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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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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.

Contributions to community — by the numbers

DNCU is more than a place to save and borrow—we are an active force for good in New Mexico.

  • $20,888

    Total given across DNCU communities in support of COVID-19 relief.

  • 18

    Non-profits and organizations that have received financial or in-kind support during COVID-19.

  • 21,848

    Individuals who have been reached by the local non-profits / organizations that DNCU has supported during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Nickole G DNCU Member

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.