Service Credit Union recently opened its 43rd branch worldwide and 26th in New Hampshire, expanding its presence in the Lakes Region with its second branch in that area.
Formerly Members First Credit Union’s Franklin location, Service Credit Union’s new full-service banking institution with a deposit-taking ATM is located at 886 Central Street in Franklin.
Members First Credit Union selected Service Credit Union to acquire the branch, along with the deposits and certain loans, because Service Credit Union shares the same credit union values, commitment to service and community involvement. It currently has a strong market presence in the area with the Tilton In-store Branch in the Lakes Region along with in-stores in Concord and Plymouth off the 93 corridor. Service Credit Union has a long history in New Hampshire. In 1957, a group of eight men signed an agreement to establish Portsmouth Air Force Base Federal Credit Union, which eventually became Service Credit Union. The credit union has grown tremendously through the years.
Service Credit Union is proud to be in the city of Franklin which is also deeply steeped in history. Franklin is the birthplace of Daniel Webster, one of New Hampshire’s and America’s great statesmen. The name Franklin was adopted in 1820 in honor of Benjamin Franklin. The city houses the headwaters of the Merrimack River and the convergence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee Rivers. Its economic beginnings harnessed the power of these rivers for manufacturing mills.
Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union, cited the connection of Franklin and Service Credit Union’s long history within New Hampshire. In 1957, eight individuals founded what is now Service Credit Union, Simmons said. Their goal was to provide affordable financial services to civilian employees and military personnel at the air force base in Portsmouth, N.H. We continue that goal today and have expanded it to all those members who live and work in New Hampshire.
Service Credit Union offers enhanced products and services, such as surcharge-free ATMs, free ATMs, free debit card usage, free checking and Student Checking, getting paid up to two days early, instantly issued Visa® credit and debit cards, loan discounts, online auto buying center, shared branching and 7-day banking at all in-store locations. Plus, members can enjoy a comprehensive suite of online services including bill pay, mobile apps, remote check deposit, SMS text messaging, person to person payment service, an online financial management system and online TurboTax products.
Franklin’s new location enhances the footprint of unparalleled financial services and convenience that Service Credit Union currently provides, Simmons added.
The full-service branch offers six-day banking services, mortgages, consumer loans, and a full-service ATM. The hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution with more than 185,000 members worldwide, offering a wide range of financial products to its members.With 43 branch locations including two staffed 24/7 contact centers, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire, 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA., and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $2.4 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 26 branches in New Hampshire, one in Massachusetts, and 16 branches on U.S. military bases in Germany.