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Throughout our history, SFPCU's Core Purpose has remained the same:
Providing financial solutions to take care of our own.

We return all income, after operating expenses and reserves, to members in the form of interest on savings and other valuable benefits.

SFPCU membership grants you access to all privileges, including low-cost loans and higher-than-average dividends on your deposits. And once you join SFPCU, you are a member for as long as you wish, even if you move, change jobs or retire.

Become a Member


Back in 1953, a small group of San Francisco policemen created SFPCU based on their mutual financial needs and unpaid bills. They wished to avoid the high cost of borrowing money from loan companies and banks, so they formed a committee and opened the credit union in the old out building behind Park Station. A partition was built and SFPCU went into business in the old horse stables.

In June 2003, we expanded our membership to include other California fire and emergency medical technician agencies based on our common bonds. Today, SFPCU has more than 32,000 members and more than $700 million in assets.

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Become an SFPCU member today and start enjoying all the benefits we provide.

  • Accessibility
  • Federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • NMLS ID# 409710

APR = "Annual Percentage Rate". Actual APR is based on your credit profile and may be higher than the lowest rate available. Posted rates may include promotional discounts and other terms and conditions. APY = "Annual Percentage Yield". Rates are subject to change without notice.

SFPCU proudly provides banking and loan solutions including checking accounts, credit cards, auto loans and more for police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders and law enforcement and their families in the Bay Area and beyond. Visit us at one of our branches in San Francisco, Pleasanton, San Mateo or Oakland, CA or check if you are eligible for membership and apply online today.

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