Through our empowered staff, SunWest’s mission is to provide exceptional service focused on dedication, integrity and compassion to help our members grow and thrive.
SunWest Credit Union will improve the financial health of our members while enriching the communities we serve.
We will accomplish this by sticking to our core values.
YOU are the most important person to a credit union. Our members own a share of the credit union while banks are owned by shareholders.
Banks have to make a profit in order to appease their shareholders, whereas credit unions are not-for-profit. This means we aren’t obsessed with the bottom line. We can focus on keeping loan interest rates and fees low and offering higher dividend rates that help your earnings work for you.
Banks love the dollar. Credit unions love the people. Since we are not-for-profit, we have a lot more flexibility to build stronger communities and lend a helping hand to those who need it most. When you choose a credit union, you are choosing to support your growing community.
Shareholders (with deep pockets) elect and pay the Board of Directors at a bank. YOU vote on our Board of Directors and no one pays a dime. That’s right. Credit union board members are volunteers selected to ensure your interests come first.
Sure, banks are everywhere. So are large coffee chains with even longer lines. That doesn’t mean they’re the best option. Luckily for you, you get the best of both worlds with a credit union. SunWest is a member of a nationwide shared branching + ATM network that includes thousands of locations across the U.S. You don’t have to sacrifice service for convenience–we offer both.
Credit unions and banks both insure deposit accounts up to $250,000. Credit unions are federally insured by the NCUA, whereas banks are insured through the FDIC.
Our employees rock, and we aren’t afraid to sing their praises. They care deeply about their community and work hard for our members. We know we wouldn’t be one of the best credit unions in Arizona without them, so we do our part to guarantee their happiness.* That’s why we offer excellent benefits and strive to create an atmosphere to be envied. You have to work to support the life you love, so why not love the work you do?
*Our lawyers tell us we cannot guarantee anything. Your happiness is up to you, BUT we are here to help you have a good time while you work.