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Become A Member


​Because membership means something.


Becoming a Member is Easy

Becoming a Summerland Credit Union member is easy! Simply drop by our office to open an account today - appointments not always necessary! We value your time and your decision to join our credit union - contact us in advance and we'll let you know more about what is required in the account opening process.

​We’ll take the time to get to know you and match your financial needs to our products and services to help you achieve your goals. It’s so easy and convenient that 1 in 3 British Columbians are already credit union members!


Getting Started

To get started you’ll need to have a few things ready for us to open your membership. Please bring the  following:

  • Current Identification – Either a Driver’s License, Provincial Identification Card, Canadian Passport, or Permanent Canadian Resident Card. The identification must not be expired
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Membership Shares - When you join any credit union, you need to make a one-time purchase of  membership shares, $5 for Junior members (under 19 years old) or $25 for adult members. This is required to make you a member-owner, however the share money is still yours and will be returned if you ever choose to close your accounts.  

 New to Town, We Make it Easy

If you are currently a member of another credit union and moving to our area we participate in a convenient service called the Member Referral Program. Simply visit your current credit union and let them know that you would like to become a member of the Summerland Credit Union. We’ll have everything waiting for you when you arrive. Moving is hectic enough, let us help you take moving your accounts off your list of things to do. This service is convenient and free.



Benefits of Membership

As a member, you’ll enjoy a variety of benefits and privileges.

Locally Owned and Operated

We are a local organization dedicated to enriching the lives of our members and our community.  All of our decisions are made locally and we empower our staff to help our members get the solutions they need. We maintain close relationships with our members and have the flexibility to consider their entire situation when devising a solution for them.

Convenient Products and Services

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you with a wide range of products and services.  You can access your accounts anytime, anywhere, using online, telephone and mobile banking as well as through a wide network of ATMs.  Ask us about our MemberCards, made here in our office, with lovely scenes of Summerland embossed right on the card. Plus, as a credit union member, all your deposits are 100% protected by the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

Suitable Subsidiaries

Our subsidiaries, McBain Insurance Agency* and Summerland Financial Services Ltd. are located right next door to assist you with your insurance, financial planning and investment needs.

The Credit Union Difference

A credit union is a financial co-operative whose fundamental operating principle is democratic ownership. One member, one vote, regardless of the amount of business you do with us. That means that as a credit union member you have a voice in setting the credit union’s direction. You may also seek election to the credit union’s board of directors.

Community Minded

Supporting the local community is a foremost value and principal of Summerland Credit Union. We take pride in our exemplary record of community service and involvement supporting charitable programs and activities that enhance the well-being and quality of life for all members of our community. It is a privilege to be able to do our part in the community, whether it be through academic bursaries, supporting local sports groups or helping non-profit organizations with their fundraising endeavors. Watch for our staff volunteers and our credit union tent at community events year-round.


Drop by and visit us today.  Become a member of the Summerland Credit Union, we look forward to serving you.