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People over profit
You do more than just banking with VSECU. Your funds support the financial stability and goals of other members, so you can help build a better Vermont for us all.
Why bank with a credit union?
A credit union is an alternative to a traditional bank. As a not-for-profit community-based financial cooperative, we are owned by our members.
Triple bottom line
Many financial institutions measure their success using one bottom line: profit. We measure our success using a triple bottom line model that accounts for our impact on people, planet, and prosperity.
Our members always come first. We answer to you, not shareholders, and we’re committed to helping you reach your next financial milestone. We only succeed when you succeed.
As a credit union, we are deeply committed to the philosophy of people helping people. That’s why we partner with organizations and businesses that share our mission to improve the lives of all Vermonters.
As a VSECU member, you get access to innovative solutions, designed to meet your unique needs, along with all the standard financial products and services you expect.
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— John M.
[VSECU is] kind of a one-stop shop for everything I need. I’ve had a lot of different interactions with staff, and it’s always been really incredible.
Easy to use online & mobile banking
Technology makes banking so much easier and more convenient. Our online banking and mobile banking app make banking faster so you can get on with your life.
The CO-OP Network gives you access to nearly 30,000 fee-free ATMs nationwide. That’s more than most banks can offer.
We’re part of a network of shared credit union branches. This means that, in addition to our nine branches throughout Vermont, you can bank at over 5,000 shared branch locations across the country.
Discounted interest rates
Our VGreen program offers discounted interest rates on energy efficiency and solar purchases to reduce the cost of your energy upgrades.
By joining VHeat, you can get discounted pricing on heating fuel and reduce your costs during the winter season.
Membership benefits include access to low- or no-cost insurance programs for home, auto, life, disability, and loan coverage.
Free financial counseling
A certified expert will help you explore options for easing financial stress and assist you in achieving your goals with a personalized plan.
Want to become a member? Joining is simple.
The easiest way to become a member is through a complimentary membership with the American Consumer Council (ACC)1 provided by the credit union.
Other ways to join
Individuals, businesses, and other legal entities can join in the following additional ways. For an organization, partnership, corporation, or association to join, a majority of individuals or stakeholders within the entity must be eligible for membership.
If you have an immediate family or household member who is a member of NEFCU or VSECU.
If you are employed by any of the following:
- State of Vermont
- Vermont State Employees Association
- Vermont State Colleges
- Vermont Foodbank
- Vermont Community Loan Fund
- Green Mountain United Way
- IBM – working in ME, MA, RI, VT, or Hartford or Litchfield counties in CT
- UVM – Health Network who work or are paid from Burlington, VT
If you are a current member of any following organizations:
How to join
We can’t wait to welcome you to the VSECU community. Joining is easy and quick.
Fill out the application
You can fill out our online application or schedule an appointment at a branch.
We’ll just need your Social Security number and a government-issued ID.
All you need is $5 in your savings account to activate your membership!
We’ll reach out for more information or confirm your membership is active within two business hours.
Become a member today
- – The American Consumer Council (ACC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to consumer advocacy, financial literacy, and corporate social responsibility, and provides member resources to help consumers make consumer product and financial decisions. NEFCU covers the first-year ACC membership fee if needed to qualify for NEFCU membership. Members may choose, but are not required, to continue ACC membership.