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Government Shutdown Assistance

Greater Nevada is here to help more people Live Greater. That includes those experiencing a financial hardship and members affected by the recent partial federal government shutdown. Greater Nevada Credit Union and Greater Nevada Mortgage have several options available including low cost unsecured loans and lines of credit, payment deferrals for mortgages and consumer loans, and other options to assist members with their financial needs.

For more information regarding available assistance programs, please visit any Greater Nevada branch, or call us at:

2019 Board of Directors Candidates

Greater Nevada Credit Union’s Board of Directors is comprised of seven Greater Nevada members who volunteer their time and experience to oversee the management of your credit union. Directors are elected to serve three year terms, which expire on a rotating basis. This year three Director positions are available, and Greater Nevada is pleased to announce that there are three candidates who are seeking to fill those seats.

Click here to learn about each of the candidates and the petition process.

Greater Nevada Receives Third USDA Lender of the Year Award USDA Lender of the Year Award

For the third year in a row, Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) was named the National Lender of the Year by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) thanks to the efforts of GNCU's subsidiary, Greater Commercial Lending. In 2018 GNCU obligated more than $449 million in loans, all guaranteed by the agency’s programs, representing a nearly 400% increase over loan obligations from 2016. In Nevada alone, GNCU obligated $314,851,300 in guaranteed loans.

Alert: Fraudulent Telephone Calls

GNCU is aware of scammers posing as the GNCU Fraud Department who are calling members and asking for personal account information, including debit card PINs (Personal Identification Numbers). The incoming phone number shows as (775) 882-2060, but these calls are not associated with Greater Nevada Credit Union.

NEVER give your card PIN to anyone – including GNCU representatives. If the caller indicates that the your card or PIN has been compromised, please call the Falcon Fraud department immediately at (844) 404-8472 , or to the GNCU Fraud and Dispute department at (775) 334-8635.

For more information on telephone scammers, click here.

New! Bill Mix Dispensing at Eagle Station and University ITMs

GNCU’s Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) now feature bill mix technology that allows users to pick which dollar bill types ($50’s, $20’s, or $5’s) they’d like when making a withdrawal. This function will also work when you’re depositing a check for cash (up to the amount released from hold). GNCU currently has ITMs located at our new University branch and at our Eagle Station branch in Carson City.

Click here to learn more about our ITMs and the greater benefits they provide for our members.

New University Branch Opens

Greater Nevada Credit Union's new University branch opened in August 2018 on N. Virginia Street in Reno. Located across from the Univeristy of Nevada, Reno campus, the branch offers the latest in banking technology and service. Learn more about the new branch here.

GNCU Earns Another Best of Award Best of Carson Valley 2018

Greater Nevada Credit Union won Best Bank/Credit Union in the Record-Courier's Best of Carson Valley 2018 awards. Thank you to the Carson Valley residents who voted for us as well as for Greater Nevada Mortgage who took third place for Best Mortgage Lender.

Greater Nevada Credit Union was also voted in the top three for the Best Bank  category in the Elko Daily Free Press 2018 Readers Choice awards. Meanwhile, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Greater Nevada Mortgage, was awarded Best Mortgage Lender!

Best of Carson City 2018For the 12th consecutive year, Greater Nevada Credit Union was voted "Best Financial Institution" in the annual Best of Carson City poll in the Nevada Appeal. Congratulations to all the Greater Nevadans who provide a level of service that gets recognized year after year, and a big thank you to the Nevada Appeal readers who voted for us!
Best of Northern Nevada 2018 RN&R
Greater Nevada Credit Union was also voted "Best Credit Union" in the Reno News & Review's Best of Northern Nevada 2018. In 2017 GNCU won first place in the "Best Credit Union" and "Best Bank" categories. In 2016 GNCU took first place for "Best Credit Union", and the Northwest GNCU branch won "Best Local Place to Work". Thank you to all the RN&R readers who continue to vote for us year after year! Best of Reno 2018

GNCU also took second place in the Reno Gazette-Journal's 2018 Best of Reno awards.

