About Us

Vermont Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution that has been serving Vermonters for over 70 years.


Vermont Federal Credit Union was founded in 1953 as the Burlington Postal Employees Credit Union. Just a short time later, the Credit Union was renamed to the U.S. Government Employees Credit Union of Chittenden County. Our connection to these roots remains strong as many government employees in Vermont are still loyal members of Vermont Federal.

In 1990, members voted to convert the Credit Union from a state charter to a federal charter, and we became Vermont Federal Credit Union in 1991. After a series of expansions and mergers, we became a community-chartered credit union in 2001, which meant that membership was no longer limited to only government employees.

We now operate under a community charter, opening the possibility of membership to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in the state of Vermont, as well as any of their family members.