Franklin First began in 1958 as four separate credit unions: Franklin County Public Hospital FCU, Franklin County Teachers FCU, Lunt Silversmiths, and Greenfield Tap & Die Credit Union. As the years went on, they became united by common goals and the desire to offer updated services for their members. The credit unions applied for community charter status with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in 2000, just five years after the Newton Street location was built. We currently serve over 7,000 members with the number increasing each year. With expansion comes our continued commitment to better serve our members’ needs, integrate the newest technologies and resources, and deliver the best in customer service.
As a credit union, Franklin First is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and operated by our members. With Franklin First, you become a cooperative owner, not just another account number.
There are many benefits for being a part of a credit union rather than a bank:
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 become a member of Franklin First, any person in your immediate family is eligible to join.
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To report a lost or stolen Franklin First VISA credit card, call: (800) 449-7728. From outside the U.S. call: (727) 299-2449.
To report a lost or stolen Franklin First ATM or Debit/Check Card during regular business hours call: (413) 774-6700. After hours call: (800) 264-5578.