Navy Federal Credit Union was founded at the end of the Great Depression by 7 Navy Department employees who wanted to help themselves and their co-workers reach their financial goals. They envisioned a credit union that would offer loans with affordable rates and manageable terms. They wanted to encourage building financial security by providing a safe place to deposit savings and earn dividends. So they pooled their money and invited others to join.
What started as a small group of naval employees with similar goals in 1933 has grown to include officers and enlisted men and women of all branches of the military, veterans, DoD employees and their family members. Today, we’re proud to continue to serve the unique needs of our 10 million member-owners.
The same mission that inspired our founders drives us today.