We believe that as a credit union, we can positively impact the communities in which we serve. As a not-for-profit cooperative, the money we earn is returned back to our members in the form of great rates and low fees, while a bank's profits are generated for the interests of its shareholders.
We offer the same access to smart technology, products, and services that other financial institutions do, with one major difference: We do so with our members' best interests in mind.
Anyone in Washington State can join!
Harborstone began in 1955 as McChord Federal Credit Union, serving airmen on McChord Air Force Base who each owned one $5 share of the credit union. From our modest beginnings, we have always existed for the betterment of our members and community. In 1996, the credit union opened its field of membership and changed its name to Harborstone Credit Union so that more people could benefit from membership. Changing our name helped clarify that anyone in Washington State can join, not only those who are associated with the Air Force.
In 2013, we combined forces with Prevail Credit Union (founded in 1940 as King County Employees Credit Union), which allowed us to provide more branch locations, access to the CO-OP ATM and Shared Branching networks, and a stronger credit union for our combined membership.
Most recently, in 2016, we brought TULIP Cooperative Credit Union (founded in 2002) under our wing. With a shared mission to strengthen our communities through financial counseling, it was an effort that has allowed us to serve our existing members better, with access to products and resources that were not available previously, and improve our communities through empowering people by welcoming them back into the banking system.
Harborstone wants you to get the most out of your membership. That's why we offer tools that help you maximize your rewards and minimize your fees. Why bank with a financial institution that sounds good when you can bank with one that IS good?
Anyone in Washington State can join Harborstone Credit Union. Come visit us at one of our branch locations in King, Pierce, or Thurston County, or apply for membership online.
Harborstone Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is composed of active members of the credit union who are selected by the membership through a democratic election process. Each member of the credit union who meets eligibility requirements specified in our bylaws is permitted to vote in the annual election process. All members are given one vote in the election without preference to the amount of funds they have on deposit with the credit union.
The Supervisory Committee oversees the credit union governance, internal controls, and compliance with appropriate laws, rules, and regulations.
As a member, you are a part owner of Harborstone. Our annual reports include an overview of the highlights of the past year as well as a comparison with the year before. See how we've been doing.
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P.O. Box 4207, Tacoma, WA 98438-0207
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