Welcome to the Credit Union Department

The Credit Union Department is the state agency responsible for overseeing state-chartered credit unions in Texas. The Department's mission is to supervise, regulate and examine Texas credit unions in order to safeguard the public interest, protect the financial interests of credit union members, and promote public confidence in the credit union industry.  


New Assistant Commissioner/General Counsel

We are happy to announce that Shari Oualline Shivers has joined the Department's staff as Assistant Commissioner/General Counsel.  Ms. Shivers is an accomplished attorney with over 20 years' experience in large law firms and state government positions, including Thompson & Knight; Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody; the Texas Legislative Council; Texas House of Representatives; and the Texas Pension Review Board.  She is married with two children and eagerly looks forward to working with financial institutions again.  She graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with Honors, earning a Juris Doctorate degree.

Career Opportunities

Interested in beginning or advancing a career in credit union regulation? A variety of talents and skills are needed at the Credit Union Department.  Explore the possibilities by clicking on the nearby “Employment” link.

Hurricane Season 2015 Advisory

Hurricane season 2015 has begun.  The Credit Union Department has prepared recommendations for all credit unions with useful guidelines that can assist in preparation in case of an emergency.  Recommendations can be found in this document.

Cease and Desist Order

The Credit Union Department has issued a Cease and Desist Order against southwestcu@financier.com d/b/a "Southwest Credit Union" (855) 504-2220.  This business was found to be acting in violation of Tex. Fin. Code Section 122.003(c) "A person who is not a credit union authorized to do business in this state under this subtitle or the Federal Credit Union Act ... may not do business under or use a name or title containing the words "credit union" or any derivation of that term ..." This order is now final and requires the Respondent to cease to do business in Texas in violation of Tex. Fin. Code Section 122.003(c). 

Link to complete document.

Meeting Schedule

  • October 2015
    • Rules Committee Meeting

      Thursday, October 15, 2015

    • Commission Meeting

      Friday, October 16, 2015

  • February 2016
    • Commission Meeting

      Friday, February 19, 2016

  • June 2016
    • Commission Meeting

      Friday, June 17, 2016


The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions and insures savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF)

MyCreditUnion.gov is a website developed by the NCUA to provide consumers information about credit unions. Click on logo above for a wide range of information about financial products and services available to credit union members.