Why choose a credit union?

Wondering what the difference is between us and the big banks? We exist to serve you.

We live where you live.

BayPort creates our products and makes lending decisions based on our local area’s economy and needs. We offer all the same products and services available through banks, and our membership is open to the community. Credit unions are democratically controlled financial institutions focused on serving our members.

  • We provide free education and guidance.
  • Our goal is to help the community gain financial literacy, establish savings goals, and build credit.
  • BayPort is the only Community Development Financial Institution in Hampton Roads.
  • We’re also a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Low-Income Designated Credit Union.

supporting our communities

BayPort is a community credit union. You’re eligible to join if you live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school in these areas…

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Chesapeake, VA
Franklin, VA
Hampton, VA
Newport News, VA
Norfolk, VA
Poquoson, VA
Portsmouth, VA
Suffolk, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Williamsburg, VA

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Currituck, NC
Gates, NC
Gloucester, VA
Isle of Wight, VA
James City, VA
Mathews, VA
Southampton, VA
Surry, VA
York, VA

No BayPort location nearby?
No problem. BayPort is part of CULIANCE and the CO-OP Shared Branch Network, providing you access to over 80,000 ATMs and 5,600 shared branch locations available for you to do a range of transactions at another credit union or ATM.

Ease your mind learning smarter money moves.

From virtual workshops and financial coaching to monitoring your credit and managing your money, we invest in our members so they can be happy, healthy, and financially wise for life. And, it’s all free! Get the personalized guidance you need to learn how to budget, pay down debt, improve your credit score, and more.

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From shipyards to backyards.

In 1928, nine shipyard workers from Newport News Shipbuilding wanted to form an organization with a specific purpose as a low-interest source of loans and a trusted place to deposit money. So the shipbuilders of oil tankers, ocean liners, and United States Navy battleships pooled their money to establish a Credit Union Charter. The Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company Employees’ Credit Union opened for official business on June 1, 1928. During the first month of operations, the member-owned credit union collected $973 in deposits and granted $250 in loans.

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Accidents can happen anytime. Don't leave them unprepared.

Protect yourself and your family from the unexpected. BayPort partners with TruStage to offer members a variety of insurance options covering accidental death to home and auto policies. For more information and to activate your coverage, please visit the TruStage website.

Live local. Support local.

Experience the credit union difference and all the financial perks that come with it.

Join BayPort

(757) 928-8850 · (800) 928-8801

Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government. National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency.

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