Nusenda Credit Union

Nusenda Credit Union is a federally-chartered credit union headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and regulated under the authority of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Nusenda Credit Union is the largest credit union by membership in New Mexico.[1] As of 2020, Nusenda Credit Union had more than $3 billion in assets, more than 220,000 members, and more than 20 branches from Taos to Socorro.

Nusenda Credit Union
TypeCredit union
IndustryFinancial services
HeadquartersAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Key people
John Landis, Board of Directors Chair
Joe Christian, President/CEO
ProductsSavings; checking; consumer loans; mortgages; credit cards; online banking
Total assets$3.9B USD (2022)

Nusenda Credit Union[2] serves employees of educational institutions, along with more than 600 other local businesses, systems, and organizations, operating under multiple common bonds. Member deposits up to $250,000 are insured by NCUA through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.

Nusenda Credit Union donates to charities and organizations in its communities. In 2007 the credit union assisted the University of New Mexico in establishing a wireless network on their main campus.[3] They opened a credit union branch in Atrisco Heritage Academy to promote financial literacy in 2010. The Rainforest Satellite Branch was opened in 2017 in to combine academic and entrepreneurial components designed to drive innovation, education, and economic development in New Mexico. [4]


The credit union was founded in 1936 as the Albuquerque Public Schools Federal Credit Union. Its field of membership grew to include employees of Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute in 1968. Ten years later, employees of the University of New Mexico and University of New Mexico Hospital were added. To reflect its changed membership, the credit union changed its name to New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union in 1982. Members of La Montañita Food Co-op became eligible for membership in 1984. New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union continued to grow its assets and membership over the years and built new branches.[5] In February 2015, the credit union changed its name again, to Nusenda Credit Union after collecting member feedback about its name for more than a decade and conducting more than a year of in-depth research.[6]


  1. ^ Munro, Thomas. Members first. New Mexico Business Weekly. 12 September 2008.
  2. ^ (10 February 2019). "Nusenda Locations, Hours & Contact Numbers". Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ Carr, Steve. New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union Helps Complete UNM’s Wireless Initiative with a Gift. University of New Mexico. 13 February 2007.
  4. ^ "Lobo Rainforest Building opens in high desert, image". UNM Newsroom. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  5. ^ Robinson-Avila, Kevin. Growth spurt for credit unions: But will rising interest rates bring growing pains? New Mexico Business Weekly. 28 August 2009.
  6. ^ Rayburn, Rosalie (10 February 2015). "Credit union changes name, image". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 20 February 2015.

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