Minnesota's Credit Unions

Overall, more than 1.8 million Minnesota consumers are member-owners of the state’s credit unions. As not-for-profit financial cooperatives, credit unions, on average, offer higher savings rates, lower loan rates and have lower and fewer fees, compared with other financial institutions.


The Credit Union National Association estimates that Minnesota credit unions provide $168,388,860 in direct financial benefits to members last year. These benefits are equivalent to $94 per member or $197 per member household.


Minnesota Credit Unions are...

Member-owned: A credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and controlled by the people, or members, who use their services.

Not for profit: Unlike banks and other financial institutions, credit unions return profits to members - not to shareholders - in the form of fewer fees on services, lower rates on loans, higher returns on savings and personalized service.

Insured: The National Credit Union Administration insures federal credit union deposits up to $250,000 per individual depositor, the same as FDIC protection for bank account.

Accessible: Because of the collaborative nature of credit unions, most members can use a nationwide network of over 30,000 surcharge-free ATMS and 7,000 shared service centers.

That's the credit union difference.


There's a Credit Union for Everyone in Minnesota

Members of credit unions share a common bond, also known as a field of membership. This unique aspect of credit unions helps personalize a credit union’s benefits and services to their specific members.

A field of membership can be defined by:

  • Many credit unions service anyone that lives in a defined geographic area such as a specific county or region.
  • Companies sponsor credit unions as a benefit for employees; and some credit unions are organized for special trade groups - like aviation or healthcare workers.
  • Membership in a group such as a place of worship, school, labor union or homeowners’ association may qualify you to join a credit union. And, most credit unions encourage members families to join.

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Credit Unions Power the Economy:


  • Money from members saving and borrowing at credit unions stays in the state.
  • Economic contributions of Minnesota credit unions drove a $3.1 billion impact on the Minnesota economy.
  • Credit unions helped local small business and entrepreneurs with more than $2 billion in Member Business Loans in 2018.

Credit Unions Give Back to their Communities

Minnesota’s credit unions aren’t just good for their members.


They invest back into the community they are part of by providing financial education, scholarships opportunities and service projects:


(Sources: CUNA Economics and Statistics 2019, NCUA)


 For additional information, contact the Minnesota Credit Union Network.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034