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Start your membership with us today

Open an account online in as little as 15 minutes

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Start your membership with us today

Open an account online in as little as 15 minutes

Apply Now

Applying for your Members 1st account online is fast and easy. Before you start your application, please have the following information available:

  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • State issued identification (Government issued ID/Driver’s License/State ID with current address)
  • Same information for Joint Applicant, if any

Existing members cannot add a suffix or a joint owner to their existing account online, nor can they open a business, minor, trust, or rep-payee account. Existing members must visit a branch to accomplish these account openings and adjustments.

Steps to Open Your Account

  1. Submit an online application
  2. Add funds to your account during the online application or at a branch
  3. Receive a welcome call from the credit union to complete an overview of your new account
  4. Receive any checks or cards you order by mail
  5. Complete registration for Online Banking and Mobile App access

What are Members saying?

I joined members first 6 years ago after a bad experience with another bank and I have never had a problem. I recommend them to anyone looking to open an account, their customer service is always great.

I have been with Members 1st, since 1998. I have never had a bad experience with them. Everyone has always been helpful and polite anytime I have gone inside.

Fran J.

I’m not going to lie; my direct deposit pays me a day earlier at Member’s 1st.

Melody F.

I've banked with different banks and they say the right things to reel you in and then don't follow through. But Members 1st has been nothing but helpful and kind. They helped me understand credit and gave some very helpful advice.…Thank you for everything you do!

Patricia R.

We have been with Members 1st. for years and love the friendly customer service, convenient locations and remote deposit!! So thankful for the personal loan when we were adopting our beautiful daughter. Couldn't have done it without Members 1st. Thank you!

Donna W.

Our family has banked with Members 1st for many, many years. Customer service is #1. Love the smaller town vibe. You know your customers and that rates high in my book.

Trece T.

Members 1st has my car loan and personal loan as they believe and support their community members. Thank you for being there and for your great customer service!!!

Heather H.

I've banked with Members 1st for many many years & have never had any problems! Love the online banking options!

Andrea A.

Membership Eligibility

Available to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Butte, Glenn, Shasta, or Tehama County

Additional Eligibility

In addition, membership is extended to government employees, school employees, students, and their family members in the counties of Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra, Siskiyou, and Trinity.

Does it cost anything to open an account?

You can open an account at Members 1st Credit Union for only $1. Since every member is a shareholder at Members 1st, your $1 minimum deposit acts as your share. This $1 deposit is NOT a fee, but cannot be drawn upon during your time of membership with Members 1st. If you ever wish to end your membership with Members 1st, the $1 share deposit will be reimbursed to you along with the remaining balance on your account.

New Members Instructions

New members are required to provide one form of primary identification, one form of secondary identification, and one form of proof of residency.

Primary Identification

Please bring with you one of the following forms of primary identification below. Your identification must include a photo, date of birth, and full name. Minor accounts require a child's birth certificate, Social Security Number, and date of birth.

  • Valid California issued driver license or California identification card
  • U.S. issued passport
  • U.S. Armed Forces identification
  • Federal Government Employee Identification (Must contain photo, date of birth, name and address)

Secondary Identification

Please bring with you one of the following forms of secondary identification below.

  • Automobile registration
  • Phone, utility or mortgage bill
  • State issued birth certificate
  • Credit card

Proof of Address

Please bring proof of residency with one of the following items below.

  • Utility, telephone, cable, or internet bill
  • Auto, home, or renter's insurance policy or bill
  • Mortgage statement
  • Rental or lease agreement
  • Paystub or W2 tax forms
  • Mail from a financial institution or Federal, State, County, or City government agency

Existing Members Instructions

Existing members may follow the instructions below to open additional accounts.

Visit your nearest Members 1st Credit Union branch or call us at (530) 222-6060 or (800) 303-3838 to complete your request.

Branch Locations

Please choose a branch or ATM to view location details.
Anderson Rhonda Branch Photo

Anderson Rhonda

Fax: (530) 378-8052
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm,
Friday 9am-5:30pm
ATM: Walk-up
Chico East Branch Photo

Chico East

Fax: (530) 222-9348
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm,
Friday 9am-5:30pm
ATM: Drive-up and Walk-up
Chico Salem Branch Photo

Chico Salem

Fax: (530) 222-9349
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm,
Friday 9am-5:30pm
ATM: Walk-up
Corporate Branch Photo


Phone: (530) 222-6060
Toll Free: (800) 303-3838
Redding Hilltop Branch Photo

Redding Hilltop

Fax: (530) 222-6146
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm,
Friday 9am-5:30pm
ATM: Drive-up and Walk-up
Redding Pine Branch Photo

Redding Pine

Fax: (530) 244-2696
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm,
Friday 9am-5:30pm
ATM: Drive-up
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