How to Join a Las Vegas Credit Union

There are approximately 104 million members in the nearly 5,700 credit unions in business in the U.S., and they continue to add members at a record-setting pace. From more personalized service to better interest rates, if you’re thinking a Las Vegas credit union might be the right choice for you, here’s what you need to know before signing up:

Advantages of Joining a Las Vegas Credit Union

As many people have discovered, there are a lot of advantages to becoming a credit union member. In addition to accepting deposits, making loans and providing financial services just as banks do, they also offer the following benefits:

  • Their nonprofit status allows them to offer more reasonable rates and fees while paying higher earnings on savings.
  • You’re more than a customer. You’re a partial owner who can run to be a member of the board of directors.
  • People just like you are eager to help you get the most out of your credit union experience. Many organizations offer additional services like customer outreach, financial education and special offers for small businesses

Clark County Credit Union also offers members a stake in Members Auto, where you can purchase a quality, used vehicle at a fair price.

How to Join a Las Vegas Credit Union

There are requirements regarding who can join, but most people have no trouble meeting them. A minimum deposit of $50 into a savings account is all you need to get started.

Here’s how to qualify:

  • Be a member of any City of Las Vegas, City of North Las Vegas, City of Henderson, or Clark County government employee group.
  • Work as a volunteer or part or full-time employee at any Clark County group or office related to the medical field.
  • Become a member of local NPR stations, KNPR 88.9 or KCNV 89.7. CCCU can even do the enrollment for you, and we’ll pay your initial $40 membership donation that covers one full year. Continuing membership is optional and is paid for by you.
  • Be an employee or business owner who is a member of the Henderson, NV Chamber of Commerce.
  • Have a relative by blood, adoption or marriage who is a current member. Unmarried widows or widowers of a deceased CCCU member are also eligible.
  • Be a pensioner or retiree of any of our select employer groups.

You can also join if you are a current employee at one of our over 30 select employer groups. Talk to your employer about eligibility.

Whether you’re dissatisfied with your current financial institution or are just looking to diversify, finding a Las Vegas Credit Union you can join is well worth the effort. Often, the best way to find out if you qualify is by checking if the company you work for is a Select Employer Group for a local credit union. To learn more about your CCCU member eligibility, contact us at 702-228-2228 today.