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Our History and Future

Nikkei Credit Union is a progressive, full-service financial institution serving the Japanese American Community in Southern California. We provide quality service as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, owned and democratically controlled by our membership.

The Beginning
1952: Twelve members pooled their funds together and founded Gardena Valley Japanese Credit Union.

Change is Good
1998: Our growth and success gave us reason to recharge with a new name and new look - Nikkei Credit Union.

2015: With over 5,400 members and $68 million in assets, we're prouder than ever of our success - serving isseis to yonseis and youngsters to elders. Fittingly, we strive to offer Banking for All Generations.

And as we strive to build a better future, we have established our strategy with the following vision, mission and core values.

Our Vision
Nikkei Credit Union will be the obvious choice for financial services in the Nikkei community.

Mission Statement
Create exceptional experiences for the Nikkei community through quality financial products, personalized service, and innovation.

Core Values

  • Strive for Excellence - Embrace Change
  • One Team. One Goal.
  • Empower Yourself through Knowledge
  • Safeguard Member's Privacy and Financial Interests
  • Kodomo No Tame Ni - For the Sake of the Children
  • Inspire Trust, Be Ethical: Do the Right Thing
  • Be Passionate about Delivering Exceptional Experiences
  • Treat Everyone with Respect, Sincerity, and Compassion
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