Bank or Credit Union

Deciding between credit unions or banks can be confusing but here are a few things to help you decide:

Credit Unions:

  • Credit Unions are non-profit
  • Only serves their members
  • Each depositor will own shares in the credit union
  • Members control it
  • Members receive lower rates and higher savings rates and free or low cost accounts
  • Insured by the National credit Union Administration


  • Banks are profit oriented
  • Serves anyone
  • Customers have no stock in the bank
  • Have their own board of directors
  • Customers/Clients have no control of operations of the bank
  • Profits are returned to stockholders only
  • Federally insured by the federal Deposit Insurance Company

Therefore, you can see the credit union does offer you more if you want to become a member.

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