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MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union

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1.35%5-year CD60 Month Share Certificate
0.50%1-year CD12 Month Share Certificate
0.05%SavingsRegular Share Account

Overview / Commentary
285 Broad St
Meriden, CT 06450-5847

MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Meriden and is the 23rd largest credit union in the state of Connecticut. It is also the 1,928th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1936 and as of June of 2017, it had grown to 11 employees and 6,539 members at 4 locations. MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union is open to those who live or work in the towns of Cheshire, Hamden, Meriden, North Branford, North Haven, and Wallingford, Connecticut. Membership is also open to employees of Magnakleen, Meriden Manufacturing and over 50 area Select Employer Groups.
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Reviews (3)

An okay credit union

This credit union is pretty average. The advantages are nice. There aren't many fees; before I switched, I was with a larger bank that would charge me if my balance was too low, if I used my debit card too much or too little, and they also had an overdraft fee. It's nice not having to worry about that, besides the over draft fee. It's also close to my house, so it doesn't take too much effort if I have to make a trip there for some reason. I do think their customer service isn't as good as it could be though. I don't expect everyone to always be warm and welcoming, sometimes you just have a bad day, but every teller I've ever interacted with has seemed irritable, like they just can't be bothered with me, which doesn't feel very good as a someone who is using their services. It's rare that I actually go into the bank though, so it is what it is. Another issue is overdrafting. I've called multiple times to ask them if they could just set my account so that I can't overdraft since their online banking service takes quite a bit of time to update sometimes, but it's never worked and I still get $30 fees every so often for it. Overall it's an okay bank, but I've recently started thinking about switching.

An Okay Credit Union

Posted by: 7834756 | Jan 3, 2017

Members First is an okay credit union, but I have been thinking about switching. Even though it's a minor part because most things are digital today, their customer service is absolutely horrible. I've encountered about four different tellers, and each one came off as rude and judgmental, like they couldn't be bothered to do their job, which makes me feel like I'm not welcome there at all. Other than the customer service, they are pretty average. I have over-drafted a few times and the fee is $30; I've seen higher. Their website is easy to use, as well as the online and mobile banking features. They even have a link on the website that tells you where you can find ATMs without a surcharge. Overall, Members First isn't terrible, but I'd feel a lot more comfortable with giving them my money if the people I dealt with when I was there were friendlier.

Okay option.

Posted by: twoopts | Nov 17, 2016

This credit union is nice because it's very close to me, and has decent hours, and is rarely very busy. On the other hand, the workers are generally unfriendly, and occasionally even rude, which is a really big turn off, especially for a credit union. Their online banking takes a pretty long time to update as well. I could buy something with my debit card, and it can take up to 6 days to go through to my account. While it's my responsibility to manage my finances and spending, I make mistakes on occasion and have had my account overdrawn because purchases took multiple days to show up on my account, which costs me another $30. Overall, this is just an okay credit union to work with.

Additional Factors: Institutions with a small asset base, a short operating history, or negative return on assets can represent an instability risk beyond what their financial ratios indicate. MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union has a relatively low asset base.

Health Grade Components

NCUA #1049
Year Chartered1936
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.44%
Return on Equity - YTD4.2%
Annual Interest Income$985.00K
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$73.5MM$64.2MM
LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$27.3MM$24.3MM
DepositsQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$65.7MM$57.8MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$7.6MM$6.2MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$280.00K$223.00K
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$99.00K$126.00K
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2017vs Q2 2016$0$0
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MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.05%$25-Regular Share Account
0.05%$25-Special Share Account
0.05%--Christmas Club Account
0.05%--Vacation Club Account
0.05%--Escrow Share Account

MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.40%*$75k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $2,500 - $10k | 0.25% $10k - $25k | 0.35% $25k - $75k
0.30%--IRA Money Market Account

MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union CD Rates

1.35%$500-60 Month Share Certificate
1.25%$500-48 Month Share Certificate
1.15%$500-36 Month Share Certificate
0.85%$500-24 Month Share Certificate
0.85%$500-30 Month Share Certificate
0.65%$500-18 Month Share Certificate
0.50%$500-12 Month Share Certificate
0.35%$500-6 Month Share Certificate

MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

1.35%$500-60 Month IRA Certificate
1.25%$500-48 Month IRA Certificate
1.15%$500-36 Month IRA Certificate
0.85%$500-24 Month IRA Certificate
0.85%$500-30 Month IRA Certificate
0.65%$500-18 Month IRA Certificate
0.50%$500-12 Month IRA Certificate
0.35%$500-6 Month IRA Certificate

MembersFirst CT Federal Credit Union Locations
Branch Office220 Coe AveMeriden, CT 06451
Branch Office285 Broad StMeriden, CT 06450-5847
Branch Office121 Gravel StMeriden, CT 06450-4611
Branch Office163 Washington StWallingford, CT 06492-2323