Who can join BECU?

A Community Working Together

As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, BECU is guided by the credit union belief that people, helping people, can make a difference.

In 1935, new employees for The Boeing Company were required to purchase their own tools before they could start work. Since this was the height of the Great Depression, it was hard to afford those tools. Eighteen employees gathered together and each put in $0.50, for a total of $9. Their first loan was for $2.50 to a fellow employee.

Today, we hold more than $15 billion in assets and have over 950,000 members.

We're proud to carry on that same tradition of community – at BECU, we're lifting each other up. We offer services designed to improve the economic and social well-being of all members.

You're eligible to join BECU if any of the following apply to you:

  • Attend school in Washington state
  • BECU employee
  • Boeing employee
  • Boeing subsidiary employee
  • Former Boeing employee
  • Live in Washington state
  • Museum of Flight employee
  • Work in Washington state
  • Worship in Washington state
  • Family member of the above

Still not sure? Give us a call and we'll help you figure it out: 800-233-2328.


Headquartered in Tukwila, WA, BECU has over 45 Neighborhood Financial Centers in the Puget Sound Region, two in eastern washington, and two in the Boeing plant in South Carolina. In order to serve our dispersed member base efficiently and effectively, we have developed an extensive network of ATMs.

We also work with other credit unions as part of the CO-OP Network, which means that our members can use CO-OP Network ATMs without surcharges and can receive banking services at any of our partner branches.

In addition, we offer a full suite of banking services through our website and mobile app.

As our membership base grows and expands, we expand our geographic locations and our virtual reach so that our members continue to receive the best value and service with complete trust.

We look forward to expanding our growing community. With you, we're credit union strong.


We welcome everyone in our community to join BECU.