People First Federal Credit Union

Overview / Commentary
740 W Hamilton St Ste 300
Allentown, PA 18101

People First Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Allentown and is the 18th largest credit union in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also the 497th largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1950 and as of June of 2023, it had grown to 155 employees and 71,768 members at 8 locations. People First Federal Credit Union's savings rates are 8X the national average, and it has a B health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

People First Federal Credit Union is open to those who live in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, or West Virginia. Immediate family members of those who qualify for People First membership are also eligible to join.
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Reviews (4)

Customer Service in a Bygone Era

There are few businesses anymore that seem to be concerned with how they treat their customers. Service seems to have gone out the window, favored more for how many units of product or service can be pushed out in a minimum amount of time. When I go to People First, they mean exactly what they say in their title. I am never rushed; when I go in to make a deposit or withdraw some money, and many times going in person I do, the staff is courteous, friendly, and often go above and beyond to help me and answer any questions I have. I've had a loan with this institution, which was the beginning of our relationship, and it wasn't loaded down with unnecessary fees and other crap to pad their bottom line. I've also since started a checking and savings account with them as well, and while it isn't much, they do pay a noticeable interest rate, which again is more than I can say for traditional banks; their online system, while a bit crude, is also adequate for my transactions. Overall, I've been extremely thrilled with the overall experience here, and I would recommend them to anyone.

Fake Charges

DO NOT USE THIS CREDIT UNION! Put charges on my loan that should not have been added. Disputed them and got nothing but terrible customer service. Also you can't pay your loan online unless you have a checking with them.

Terrible Experience After Being A Loyal Customer

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Worst customer service. I have been with them for over 11 years and got over 200 dollars worth of overdraft fees due to very small PayPal charges that should have never been allowed if my account was low. I withdrew my paycheck and going with another bank so that I don’t have to experience that ever again. I have really great credit and I’m in the hole now thanks to them. Their excuse for allowing these charges was that they are a credit union and not a bank. Thanks to them I lost all of the money I had earned on eBay.


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I do not recommend getting any loans through this lender. If there is some sort of discrepancy, when you call the main number to get help the call center has nothing but rude, ignorant people working who make you feel as though it is your fault. I have had two issues where I kept getting late notices on my loan when in fact I did pay them. When asking about why it has the loan as delinquent on my credit report (when in fact it was not) and how to get it off my credit report - the woman on the other end of the phone just says "you can't." She then says that I'd have to file a dispute. Good thing I kept all the receipts of payments made.


Health Grade Components

NCUA #6885
Year Chartered1950
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD0.56%
Return on Equity - YTD11.91%
Annual Interest Income$17.7MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$846.5MM$854.5MM
LoansQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$480.9MM$411.7MM
DepositsQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$799.3MM$808.6MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$39.8MM$37.9MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$0$2.0MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$2.4MM$2.0MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2023vs Q2 2022$0$0
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People First Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

4.00%*-$2.5kSmart Saver Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $10k+ | 1.00% $5k - $10k | 2.00% $2.5k - $5k
0.15%--IRA Savings Account
0.15%--Roth Contributory IRA
0.15%--Coverdell ESA
0.05%--Savings Account
0.05%--Holiday Account
0.05%--Vacation Account
0.05%--Special Account
0.05%--Business Holiday Account
0.05%--Business Savings Account
0.05%--Business Special Account
0.05%--Business Vacation Account

People First Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

2.50%*$1m*-Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.75% $2.5k - $10k | 0.85% $10k - $25k | 1.25% $25k - $75k | 1.75% $75k - $250k | 2.00% $250k - $1m
2.50%*$1m*-Business Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.75% $2.5k - $10k | 0.85% $10k - $25k | 1.25% $25k - $75k | 1.75% $75k+ | 2.00% $250k - $1m

People First Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.15%*$25k*-Business Share Draft Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $2.5k - $10k | 0.10% $10k - $25k

People First Federal Credit Union CD Rates

5.55%$5k-5 Month Pick Your Term Share Certificate Special - New Money
5.25%$5k-12 Month Share Certificate Special - New Money
4.75%$500-15 Month Share Certificate
4.75%$500-Business 15 Month Share Certificate
4.44%$5k-4 Month Pick Your Term Share Certificate Special - New Money
3.75%$500-8 Month Share Certificate
3.75%$500-60 Month Share Certificate
3.75%$500-Business 8 Month Share Certificate
3.75%$500-Business 60 Month Share Certificate
3.50%$500-48 Month Share Certificate
3.50%$500-Business 48 Month Share Certificate
3.33%$500-3 Month Share Certificate
3.33%$500-Business 3 Month Share Certificate
3.33%$500-3 Month Pick Your Term Share Certificate - Special
3.25%$500-36 Month Share Certificate
3.25%$500-Business 36 Month Share Certificate
3.00%$500-30 Month Share Certificate
3.00%$500-Business 30 Month Share Certificate
2.75%$500-24 Month Share Certificate
2.75%$500-Business 24 Month Share Certificate
2.50%$500-18 Month Share Certificate
2.50%$500-Business 18 Month Share Certificate
2.25%$500-12 Month Share Certificate
2.25%$500-Business 12 Month Share Certificate
2.00%$500-6 Month Share Certificate
2.00%$500-Business 6 Month Share Certificate

People First Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

4.75%$500-15 Month IRA Share Certificate
3.75%$500-8 Month IRA Share Certificate
3.75%$500-60 Month IRA Share Certificate
3.50%$500-48 Month IRA Share Certificate
3.33%$500-3 Month IRA Share Certificate
3.25%$500-36 Month IRA Share Certificate
3.00%$500-30 Month IRA Share Certificate
2.75%$500-24 Month IRA Share Certificate
2.50%$500-18 Month IRA Share Certificate
2.25%$500-12 Month IRA Share Certificate
2.00%$500-6 Month IRA Share Certificate

People First Federal Credit Union Locations
Corporate Office740 W Hamilton St Ste 300Allentown, PA 18101-2474
Branch Office26 N 6th St Ste 120Allentown, PA 18101-1430
Branch Office4066 Jandy BlvdNazareth, PA 18064-8998
Branch Office3682 Crescent Ct EWhitehall, PA 18052-3400
Branch Office1362 Catasauqua RdBethlehem, PA 18017-7402
Branch Office2141 Downyflake LnAllentown, PA 18103-4774
Branch Office6900 Hamilton BlvdTrexlertown, PA 18087-9101
Branch Office4150 Easton AveBethlehem, PA 18020-1428

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