President Orders New NCUA Seal

on 4:05 PM

Today, President Trump issued an Executive Order establishing the new official seal of the National Credit Union Administration. 

The new seal replaces the current NCUA seal, which was created through Executive Order by President Richard Nixon in 1971. It brings the agency’s seal in line with the official seals of other federal financial services regulators. According to NCUA's announcement, the new design incorporates the following elements, symbolizing the NCUA’s safety and soundness mission:

  • The eagle and shield from the Great Seal of the United States indicates clearly the NCUA’s role as an agency of the federal government;
  • The three blue stars above the eagle represent the three-member NCUA Board;
  • The agency’s name in white on a blue background on the crest of the shield matches the federal share insurance sign that all federally insured credit unions are required to display;
  • The circle on the seal includes the agency’s name, as well as the year, 1934, in the lower portion of the circle. This reflects the signing of the Federal Credit Union Act and the creation of the federal credit union system that year;
  • The oak branch in the eagle’s left talon is symbolic of the NCUA’s strength, honor, and longevity in carrying out its mission of promoting confidence in the national system of cooperative credit; and
  • The olive branch in the right talon is symbolic of peace and prosperity, which demonstrates the vital role the nation’s credit unions play in fostering economic growth by providing essential and affordable financial services to millions of Americans.

Over the next several months, NCUA will incorporate the new seal on its public websites, publications, official letterhead, facilities and other material. Logos and signage for the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund are not affected by this change.