Virginia Beach, VA (September 28, 2020) – Chartway Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that the National Credit Union Administration has given its approval for Saint Matthew’s Federal Credit Union to merge into Chartway.

The proposed merger will now go before the Saint Matthew’s membership for a vote to accept the merger proposal, as agreed on by both credit unions. Combined as Chartway Federal Credit Union, the two Hampton Roads-based organizations would have assets of $2.3B, a membership base of more than 190,000, more than 30 branches nationwide, and a full slate of online, mobile, video, and telephone banking services.

Saint Matthew’s members will benefit from Chartway’s expansive branch and Direct Teller/ATM network, access to affordable products and services, highly competitive rates, fewer fees, a 24/7 Member Solutions Center, and a full slate of online, mobile, video, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets.

“Saint Matthew’s has always believed in helping families get ahead financially,” said JoAnne Siebels, Saint Matthew’s FCU manager/treasurer. “That’s why, following thoughtful conversations and consideration, we determined that the opportunity to join Chartway – a financially strong credit union with a vibrant culture, and a mutual commitment to serving its team, members, and communities – would bring tremendous value to our membership. They are an ideal partner!”

Members of Saint Matthew’s who are 18 years of age or older will have the opportunity to vote for the proposed December 31, 2020, merger. They can mail-in the ballot they recently received and or vote online during the virtual Special Meeting of the Saint Matthews members that will take place at 6 PM on November 16, 2020. In the meantime, Saint Matthew’s members are welcome to call (877) 589-4108 with any questions.

“At Chartway, we’re dedicated to supporting our team, members, and communities,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union. “We would look forward to the opportunity to welcome Saint Matthew’s and help make their lives more affordable.”

In the meantime, Saint Matthew’s members are welcome to call (877) 589-4108 with any questions or visit


Saint Matthew’s Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial cooperative that was originally formed by 100 parishioners – owned by and for the vibrant Saint Matthew’s Community

About Chartway

Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive.

Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, the We Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. The foundation has been recognized nationally for its success in raising more than $12 million to support charities that align with its mission. For more information, visit; or, visit them on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.