We’re a full-service financial institution. We offer a wide array of personal and business accounts, and with more than $1.3 billion in assets, Vantage West is the largest credit union in southern Arizona.
We’re overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors that’s elected by the membership. The Board sets policies and maintains the best interests of its member/owners. Members (18 years of age and older) have the right to vote in the annual Board of Directors election — and on other propositions requiring a member vote.
Member deposits are federally-insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the US government, and operated by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the US Government. We’re regulated by the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (ADFI) with oversight by NCUA for purposes of ensuring the safety and soundness of the NCUSIF.
In 1955, we were federally chartered as “DMAFB Federal Credit Union,” to serve military and civilian personnel working at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB).
Over the years, the field of membership (the groups of people the credit union serves) has been expanded many times. In 2006, the Board of Directors sought regulatory approval and put forth a special proposal to the membership. The proposal passed, and the credit union converted from a federal to a state charter – further expanding the field of membership. The Board of Directors and senior management team determined the credit union needed a new name to better represent and reflect the new membership guidelines. The new name, Vantage West Credit Union, was announced publicly in August ’06.
In April of 2010, Vantage West was expanded through merger. We now proudly serve the members of the former First Edition Community Credit Union.
Today, we continue to move forward — building on the tradition of serving DMAFB, in addition to the growing community surrounding the base. Vantage West now serves more than 115,000 members, and we strive to treat our members/owners with the highest level of service and respect. To help us exceed your expectations, we welcome suggestions.
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We’re a strong supporter of local charitable organizations and their events. Our volunteer and financial support is a demonstration of our commitment to the communities where we live and work. Learn about our community involvement and sponsorships.