Credit union Credit cards
Credit card from a credit union could make better financial sense than a traditional bank-issued card.
A credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative, controlled by its members and operated on the principle of people helping people, providing credit at competitive rates as well as other financial services.
Credit unions are member-owned and operated and a not-for-profit entity. Banks are for-profit businesses, and they have significant expenses and need to pay shareholders and their board members. As a result, some credit unions offer better credit cards than the banks.
Membership at credit unions is exclusive. You can usually qualify based on where you live, work, or if you have a qualifying relative. If you do not meet the standard eligibility requirements, some credit unions allow you to join by donating to a partner organization.
Alliant Credit Union
Alliant Credit Union is the most significant credit union in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation.
Alliant Cashback Visa® Signature Credit Card – Cashback
Alliant Visa® Platinum Rewards Card – Rewards
A current or retired staff member of businesses/organizations partnered with Alliant. If you do not meet any of these requirements, you can still become a member by donating $10 to Foster Care to Success, a nonprofit organization that works with college-bound foster youth.
Aspire Federal Credit Union
Located in New Jersey, Aspire Federal Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative.
Aspire Federal Credit Union Platinum Rewards Mastercard®
An eligible family member or an employer is enough to qualify for membership at New Jersey-based Aspire Federal Credit Union. A Membership to the American Consumer Council will make you eligible. You can join this partner organization at no cost through Aspire Federal Credit Union.
PenFed Credit Union
Pentagon Federal Credit Union, widely known by its abbreviated name PenFed, is a United States federal credit union headquartered in McLean, Virginia, chartered and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration.
Penfed is one of the country’s stable financial institutions/credit union.
PenFed Pathfinder Rewards American Express® Card – Rewards
PenFed Power Cash Rewards Visa Signature® Card – Cashback
PenFed Platinum Rewards Visa Signature® Card – Rewards
PenFed Promise Visa® Card – No Fees
PenFed Gold VISA® Card – Lowest Rate Card
You are eligible for PenFed membership through your employment, association membership, or volunteerism.
USAA is a diversified financial services group of companies, providing financial planning, insurance, investments, and banking products to members of the U.S. military veterans.
Preferred Cash Rewards Visa SignatureSee note® Card – Cashback
Cashback Rewards Plus American ExpressSee note® Card – Cashback
USAA Rewards™ American ExpressSee note® Card – Rewards
USAA Rate Advantage Visa PlatinumSee note® Card – Low Rate
Individuals and family members of individuals who are currently serving or served in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves.