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Membership is open to anyone - all you need is $5 for your membership share.

How a St. Mary's Bank Membership Works for You

As a member-owned, not-for-profit credit union, St. Mary’s Bank is your trusted advisor. Everything we do is designed to help you achieve your financial goals—from providing exceptional, caring service to delivering products and services that offer real value.

For just $5, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of St. Mary’s Bank. The fact that we haven’t changed the cost of membership in over 115 years reflects our commitment to making a better banking experience available to everyone.

Member Discounts

 We invite you to take advantage of one or more of the special “members only” offers today. 

Love My Credit Union Rewards

Members can save on various products and services like TurboTax, wireless service, home security, travel & entertainment, and more through Love My Credit Union Rewards.

  • TurboTax: Members get a bigger discount this tax season with savings of up to 20% on TurboTax federal products. Get Started.
  • H&R Block: Members get the best-in-market offer with savings of up to $25 on in-office tax prep services. Get Started.

Special Offers and Coupons from VISA

Shopping is more fun with savings. Shop till you drop and save on your favorite brands when you use your St. Mary’s Bank Visa® debit or credit card. View VISA offers.

Palace Theatre

Members receive $5.00 off the St. Mary's Bank Performing Arts Series shows at the Palace Theatre. Use the code “STMARYS5” when purchasing tickets over the phone, at the box office, or online. Buy Tickets.

Adult Education Scholarships

Established to assist members pursuing vocational or technical careers, the program is administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF). Awards may be applied toward tuition costs and related educational expenses. Learn more about our scholarships.

Why is the nation's first credit union called "St. Mary's Bank?"
The word "Bank" in our title, is the result of the literal translation of our founding French name La Caisse Populaire (meaning "the people's bank") Ste. Marie, by the New Hampshire Legislature.
Who is eligible to join St. Mary's Bank?
Membership is open to anyone with the purchase of one share of capital stock for $5.
What's the difference between a bank and a credit union?
A credit union is a nonprofit, cooperative financial institution owned and run by its members. A bank issues stock and is owned by its stockholders who may not necessarily be its customers. Organized to serve, democratically controlled credit unions provide their members with a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates. Credit unions are "Not for profit, not for charity, but for service." Like credit unions, banks accept deposits and make loans - but unlike credit unions, they are in business to make a profit. Banks and savings & loans are owned by groups of stockholders whose interests include earning a healthy return on their investments.
I'm a new member, how do I set up Online Banking?
On our website, click on “Online Banking Login”. On the login page, please use “Register a New Account” to set up your online banking. You can also contact our Member Contact Center at (888) 786-2791 or visit any branch location to register you for online banking.


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