The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), insuring the deposits of nearly 94 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions.
Share accounts in federally insured credit unions are insured up to $250,000, an amount equal to the insurance protection offered by the FDIC.
National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund
The National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) is the federal fund created by Congress in 1970 to insure member's deposits in credit unions up to the $250,000 federal limit. Administered by the National Credit Union Administration, the NCUSIF is backed by the "full faith and credit" of the U.S. Government. Click here to learn more.
You can use the new Electronic Share Insurance Estimator at the NCUA web site in order to give you an idea as to the amount of coverage your accounts at the Credit Union carry. Based on the type of deposit account(s) you have, this estimator will determine how much those same accounts are insured for. NCUA Electronic Share Insurance Estimator