First Harvest Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
1615 Hurffville Rd
Deptford, NJ 08096

First Harvest Credit Union is headquartered in Deptford and is the 5th largest credit union in the state of New Jersey. It is also the 715th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1940 and as of June of 2022, it had grown to 128 employees and 50,622 members at 11 locations. First Harvest Credit Union has a B health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

First Harvest Credit Union is open to those who regularly conduct business, live, work, worship, or attend school in the following cities: Alloway, Atlantic City, Bridgeton, Camden, Commercial, Fairfield, Fairton, Glassboro, Mannington, Millville, Pleasantville, Salem, Vineland, or Quinton. Membership is also available to members of the credit union's SEGs.
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Reviews (7)

Not being able to use all your money?

The credit union my husband and i use has some very odd requirements you are not allowed to use a certain amount of money in your account. They will even over draw your account even thought you have the money in the account. When you call to question them if you get them on the phone at all nobody knows anything.

The odd thing they have a number on the back of your debit card and you thing that is customer service must people would . It is a number where they get you to sign up for all kinds of things you have no idea you are agreeing to. When you call them they tell you never use that number not sure why that was even put on there.

I really do not like this union at all. For the general public the fee is 40 dollars and you really do not get a huge amount of savings with fees they are charge you to use the debit card more than my other bank.. Funny thing my account is a savings that is taken out of my husband's pay .

Not great

We have been treated better by a bank than at this institution. They state that you have to keep a certain amount in your account at all times and you are not allow to use they will tell you that your account has no funds in it when it does. They have no clear information where the atms are you have to go another site for that.
They do offer other products such as insurance that they take out of your saving account the insurance rates are good. Their other type of products appear to be good. My best advice is to study this type of institution before you join. They do have atm fees even though it was stated when we joined they did not. They are good and bad points to this type of saving institution. You do have to pay a fee if you do not get this service offered through your job.
The web-site does not have much information you have to dig to find the information that you want. Getting in touch with them take awhile alot of the basic information of who to talk to for problems is not listed anywhere on the site.

Arranging Transactions To Charge More Fees

Yes, I knew I was going to have ONE transaction the bank was going to pay because I ran a bit short until my next pay check. I was going to take the 35.00 hit for the fee. I also paid 4 smaller bills 4 days prior to this ONE transaction that I was going to take the hit on Well, all of the bills conveniently hit on the same day and of course they put the ONE transaction I was going to take the hit for FIRST in line of all the electronic transactions and since it was the most expensive now ALL of my transactions bounced and I have 140.00 in fees. It took 3 phone calls to get an answer from the manager. Per management, nothing can be waived because they waived one fee one time last year! This bank takes advantage of people. Their customer service sucks. I've been a member for 17 years and this bank has went way down hill.

What Kind Of Business Are You People Running?

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Tried to set up mobile app account, challenge questions kept telling me my answers are wrong! Ok,next called IVY to get my balance, can't access information at this time! WTF IS GOING ON? CANT GET INFO OVER THE PHONE & CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A JOKE! Have had too many problems with this credit union, given wrong information by the branch manager, customer service reps in branch dont seem to have a clue about things they should, COMPLETE JOKE!

Owning There Mistakes!!!!

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I been banking at this credit union for 30 years. Since they became bigger the one on one relationship banking aspect has disappeared, the credit union made a mistake and instead of trying to have the president or upper leadership call me and try to fix it. They FORCED me to hire a attorney and sue them for the illegal activity I believe was committed. Now every time I call it they can’t talk to me because I have a attorney. If it had not been for some of the employees relationships I have created over the years. I would have cancelled my account. But I enjoy some of the staff there and they don’t hold grudges. So I would not recommend this credit to union to NO ONE IN New Jersey. Until they get new management or they get back to responsible relationships banking
AND I AM A NJEA MEMBER!!!!! Been that way !!!!


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I open a savings account at my local (pleasantville) branch. it seemed like a good idea at the time. no min balance due, no monthly fees, earn a tiny % of intrest. what more can you ask for. well I guess customer service would be one of them. They lack customer service. you have to greet them and they still dont greet you, upon leaving I always say thank you to not get any response. I rather pay a 2.99 monthly convience fee at my local TD branch then to invest my money into south jersey federal credit union to be treated like a inconvience to them.

Fees Equal Stealing

I just received my quarterly statement from South Jersey FCU. To my surprise I have given them $15.00 or $5 for the prior 3 months. Tomorrow I go to close the account. It is hard to believe that it costs $5 a month for a computer to keep track of someone's money especially when there is not any activity occurring on it. I am sure SJFCU is hurting for that substantial amount of money, but to me it is equivalent to thievery. I never received any statement indicating that I was in jeopardy of having my money stolen from me or else I would have gone and closed the account thus thereby saving them them the postage and the sheet of paper showing my new activity of taking the FEES. I will never suggest or give any positive comments about SJFCU to any fellow employee!! Funny thing is, in my statement there is an add from Sprint with the tagline "Why throw away your money?" They must have read my mind.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #3951
Year Chartered1940
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.25%
Return on Equity - YTD4.3%
Annual Interest Income$6.9MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$496.5MM$490.4MM
LoansQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$281.5MM$275.8MM
DepositsQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$431.4MM$427.0MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$29.2MM$32.0MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$1.8MM$2.2MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$2.6MM$2.1MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2022vs Q2 2021$0$0

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