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5240 Valleypark Dr
Roanoke, VA 24019-3002

Freedom First Credit Union is headquartered in Roanoke and is the 19st largest credit union in the state of Virginia. It is also the 647th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1956 and as of March of 2014, it had grown to 155 employees and 45,862 members. Freedom First Credit Union has a A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Must live, work or go to school in Roanoke, Botetourt, or Montgomery County, Cities of Roanoke, Radford, Salem, or the town of Vinton. - See Details

Reviews (1)

Great Credit Union And People!

They worked with me when I needed it. The Vinton, Va branch was great in helping me get my account straight as I am getting back on my feet. It's not always about money, sometimes it just takes people to listen and help when needed.


Data for Q1 2014

Institution Health


Texas Ratio


The Texas Ratio is an indicator of how much capital a bank has available compared to the total value of loans considered at risk. As of March 31, 2014 Freedom First Credit Union had $2.42 million in non-current loans and owned real-estate with $34.63 million in equity and loan loss allowances on hand to cover it. This gives Freedom First Credit Union a Texas Ratio of 7.00% which is excellent. Any bank with a Texas Ratio near or greater than 100% is considered at risk.

Texas Ratio Trend


The Texas Ratio for Freedom First Credit Union experienced no significant changes from 5.38% as of March 31, 2013 to 7.00% as of March 31, 2014, resulting in a negative change of 30.13%. This indicates that the balance sheet and financial strength for Freedom First Credit Union has had no significant changes in recent periods.

Deposit Growth


In the past year, Freedom First Credit Union has increased its total deposits by $19.16 million, resulting in 7.97% growth for the year. A strong track record of growth is an indicator of consumer confidence and the bank's ability to strengthen its balance sheet. The growth Freedom First Credit Union has shown is excellent.



Both FDIC and NCUA consider capitalization levels of banks and credit unions to be of high importance. Higher capitalization allows for a greater buffer when cover loans that may fail in the future. Freedom First Credit Union has $331.49 million in assets with $34.63 million in equity, resulting in a capitalization level of 10.45%, which is above average.

Institution Statistics

NCUA #11111
Year Chartered1956
Primary Regulator
Assets and Liabilities
Assets$331.49 million
Loans$263.43 million
Deposits$259.55 million
Equity Capital$32.75 million
Loan Loss Allowance$1.88 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$2.15 million
Real Estate Owned$280,000
Historic Data - March 2013
Assets$310.12 million
Equity Capital$30.16 million
Loan Loss Allowance$1.85 million
Unbacked Noncurrent Loans$2.15 million
Real Estate Owned$686,000
Profit Margin - Quarterly
Return on Assets0.08%
Return on Equity0.83%
Interest Income$3.51 million

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