How To Open An Account

Membership with Stanford FCU has many benefits. We also make it easy to open your credit union accounts. Just choose the most convenient way for you to open your membership account, today!

 

Open Your Account Online

Select Open Account to complete the online New Account Application.

Be prepared to supply the following information:

  • Personal Information (driver’s license or passport, US Social Security Number, US citizenship or resident alien status)
  • Account information for accounts that you will be closing to transfer to Stanford FCU

Be prepared to fund your initial deposit. A minimum deposit of $5 is required to open a Stanford FCU account. Your initial deposit can be made via:

  • credit card, debit card, electronic transfer (ACH)
  • check or cash in a branch
  • check by mail, payable to Stanford Federal Credit Union:
    Stanford Federal Credit Union
    P.O. Box10690
    Palo Alto, CA 94303-0843
    Attention: Online Services

 

Open Your Account in Person

Our friendly New Account Representative will assist you at any of our Locations.

To open an account at a branch location, you must bring:

  1. A copy of an unexpired Gov’t issued ID with a picture, such as a Driver’s License or passport.
  2. Cash or a check, payable to Stanford Federal Credit Union, in the amount of at least $5. The five dollars will be deposited to your account.

 

Open Your Account by Mail

You can give one of our Member Service Representatives a call at (650) 723-2509 or toll-free at (888) 723-7328 outside the 650 area code. The Member Service Representative will mail everything you need to open an SFCU Account, even a postage-paid envelope.
To join by mail, you must:

  1. Enclose a copy of an unexpired Gov’t issued ID with a picture, such as a Driver’s License or passport.
  2. Enclose a check in the amount of at least $5 payable to Stanford Federal Credit Union. The five dollars will be deposited to your account.
  3. Mail the completed Signature Card and check to:

Stanford Federal Credit Union
P. O. Box 10690
Palo Alto, CA 94303-0843
Attention: Online Services

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