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About 10 minutes and just $5 in a savings account is all you need to join.

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We’re Velocity Credit Union and, chances are, you’re eligible for membership! Do you:

  • Live, work, worship, or attend school in Travis, Hays, Bastrop or Caldwell Counties?
  • Live or work in Williamson County?
  • Live or work within a 10-mile radius of any Velocity branch or ATM?
  • Have a relative who’s a Velocity member?

Ready to get started? Click on the “Open an Account” button below or continue reading for more details.

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Even if you don’t qualify for membership based on geography or relation, you can still join through the historic Paramount Theater: A one-time donation of $10 to the Paramount Theater Association makes you eligible for membership at Velocity. We’ll take care of the donation as part of the account opening process.

Here’s another option. You are automatically eligible for membership if you volunteer for, belong to, or work for one of our sponsoring partners, employers, or organizations (see sample list, below).

You can join online in about 10 minutes. Open a savings (share) account with a $5 deposit, and then open other accounts or apply for a loan. Just maintain a $5 minimum balance to keep your membership active. If you’d rather open your account in person, visit any of our area branch locations.

How do you define “relative who's a Velocity member?”

Eligible relations include: children, adopted children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, first cousins and/or any of these relationships acquired or assigned through marriage, such as step-children or step-parents.

Who are your sponsoring partners, employers and organizations?

Velocity is affiliated with more than 200 major sponsoring employers and organizations in the Austin metropolitan area. Here are some of them:

• City of Austin
• City of Round Rock
• Austin Police Department
• Austin American-Statesman
• Austin Regional Clinic
• Capital Metro Transit
• IBEW Local 520
• Paramount Theater Association
• Spansion – Austin
• TECO-Westinghouse
• Texas Municipal League
• Westminster Manor

For a complete list of participating companies, please call Community Relations at 512.469.7049.

What happens if I move?

You can remain a member until your accounts are closed, even if you change jobs or move away. Online and mobile banking — including the ability to deposit a check with a mobile device or scanner — provides access to your account anywhere, anytime, and you have access to thousands of shared credit union branches nationwide.

How can I switch my current account to Velocity?

✔ Review monthly statements or activity online.
Make note of current auto-drafts, direct deposits and outstanding transactions.

✔ Update automatic drafts.
Identify automatic payments being drawn from your current checking account and redirect them to Velocity. Make sure there are enough funds in your new Velocity account before switching over any current automatic payments.

✔ Update and inform direct depositors.
Contact your employer or others making direct deposits into your account to make sure they send deposits to your new Velocity account (includes payroll departments, government agencies, and pension providers).

✔ Close your other accounts.
Once you have updated automatic payments and deposits to point to your new Velocity accounts, you can close your old accounts. Contact your previous financial institution to find out how. If needed, use this generic Account Closure form. Be sure that all outstanding transactions have cleared first.
Account Closure form

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