About Us

Do More. Bank Less.

Stanford Federal Credit Union is devoted to improving the financial lives in our global community. We’re a not-for-profit credit union that’s owned by our 60,000+ 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.

Our 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 the 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.

team icon  Our Team

The Stanford FCU team always puts our members first—something the for-profit banks simply can’t match. Our Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee are all volunteers who represent the membership.

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  Member Give Back

As a member-owned financial cooperative with a mission to improve financial lives, Stanford FCU is proud of the many ways we’ve been able to give back to our members with minimal fees, deposit products that help members earn more, and time-saving services.

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join us icon  Join Us

We encourage you to join us and become part of the Stanford community! Learn more about eligibility on our Who Can Bank at Stanford FCU web page. Then open an account online or schedule an appointment at a local branch.

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holding hands icon  Strategic Partnerships

Stanford FCU has partnerships throughout our community, always keeping our primary mission to improve financial lives in mind. Whether we’re providing free financial education or raising funds for our local children’s hospital, we’re here to make a difference!

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community spirit  Community Spirit

There is much more to being a good community partner than monetary donations. Stanford FCU is a visible presence at events throughout our community, with staff volunteering time and energy to help create a vibrant, positive atmosphere in our corner of the world.

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  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).

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