About Us

If you're not already a member of BrightStar CU, and you're eligible to join, we invite you to be a part of our Credit Union family. Join Us Today! and open an account or add services to your existing BrightStar CU accounts.


BrightStar Credit Union is among the largest Credit Unions in South Florida with assets greater than $420 million. We were originally chartered to serve Broward School Employees and their families.


Who Can Join?

  • Anyone* who lives, works or goes to school in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach OR St. Lucie Counties, Florida.
  • Anyone* associated with any educational institution in Broward County. 
  • Family members of anyone eligible by blood, marriage or adoption may join, even though such individuals do not reside in the same household. 
  • We provide services to local Partner Organizations, which offer BrightStar CU as a benefit to their employees.

*individuals or organizations


What Is a Credit Union?

Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperatives. This is what distinguishes the Credit Union from other financial institutions.

Members help members by pooling their money, which is then available to lend to their fellow members. Credit Union income, after expenses and reserves, is returned directly to members in the form of lower rates on loans, higher dividends on savings and many no-fee services. Every primary member has a vote for the credit union's Board of Directors, regardless of how much he or she has on deposit. There is no select group of shareholders or owners that profits more than anyone else. All members profit, individually and collectively.

More than 85 million Americans belong to Credit Unions. Research shows that consumers are more satisfied with Credit Unions than with any other financial service providers.

*individuals or organizations

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