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What It Means to Belong

Why Just Bank When You Can Belong.

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We’re often asked what makes a credit union different from a bank. Or what makes Great Basin different from another credit union. We know there are a lot of places you could take your business. So, why Great Basin? What’s in it for you?

We're the localest.

We live here, work here, and play here - just like you. We are the largest Washoe County-based credit union. We've been in business since 1951. We’re truly local, and we’re proud of that!

  • Your community is our community. We're from here and for here. If we can help each member of the community thrive and grow, it's a win for us all.
  • We spend many hours giving back in various ways all year long. Our team is especially involved with the local Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run and Children’s Miracle Network organizations.
  • We offer free financial education online. We love being able to offer members an important (sometimes missing) piece of their education.
  • We offer free financial seminars all year long on topics ranging from retirement to budgeting to college planning. We invite everyone in the community to join us! Knowledge is power. Plus, there's good snacks and good company.
You're the owner.

When you're a member at a credit union, you're the owner. Each member is a shareholder and that means the profit goes back to you.

  • Being the owner is just one of the many differences between a credit union and a bank. Check out more.
  • Our volunteer board of directors is made up of members like you. We don't report to any fat cats, and our board helps to ensure that your profits are being used in the best way.
  • We're not looking for ways to fee you. We'd even venture to say we have the lowest fees in Nevada.
  • People like you have saved over $3 million in interest over the last few years just be refinancing their autos from other institutions. That’s just one of the many ways we want to and are able to save you money, boss.
Our service is the best.

We know that's a big claim. And for you data-types, we actually can back that up.

What we do know is that service has always been what separates us from other banks or credit unions. We offer the products and conveniences that you need, and that's important to us. But our members get more. They stick around for a long time, and they'll all tell you it's because of the service. We know your name, we appreciate you, we're down-to-earth, and we take your financial situations very personally.

  • Our vision is to be member-loved. So it's our promise to provide you with the best service that we can. Together we decided on a set of service promises, and we take pride in holding ourselves to them.
  • Employees get extensive, continuous training so that they can offer you the expertise you need.
  • The proof is in the pudding:
    • Over 3,000 of our members have been with us for longer than 25 years.
    • Over 30% of our employees have been here for 10 years or more.
  • It's hard to choose, but we've picked a few testimonials from our members over the years. Check 'em out, and then call, click, or come on in so we can show you first-hand what it's like to belong!
We have what you need, when you need it.

We have simple products and convenient services. We want to offer you the kinds of products and services that we would offer our best friends.

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