In 1952, VyStar (formerly Jax Navy Federal) was founded to serve civil service members, military employees and their families at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax). At that time, obtaining financial services—particularly loans—was difficult for working men and women, who would often fall prey to unfair and deceptive lending practices. For that reason, our founding fathers chartered this credit union to provide military families with access to the financial services they needed. We began with 12 members and $60. Today, we serve over 522,000 members across 22 counties in Northeast and Central Florida, whose assets total over $6.6 billion.
Sixty five years later, VyStar remains true to our founding fathers’ vision to provide a safe place for our members to borrow and save, and to give our members access to quality financial products and services that help improve their financial well-being. And as VyStar has grown, so has our support for local causes that are important to the communities we serve and align with our corporate values. Each year, it is our goal to do more in support of the communities that have supported us since we were founded in 1952.
We are proud of our commitment to our founding values, and we will continue to remain true to our fundamental purpose: to serve the financial needs of our members by providing quality, dependable and trustworthy products and services.