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314-298-0055
4020 Fee Fee Rd
Bridgeton, MO 63044

Vantage Credit Union is headquartered in Bridgeton and is the 3rd largest credit union in the state of Missouri. It is also the 350th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1957 and as of March of 2018, it had grown to 230 employees and 87,664 members at 14 locations. Vantage Credit Union's money market rates are 93% higher than the national average, and it has a B+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Vantage Credit Union is open to: (1) Current or retired employees of the U.S. government - including all branches of the military; (2) Those who live or work in Jefferson, St. Louis, St. Charles, Warren, or Franklin counties and select zip codes within the counties of Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois in Missouri, and St. Clair or Madison counties in Illinois; (3) Employees, retirees, students, and members of the PTO/PTA of any public and private schools, universities, colleges or other educational institutions in Dent, Crawford, Franklin, Iron, Gasconade, Jefferson, Maries, Lincoln, Miller, Osage, Montgomery, Phelps, St. Charles, Pulaski, St. Francois, Warren, Washington, or St. Louis counties in Missouri, and select school districts in Illinois; (4) Immediate family of current credit union members or family in any of the above-mentioned areas.
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Credit Union or Bank?

Before I began banking with VCU (Vantage Credit Union) I didn't know how good the experience could be. From the time I set up my account there until today I have been only satisfied with my experience. When you have specific questions, you can walk in any time of day and set up a quick meeting. The tellers are always extremely friendly and happy to help out any way they can. They way they handle overdrafts is fantastic. They don't charge you money every time you overdraft. They are a fair Credit Union and put my previous bank experiences to shame.

Vantage is a Great Credit Union Who Works for Their Customers

My overall experience with Vantage Credit Union has been a very pleasant experience. I was having trouble getting an account at other banks/credit unions because of past things but they gave me a chance to improve on those things and allowed to give me an account. They don't have outrageous fees for overdrafting and they don't try to make extra money off of their customers like other banks do. In addition to great banking services, they offer all sorts of additional things, usually for free. They have a free notary service which I have needed to use on one occasion, saving me a few bucks and a lot of headache because it was so easy to use. They also offer discount tickets to events around the city like baseball games and tickets to the amusement park. Another thing they offer is a change machine so that you can convert all your coins into cash and there is no service fee to use it.

Greed Based Banking

Posted by: rhazz | Apr 22, 2016

They prey on their customers mistakes. I got hit with almost $300 in fees. My account went in to overdraft and I was late on the payment. They sent me a notice via SNAIL MAIL with threats that arrive to my house 3 days AFTER they already took action and gave me no ability to correct the issue. Their choice of action was to "suspend my overdraft protection" and letting my account incur more and more fees (just under $300 worth)... If they were worried that I wasn't going to "make good" on $10.00.... why on earth would they purposely disable my overdraft protection causing me to owe them almost $300 now. Simple.. GREED, I paid the fee after a long debate with them when they refused to refund any of their excessive fees back to me. I closed my accounts, cashed out my CD's and moved my business to elsewhere and I have absolutely 0 issues there and never had any fees whatsoever. They even have awesome tools and notifications to help you avoid fees... they believe it earning money by HELPING people and providing services to people. Vantage seems to make their money on fees rather than services. I would suggest that you look at all banking options before choosing this one, Good luck!

VCU: Cares About You

After banking with Bank of America for over two years I ended up switching to Vantage Credit Union due to poor customer service at Bank of America. Thankfully Vantage Credit Union has been great. Their website is responsive and easy to navigate. I pay my credit card bill every month from their website without any issues. It's always easy for me to transfer money from my savings account to checking. Anytime I've needed customer support Vantage Credit Union has solved my issues in a timely manner. When I need to deposit a check I simply go through their drive-thru for a quick deposit, there is never a line longer than one or two cars. Their banking fees are also incredibly reasonable, if I withdraw money from a VCU ATM there isn't a fee. I also have over-draft protection on my checking account that has actually saved me money when I a company overcharged my checking account. I would rather be a part of a smaller credit union that actually cares about each of their customers than a big bank that feels like they can ignore their smaller customers. I will continue to bank with Vantage Credit Union as long as they keep up their friendly customer service and keep their website easy to navigate.

