Become an RBFCU Member
Save Time, Save Money, Earn Money with a credit union membership
Becoming a member is the first step to taking advantage of the benefits RBFCU provides. There are more than 3,000 ways to qualify for membership and become part of the credit union, including where you live, work, worship or attend school.
How do I open my account with RBFCU?
You can complete your application online if you are 18 or older. It typically takes less than 15 minutes.
To complete the qualification and account opening process, you’ll be required to:
- Provide your address, contact information and Social Security number
- Determine how you qualify for membership (There are plenty of ways to join!)
- Verify your identity with a state-issued ID
- Provide a credit or debit card to fund your new savings account with a minimum of $1
Please note: You're required to open a primary savings account with a minimum deposit of $1, which must remain in the account at all times. Your checking account can be opened with a zero balance.
Why should I join a credit union?
Consider membership with RBFCU if ...
You like saving money
According to a recent survey by Credit Union National Association (CUNA), RBFCU households receive an estimated $405 annually in direct financial benefits1 compared to those that use other financial institutions.
You want great loan rates
As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is committed to serving our members’ financial needs.
Our mission is to improve our members’ economic well-being and quality of life.
What is a credit union?
Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives, owned by their members who save and borrow there. We exist to serve our members, not to make a profit, so credit unions do not issue stock or pay dividends to outside stockholders. Instead, we return our earnings to members by providing lower loan rates, generally pay higher dividends on deposits and charge lower fees.
Credit unions are a democracy. Each credit union member has equal ownership and one vote, regardless of how much money they have on deposit.
Every credit union is governed by a board of directors, elected by and from the credit union's membership. Board members serve voluntarily and receive no compensation.
Credit unions cannot serve the general public; instead, people must qualify for membership. People are eligible for credit union membership through their employer or organizational affiliations like churches or social groups, or a community-chartered credit union.
Credit unions provide beneficial education to their members so they can become better educated consumers of financial services. We not only focus on our adult members, but work to give our youth and young adults the skills they need to become financially savvy.
How do I qualify for membership with RBFCU?
There are several ways to qualify for membership with RBFCU. Common ways to qualify for membership include your employer, place of worship, community organization, neighborhood or school. You may also qualify through immediate family members who are part of the credit union (spouse, children, parents, siblings, stepchildren, adopted relatives, etc.). You can complete a short online application to see if you qualify for membership.
If you are unable to qualify through any of the options listed above, you may contact us and our member service specialists can help you determine if there are additional opportunities to qualify.
Why do I have to qualify for membership?
Unlike banks that are open to anyone, laws require credit unions like RBFCU to have a defined field of membership, which means you have to be a member to access the products and services credit unions provide. There are a variety of ways to qualify based on where you work, live, worship or attend school. When you become a member of RBFCU, you take advantage of lower loan rates, higher dividends on deposits and lower fees.
- How long does it take to qualify for membership?
Can my family members qualify for membership?
Yes, your immediate family members can qualify for RBFCU membership through you. Immediate family members are defined as spouse, children, parents, siblings, stepparents, stepchildren and adopted relatives.
1Data according to CUNA Datatrac 12-month reporting period ending June 2019.