About Us

About Certified Federal Credit Union

Just Like a Bank…Only Better!

In 1949, Certified Federal Credit Union was founded to serve the companies and employees affiliated with Certified Grocers. Just 5 years later, in a nearby location, Vons Employees Federal Credit Union was founded to serve the employees of the Vons Grocery Company. Since then, both credit unions have seen their own share of uplifting changes and positive growth. In 2001, Vons Employees Federal Credit Union changed its name to Vons Credit Union and expanded its field of membership to those communities surrounding the corporate headquarters in the City of El Monte. This allowed the credit union the opportunity to serve the communities of South El Monte, Monrovia, Irwindale and parts of Temple City and Arcadia.

In 2010, Certified Federal Credit Union and Vons Credit Union joined together and became the largest Credit Union serving the Grocery Industry, in the Western United States. Both Certified Federal Credit Union and Vons Credit Union embody and instill the motto “Just Like a Bank, Only Better.” We offer all of the products and services you’d find at a big bank, however we are a not-for-profit organization that returns its profits to our members. Our Credit Union is Member-Owned and is committed to excellent service, one Member at a time.

What benefits can you expect from membership at our Credit Union?
– Since we are a not-for-profit organization, we return our profits to our members in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings yields and fewer fees.
– Enjoy the convenience of more than 30,000 CO-OP ATM locations across the United States.
– More than 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branches are available to serve you.
– Find our branches in the City of Commerce, at the UNFI Corporate Office Café (limited access), El Monte (our Main Branch), San Diego, Granada Hills, Fullerton, Brea (limited access), and in the first quarter of 2019, we will have a branch in Riverside.

Over the years we have been approached by a handful of smaller Credit Unions who needed our assistance to insure their Members would be able to continue to enjoy their respective Member Benefits. In 2011 we merged in Mountain View Credit Union (Asset size: $2 Million), in 2013 we merged in Angeles Can Credit Union (Asset size: $1 Million), and most recently, in 2018 we merged in Metropolitan Water District Credit Union (Asset size: $45 Million). It has been our pleasure to add these employer groups into our Credit Union Family.

Today we have more than $570 Million in Assets, with more than $117 Million in Reserves, or Equity. Our Credit Union earns the highest rating of an A+ from WEISS Ratings, placing us in the top .3% of all Credit Unions for our Financial Performance – we are ranked #19 out of 5,969 Credit Unions nationwide. In addition, we have earned the top rating of 5 Stars from Bauer Financial for over 20 years. Your money is safe and sound with our Credit Union!

We are proud and honored to serve the associates and families of the following Grocery Retailers, and more: