How Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union became the Friendliest Place in Washington County

Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union (SSPFCU) was chartered in 1960 by 8 people from Electro Scientific Industries (ESI). In 1977 the credit union’s field of membership was expanded to allow all employees located on Science Park Drive to join. Sunset Credit Union is governed by a Volunteer Board of Directors, so money generated by the Credit Union is given back to the members, not Stock Holders.

In 1994 the credit union moved off the park to its current location and expanded its membership base to include businesses and residence of the Cedar Mill area. Because the members wanted to refer their neighbors and friends to Sunset Credit Union, a Community charter was granted in 2016 to include anyone who lives, works and worships or attends school in Washington County. Credit Unions are not-for-profit, so their number one concern is helping the members that they serve.

What this means for you, the member.

Since opening our doors, we’ve worked hard to better serve our members, establishing a foundation of stability and security. As an SSPFCU member, you’ll benefit from the lower rates and higher yields we’re able to offer – all without losing the products and services you’d expect from a big bank. Committed to your success, we’re ready to be your financial partner for life.

Our Difference

As a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and operated by our members, SSPFCU reinvests profits in our members by offering higher dividend rates on deposit accounts, lower rates on loans, fewer fees and 24/7 convenience.

Member deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) – the strongest deposit insurance fund in the country. SSPFCU also gives back to the community through generous donations to non-profit organizations, charities and community projects.

Our members have access to thousands of surcharge-free ATMs nationwide, state-of-the-art online and mobile banking, along with Remote Deposit Capture which allows a member to deposit their check(s) simply by taking a photo of it. When you join us you’ll enjoy financial convenience anytime, anywhere.

Fewer fees, great rates, and local decision-making on loans are just a few of the ways being part of SSPFCU benefits our members every day – come join us!

Today, Sunset serves over 3,200 very happy members with assets exceeding $90,000,000 – we hope you join us and give us the opportunity to dazzle you too!

If you live, work, or worship in Washington County, you’re eligible to join us.


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