For over 65 years, VyStar Credit Union has been dedicated to improving the financial lives of our members and supporting the communities in Florida and Southeast Georgia counties, where our members live and work. This dedication is clearly reflected in our vision to be the primary financial institution for our members and to bring credit union services to more people.
2nd largest mortgage lender in Northeast Florida
4th largest financial institution in Northeast Florida – assets of $8.6 billion, serving over 655,000 members
16th largest credit union in the country – credit unions totaling over 5,800
14th largest employer in Northeast Florida – employing over 1,500
VyStar’s vision is “to be the primary financial institution for our members and to bring credit union services to more people.” This statement sums up VyStar Credit Union’s core purpose and serves as a roadmap for our future.
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 fathers chartered this credit union to provide military families with access to the financial services they needed. We began with 12 members and $60.
Sixty five years later, VyStar remains true to our founding fathers’ 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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