Why Choose Navigator Credit Union?

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Navigator Credit Union is celebrating eight decades of serving the Gulf Coast. It was June 24, 1939, when seven shipyard workers met and planned to form a credit union to offer co-workers opportunities for savings and loans. Today, Navigator is Mississippi’s largest state-chartered credit union and one of Alabama’s largest credit unions.

A painting commissioned to commemorate Navigator’s 80 years as “your family’s financial navigator” is being featured in anniversary festivities throughout the year. The painting, by a Jackson County (MS) artist, illustrates the unique communities the Credit Union serves. Daphne’s mossy oaks and piers; Mobile’s Middle Bay Lighthouse and historic homes; Pascagoula’s Round Island Lighthouse, bayou fishing camps, pine savannas and forests of Gautier, Hurley and Vancleave; Ocean Springs’ downtown marquee and the Port of Gulfport’s anchor are depicted. The state flowers of Mississippi and Alabama, the magnolia and camellia, are featured, and the Credit Union’s founding sponsor Ingalls Shipbuilding is at its center.

A lot has changed since that muggy day along the east bank of the Pascagoula River, yet the belief “People Mean More than Money” is still fundamental in today’s Navigator Credit Union. From its start giving hardworking men and women access to affordable credit, to today’s full-service financial institution, the mission endures: Building a legacy of excellence for our Members through service, commitment and substantial value.