About Us

BrightStar…Brighter Than Your Average Bank

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BrightStar Credit Union is unmatched in providing quality financial services to our members. We are among the largest credit unions in South Florida with over 61,000 members and over half a billion in assets.


  • By becoming a member, you save valuable time and money while securing your financial future. Take advantage of all of BrightStar's membership products, services while paving your way to financial freedom. We focus on providing personalized service to each member's specific financial needs.


  • Originally chartered in 1946 by 26 educators of Broward County Public Schools, we have an education-based core; BrightStar puts a special emphasis on the education system and giving back to schools and their staff in various communities. Through a variety of outreach partnerships, scholarships and volunteer efforts, BrightStar is aiding Florida counties, educators and their cities immensely.

Bright Service

We are your community credit union, we guarantee bright service every time.

Who Can Join?

  • Anyone* who lives, works or goes to school in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach OR St. Lucie Counties, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Brevard, Manatee, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee, Indian River, Sarasota, DeSoto, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Monroe Counties, Florida.
  • Anyone* associated with any educational institution in Broward County.
  • Family members of anyone eligible by blood, marriage or adoption may join, even though such individuals do not reside in the same household.
  • We provide services to local Partner Organizations, which offer BrightStar Credit Union as a benefit to their employees.
  • *Individuals or organizations.

Why Choose A Credit Union?

  • We are Member-Owned. Every primary member has a vote for the credit union's Board of Directors, regardless of how much he or she has on deposit. There is no select group of shareholders or owners that profits more than anyone else. All members profit, individually and collectively. This is what distinguishes the Credit Union from other financial institutions.
  • We are Not-For-Profit. Credit Union income, after expenses and reserves, is returned directly to members in the form of lower rates on loans, higher dividends on savings and many no-fee services.
  • We are All About You! Members matter most. We focus on building personal relationships and providing personalized service for each member. We guarantee great customer service for every member, every time. More than 85 million Americans belong to Credit Unions. Research shows that consumers are more satisfied with Credit Unions than with any other financial service providers.