About LVCU

Lower Valley Credit Union was started in 1952 in the basement of a local Catholic Church by 25 original charter members, depositing $5.00 each.

Due to the origins of the credit union it was naturally originally named “Catholic Credit Union”. At the time, there were only 2 Catholic Dioceses in the State of Washington, one was located in Seattle and the other was located in Spokane.

Then, in 1958 a new diocese was formed in Yakima. This resulted in a regulation ruling, which allowed for only 1 credit union within the same diocese. Therefore, a decision was made to keep the credit union that was located in Yakima.

We then re-incorporated, under our new name of “Lower Valley Credit Union”.


Planting seeds of opportunity for a better tomorrow.


Engage members in conversation
Explore potential member needs
Introduce solutions and educate members
Nurture member relationship
Captivate member loyalty

Core Values

  • Integrity: To be responsible stewards of member assets through ethical business practices while returning fair value to members.
  • Relationship: To demonstrate genuine care for the financial well being of members while building trusting bonds.
  • Teamwork: To build a responsive and motivated team of professional employees who serve members with personal touch service.
  • Knowledge: To continually educate members about sound financial decisions and be exceptionally informed as leaders.
  • Results: To consistently achieve results for member-owners through the cooperative principles of credit union philosophy