Why join Southland?

The credit union difference

There's no need to compromise when it comes to your banking needs. Enjoy all the perks of a national bank from your Member-owned, not-for-profit community credit union. 

Southland Credit Union was founded in 1936 to serve the financial needs of Los Angeles County employees. Today we are one of the top-performing credit unions nationwide and have over $1 billion in assets. Our Member-owners benefit from a full spectrum of competitive products, convenience and exceptional service.

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Ultimate convenience

Banking local doesn't mean giving up big bank convenience

Southland Credit Union offers branch locations and ATMs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties combined with the convenience of a nationwide CO-OP Network.

Take your banking on the go with Digital Banking

Use our Southland Digital Banking app to bank wherever you are. With 24/7 account access, bill pay, budgeting and Zelle, our app has what you need. 

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Member benefits

It pays to be a credit union Member

Discover a more rewarding banking experience here at Southland with special services, discounts and fantastic rates. 

Our Members are our focus

Our Members get much more than lower interest on loans and higher dividends on savings. They become a part of the Southland family, where people are worth more than money. At Southland, treating you with exceptional service is our mission. We take great pride in helping you achieve your dreams, whatever they may be. 

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Meet Gwen

"In April, my son and I were driving to volunteer at a horse rescue. As we turned into the farm, we were rear-ended. The insurance company deemed my car a total loss. Unexpectedly, I was forced to replace my car, which was 100% paid off. I had no intention of taking out a new car loan. But Southland offered the lowest interest rate and made the process as simple and smooth as possible, and they even offered me an even slightly lower interest rate because I bought an EV. I appreciated the credit union helping me out during a stressful situation!"

Meet Gustavo

"I feel I have grown a lot thanks to Southland Credit Union. My wife started with Southland when she was approved for a car loan back in 2016 and we have been with them since. I recently got approved for a car loan myself, and thanks to them I'm riding a sweet ride with a low APR that I know other banks couldn't provide. I have attended free online webinars on college planning, 401k's and annuities. Their staff is friendly and informative, and the app has improved over the years too, making it very convenient!"

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It only takes a few minutes to join

Who can open an account at Southland?

It's simple. If you live, work, worship or attend school in Orange County or Los Angeles County, Southland Credit Union is your credit union!

Here's what you'll need when we contact you to establish your membership.

  • Social Security Numbers for all account holders.
  • Driver's License, State-Issued ID or U.S. Passport for all account holders.
  • Debit card, credit card, or checking account number to fund your account without visiting a branch.

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