The credit union movement began 160 years ago with a simple but radical idea. That with the help of your neighbors, you can improve your financial well-being.
This idea spread across the world, and credit unions flourished, especially during times of economic hardship.
During the Great Depression, scores of ordinary Americans — farmers, teachers, small business owners — found themselves without access to banking services, so they banded together to become their own not-for-profit financial institution. Credit unions opened in record numbers.
During the recent Great Recession, again credit union memberships swelled. Today there are more than 200 million credit union members worldwide — 100 million of them in the U.S.
But even after all this time, the bedrock principles of credit unions remain unchanged. Credit unions are still:
- People coming together to be their own bank, so no one can deny them a path to prosperity.
- People pooling their savings to provide each other affordable credit.
- People helping people.
We’re celebrating this powerful movement at all of our branches on Oct. 15, 2015. Stop by and join us for refreshments at all of our branches.
- Hanscom AFB Main Branch, 1610 Eglin St., Hanscom AFB, MA
- Barnes Branch, 495 Summer St., Room 115, Boston, MA
- Bedford Branch, Great Road Shopping Center, 325 Great Rd., Bedford, MA
- Beverly Branch, CPI’s Beverly Microwave Division property, 146 Sohier Rd., Beverly, MA
- Brockton Office, VA Boston Healthcare System Building 3, 940 Belmont St., Brockton, MA
- Burlington Branch, 47 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA
- Concord Branch, US Army Corps of Engineers Building, 696 Virginia Rd., Concord, MA
- Devens Branch, 24 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
- Jamaica Plain Branch, VA Medical Center, 150 South Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain, MA
- JFK Branch, JFK Federal Building Room E-245, Government Center, Boston, MA
- McCormack Branch, McCormack Federal Building, Suite 340, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA
- Moakley Branch, John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse, One Courthouse Way, Boston, MA
- Natick Army Labs Branch, 15 General Greene Ave., Natick, MA
- O’Neill Branch, Thomas P. O’Neill Building, 10 Causeway St., Room 208, Boston, MA
- MITRE Bedford Branch, MITRE Building D, 202 Burlington Rd., Bedford, MA
- MITRE McLean Branch, MITRE 2 Main Entrance, 7515 Colshire Dr., McLean, VA
- West Roxbury Branch, VA Medical Center, Building 1, 1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA
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