Become a Member

For over 50 years, Community West Credit Union has been helping the people of West Michigan manage their finances, build credit and wealth, and navigate every major financial decision. Membership lasts a lifetime and once you join, you have access to services at six branches and over 30,000 ATMs throughout the US for convenient banking. Learn more about the requirements for membership and join today.

Credit Union Qualifications

Members of Community West Credit Union gain access to some of the best financial services and products available throughout Michigan as well as several great perks. You are eligible for membership at Community West if you:

  • Live, work, worship, or attend school, in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, or Ottawa counties.
  • If you are a prior member of Community West Credit Union, your membership is valid for life and does not terminate or become invalid if you move.
  • Community West extends membership to anyone over age 55 who receives a retirement annuity, pension, or social security benefits and lives in or belongs to a retirement organization, such as AARP, operating in Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, or Ottawa counties.
  • You also quality for membership if you are an immediate family member of a current Community West Credit Union member.

Why Join CWCU?

As a not for profit credit union, our members are our number one priority. Community West Credit Union serves more than 26,000 member-owners with competitive rates, caring service, and the support required to help you achieve your most important financial goals. We work our members to help identify the accounts, loans, and credit cards best suited to their needs. Equally important, we understand your financial concerns and those of the area, allowing us to provide a higher level of service to guide you toward financial success.

We’re also committed to the communities we serve in West Michigan, including Comstock Park, Grandville, Hudsonville, Kentwood, Middleville, and Rockford, where team members live and work. Community West is proud to support many local organizations with donations and volunteer hours to promote better lives for area residents. We also offer the Vern Hyde scholarship each year to three area students to encourage their pursuit of higher education.

Join Today

Are you ready to join Community West Credit Union? If so, please visit one of our six locations to speak with a representative. If you have additional questions or need more information, contact us online or call 844.348.8960 today.



To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

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