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ESL Federal Credit Union

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0.55%5-year CD60 Month Share Certificate
0.20%1-year CD12 Month Tax Deferred Share Certificate
0.50%4-year CD48 Month Share Certificate

Overview / Commentary
225 Chestnut St
Rochester, NY 14604

ESL Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Rochester and is the 2nd largest credit union in the state of New York. It is also the 21st largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1995 and as of March of 2017, it had grown to 610 employees and 340,134 members at 20 locations. ESL Federal Credit Union has an A+ health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership is open to anyone through a membership in the George Eastman Museum ($55 membership fee). Membership is also open to employees and retirees of Eastman Kodak Company (in Rochester, NY), General Electric Capital Corporation, Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation, Marriott Food Services, Northern Telecom and to over 80 Select Employer Groups.
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Great Credit Union

Posted by: LizzyJo | Jun 5, 2014

I have been banking with ESL for about two years. I switched from one of the large national banks after going through a divorce. It was the first account I had opened "all by myself" in my lifetime. They were wonderful. They explained every detail, and their service was quick and accurate. They also helped me open up accounts for my children and teach them how to use them. I wish I would have known the difference in using a smaller credit union, over the big box bank, maybe years sooner. They are wonderful.

Best For People And Small Business

Posted by: jafer | Jul 12, 2011

  Best in the Rochester Area. Excellent Customer service also available by phone in early evening.  They don't charge unnecessary fees.  I had children bounce checks and they forgave them the fees. They also share some profits with the customer based on total interest you paid on Mortages and Loans.

Great local credit union

ESL was the first bank I ever used to open up a checking and savings account. I have been with them fr almost 5 years now and have no complaints. Every time I have had a problem their customer service has been wonderful. For example one time I used the check depositing feature on the app and accidentally submitted $100 instead of the $1000 that was really on the check. I panicked and called customer. They were very kind and fixed the problem immediately. ESL has things the big banks have such as an app in the apple app store and online check depositing. They also have a great owners dividend on savings accounts. So, in January I receive my owners dividend which is a n ice amount of money. This company excels above some of the national banks that I have used. Their customer service and advanced technology is why I will stick with this bank for a very long time.

I Can Not Belive How I Was Treated

Posted by: jackc | Oct 1, 2014

I have been with ESL Bank since I was 18 and I applied for a loan when I was 20 and was denied. (That's cool I expected that I was young). Now I'm 24 and I applied for a loan and a credit card to "HELP BUILD MY CREDIT " and I was denied again. How do they expect me to ever build my credit??? But the sad part about it is they weren't even bold enough to call me and tell me I wasn't approved they gave me the run around. When I called they talked down to me and talked in babel. I will not have any accounts there as of next week!!! Thanks for nothing !!! I am done with you ESL. They love to give money away in the community but for me the member, I get the shaft and nothing. No loan and no Visa. Their "we answer to you" is a joke, should be "once we have your money, its ours" to do as we please with. I need to find a real credit union, not one in name only! They make me sick.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #24563
Year Chartered1995
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.67%
Return on Equity - YTD10.84%
Annual Interest Income$51.8MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$6.22B$5.78B
LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$2.59B$2.41B
DepositsQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$3.31B$3.12B
Equity CapitalQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$944.0MM$862.6MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$31.8MM$30.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$14.9MM$15.0MM
Real Estate OwnedQ1 2017vs Q1 2016$0$234.00K
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ESL Federal Credit Union CD Rates

0.95%$500-60 Month Call Certificate
0.65%$100k-36 Month Jumbo Share Certificate
0.55%$500-24 Month Call Certificate
0.55%$500-60 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$500-72 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$500-84 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$500-96 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$500-108 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$500-120 Month Share Certificate
0.55%$100k-24 Month Jumbo Share Certificate
0.50%$500-48 Month Share Certificate
0.45%$500-36 Month Share Certificate
0.40%$500-30 Month Share Certificate
0.40%$100k-360 Day Jumbo Share Certificate
0.35%$500-24 Month Share Certificate
0.30%$100k-180 Day Jumbo Share Certificate
0.25%$500-18 Month Share Certificate
0.25%$100k-90 Day Jumbo Share Certificate
0.20%$500-12 Month Share Certificate
0.20%$500-12 Month Tax Deferred Share Certificate
0.20%$100k-60 Day Jumbo Share Certificate
0.15%$100k-30 Day Jumbo Share Certificate
0.10%$500-6 Month Share Certificate
0.10%$500-6 Month Variable Share Certificate
0.10%$500-9 Month Share Certificate
0.05%$1k-31 Day Share Certificate
0.05%$500-3 Month Share Certificate

ESL Federal Credit Union has 20 locations. Click to view all ESL Federal Credit Union locations.