GNCU Online Banking Security Update

In late August 2018, GNCU learned about an issue at some financial institutions with the Fiserv Event Manager Messaging Module for online banking. Though GNCU does use Fiserv products, we do not use that particular one, and therefore our online banking and mobile applications were not affected.

Protecting our members’ information is a top priority at GNCU, and we continuously utilize the latest in high-quality products, services and procedures to identify and address potential issues. Learn more about identity theft protection at GNCU.

Unlock the Equity in Your Home

A Greater Nevada Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) leverages the equity in your home (what your home is worth minus what you owe) and provides you with a line of credit that you can tap into when you need it. Plus, right now you can take advantage of a 2.99% APR* special introductory rate!

*Click here to learn to learn more.

GNCU Awards $56,000 in Scholarships

Since 1999 Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarships. This year GNCU received 108 scholarship applications, and 28 students were selected to receive $2,000 each for the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship program, sponsored and administered annually by the credit union, is available to Greater Nevada members and their families. Scholarships are awarded based on each applicant’s financial need, academic performance, community involvement, and educational and career goals.

Click here for this year's scholarship recipients.

Greater Nevada Named Best Place to Work Again! Greater Nevada Took First Place in the Best Place to Work Competition

Since 2008, Greater Nevada has participated in and been recognized as one of the best places to work in northern Nevada.  This year, Greater Nevada, which encompasses our credit union employees, Greater Nevada Mortgage employees and Greater Commercial Lending team, took First Place in the 11th Annual Best Places to Work Greater Reno-Tahoe competition for the extra-large company category. This is Greater Nevada’s second time taking first place and first time in the extra-large (251+ employees) category!

This recognition is a tribute to each and every employee's support of Greater Nevada’s passion, dedication, hard work, relationship building, positive attitudes, and commitment to serving members and our community.

Click here to read more or visit our careers page to join our team!

New! Touch ID on your Apple® iPhone® or Fingerprint Login on your Android™

Tired of entering your username and password every time you login to your mobile banking app? Now you can login quickly and securely with just a touch of your finger! Follow the “What’s New” screen displays upon opening the GNCU mobile banking app to set up your phone.

Questions? Call our Member Resource Center at 775-882-2060 for more information or to get help with setup. If you have a new Apple iPhone 10 with facial recognition, you can choose to use that too!

Greater Nevada Mortgage Service AwardGreater Nevada Mortgage Awarded International Service Excellence Award

March 2018

Greater Nevada Mortgage has received the 2017 International Service Excellence Award in the Small Business category by the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA).'

Click here to read more about the service award.

Click here to learn more about Greater Nevada Mortgage, a Sierra Nevada mortgage company offering a variety of home loan options to those in California and Nevada.


GNCU Recognized for Its Commitment to Financial Education

February 27, 2018Editor's Choice Award from

"From working with at-risk individuals and educating high school students through hands-on experience and financial simulations to sponsoring financial literacy programs and resources at the college level, GNCU helps Nevadans live more sustainable financial lives." Click here to read the complete article to learn how GNCU received's Editor's Choice Award for its commitment to financial education.


GNCU Wins Community Service AwardWe're Honored to be Recipients of the Dora Maxwell Award

Greater Nevada Credit Union was recently awarded the 2017 Dora Maxwell Award for Nevada Community Achievement. Thank you GNCU team members for making this possible by continuously helping more people—and communities—live greater!

Click here to read more about the award.

Greater Nevada Named SBA Lender of the Year

Greater Nevada Credit Union was recognized as a 2017 Small Business Administration (SBA) National Lender of the Year at the fourth annual Small Business Awards Luncheon. The luncheon recognized Nevada businesses that had an exceptionally positive impact on the small business community.

Click here for more details.