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Brightstar Credit Union

Popular Accounts at this Credit Union

APYACCOUNT TYPEACCOUNT NAME
1.50%3-year CD3 Year Jumbo CD
1.95%5-year IRA5 Year Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.70%5-year CD5 Year Jumbo CD

Overview / Commentary
954-486-2728
5901 Del Lago Cir
Sunrise, FL 33313-6341

Brightstar Credit Union is headquartered in Sunrise and is the 33rd largest credit union in the state of Florida. It is also the 581st largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1946 and as of June of 2017, it had grown to 167 employees and 54,705 members at 8 locations. Brightstar Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Brightstar CU is open to anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Broward, Collier, Lee, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach or St. Lucie Counties, Florida.
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$100 Cash Bonus - Free Checking Account - South Florida - 3/8/2017

BrightStar Credit Union’s promotion: Get $100 when you open a new Best Free Checking account and do a minimum of 4 transactions per month for 7 months. Eligible transactions include: Visa Check Card purchases, checks clearing, direct deposit of payroll or other funds, bills paid via Online BillPay, in-branch withdrawals or deposits, ATM deposits https://www.bscu.org/cashbonus/

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Longstanding Brightstar Credit Union Platinum Star Member

Posted by: Cielo | Apr 13, 2013

I am a longstanding BrightStar Credit Union Member and current Platinum Star Member. The Platinum Star Membership requirements are clearly stated at BrightStar Credit Union | Serving Broward and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. You do need to establish a relationship with the credit union to become a member.( Read the fine print). That means you probably won't gain Platinum Star status immediately even if you meet the other requirements. It is reserved for customers who are loyal to the credit union. I have had bad experiences at other major banks and found myself coming back to BSCU because they have better rates and more free services offered in a more personal environment. All financial institutions can make errors. Over the 20 plus years I've banked with BrightStar (Broward Schools) Credit Union, I have only had one instance where a problem occurred due to the credit union's error. It was quickly corrected and no fees were accessed. There have been problems because of my error; they were also been quickly corrected and no fee accessments. As a Platinum Star member with a savings and checking, I have built in overdraft protection. When I opened my IRA CD's this year I also inquired about my son opening one. I was told that he could, but he would not have the preferred rate as a new customer. No bank is perfect, but I have little to complain about when it comes to BrightStar.

Highly Recommended

Posted by: FunkyWil | Sep 7, 2017

Bright Star Credit Union is a a great local credit union here in Florida. They have a lot of different choices for checking accounts. I really like their Advantage Checking. Their fees are reasonable and the Advantage Checking has automatic transfers in case I accidentally overdraft (I haven't needed that so far, but it's nice). The nice thing is that it's a free checking account. Their online services work well. I really like the online statements because I hate mail. The people at my branch know me when I come in each month. That's one of the nice things about them. They keep their employees.

Bright Star

Posted by: myway | Apr 3, 2014

Free checking. Reasonable safe deposit fee.
Employees aren't especially helpful or friendly

Stay Away From This Credit Union

Do no open a checking account with Bright Star Credit Union. They take $34 for overdrawn fees before the payment even posts, that is, when it is just pending.

That is their strategy to collect fees to laden their pockets, before you can even put funds into the account to cover the amount that will be posted the following day.

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Health

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #67347
Year Chartered1946
Employees167
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.56%
Return on Equity - YTD5.47%
Annual Interest Income$7.9MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$456.0MM$435.2MM
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$275.5MM$257.4MM
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$403.1MM$385.8MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$46.9MM$44.4MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$4.4MM$4.1MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$1.5MM$1.9MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$188.00K$0
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Brightstar Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.35%*$95k*-IRA Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% Up to $2,500 | 0.15% $2,500 - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $50k | 0.30% $50k - $95k
0.10%--Savings Account
0.10%--Wish Account

Brightstar Credit Union Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.35%*$95k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $2,500 - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $50k | 0.30% $50k - $95k

Brightstar Credit Union Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.15%--Interest Checking

