Thank you for your interest in applying for membership at South Jersey Federal Credit Union.
Benefits of Membership
A growing number of media outlets have recently put credit unions front-and-center. Stories highlighting the benefits of credit unions have appeared on networks and programs including CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, the CBS Early Show, the Suze Orman Show, and the Huffington Post.
The stories all encourage consumers to move their business away from big banks in favor of local institutions and credit unions to get great deals from people they can trust. At the center of the reason why are all of the inherent benefits that come with credit union membership, like:
As a not-for-profit institution, members benefit through:
- Lower fees
- Great rates on auto and home equity loans
- Better rates on credit cards
- Personalized service
- Additional educational resources and banking services
- Discounts beyond the branch
- Additional deposit coverage - deposits secured up to $500,000, backed by NCUSIF and additional private insurance, Excess Share Insurance (ESI) Corporation
- And much more!
Protected, Professional, Proactive
Your deposits here at South Jersey Federal Credit Union are now insured up to $500,000. This exceptional level of coverage is attained through a combination of:
- Federal insurance provided by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) and
- Private insurance made available to SJFCU members by the Excess Share Insurance (ESI) Corporation.
Who Can Join?
Members of approved employee groups and communities are eligible for membership.
Members' spouses, children, grandchildren, parents, brothers and sisters - in addition to other, non-relative household members, may join as well. Retirees and their families from eligible groups also qualify for membership.
In addition to employer-based eligibility, SJFCU is able to make credit union membership available to a number of different communities.
Anyone who lives, works, worships, goes to school or regularly does business in the following communities qualifies for credit union membership:
- The City of Atlantic City
- The City of Bridgeton
- The City of Camden
- The City of Glassboro
- The City of Lawnside
- The City of Millville
- The City of Pleasantville
- The City of Salem
- The City of Vineland
Once your accounts are opened, you and your family may remain active members for life, no matter where you later live or work. And as a credit union member, unlike at banks, that means that you have say in everything we do as an institution. Even if you leave the employer that qualified you for membership, you'll be entitled to the same membership benefits as other members.
(Click on a letter to easily find your company, or search by category below.)
How To Join
Eligible and ready to join? Click here to complete the online application. Simply complete the membership application and bring it to your local SJFCU branch office. Pay a one-time membership enrollment fee of $10, plus your opening Regular Savings deposit of at least $25.
Once your application for membership is approved, you will be eligible to take advantage of additional benefits of membership!
How Does Your Employer Join?
Not seeing your employer on our list of eligible employer groups? We keep it simple for your organization to become a member of South Jersey Federal Credit Union…AT NO COST!
An authorized representative of your company or association need only submit a letter on company letterhead requesting membership.
The letter should include:
- Number of Employees
- Number of Locations
- Employee Type/Descriptions (i.e. clerical, production, professional, etc.)
- Statement of organization and employee’s official request to for credit union membership
- Proximity of business to the credit union’s nearest branch
- Signature, name and title of authorized representative
- (If the organization is an association) A copy of the charter and/or bylaws
That’s all there is to it! (Click here for a sample “Letter of Request.”)
Letters may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to:
South Jersey Federal Credit Union
Attn: Business Development
P.O. Box 5530
Deptford, NJ 08096
Once we receive your company’s request for membership, it will be reviewed and approved by our Board of Directors and the NCUA. The Board meets once a month so, once approved, employees can begin enjoying the benefits of membership right away.
Your employer understands that any organization is only as sound as its employees – and in these challenging economic times, employees deserve every advantage. Offering employees the benefit of credit union membership will not only enhance your company’s benefits package …at no cost …but will offer employees the opportunity for real savings.
Call the South Jersey Federal Credit Union Business Development Team at: (800) 582-7640. Or send us an e-mail at BusDevelopment@SouthJerseyFCU.com.