History
Board of Directors
Locations
External Links
History
  • Established in 1942. Original name - Great Northern Credit Union Association.
  • Formed by employees of the Great Northern Railroad with shares (savings) and loans.
  • January 1971 the GNCU became the BNCU (Burlington Northern Credit Union) when the two railroads merged.
  • In 1989 the name was changed to Bear Paw Credit Union to better reflect the credit union's growing diversity of membership.
  • In May of 1996 we merged with North Montana Federal Credit Union.
  • In October of 1998 we merged with Toole County Federal Credit Union. 
  • In 2017 The State of Montana approved a field of membership expansion to include Cascade and Teton counties.
  • Our Field of Membership includes - Hill, Blaine, Liberty, Chouteau, Toole, Pondera, Phillips, Cascade and Teton Counties plus BNSF Employees and their families.
  • The main office located in Havre. Other locations include Chester, Chinook, Shelby & Sunburst.
  • Slogan - "We Belong to You."
  • We are a not-for-profit cooperative where the member is the owner. Profits are returned to the members in the form of lower rates and higher dividends.

Board of Directors

  • Albert Vukasin Jr. - President / CEO
  • Lowell Swenson - Chairman
  • Jeff Jensen - Vice Chairman
  • Willard Fladager - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Tracy McLain - Board Member
  • Darren Overlie - Board Member
  • Dave Peterson - Board Member
  • Cal Wirtzberger - Board Member
  • Jeremy Jensen - Associate Director
  • Elmer W. Wolf - Associate Director

Supervisory Committee

  • Darren Overlie - Chairman
  • Jeremy Jensen - Associate Director
  • Elmer W. Wolf- Associate Director

Havre:
201 Second Street  | PO Box 471
Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-9626
1-800-406-2642
FAX (406) 265-8818

BUSINESS HOURS
Lobby
Monday - Friday . . . . .8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Drive-up
Monday - Thursday . . 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . .7:45 am to 6:00 pm

Walk-up
Monday - Thursday .. 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Friday . . . . . . . .. . . . .7:45 am to 6:00 pm

Shelby:
840 Roosevelt Highway
PO Box 906 | Shelby MT 59474
(406) 434-3700
800-406-2642
FAX (406) 434-3686

BUSINESS HOURS
Lobby
Monday - Friday . . . . .8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Drive-up
Monday - Thursday .. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday . . . . . . . . . . . .7:45 am to 5:30 pm

Chester:
122 First Street East
PO BOX 373 | Chester, MT 59522 (406) 759-5886
(406) 759-5886
1-800-406-2642
FAX (406) 759-5885

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday - Friday . . . . .8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Chinook:
237 Pennsylvania Street | PO Box 1627
Chinook, MT 59523 (406) 357-2299
1-800-406-2642
FAX (406) 357-2292

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday - Friday . . . . .8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sunburst:
30 1st St North
PO Box 66 | Sunburst, MT 59482
(406) 937-2365
1-800-406-2642
Fax (406) 937-2366

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday - Friday . . ... .8:30  am to 4:30 pm

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ATM Locations
Members enjoy no transaction fees


CO-OP Network Fee Free ATM Locater
Text a ZIP Code to 91989 (my coop) to find the closest locations.
Call 1-888-SITE-CO-OP for locations through your phone.

While services are free of charge, use of any mobile service may result in standard data/SMS fees  from your  Mobile Carrier

Bear Paw Credit Union Drive-up ATM
840 Roosevelt Hwy
Shelby, MT

Mike’s Thriftway
1498 Hwy 2
Chester, MT

Bear Paw Credit Union Drive-up ATM
336 First ST
Havre, MT

Town Pump
108 New York
Chinook, MT

Indian Health Center
456 Gros Ventre Ave
Fort Belknap, MT

Kwik Stop
Fort Belknap Hwy 2 and 66
Fort Belknap, MT

External Links

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