About Us

Stanford FCU is devoted to improving the financial lives in our global community

Do more. Bank less.

We’re a not-for-profit credit union that’s owned by 70,000 members! We give back to our members every day with low rates on loans, high rates on savings, low fees and personal service. Our focus is always on our member/owners, and we’re constantly searching for new ways to offer greater value.

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Stanford history

In 1959 a group of Stanford University employees pooled their resources to create a bank dedicated to serving Stanford. Our membership grew to include the entire Stanford community—faculty, staff, students, volunteers, alumni, employees of Stanford Health Care and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. As Stanford FCU’s reputation grew, more people wanted to become part of the Stanford community. Today we also serve over 100 local companies and their employees, including Google, Facebook, Genentech, SAP, VMware, Amazon and Visa.

Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford FCU was the first financial institution to offer the convenience of online banking. Innovation and member convenience continue to be a top priority, as we draw on Stanford University’s innovation and our high-tech community. Another priority that’s aligned with our mission to improve financial lives is our financial education. We offer free online learning modules, personal counseling, and free seminars (approximately 100 per year!).

We're different

Every credit union dreams of being able to give back to its members, but in today’s highly competitive financial services industry, few can achieve that dream. Stanford FCU is different—our financial strength has enabled us to give back to members in a variety of meaningful ways. Learn more by visiting our Member Give Back web page.

Safe and Secure

Stanford FCU is financially fit and well managed. Read the most recent Annual Report for more information. Your deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to $250,000 (IRAs up to an additional $250,000).