Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives.
This is what distinguishes the Credit Union from other financial institutions.


Members help members by pooling their money, which is then available to lend to their fellow members. 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. 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.

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.


BrightStar Credit Union is among the largest Credit Unions in South Florida with assets greater than $250 million. We were originally chartered to serve Broward School Employees and their families.

Who Can Join: Anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward OR Palm Beach Counties, Florida and Family members of anyone eligible by blood, marriage or adoption may join, even though such individuals do not reside in the same household.

BrightStar CU Offers:
  • Online Services including Free Online Banking and BillPay
  • Savings and Checking Accounts
  • Direct Deposit and Visa Check Cards
  • IRAs, Money Market Accounts and Certificates
  • Auto, Boat, Motorcycle, RV, Personal Loans and Credit Cards
  • Home Equity and Mortgage Loans
  • Investments and Insurance
  • And much more
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Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit
of the United States Government. National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency.