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Stanford Federal Credit Union

  • No monthly fees
  • Free unlimied worldwide ATMs
  • Free debit card
  • Free wire transfers
  • No debit or credit card foreign transaction fees*
  • No overdraft or NSF fees
  • No stop payment fees
  • No balance or direct deposit requirements
  • Refer a postdoc and you both get $25 (no limit)**

You can open an account online anytime

Special Instructions for postdocs starting their appointment from outside the US who need a US based bank account
Stanford Federal Credit Union requires a US based address to open an account. To get started, use your department's Stanford address as your home address. Once your account is approved, notify SFCU of your address abroad and it will be updated in their system.

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Juan Vargas
Student Engagement Manager
Relationship Manager


*SFCU does not charge foreign transaction fees on Deibt and Credit Card Transactins, but other financial institutions or merchants may.

**Refer A Student is only for STanford FCU members referring a Stanford University student or postdoc who is not yet a Stanford FCU member. Federally insured by NCUA