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Health
B+

Health Grade Components

Overall
NCUA #67804
Year Chartered1957
Employees230
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.69%
Return on Equity - YTD10.35%
Annual Interest Income$7.3MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$862.8MM$848.6MM
LoansQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$460.9MM$497.2MM
DepositsQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$781.7MM$768.7MM
Equity CapitalQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$56.6MM$57.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$4.5MM$4.9MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$2.7MM$3.5MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2018vs Q1 2017$0$25.00K
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Vantage Credit Union Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.00%--Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) Fixed
2.00%--Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) Variable
0.50%*$100k*-Regular Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $2k | 0.10% $2k - $5k | 0.15% $5k - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $20k | 0.25% $20k - $50k | 0.35% $50k - $100k
0.50%*$100k*-Special Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $2k | 0.10% $2k - $5k | 0.15% $5k - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $20k | 0.25% $20k - $50k | 0.35% $50k - $100k
0.50%*$100k*-IRA Cash Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $2k | 0.10% $2k - $5k | 0.15% $5k - $10k | 0.20% $10k - $20k | 0.25% $20k - $50k | 0.35% $50k - $100k
0.10%--Holiday Club Savings
0.05%--Secured MasterCard Savings

Vantage Credit Union Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.85%*$100k*-Premier Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% Up to $10k | 0.50% $10k - $20k | 0.60% $20k - $50k | 0.70% $50k - $100k

Vantage Credit Union CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.50%$50k-60 Month Jumbo CD
2.25%$2k-60 Month CD
2.25%$50k-48 Month Jumbo CD
2.00%$2k-48 Month CD
2.00%$50k-36 Month Jumbo Step-Up CD
1.75%$2k-36 Month Step-Up CD
1.75%$50k-24 Month Jumbo CD
1.50%$2k-24 Month CD
1.50%$50k-18 Month Jumbo CD
1.25%$2k-18 Month CD
1.25%$50k-12 Month Jumbo CD
1.25%$10k-15 Month CD Special
1.00%$2k-12 Month CD
1.00%$10k-9 Month CD Special
0.95%$50k-6 Month Jumbo CD
0.80%$250-25 Month SmartSaver CD
0.70%$2k-6 Month CD

Vantage Credit Union IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
2.50%$50k-60 Month Jumbo Traditional IRA
2.50%$50k-60 Month Jumbo Roth IRA
2.25%$2k-60 Month Traditional IRA
2.25%$50k-48 Month Jumbo Traditional IRA
2.25%$50k-48 Month Jumbo Roth IRA
2.25%$2k-60 Month Roth IRA
2.00%$2k-48 Month Traditional IRA
2.00%$50k-36 Month Step-Up Jumbo Traditional IRA
2.00%$50k-36 Month Step-Up Jumbo Roth IRA
2.00%$2k-48 Month Roth IRA
1.75%$2k-36 Month Step-Up Traditional IRA
1.75%$50k-24 Month Jumbo Traditional IRA
1.75%$50k-24 Month Jumbo Roth IRA
1.75%$2k-36 Month Step-Up Roth IRA
1.50%$2k-24 Month Traditional IRA
1.50%$50k-18 Month Jumbo Traditional IRA
1.50%$50k-18 Month Jumbo Roth IRA
1.50%$2k-24 Month Roth IRA
1.25%$2k-18 Month Traditional IRA
1.25%$50k-12 Month Jumbo Traditional IRA
1.25%$50k-12 Month Jumbo Roth IRA
1.25%$2k-18 Month Roth IRA
1.00%$2k-12 Month Traditional IRA
1.00%$2k-12 Month Roth IRA
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