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Who We Are

New Mexico born and bred since 1954.

We are your ideal partner for a better future

We are a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution which embraces the culture and community traditions of New Mexico. Our mission is dedicated to improving lives by providing our members with sound and unbiased financial advice.

Our History

Del Norte Credit Union’s story is one of significant growth and success — founded in 1954 as Los Alamos Scientific Lab Credit Union and serving as the first financial institution in Los Alamos, the organization became a community charter in 1981 and expanded financial services and offerings to surrounding communities.

Following a successful merger in 1998, the financial institution became Del Norte Credit Union in April, 1999 and now serves more than 50,000 members throughout New Mexico with a robust suite of financial services and a dedication to outstanding customer service.

Del Norte Credit Union remains a New Mexico financial mainstay with a proven track record of success, growth and a commitment to improving lives in our community.

Our commitment to community

  • Staff at the Zozobra Fest


    We are a not-for-profit institution dedicated to improving lives by offering a robust line of competitive financial services paired with philanthropic efforts throughout New Mexico.

  • Staff direct a Shred event


    Since 1954, DNCU has been writing a story of community, growth and success.

    With plans for expansion of both our branch network and service offerings, we invite the people of New Mexico to join us on our journey.

  • Staff at the AMP Concert on the Plaza


    DNCU reflects the culture and traditions of our New Mexico—friendships, family and communities.

    It’s part of Del Norteño Pride and it’s at the core of everything we do.

Our leadership guides our cooperative

Watch your DNCU leaders describe their passion for our cooperative. We are member-owned and we value the voices of our members.

Del Norte Credit Union’s mission, values and goals for the New Mexico community.

I love DNCU because it is and always has been there for all the New Mexico communities. They help our communities with programs for kids and food distribution during the pandemic. Shout out to all the awesome staff at DNCU for the great customer service. I also love the annual Shred Days!

— Christina C., DNCU Member

Del Norte Credit Union — a membership with passion

Our DNCU membership is unique, caring, and passionate about making our community a better place.

Del Norte’s membership is committed to creating a better future for all in our community.

Improving Lives—DNCU community contributions, by the numbers

Inspired by our values of Del Norteño Pride and our role as your ideal partner for a better future, we strive to fulfill our mission of improving lives throughout New Mexico every day.

  • $2.9 M

    Total savings for DNCU members in 2021.

  • 6,560

    New members we welcomed to the DNCU family in 2021.

  • 96,256

    Total DNCU Charitable Giving in 2021.

We’re member-oriented not dollar-oriented. We make decisions based on improving lives and what is right for our members.

— Rebecca R., DNCU Member

Our DNCU Workforce

The DNCU team works everyday to enhance our community by delivering world-class member service and by supporting their financial goals.

Del Norte’s Credit Union workforce is committed to delivering outstanding financial services and products to the New Mexico community.

DNCU Member Nikole G smiles with New Mexico landscape in background

I love the personal service. I have had a few unique requests over the last year and each time the staff was so accommodating and super easy to work with.

— Nickole G., DNCU Member

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505-455-5228 or
(877) 818-3628 toll-free.