WestStar Credit Union to Acquire Las Vegas UP Employees Federal Credit Union in Merger

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Las Vegas, NV – On Tuesday, August 30th the members of Las Vegas UP Employees Federal Credit Union of Las Vegas, Nevada voted to merge with WestStar Credit Union also of Las Vegas, Nevada. The just over 500 members of LV UP FCU are joining WestStar Credit Union’s 21,000 members, and will receive access to expanded products, services, and technology.

Since being established in 1952, Las Vegas UP Employees Federal Credit Union has served the Union Pacific railroad workers of the Las Vegas area and has assets totaling $4 million. “I am looking forward to the benefits, products and services this merger with WestStar Credit Union will bring to the LVUP membership,” says Nektaria Felecos, Credit Union Manager of LV UP. The three employees of Las Vegas UP Employees FCU will become employees of WestStar Credit Union upon the effective date of the merger.

The merger will be effective November 30, 2022.

WestStar Credit Union has been serving the Las Vegas and Reno communities since 1975 and is federally insured with the NCUA. The credit union provides financial services to over 21,000 members and has assets of $260 million. Membership in WestStar Credit Union is open to anyone employed in the Gaming Industry of Nevada and many other employer groups, including employees and members of AAA Nevada and members of the Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Family members and those living in the same household of anyone who is eligible are also eligible.  A full list of eligible employer groups can be found on their website, www.weststar.org.  

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