is a great option. Here’s how you can join.

Who is eligible to join?

Navy Federal Credit Union is open to active and retired members of the military and their families, Department of Defense civilians and contractors, and other select employer groups. In addition, anyone who lives or works in certain areas near military bases may also be eligible to join.

How to join

Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with over 8 million members, 20,000 employees, and 300 locations. Navy Federal Credit Union offers a wide range of financial products and services to its members, from checking and savings accounts to credit cards and mortgages.

Joining Navy Federal Credit Union is easy and anyone can become a member. There are a few different ways to join:

-Become a member of the military: If you are active duty, reserve, or retired from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard, you are eligible to join Navy Federal Credit Union. You will need to provide a valid military ID when you sign up.
-Become an employee of the Department of Defense: If you work for the Department of Defense in any capacity, you are eligible to join Navy Federal Credit Union. You will need to provide a valid Department of Defense ID when you sign up.
-Become an immediate family member of someone who is already a member: If you have a parent, sibling, spouse, or child who is already a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, you can join as well. You will need to provide proof of your relationship when you sign up.
-Join through the National Military Family Association: The National Military Family Association is a non-profit organization that serves military families. If you are a member of the National Military Family Association, you are eligible to join Navy Federal Credit Union. You will need to provide proof of your membership when you sign up

Products and services

Navy Federal Credit Union is open to anyone who is a uniformed service member, Department of Defense employee, or a family member of someone who is. You can join Navy Federal Credit Union by opening a share savings account with a $5 deposit. This deposit establishes your membership and gives you a share of ownership in the credit union. You can open an account online, in person, or by mail.

Savings and checking accounts

Navy Federal offers a full range of depository accounts including share savings, share certificates, money market savings, and share draft (checking) accounts. All of these accounts are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. government agency.

Navy Federal also offers a number of special features and services with its depository accounts, including:
-Direct deposit of your paycheck or government benefits
-Online and mobile banking
-Overdraft protection
-ATM access
-Visa® debit cards

Loans

Navy Federal Credit Union offers loans for both members and non-members of the military. For members, the credit union offers a variety of loans, including personal, auto, maritime/marine, and educational loans. For non-members, Navy Federal Credit Union offers auto loans and home equity lines of credit.

Credit cards

Navy Federal offers a wide variety of credit cards to members. You can choose from low interest cards, cash back cards, and even cards that offer rewards points that can be used for travel and other purchases. No matter what your needs are, Navy Federal has a credit card to meet them.

Financial planning and investing

Navy Federal Credit Union offers a wide variety of financial planning and investment services to help you make the most of your money. We can provide you with personalized guidance and recommendations for investing, saving for retirement, and more.

We offer a wide range of products and services, including:

-Retirement planning
-Investment guidance
-Financial planning
-Debt management

Navy Federal Credit Union is a financial institution that serves the US military members and their families. Navy Federal Credit Union locations are present in all 50 states of the US, as well as in Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Find a branch or ATM

Navy Federal Credit Union has branches across the United States. Use our locator to find one near you.

You can also join Navy Federal Online, by phone, or through select employers.

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