We take time to listen.
We know that bad things happen to good people. At Pelican, we look at each and every member’s individual story—not just their credit score! We always take time to listen so that we can find the right product or service to help meet our members' needs.
|Quick Fact: Because of our dedication to our members and their individual situations, Pelican has been recognized as a Low-Income Designated Credit Union (LID) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).|
Our lending team is trained to listen to your story to get a total picture of your financial situation and will also consider your history with the credit union. Apply for a Loan >
Horizon Second-Chance Checking
Did you know that if you had credit or account issues in the past, most financial institutions won’t allow you to open a checking account? Because of this, we developed a checking account that gives our members a second chance! Get a Second Chance >
Pelican Pledge Visa® Credit Card
Creating and building credit can be hard! With our Pelican Pledge Visa®, use your savings account to secure a low variable APR! Learn About Our Pledge Visa® >
Skip Loan Payments
Unexpected costs come up in all of our lives! Skip your qualifying loan payment when YOU need to for just $25 per loan with our Skip-A-Pay program. Skip Your Next Loan Payment >
We are committed to financial wellness.
Your finances touch every single part of your life. If you’re not financially well, other areas of your life can also suffer. Pelican is committed to providing free financial wellness services and resources so you can achieve a happier future!
|Quick Fact: In the last 5 years, our credit counselors have held almost 10,000 one-on-one credit counseling sessions with members, and over 100 members have graduated from our Financial Wellness Program as they achieved goals such as buying a home!|
Free Credit Counseling
Any member of Pelican can take advantage of our award-winning, FREE Financial Wellness Program! Meet face-to-face with one of our Nationally Certified Credit Counselors and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools you need to make financially sound decisions and, in some cases, consolidate debt or improve credit. Schedule a Credit Counseling Session >
Free Community Workshops
Pelican regularly hosts Financial Wellness Workshops across the state, all at no cost! Get tips on budgeting, buying a home or car, and improving your credit score at a workshop near you! Attend a Workshop >
Pelican State of Mind Blog
We have so much to share with our members and community, we created a special place to keep it all! Our official blog covers all things family, fun and finance. Get financial life hacks, plan for the future, #AskPelican your most pressing questions, or read spotlights on businesses from around the state—all for free! Read Our Blog >
We are not-for-profit and member-owned.
That means that our earnings are passed on to you in the form of dividends, competitive rates, high-quality products and services, and of course—giveaways!
|Quick Fact: In 2017, Pelican members received over $2.6 million in dividends and over $24,000 worth of giveaways!|
High Dividends on Checking Accounts
With a completely free checking account from Pelican, you could earn up to 4.01% APY* on balances up to $7,500 and unlimited ATM fee refunds—all for doing everyday things like swiping your debit card and receiving electronic statements instead of paper statements! Explore Checking Accounts >
Savings for All Ages and Stages of Life
Whether it's a Team Pelican account for your child, an IRA for retirement or anything in-between, we have savings accounts designed for every financial stage in your life. Explore Savings Accounts >
Unique Loan Products to Fit Your Needs
Do you want to finance a vehicle, home or even your child’s education? Maybe you're thinking about consolidating debt or are trying to establish or repair your credit. Whatever your goal is, we have a loan that can make that dream come true. View Our Rates >
We have a heart for service in our communities.
We live and work in Louisiana communities just like you do! Pelican is committed to making your community a better place to live by giving back to charity organizations, volunteering and sponsoring local organizations and schools.
|Quick Fact: In 2017, Pelican committed over $39,000 to sponsorships, volunteered 808 hours of community service and raised $4,932 for our charity of the year!|
The Beak Squad
Pelican’s Beak Squad is a volunteer and fundraising committee consisting of team members across the state. Each year, the Beak Squad encourages our team to become more involved in our communities. The committee also organizes fundraising events to benefit our Charity of the Year, selected by Pelican team members! Learn More About the Beak Squad >
Each year, college-bound members apply for our Team Pelican Scholarship Program! In 10 years, we have awarded $56,000 in scholarships to 102 Louisiana high school graduates! Meet Our 2018 Scholarship Winners >
We make account access simple and convenient.
It’s your money—access it when YOU need it! We devote time and resources to expanding our reach across the state, both in-person and online!
Branches Across the State
Pelican is the most geographically dispersed credit union in Louisiana! Whatever part of Louisiana you’re from (or if you’re lucky enough to frequently travel the great state) a Pelican branch is close by, ready to serve you. Find a Branch Near You >
Access to CO-OP Shared Branching
As much as we love Louisiana, most of us have to leave it every now and then! Because we are a part of the CO-OP Shared Branching Network, our members have free access to their Pelican accounts nationwide. Learn More > or Find a Shared Branch >
Anywhere Account Access
Access your account 24/7 without ever having to step into a branch! With Pelican@Net Online Banking and Bill Pay on your computer, or our PelicanMobile app on your smart phone, you can do things like apply for loans and make payments, deposit checks remotely, transfer balances to your Pelican Visa® credit cards, and even add travel notes to your account! Sign up for Pelican@Net > or Download PelicanMobile >
Need help with your account and don’t feel like waiting to speak on the phone? Use our convenient MyBranch Chat for account assistance, available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm! Click or tap the pink “CHAT NOW” icon to get started!
We invest in our employees.
Working at Pelican is like being a part of a big, happy family—just ask any of our team members! Through our dedication to providing a positive culture and out-of-this-world benefits for the Pelican team, we believe they will return that same quality of care and service back to our members. Learn More About Careers at Pelican >
|Quick Fact: Pelican has been named Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge for 5 straight years by the Business Report!|
More Team Members to Serve You
Compared to our peers who average 362 members per employee, Pelican has 208 members per employee, meaning we have more team members to serve you!*
Largest Credit Union Call Center in Louisiana
On average, we handle 3 times the number of calls per year compared to our peers—that’s 339,101 calls per year!
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