Intro – Alive Credit Union Reviews & Ranking


AdvisoryHQ recently published its list and review of the top credit unions in Jacksonville, FL — a list that included Alive Credit Union. 

Below we have highlighted some of the many reasons Alive Credit Union was selected as one of the best credit unions in Jacksonville, FL.

Click here for a detailed review of AdvisoryHQ’s selection methodology: AdvisoryHQ’s Methodology for Selecting Top Banks and Credit Unions


Alive Credit Union Review


Alive Credit Union is a Jacksonville credit union with membership open to employees of Florida Blue, Baptist Health, Memorial Hospital, UF Health Jacksonville, St. Vincent’s Healthcare, the Mayo Clinic, and Ferrara Fire. Membership is also open to individuals who live or work east of Highway 301, and anyone who works in healthcare or real estate and their family members. Certain organizations, such as Bi-Lo grocery chain, SteinMart Inc., Ferrara Fire, and Allstate Workplace division are also served by Alive Credit Union.



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Key Factors Leading Us to Rank This Firm as One of This Year’s Top Credit Union Firms

Upon completing our detailed review, Alive Credit Union was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best credit unions based on the following factors. 



Alive Credit Union Review: History

Alive Credit Union was formed by a small group of BlueCross employees in 1954. At the start, the union only offered shares and loans, but today the union has grown and seen a few mergers and become a $128 million financial institution with a large selection of varied services.

Alive Credit Union Review: Community Involvement

Within Alive Credit Union is the CARES committee, which is a community outreach group comprised of Alive Credit Union employees. Members donate time and skills and create donations that benefit the community. Some events include:

  • Eat Shop Play Neighborhood Market Event: Community gathering event at the Alive Credit Union where locals can work with arts and crafts, enjoy other booth events, and visit Pit Sisters animals.
  • Mad City Money: This event is hosted by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and allows teens to create a simulated identity and manage families, careers, and various financial responsibilities. Teens also interact with salespeople and commission-based merchants to learn to deal with these situations. 
  • Scholarship Program: The credit union provides the Betty M. Collins Memorial Scholarship to a credit union member working toward a career in healthcare from an accredited institution.

There are several more events and examples of charitable participation at Alive Credit Union. Check out a more complete list here.

Alive Credit Union Review: Checking Accounts

There are several checking accounts available at Alive Credit Union. These accounts include:

  • Active Checking
  • Interest Checking 
  • 55+ Checking
  • Student Checking
  •  eChecking
  • Pulse Checking 
  • Credit Starter Checking

Fees may apply, so be aware of all terms and fees before opening an account.

Overdraft privilege services may be activated for some of these accounts, but not all. Check out more information about overdraft privilege here, and discuss it with an Alive Credit Union representative. Fees will apply.

Alive Credit Union Review: Additional Services

Several savings and certificate accounts are available as well. Alive Credit Union also provides insurance services, business services, and several loan and credit card options available for application.

Check the Alive Credit Union website and contact a credit union representative to be sure that you are fully aware of all membership and account requirements, fees, terms, rates, conditions, and benefits.


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