ABOUT US

 

At Franklin First, we want to earn the privilege of being your primary financial institution by providing a better way of banking. It is not just enough for us to deliver the best rates and products, but to deliver them with a smile.

When you join Franklin First Federal Credit Union, you can feel comfortable asking for help. You can trust that you’ll get straightforward, honest answers and advice that makes sense. We’ll listen to your situation and ask important questions so you can make smart financial decisions.

As a credit union, Franklin First is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and operated by our members. We look forward to serving you and showing you the credit union difference.

 

HISTORY

 

Since September, 1958 Franklin First has melded four Franklin County credit unions into one. Those four credit unions originated as the Franklin County Public Hospital FCU, Franklin County Teachers FCU, Lunt Silversmiths and Greenfield Tap & Die Credit Unions.

 

Brought together by common goals and the desire to offer updated services for their members, the four credit unions successfully applied for a community charter status with the National Credit Union Administration in 2000, five years after opening our new building at 57 Newton Street in Greenfield.

This charter means that anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Franklin County can now join our credit union. We currently serve over 7,000 members at Franklin First, and over 250 Business Group Partners (who have chosen to bring credit union news and information into their workplace). Our assets have grown too – from $.5 million in 1984 to over $50 million in 2012.

Franklin First has come a very long way since our ‘closets and corners’ days at each of our original credit union sites, and we expect that change will continue to be a constant companion for us as we strive to better serve our members’ needs and integrate the new technologies and resources that will help us to deliver the best service possible. One thing that won’t change at Franklin First, however, is our awareness that each member is an owner and that people, not profits, are our highest priority.


MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

 

Franklin First's charter allows anyone to join who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Franklin County, Massachusetts. Once you join you may always remain a member as long as you maintain the minimum balance of one share, even if you move away.

In addition, once you join any member of your immediate family is eligible to join.