Where you decide to host your money can be a very personal and challenging decision. After all, your bank or credit union isn’t just a secure place to keep your cash, it’s a place that provides you with the tools, knowledge, and opportunity to become financially stable and they help you get what you need to live the life you’d like to live. That's a lot riding on your bank or credit union! Your bank or credit union is an integral part of your life, and you should be banking somewhere that you trust.

If you’ve been thinking about switching your accounts to a new bank or credit union, we’ve created a tool for you to utilize that can help you throughout the process of your transition.

There are two main reasons why most people switch from their banks: they are either relocating to a new area, or they're dissatisfied with the high rates and fees that are associated with their current bank. At Sikorsky Credit Union, you don't have to worry about relocation or high rates and fees. 

To become a member of Sikorsky Credit Union, you must live, work, worship, or volunteer in Fairfield, New Haven, or Hartford County in Connecticut to qualify for membership. After becoming a member, if the circumstance of relocation happens, you can still bank with us and take us with you anywhere you go! Our online banking and mobile banking app make it easy to manage your finances as it’s an extension of our branches. Worried about not being able to take out cash without ATM fees? Don’t be. When you’re a member of Sikorsky Credit Union, you get access to over 50,000 FREE ATMs nationwide through the All Point or SUM Network.

At Sikorsky Credit Union, we have a different perspective than most in that we see each member as an individual that we can help. We believe that even a small difference in rates can save our members more money towards their dream kitchen or their retirement. This is why we work hard to provide excellent rates and help you get the most out of banking.

How to Make the Switch
Making the switch from one bank or credit union to another doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve created an easy switch kit for you to follow to help with the transition or you can continue reading for more information.

1. The very first step you want to take before closing out your accounts at your current bank is to find a new place you’d like to do your banking and open an account there. At Sikorsky Credit Union, this means maintaining $5.00 in a member savings account to represent your share in the credit union. You can open your account online or in person at one of our convenient branch locations.

2. Next, if you have direct deposit, you want to make sure it’s no longer pointed towards your old bank account but instead directed to your Sikorsky Credit Union account. Click here to print out the direct deposit form and be sure to fill it out and hand it in to your payroll provider.

3. Enroll in online banking and download our mobile app. This makes it easy to manage your accounts online. You can even opt-in to receive eStatements!

4. Redirect automatic payments and close out your old accounts. Any payments that you have set to take out of your old accounts automatically, you'll want to redirect to your new Sikorsky Credit Union account.

5. Follow us on social media. It's the best way to stay up to date with all of the latest news at Sikorsky Credit Union including blog posts, community efforts, new accounts and promotions, and branch closings.

For more helpful information and forms, please click here to go to our switch kit.