About NEAFCU and how to join

Welcome to Northeast Arkansas Federal Credit Union.

You may think a credit union is just like other financial institutions, but, in fact, credit unions are unique because credit unions are MEMBER OWNED! Here are a few other things, which make credit unions special:

  • NEAFCU, like other credit unions, is operated by a volunteer board of directors, democratically voted upon by the members.
  • NEAFCU, like other credit unions, is NOT FOR PROFIT, which means income doesn’t go to stockholders, it goes back to the members in a variety of ways including attractive rates, lower/fewer fees and expanded services.
  • NEAFCU, like many other credit unions, offers a full-line of services to members including flexible loans, great deposits and personal member service.
  • NEAFCU account holders are members – not customers. Membership really does matter!
  • Credit unions are regularly featured in media publications as a great financial option to consider for both loans and savings products.

How We Began

NEAFCU was founded in 1959 by and for military personnel at the former Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville. Many of these individuals had trouble getting loans from other financial institutions because of the tendency of military personnel to have to relocate frequently.

The credit union began with around 100 members and now has more than 22,000. The growth the credit union experienced now means that members are served at five locations: Blytheville, Gosnell, Jonesboro, Forrest City and Paragould.

NEAFCU’s field of membership has changed as well. The credit union now serves more than 350 Partner Groups and holds a community charter serving all of St. Francis County.

For a list of organizations/companies which qualify, click here.

What products and services will benefit you – click here to learn what NEAFCU can do for you.