Who Can Join?
If you live, work, worship, attend school in or own a business or other legal entity in Clinton County, you qualify to become a member.
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What Is a Credit Union?
While we offer the same products and services as Banks, we're actually not the same. The simplest way to define a credit union is we're a financial institution established to serve a group of people joined together by a common bond. Back in 1971, UFirst FCU got its start by serving the faculty and staff of SUNY Plattsburgh. At the time, the employer was the memberships common bond, but as time passed, we grew and now we work to serve the financial needs of Clinton County.
As a not-for-profit, UFirst Federal Credit Union belongs to its members - not a group of unknown stockholders. Any profits made are given back to our members in the way of better rates, lower fees and more services. Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from within our community. They're your neighbors and they oversee the direction of the credit union to make certain that we continue to grow and develop in a way that serves our members best while remaining true to our mission: Member Owned, Member Committed, Member First, UFirst.
You may ask what sets UFirst apart from other financial institutions in the area. With our personal service and knowledgeable staff, we at UFirst strive to build lasting relationships with our members. We're who our members look to when you need to save for your first home, replace the furnace or send your child off to college. We're there for the good credit times and the bad and we will work to find solutions that meet your needs.
We're also part of your community. We support the communities in which our members live and work. We're a local financial institution and we partner with many other local businesses to offer special financing options for things like dental work, travel, solar power, cabinetry and more.
For the biggest moments in your life and all the ones in between, UFirst is helping you get there. Stop by any branch or give us a call at 518-324-5700.