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California Adventist Federal Credit Union

Serving the Community Since 1952

Alexa Young, CA

My experience with the CAFCU is remarkable. I've been a member since the mid 90's, when my credit was so-so. They worked with me to get it better. Also, I'm a car freak, and they have loaned me on many cars, their car rates are competitive. They have a low interest loyalty Visa, and I generally adore the gals who work there. They had a big management change a few years ago, and a few love able people left, but the newer team is just as kind and just as competent as ever. Currently, they're doing a refi for us. Great!

Our History

California Adventist Federal Credit Union (CAFCU) was organized in 1952 as the country's first Seventh-day Adventist Credit Union.  Its charter allows us to serve Adventist Church members and the employees of any and all Adventist Church or Church Member-owned businesses of all sizes and types.  The Credit Union now touches thousands of present and past members all over the globe each year.  Membership is open to individuals who wish to join, but you must initially reside in California.  Once a member, you can move and still be a member even through your move out of California.

Home base in Glendale California, the California Adventist Federal Credit Union provides services now through a new system of branches and a new organization structure now being added as this is being written.

In 1986, Glendale Adventist Credit Union, as it was initially named, became a Federally Chartered Credit Union, and the name was changed to California Adventist Federal Credit Union.  This new association with the National Credit Union Administration made CAFCU eligible for participation in the federal deposit insurance program.  All funds are insured up to the maximum permitted by law.

California Adventist Federal Credit Union is member-owned and, as such, is operated by a Board of Directors elected by the members.  Each quarter, a Supervisory Committee made up of CAFCU-elected members audits the activities of the Credit Union.  In addition, each year the government's regulatory agency charged with Credit Union, overseeing audits (NCUA) CAFCU.


To better serve our members as a full-service financial institution, we continuously analyze our market and your needs to bring new products and services to remain competitive and satisfy the found needs.  We know how you feel because we are one of you.  Your voice is heard all year long.  Continue to speak to your board and your staff.

Personalized Solutions

At CAFCU, we understand that each member has unique financial needs. That's why we offer personalized solutions to help you reach your financial goals. Our team of experts is here to guide you every step of the way, from opening an account to applying for a loan.

Community Involvement

At CAFCU, we believe in giving back to the community. That's why we support local organizations and events that align with our core values. We are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our members and the community we serve.

Quality Service

Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing quality service to our members. We strive to exceed your expectations and make your banking experience as seamless as possible. From online banking to mobile apps, we offer a variety of convenient services to fit your lifestyle.

Join Us

Are you looking for a financial institution that shares your values? Look no further than CAFCU. As a member-owned credit union, we are committed to serving the Adventist community and beyond. Join us today and experience the difference of banking with CAFCU.

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Membership Requirements

Who can belong to CAFCU?

CAFCU Membership Eligibility through:
A. SDA Church Member
B. Adventist Employment Association.
C. Related to Existing Credit Union Member
D. Referred by Existing Credit Union Member
E. Make a Charitable Donation to any SDA association or institution AND become a CAFCU member

How do I join?

Make a Charitable Donation to any SDA association or institution to become a CAFCU member!

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