The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) is a direct membership association for federal credit unions. We are committed to representing, assisting, educating and informing our member credit unions to help them grow, and help grow the credit union industry. Come grow with us.
NAFCU started in a bar (a hole-in-the-wall, as they say). A late night discussion ensued among credit union cohorts about specific federal credit union needs that just weren't being met. There was a hole in the marketplace. In 1967, NAFCU was formed by a group of credit unions to fill that hole.
Since its founding, our small, but agile association has been a highly effective advocate for federal credit unions. We were the first credit union trade association to set up shop in the Washington D.C. area and have been storming the Hill for and with our members ever since.
We have crossed many milestones since our first major victory in 1970, when the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) was enacted. From being the sole (and successful) defender of the NCUSIF in the early 1990s when regulators and the White House were advocating for major change to it, to being the only trade association to oppose the CFPB's authority over credit unions when the agency was formed (a stance we keep to this day as we fight to reduce the agency's burdensome impact on credit unions).
Over the years we have been able to build on our foundation, growing stronger with our members and steadfast in our focus: unwavering advocacy, top-rated education, one-of-a-kind compliance assistance and supreme responsiveness.
What makes NAFCU who we are is the team that stands behind it. Led by our dynamic leadership team, our hardworking staff of just 65 builds direct connections and lasting relationships with our members. You can always reach us directly and we pride ourselves in providing you with extreme member service. Not sure what that means? See what our members say…
"Joining NAFCU was the best decision my credit union has made in the 20 years I have been here."
—Jane Foster, CEO, Lynchburg Municipal Federal Credit Union
"I don't know what we pay for membership dues at NAFCU, but it's definitely worth every penny! Thank you again for the quick and thorough response! We could have spent days researching that and still not come up with those answers."
—Cindy Lauffer, Marketing, Bulldog Federal Credit Union
"I can't begin to express my appreciation and gratitude to NAFCU's compliance team. Their knowledge and understanding of compliance regulations made my job so much easier. They were a valuable resource I could continually rely on, and I will always be thankful for the role they played in the success of our compliance program. I spent 23 years at the credit union, and had the privilege to attend NAFCU's Regulatory Compliance Seminar. I will miss attending this conference and meeting all my compliance friends from around the country. Thank you NAFCU for everything you have done for me during my career."
—Michelle R. Moore, NCCO, BSACS, Senior Director – Compliance (Retired), Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
"NAFCU puts on great conferences - the keynote speakers are excellent and the trip is always worth my time out of the credit union. Participating in NAFCU activities is the best decision our credit union has made!"
—Michael Kos, Chair, Selfreliance Ukranian FCU