Bayview History

Bayview Credit Union Limited is the largest credit union in New Brunswick.  Bayview was also the first New Brunswick community credit union, officially coming into being on March 16, 1938. As in our early days, we continue today to be open to all.  We have grown from a single branch to serve members at seven branches stretching from St. George to Sussex. Our members likewise have increased in number, from an original 12 to more than 26,000, and as of our fiscal 2019 year-end our assets have grown to exceed $415 million.

From humble beginnings in a small East Saint John building Bayview has blossomed into a full-fledged financial institution with a network of branches. We’ve grown and opened branches around Saint John and throughout southern New Brunswick:

  • 1976 West Saint John branch opens at 46 Main Street
  • 1980 Sussex branch opens at 582 Main Street
  • 1982 Saint John Regional Hospital branch opens when Medical Services Credit Union merges with Bayview
  • 1990 Harbour City Credit Union (Prince William Street) merges with Bayview Credit Union
  • 1992 Oak Hall branch opens at 57 King Street in uptown Saint John
  • 2001 Hampton branch opens
  • 2006 Kennebecasis Valley branch opens
  • 2009 Prosper Credit Union amalgamates with Bayview
  • 2012 CCCU amalgamated with Bayview Credit Union
We’ve grown a great deal since the first tentative planning meetings in 1937 leading to our formation. Bayview is not only a growing financial institution but also a local leader in its industry.

We were the first local credit union to be computerized and the first to offer such services as daily interest savings, RRSPs, and RRIFs. We’ve since expanded our services with the introduction of our own ATM network; income tax services; telephone banking (BayLine) services; Internet banking (BayWeb) services; Interac® direct payment services; investment options, including Term Deposits, regular and index-linked GICs and provide access to mutual funds* through Credential Asset Management® Inc.; Flex Points® on MasterCard® products and more.

Yet through all the advances the same vision that gave birth to Bayview in 1938 continues to drive us forward today as we seek ways to be competitive in an increasingly aggressive marketplace and to achieve profitability for all. Bayview remains dedicated to serving its community and its members, from sharing profits to offering top-notch services to implementing modern security procedures to protect member assets.

Come grow with us at Bayview Credit Union!

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