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Opening an account or applying for a loan at HOPE is quick. It's easy. Just complete the online form or come visit us at a branch.

Three Simple Ways to Join

  • Use our quick and easy online application service to become a member. Existing members can also use it to open a new account.
  • Visit a HOPE branch to complete the account opening process.
  • Download and complete a membership application form (prints best on legal size paper). If you are opening an account for a business or an organization, you will also need to complete a corporate agreement. Then send it in with your membership fee and initial deposit.

Yes, it’s as simple as that.

But there is something special that happens when you start your relationship with HOPE: you become a member-owner. HOPE is a cooperative where every member has an equal voice in the credit union, and that means you get a relationship with a financial institution that puts your needs first.

HOPE is a community development credit union, and membership is open to individuals and organizations who join Hope Enterprise Corporation.  You can become a member of both organizations by completing the membership application.  As a member, you can take advantage of our full range of products and services, from checking and savings accounts to personal, mortgage or business loans.

The membership fee is only $10 ($5 goes to Hope Enterprise Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and is tax deductible). Your membership is good for as long as you have your HOPE account.


Featured Stories

HOPE Cuts Ribbon on New Orleans Charter School

HOPE Mortgage Originator Glynniece Smith, a graduate of NOLA’s McDonogh 42, holds a painting the school’s student presented to HOPE. Note that the owl, the school’s mascot, is carrying an olive branch just like the HOPE dove! New Orleans, LA (August 19, 2015) – Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE) celebrated the re-opening of McDonogh 42, a charter school located in New Orleans’ 7th Ward following significant damage incurred from Hurricane Katrina. Through the New Markets Tax Credit Program, HOPE provided $6 million in financing for the school’s $23 million rehabilitation.

HOPE receives Platforms for Prosperity Award

Hope Enterprise Corporation received the CFED 2014 Platforms for Prosperity “Where We Bank” Award, sponsored by Citi®, at the Assets Learning Conference in Washington, DC in September.

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