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We’re a financial cooperative dedicated to your financial success

Who We Are

Get to know us. We’re here to help you reach your financial goals.

We’re not-for-profit, so you save more.

We’re not a big bank or a small bank – we’re a better way to bank! Advantis is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, owned by our members and dedicated to their financial success. Instead of returning earnings to corporate stockholders (like big banks do), we return them to our members in the form of better rates, lower fees, and more free services.  Learn about the cooperative difference

Expert financial advice – with lots of heart.

We are dedicated to building trusted relationships with our members. We’re personally invested in helping our members achieve their financial dreams. Whether you are saving for your first car, your first home, or your retirement, Advantis is here to help you reach your goals.

We offer solutions for every financial need.

Advantis is a full service financial institution. From mortgages, credit cards, and personal loans to checking accounts, IRAs, CDs and retirement planning – we offer everything you need to help you reach your goals.


We help our community grow.

Banking with us adds value to your community. We donate time and money to help our local communities grow stronger. Learn about our community impact

Serving Portland since 1928.

Our story began on September 5th, 1928 when 36 employees joined together to form a credit union. They created a true financial cooperative, each contributing what they could to help one another. Members were able to borrow at lower rates, enjoy higher earnings, and pay lower fees than they would at a corporate bank.  After more than 90 years of safe and sound financial management by our member-owners, Advantis has grown to become Oregon’s 6th largest credit union, over 75,000 members strong. While we may have grown a great deal from our humble beginnings, our core purpose has remained the same: to help our members find security and success in their financial lives. 

Guided by our Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors is elected by the membership and is responsible for the general control and direction of the affairs, funds, and records of the Credit Union.  An Audit Committee is appointed by the board to oversee the internal controls and validate the financial performance of the Credit Union.

Advantis Credit Union and its members are best served with a diverse group of Officials that contribute a wide range of skills, business backgrounds, community involvement experience, and knowledge of credit unions and financial services.

Learn more about our governance structure and how you can get involved.

Inclusion, diversity, and equity

Advantis supports and fosters a safe, inclusive, and caring environment for all employees, vendors and members, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

We are proud to celebrate the differences between and within every employee and member, including age, color, mental or physical abilities, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or other characteristics.

And for both employees and members, Advantis has a zero-tolerance policy of discrimination, racism, and harassment.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion  

Switch to Advantis today. 

If you live or work in the Portland metro area, any one of 24 Western Oregon counties, or in Washington State – you’re already eligible to join our cooperative! Learn more about membership eligibility

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