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309 County St
Portsmouth, VA 23704-3701

Guardian Credit Union is headquartered in Portsmouth and is the 69th largest credit union in the state of Virginia. It is also the 2,493rd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1956 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 21 employees and 6,677 members. Guardian Credit Union has a C- health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Must be an active or retired USCG, U.S. Civil Service, Navy, Marine, Air Force or Army personnel. Also open to those who live, work, worship or attend school in Portsmouth, VA. - See Details

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Data for Q1 2014

Institution Health

Additional Factors: Institutions with a small asset base or a short operating history can represent an instability risk beyond what their financial ratios indicate. Guardian Credit Union has a low asset base.

Texas Ratio


The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Guardian Credit Union had $1.54 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $3.62 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Guardian Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 42.51% which is average. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.

Texas Ratio Trend


The Texas Ratio for Guardian Credit Union increased slightly from 32.35% as of March 31, 2013 to 42.51% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a negative change of 31.40%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Guardian Credit Union has declined slightly in recent periods.

Deposit Growth


In the past year, Guardian Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $705,000, resulting in 1.82% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Guardian Credit Union has shown is above average.



Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Guardian Credit Union has $42.92 million in assets with $3.62 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 8.42%, which is average.

Institution Statistics

NCUA #11241
Year Chartered1956
Primary Regulator
Assets and Liabilities
Assets$42.93 million
Loans$30.07 million
Deposits$39.52 million
Equity Capital$3.12 million
Loan Loss Allowance$497,000
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$1.19 million
Real Estate Owned$350,000
Historic Data - March 2013
Assets$41.76 million
Equity Capital$2.61 million
Loan Loss Allowance$578,000
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$1.19 million
Real Estate Owned$350,000
Profit Margin - Quarterly
Return on Assets0.96%
Return on Equity13.21%
Interest Income$578,000
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Guardian Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.04%$100-Primary Share Account
0.04%--Guardian Angel Share Account
0.04%$100-IRA Savings Account
0.04%--Christmas Club Account
0.04%--Vacation Club Account
0.04%$100-Roth IRA Savings Account

Guardian Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.04%$2,500-Investment Club
0.04%$5k-Investment Club +

Guardian Credit Union CD Rates

2.46%$20k$50k63 Month Jumbo CD Special
1.99%$20k$100k36 Month Share Certificate
1.70%$100k-60 Month Share Certificate
1.45%$100k-39 Month Jumbo CD Special
1.10%$100k-27 Month Jumbo CD Special
1.05%$100k-24 Month Share Certificate
0.90%$100k-15 Month Jumbo CD Special
0.85%$100k-12 Month Share Certificate
0.70%$100k-8 Month Jumbo CD Special
0.65%$100k-6 Month Share Certificate

Guardian Credit Union IRA Rates

2.46%$20k$50k63 Month Jumbo IRA Special
1.99%$20k$100k36 Month IRA Share Certificate
1.70%$100k-60 Month IRA Share Certificate
1.45%$100k-39 Month Jumbo IRA Special
1.10%$100k-27 Month Jumbo IRA Special
1.05%$100k-24 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.90%$100k-15 Month Jumbo IRA Special
0.85%$100k-12 Month IRA Share Certificate
0.70%$100k-8 Month Jumbo IRA Special
0.65%$100k-6 Month IRA Share Certificate

Guardian Credit Union Locations
Branch Office1664 Weeksville Rd USCG Support CenterElizabeth City, NC 27909-6752
Branch OfficeUSCG Integrated Support Center Portsmouth 4000 Coast Guard BlvdPortsmouth, VA 23703
Branch Office309 County StPortsmouth, VA 23704-3701