For almost 70 years, VyStar Credit Union has been dedicated to improving the financial lives of our members and supporting the communities we serve.
Largest mortgage lender in Northeast Florida
4th largest financial institution in Northeast Florida – assets of $10.8 billion, serving over 765,000 members
14th largest credit union in the country – credit unions totaling over 5,000
Among the largest employers in Northeast Florida – employing over 2,000
In 1952, VyStar (formerly Jax Navy Federal) was founded to serve civil service members, military employees and their families at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax). At that time, obtaining financial services—particularly loans—was difficult for working men and women, who would often fall prey to unfair and deceptive lending practices. For that reason, our founding members chartered this credit union to provide military families with access to the financial services they needed. We began with 12 members and $60.
Almost 70 years later, VyStar remains true to our founding members’ vision to provide a safe place for our members to borrow and save, and to give our members access to quality financial products and services that help improve their financial well-being. And as VyStar has grown, so has our support for local causes that are important to the communities we serve and align with our corporate values. Each year, it is our goal to do more in support of the communities that have supported us since we were founded in 1952.
We are proud of our commitment to our founding values, and we will continue to remain true to our fundamental purpose: to serve the financial needs of our members by providing quality, dependable and trustworthy products and services. Whether you are a new college graduate, parent or business owner, I invite you to learn more about our organization’s rich history and how we can bring the credit union difference to your financial life.
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