Credit Union History

STAR Financial Credit Union began in 1959 as a means to provide the employees of Pontiac Refinery, which later became CITGO Refinery, quality financial services. Over the past 60 years we have grown to include almost 100 additional companies that want to provide their employees the same benefits. What started out in a little office on the grounds of the refinery has grown to three full service office locations and 6,000 loyal members. The companies in our field of membership have expanded to include oil field related industries as well as the medical community and others.

Safety & Soundness

We the Board of Directors, Staff and members alike, at STAR Financial Credit Union are committed to the success of our credit union and take pride in what we have built together. After 60 years, STAR Financial Credit Union remains a very sound and financially strong credit union. With over 44 million in assets and a capital to asset ratio of 12.20%, STAR Financial Credit Union will be able to continue to offer our members multiple access, convenient locations and competitive products and services.

Your Insured Funds

Each individual’s savings accounts is federally insured up to a maximum of $250,000. NCUA (National Credit Union Association), a government agency, provides this coverage for shares, share certificates and share draft accounts for which the insured credit union is liable.

For more information regarding your insured funds, please see a Member Service Representative.


After careful consideration, we decided to permanently close the 3022 Buffalo Branch and ATM for the safety of our Members and Staff. News