Brightstar Credit Union CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.95%$95k-5 Year Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
1.95%$50k$95k5 Year Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
1.95%$500$50k5 Year Share CD - Platinum Star
1.85%$95k-4 Year Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
1.85%$50k$95k4 Year Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
1.85%$500$50k4 Year Share CD - Platinum Star
1.75%$95k-3 Year Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
1.75%$50k$95k3 Year Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
1.75%$500$50k3 Year Share CD - Platinum Star
1.70%$500$50k5 Year Share CD
1.70%$50k$95k5 Year Mini Jumbo CD
1.70%$95k-5 Year Jumbo CD
1.65%$500-23 Month Smart CD - Platinum Star
1.60%$500$50k4 Year Share CD
1.60%$50k$95k4 Year Mini Jumbo CD
1.60%$95k-4 Year Jumbo CD
1.50%$500$50k3 Year Share CD
1.50%$50k$95k3 Year Mini Jumbo CD
1.50%$95k-3 Year Jumbo CD
1.40%$500-13 Month Smart CD - Platinum Star
1.40%$500-23 Month Smart CD
1.15%$500-13 Month Smart CD
0.85%$95k-2 Year Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.85%$50k$95k2 Year Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.85%$500$50k2 Year Share CD - Platinum Star
0.75%$95k-6 Month Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.75%$50k$95k6 Month Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.75%$500$50k6 Month Share CD - Platinum Star
0.60%$500$50k2 Year Share CD
0.60%$50k$95k2 Year Mini Jumbo CD
0.60%$95k-2 Year Jumbo CD
0.60%$95k-1 Year Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.60%$50k$95k1 Year Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.60%$500$50k1 Year Share CD - Platinum Star
0.50%$500$50k6 Month Share CD
0.50%$50k$95k6 Month Mini Jumbo CD
0.50%$95k-6 Month Jumbo CD
0.35%$500$50k1 Year Share CD
0.35%$50k$95k1 Year Mini Jumbo CD
0.35%$95k-1 Year Jumbo CD
0.10%$500$50k1 Month Share CD
0.10%$500$50k2 Month Share CD
0.10%$500$50k3 Month Share CD
0.10%$50k$95k1 Month Mini Jumbo CD
0.10%$50k$95k2 Month Mini Jumbo CD
0.10%$50k$95k3 Month Mini Jumbo CD
0.10%$95k-1 Month Jumbo CD
0.10%$95k-2 Month Jumbo CD
0.10%$95k-3 Month Jumbo CD
0.10%$95k-1 Month Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$50k$95k1 Month Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$500$50k1 Month Share CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$95k-2 Month Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$50k$95k2 Month Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$500$50k2 Month Share CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$95k-3 Month Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$50k$95k3 Month Mini Jumbo CD - Platinum Star
0.10%$500$50k3 Month Share CD - Platinum Star

Brightstar Credit Union IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
1.95%$95k-5 Year Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.95%$50k$95k5 Year Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.95%$500$50k5 Year IRA - Platinum Star
1.85%$95k-4 Year Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.85%$50k$95k4 Year Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.85%$500$50k4 Year IRA - Platinum Star
1.75%$95k-3 Year Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.75%$50k$95k3 Year Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
1.75%$500$50k3 Year IRA - Platinum Star
1.70%$95k-5 Year Jumbo IRA
1.70%$50k$95k5 Year Mini Jumbo IRA
1.70%$500$50k5 Year IRA
1.65%$500$50k23 Month Smart IRA - Platinum Star
1.60%$95k-4 Year Jumbo IRA
1.60%$50k$95k4 Year Mini Jumbo IRA
1.60%$500$50k4 Year IRA
1.50%$95k-3 Year Jumbo IRA
1.50%$50k$95k3 Year Mini Jumbo IRA
1.50%$500$50k3 Year IRA
1.40%$500-13 Month Smart IRA - Platinum Star
1.40%$500$50k23 Month Smart IRA
1.15%$500-13 Month Smart IRA
0.85%$95k-2 Year Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.85%$50k$95k2 Year Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.85%$500$50k2 Year IRA - Platinum Star
0.75%$95k-6 Month Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.75%$50k$95k6 Month Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.75%$500$50k6 Month IRA - Platinum Star
0.60%$95k-1 Year Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.60%$50k$95k1 Year Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.60%$500$50k1 Year IRA - Platinum Star
0.60%$95k-2 Year Jumbo IRA
0.60%$50k$95k2 Year Mini Jumbo IRA
0.60%$500$50k2 Year IRA
0.50%$95k-6 Month Jumbo IRA
0.50%$50k$95k6 Month Mini Jumbo IRA
0.50%$500$50k6 Month IRA
0.35%$95k-1 Year Jumbo IRA
0.35%$50k$95k1 Year Mini Jumbo IRA
0.35%$500$50k1 Year IRA
0.10%$95k-1 Month Jumbo IRA
0.10%$95k-1 Month Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$50k$95k1 Month Mini Jumbo IRA
0.10%$50k$95k1 Month Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$500$50k1 Month IRA
0.10%$500$50k1 Month IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$95k-2 Month Jumbo IRA
0.10%$95k-2 Month Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$50k$95k2 Month Mini Jumbo IRA
0.10%$50k$95k2 Month Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$500$50k2 Month IRA
0.10%$500$50k2 Month IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$95k-3 Month Jumbo IRA
0.10%$95k-3 Month Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$50k$95k3 Month Mini Jumbo IRA
0.10%$50k$95k3 Month Mini Jumbo IRA - Platinum Star
0.10%$500$50k3 Month IRA
0.10%$500$50k3 Month IRA - Platinum Star
Locations


Brightstar Credit Union Locations
Branch Office600 SE 3rd AveFort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Branch Office5901 Del Lago CirSunrise, FL 33313-6341
Branch Office12405 Taft StPembroke Pines, FL 33028
Branch Office2400 Davie RdPlantation, FL 33317
Branch Office3175 N State Road 7Margate, FL 33063
Branch Office4743 Hollywood BlvdHollywood, FL 33021
Branch Office1879 N State Road 7Lauderhill, FL 33313
Branch Office1600 S Federal Hwy Ste 101Pompano Beach, FL 33062-7517