What is a credit union? Why join a community credit union instead of a bank? When you become a credit union member, you're really joining a financial cooperative. Together, you and your fellow members pool your savings in order to offer loans, savings dividends and financial services to other members. Unlike banks, where profits are paid to stockholders, your community credit union's "profits" are returned to you and fellow members in the form of better rates, lower fees and superior service. You’ll be proud to say, “That’s my credit union.”
Not only does Bucks First Federal Credit Union serve the entire Bucks County community, but for the past 75+ years, we have been proud to also serve the school districts of Bucks County. We will never forget our original namesake, “Bucks County Teachers Federal Credit Union” and “Bucks County Schools Federal Credit Union,” because school employees are who made us what we are today. We pride ourselves on still being the number one resource for Bucks County school district employees to turn to in times of financial need, and continue to grow trusted relationships within the Bucks County school district communities of Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, New Hope/Solebury, Palisades, Pennsbury, Pennridge and Quakertown.
Bucks County chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), has developed a community service project with Bucks First Federal Credit Union and Family Service Association of Bucks County to clothe and prepare needy children throughout the county for the first day of school. Coming to school prepared and in a new outfit will help each child’s self esteem. The back to school season is often overlooked as a particularly difficult time for struggling families.
PASR members have worked with children throughout their individual careers in education and have the chance to continue their commitment. Each year there is hope that this program will continue to grow by helping more and more children.
Family Service Association of Bucks County provides this project with a list identifying the needs of children which include ages, gender, and clothing sizes.
You may make a monetary donation or sponsor a child by purchasing needed school supplies. You may team up with friends or other family members to purchase items needed for a child. Some suggested items are listed below.
- School clothes from underwear to sweaters
- Backpacks (rolling or carrying)
- School supplies (notebooks, lined paper, pens, pencils, rulers, calculators, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, etc.)
- Individual Sized Toiletries
- Caps, Hats, Hair Accessories
- Anything to make the package friendly
- A note of encouragement for the coming school year
All gifts are delivered before the first day of school. Children are served without question of race, ethnicity or religious affiliation.
- If you are interested in participating you may:
- Sponsor a child by providing a complete outfit of clothing, a backpack and school supplies.
- Make a monetary donation toward the outfitting of a child.
Backpack date and drop off locations will be provided in the information packet sent to you with your sponsored child’s information.
Monetary donations can be made online or at either branch location and are greatly appreciated!
Continuously looking for ways to help our local community, every year Bucks First Federal Credit Union helps in the battle against identity theft, credit card fraud and the piles of personal documents people need to destroy. We have enlisted the services of Titan Mobile Shredding, a private, bonded and NAID AAA Certified company that specializes in destroying records, to provide shredding trucks for credit union and community members who have confidential documents to destroy.
|Saturday, April 20, 2013 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA 19030
- Will you be there even if it rains?
Yes, this is a rain or shine event.
- Is there a limit on how much can be shredded?
We ask that you limit the amount of material to the
equivalent of three (3) medium sized boxes to keep things
running quickly and smoothly.
- Do I need to remove staples?
You do not need to remove staples or paper clips. The shredder will be able to handle those with ease.
- What type of container do I need to use for my items to be shredded?
You can use any container from plastic bags to boxes, etc. Whatever type container is easiest to transport from your home to your vehicle to get the items to the event.
- May I have my container back?
Yes, we return all containers (bags, boxes, etc) to you after your material has been placed in the shred bin.
- Do I need to bring my own hand truck?
No. You will be able to pull your car directly up to where the shred trucks are located and our specialists will empty your containers into the bins.
Bucks First FCU is dedicated to our members and our community. We understand that being an important part of our community means giving back, thus, we are dedicated to supporting and helping local organizations.
To be considered for a donation request, please fill out the form below in its entirety and follow directions for returning to the Credit Union.
<Community Organization Donation Request Form>
As a cooperative financial institution, Bucks First Federal Credit Union has been serving the financial needs of Bucks County residents since 1936 and continues to stand by the Credit Union philosophy of “members helping members”.
At Bucks First Federal Credit Union, people come first. Our members and their families are our most important resource. We will continue to offer the best possible financial products and services, plus the personal, confidential and courteous service you deserve – just as we have for the past 75+ years.
Take a look back and see exactly how and where Bucks First Federal Credit Union began…
During the great depression a small group of Bucks County teachers came together and pooled their resources in order to help one another through tough economic times. The first location for Bucks County Teachers FCU was in the basement of one of the Credit Union’s founding fathers, Mr. Ben Watson’s home on Bath Road in Bristol. Throughout the years members recount making deposits by going down the basement stairs amongst shower curtains for walls and a collection of homing pigeons – truly small financial cooperative of its time.
After growing tremendously and operating from a neighboring home for 54 years, then $14 million Bucks County Teachers FCU moved into the building at 2104 Bath Road, directly next door to its founding location, maintaining a staff of only three (3) individuals.
After 7 years of operating a new facility, expanding the new location and becoming a cash operating branch in 1994, Bucks County Teachers FCU officially changed its name to Bucks County Schools Federal Credit Union in order to reflect its full field of membership and to send the message that all employees of Bucks County school districts were eligible to join.
Growing steadily for over 65 years, Bucks County Schools FCU opened its second branch in Warrington and is now able to serve many more of its members throughout the county.
In an effort to better serve our members and the community, Bucks County Schools FCU Board of Directors elected to expand our then $68 million credit union’s field of membership to also include anyone who lives, worships, or attends school in Bucks County. With this change Bucks County Schools FCU now has the ability to better serve our members and provide access to a credit union for those who may not have otherwise been able to join.
As the “first” community credit union to serve Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Bucks County Schools Federal Credit Union officially changed its name to Bucks First Federal Credit Union to reflect its new community charter status.
Today, Bucks First FCU is over 13,000 members strong with assets in excess of $85 million. Bucks First FCU, which was the idea of a handful of teachers, has surely benefited thousands of school district employees, their families everyone throughout Bucks County. Over the years, Bucks First has grown and changed with the times, but we have always remained true to our people helping people roots and our not-for-profit status, ensuring all members get the best value for their membership.
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Executive Vice President
|Vice President of Lending
|Vice President of Member Services
|Vice President of Marketing
|Bristol Branch Manager
Bucks First FCU Employee Benefits
Check back often to see our new positions as we grow!!
All Credit Union positions require the following:
- Ability to consistently meet attendance requirements
- Intermediate mathematical skills (calculations and concepts involving
decimals, percentages, fractions, etc)
- Good credit history
The following positions are currently available at our Credit Union. Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume (Word format) to firstname.lastname@example.org or to come in to theCredit Union and complete an application.
PROVIDE SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO GUARANTEE CONSIDERATION.
If your qualifications meet our requirements, we will contact you.