Intro – Suncoast Credit Union Reviews & Ranking

AdvisoryHQ recently published its list and review of the top credit unions in Florida, a list that included Suncoast Credit Union.

Below we have highlighted some of the many reasons Suncoast Credit Union was selected as one of the best credit unions in Florida.

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

Suncoast Credit Union Review

With more than $8 billion in assets and over 700,000 members, Suncoast Credit Union is the largest of all Florida credit unions.

The credit union has nine full-service branch locations in the Greater Tampa area and dozens of ATMs across the market.

By locating branches and ATMs where they’re most convenient for their members and expanding their ATM reach through industry alliances, this top 15 best credit union in Florida strives to be convenient and efficient for consumers on the go.

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

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

Suncoast Credit Union Review: Community Involvement

Through charitable giving and active support of community organizations, Suncoast has sought to differentiate itself among Florida credit unions.

Throughout the year, Suncoast, its employees, and its affiliates work throughout its 21-county footprint to deliver on the organization’s commitment to people and neighborhoods.

Here are some examples of Suncoast charitable initiatives:

Suncoast Foundation

Any means necessary to increase health and promote education falls under the Foundation’s umbrella, ranging from public school contributions to medical research and development.

Suncoast Credit Union Review

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Community Events

Love to volunteer? Opportunities abound at Suncoast, whether you love to help animal rescue organizations or prefer to help with the local food shelf, Suncoast is an active member in the community and can help you become one, too.

Pennies Add Up Program

With every swipe of a Suncoast Rewards Debit Card or Suncoast VISA Card, two cents go to the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation, without having to pick out the dryer lint.

Community Outreach

Suncoast’s multitude of outreach programs focus especially on children through education and charity, including Kids Charity of Tampa Bay, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, and Children’s Cancer Center, just to name a few.

Green Suncoast

Suncoast Credit Union is taking big steps to reduce their environmental footprint: their service center in East Fort Myers is their first eco-friendly service center.

Add that to Adopt-a-Highway participation, recycling, and a shift to LED lights, and it is clear that Suncoast is as committed to greener living as they are to serving their members.


Over $1.2 million in scholarship funds have been handed out by Suncoast since 1990.

In 2017, fifty-eight high school seniors who demonstrate financial need and strong academic presence will receive $2,000 toward their higher education needs.

Suncoast Credit Union Review: Financial Education

In addition to other charitable efforts, Suncoast CU is especially active in promoting financial education and ensuring that young people get a head start in learning to manage financial matters.

Through several educational initiatives, Suncoast is making a difference for children, parents, and schools. Below are some examples of Suncoast’s educational initiatives:

In-School Programs

Suncoast’s in-school programs introduce elementary, middle and high school students to basic money management concepts while providing them with hands-on learning opportunities.

Suncoast Credit Union In-School Programs with EverFi

EverFi is an online education provider that has partnered with Suncoast to bring financial knowledge into local schools. For 2016, nearly 30 schools are actively participating in this financial empowerment program through Suncoast.

Financial Football

Financial Football uses interactive games to teach high schoolers about finances.

The annual Financial Football competition allows teams from various high schools to compete in a financial trivia contest in which student teams have a chance to see their school’s name on the coveted Financial Football trophy.

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