We're more than a credit union—we're your financial family for life!


Our History

For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. Since opening our doors in 1956, we seek to embody our mission statement each day by providing innovative products and services with a continued, dedicated focus on member loyalty.

Pelican was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge. Our main membership served included Louisiana charity hospitals, mental health centers and state office personnel. In 1988, we amended our name to Pelican State Credit Union to better represent our expanding field of membership.

We've since grown into the largest state-chartered credit union in Louisiana now serving over 50,000 members nationwide.

Despite an increase in size and service area, we still base our success on personal attention. Rest assured, our members' best interests are always at heart. We remain entirely committed to building stronger Louisiana communities, member by member — so you can attain the knowledge and resources you need to enhance your financial future.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of our members through safe, competitive products and educational services.


Our Member Benefits

Enough about us—what about you? The history of Pelican State Credit Union has always centered around serving our members. Click below to learn about all the ways Pelican membership can help you reach your financial goals.