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12800 Townsend Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1003

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union is headquartered in Philadelphia and is the 9th largest credit union in the state of Pennsylvania. It is also the 262nd largest credit union in the nation. It was established in 1951 and as of June of 2018, it had grown to 266 employees and 117,156 members at 11 locations. Philadelphia Federal Credit Union's CD rates are 2X the national average, and it has an A health rating.

Field of Membership Restrictions

Membership in Philadelphia Federal Credit Union is open to those who live, work, worship or study in Philadelphia or Columbia County or be a current or retired employee of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia Port Authority, Danville Area School District and over 100 area Select Employer Groups.
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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Philadelphia. Their services range from saving accounts, to mortgages, to auto loans. I go to physical branch locations roughly once every other month, and their weekend hours make it easy to get to the bank when I need it.

PFCU has competitive rates, friendly customer service, and pretty decent online banking. Their branches have convenient locations throughout the city, and with the account I have, I am not charged surcharges when I use ATMs, which is very useful. I have never had a problem with PFCU or any of their services. Right now, I have a checking account and a money market account with them, and after comparing their rates to other institutions, I am sure I'm getting the best deal. I am planning on taking out an auto loan soon, and have a lot of confidence in what they can offer me. Of course, because they are a smaller institution, their online banking isn't quite as user-friendly as bigger banks, but overall I am still very happy with it.

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Posted by: tommac122 | Apr 10, 2014

I love the Philadelphia credit union, especially the Roosevelt boulevard branch. The employees are always so friendly, and eager and willing to help. I can honestly say I've never had a bad experience. I recommend PFCU to anyone.

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Posted by: chrisperez | Feb 7, 2018

The customer service is either average or bad. The fees are non existent. The good thing about a credit unioin is that I do not have to maintain a certain amount of money. I can have a zero balance and not be charged fifteen dollars per month or have my account closed. There are not enough branches around although I live in the center of the city and there are only two branches not close by. The down side is that to withdraw money you go to a convenience store and only one branch has an atm that allows you to make deposits.

PFCU is a Credit Union That Should be Investigated

I had high expectations for being a member of Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. I knew credit unions were better for the community that national banks, but I found this not to be the case with PFCU. They had only one ATM machine to do deposits and it was broken every weekend for 2 years. No matter how many times others and I complained they failed to maintain the machine. Therefore we bounced many transactions and were charged a ton of fees by PFCU because we could not deposit money into our account in time to cover auto deductions from utility bills that were on auto-pay. I also found that they nickle and dimed members every chance they got. Complaints went unanswered. I contacted a consumer group and PFCU lied and said that their ATM was only broken 3% of the time. That was very much not the case.



Health Grade Components

NCUA #7238
Year Chartered1951
Primary Regulator
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.22%
Return on Equity - YTD9.79%
Annual Interest Income$22.8MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$1.15B$1.09B
LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$653.4MM$633.5MM
DepositsQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$1.00B$959.0MM
Equity CapitalQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$143.5MM$131.1MM
Loan Loss AllowanceQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$9.0MM$10.6MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$10.0MM$13.6MM
Real Estate OwnedQ2 2018vs Q2 2017$59.00K$863.00K
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Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Savings Account Rates

0.70%*$25k*-Higher Yield Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.30% $50 - $10k | 0.55% $10k - $25k
0.45%$50-IRA Savings Account
0.30%$50-Regular Savings
0.30%$50-Vacation Club Savings Account
0.30%$50-Holiday Club Savings Account
0.30%$50-Business Primary Savings
0.25%$50-Health Savings Account
0.20%*$10k*-Business Sweep Savings
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $2.5k - $5k | 0.15% $5k - $10k

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Money Market Rates

0.70%*$25k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.45% $50 - $2.5k | 0.50% $2.5k - $10k | 0.55% $10k - $25k
0.55%*$10k*-Business Money Market Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.35% $1k - $2.5k | 0.40% $2.5k - $10k

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union Checking Account Rates

0.20%*$5k*-Better Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $1k - $5k
0.20%*$5k*-Senior Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $500 - $5k
0.20%*$10k*-Business Growth Checking
OTHER TIERS: 0.10% $2.5k - $5k | 0.15% $5k - $10k

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union CD Rates

2.85%*$25k*-5 Year Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.75% $10k - $25k
2.70%*$25k*-4 Year Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.60% $10k - $25k
2.65%$500$10k5 Year CD
2.60%*$25k*-3 Year Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.50% $10k - $25k
2.50%$500$10k4 Year CD
2.50%*$25k*-30 Month Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.40% $10k - $25k
2.40%$500$10k3 Year CD
2.35%*$25k*-2 Year Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.25% $10k - $25k
2.30%$500$10k30 Month CD
2.15%$500$10k2 Year CD
2.10%*$25k*-1 Year Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 2.00% $10k - $25k
1.90%$500$10k1 Year CD
1.60%*$25k*-6 Month Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 1.50% $10k - $25k
1.40%$250$10k6 Month CD
0.85%*$25k*-3 Month Jumbo CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.75% $10k - $25k
0.65%$250$10k3 Month CD

Philadelphia Federal Credit Union IRA Rates

2.85%*$25k*-5 Year Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 2.75% $10k - $25k
2.70%*$25k*-4 Year Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 2.60% $10k - $25k
2.65%$250$10k5 Year IRA
2.60%*$25k*-3 Year Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 2.50% $10k - $25k
2.50%$250$10k4 Year IRA
2.50%*$25k*-30 Month Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 2.40% $10k - $25k
2.40%$250$10k3 Year IRA
2.35%*$25k*-2 Year Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 2.25% $10k - $25k
2.30%$250$10k30 Month IRA
2.15%$250$10k2 Year IRA
2.10%*$25k*-1 Year Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 2.00% $10k - $25k
1.90%$250$10k1 Year IRA
1.60%*$25k*-6 Month Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 1.50% $10k - $25k
1.40%$250$10k6 Month IRA
0.85%*$25k*-3 Month Jumbo IRA
OTHER TIERS: 0.75% $10k - $25k
0.65%$250$10k3 Month IRA


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