Welcome to BrightStar Credit Union

Switching over completely to BrightStar Credit Union is easy.

All the letters and forms you will need are provided here…..so all you have to do is print and mail or fax the documents to the appropriate company and/or individual. We’ve even provided a check list so you don’t forget an important step. 

The steps listed below will guide you through the process.
BrightStar Credit Union Routing/Transit Number: 267078299

1. Apply for a BrightStar Credit Union Checking Account

Stop by one of our branches or join right now online.

2. Once you receive your new debit card and/or checks, stop using your former account.

( Please allow 10 business days). Be sure to leave sufficient funds in your former account to cover all outstanding checks/items and automatic payments for a month or two. Dispose of your old checks and any debit or credit cards associated with that account.

3. We’ll help you to arrange to transfer your direct deposit to your new checking account

We may even have your company’s Direct Deposit form at the branch.
If you receive Social Security payments, call 800-772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov to make the switch.

BrightStar Direct Deposit Form
Direct Deposit Change Request

(Employer deposit, government deposits, brokerage account deposits etc.)

4. If you have any automatic payments (automatic deductions from your former checking account) contact the vendor with your new account information.

We can help you with this too. (Mortgage/rent, credit card payments, investments, association fees, gym memberships, utilities, internet and phone service, auto payments and more)

Authorization for Canceling Automatic Payments
Authorization for Automatic Payment Change (change payment)
Authorization for Automatic Payment (new payment)

5. Close your old account

Allow all outstanding checks and automatic payments to clear first and balance your former account. Ask the bank for your remaining funds and close the account.

Account Closing Request

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Frequently Asked Questions

When you open a BrightStar CU account, you become a member. Your membership is your passport to a whole world of Credit Union services. Join for as little as $1. Once you’re a member, you’re eligible to apply for other accounts-including checking, loans, credit cards, and more. We offer 3 convenient ways to join:

  • Submit an application online
  • Complete a PDF application online, then mail it
  • Visit your nearest BrightStar CU branch location

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. BrightStar CU serves Broward Schools, as we’ve proudly done for over 70 years. We provide services to local Partner Organizations, which offer BrightStar CU as a benefit to their employees. Family members of the above named groups are also eligible to join.