By Kiarra Solomon
Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU) opened its 10th bank branch in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia (2136 E. Dauphin Street). “It is our hope”, said Karen Eavis, PFCU’s Communications Specialist, that this new flagship location will bring a drastically different banking experience to this neighborhood and fill a need for those seeking more personal attention when it comes to their finances. On Saturday April 27th, PFCU members and local residents are invited attend the grand opening celebration event at the branch between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
“Fishtown is a close-knit community full of hard-working families that deserve to have a place to visit where they can get the resources they need to improve their financial future,” said James McAneney, President and CEO of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. “PFCU offers better rates, significantly fewer fees and gives members the satisfaction that the money the credit union makes goes back into the community, not into shareholders’ pockets. Our new location in Fishtown isn’t just a building; it’s a promise to those living there that we’re committed to becoming a part of their lives and helping them prosper.”
The 3,000 square foot branch will offer members a full-service ATM, free financial counseling, an Internet café and free coin-counting machine. It is located just minutes from Frankford Avenue and is on the National Register of Historic Places, as it was once home to the 26th District Police and Patrol Station. PFCU will celebrate this rich history with photography throughout the branch. The branch hours will be Monday-Wednesday 8:00AM-5:00PM, Thursday 8:00AM-6:00PM, Friday 8:00AM-7:00PM and Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM.
“The opening of this brand-new branch is a welcome addition to the Kensington and Fishtown neighborhoods,” said Sandy Salzman, Executive Director of New Kensington Community Development Corporation. “PFCU’s promise to not only support its members, but also local small businesses, illustrates the company’s long-term investment in Philadelphia and we look forward to its impact on the continued development of our community.”
In addition to having access to 24/7 phone, online and mobile banking and a network of free ATMs, members now have access to ten branches. The Fishtown branch joins locations in Northwest Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, Temple University, two locations in Northeast Philadelphia and two locations in Center City at 12th & Chestnut and 16th & Arch as well as one in Bloomsburg, PA.
PFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit, financial institution serving Philadelphia and Columbia County. PFCU is among the top five credit unions in the Greater Philadelphia area with ten branch locations, more than $899 million in assets, and 110,000 members. For more information, visit www.pfcu.com.