Recent & Upcoming News
Member Notice: Freedom's Systems Are Not Affected by "Heartbleed Bug"
For your peace of mind, please note that Freedom Credit Union's internal applications and online systems are not impacted by the "Heartbleed Bug" vulnerability that has made news headlines in recent days.
However, we would like to remind you to be diligent and always take necessary precautions to protect your information on the web. Applying the following best practices ensures you are in control of your confidential and sensitive information:
- Use caution when accessing confidential sites on public computers that may not be properly managed or secured from malware, viruses, keyloggers and other malicious software.
- Use different username(s) and passwords for each site you access.
- Use complex passwords (e.g. passwords containing uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and special characters).
- Change your password regularly.
- Store passwords securely.
- Never share your password with anyone.
- Monitor activity of your accounts.
A Welcome To Our New Members From Mayfair FCU
I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the members of Mayfair Federal Credit Union, who have recently become Members of Freedom Credit Union.
As you probably know, your Mayfair FCU membership has been transferred to Freedom Credit Union, and your shares will continue to be insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.
Freedom has been serving Southeastern PA for 80 years and we are fully committed to your community. Today, more than 61,000 Members turn to us for high-quality products, helpful service, and expert advice, and we are thrilled to now count you among this group.
We look forward to assisting you at any of our six branch locations, as well as through this website and with our live chat feature. Our Call Center has extended and weekend hours, for your convenience, and I encourage you to contact us at 215-612-5900 with any questions or concerns as you move forward with your new membership.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your financial life, and congratulations on being a Member of Freedom!
Lee T. MacMinn
President's Message — April 2014
This will be the last President's Message that I will be writing for our Financial Focus newsletter. I will be retiring in early July after 28 years as President/CEO. Your new President/CEO will be John King, our current Executive Vice President/COO.
Many of you may remember John as the CEO of The Freedom Federal Credit Union, prior to our merger in 1999. John has over 40 years of credit union experience and has been very instrumental in our success. We have worked side by side and he has been the catalyst of many new programs we have instituted over the years. With all of John's knowledge and experience, the transition will be seamless.
I have enjoyed working at Freedom Credit Union and watching it grow. It has been a tremendous time for our Members and for me personally.
People have asked me about my future plans and I tell them that I will not be doing anything constructive. I certainly will not be getting another job because if I wanted to keep working I would stay where I am, doing a job that I truly enjoy.
I would like to thank the Board of Directors for giving me and my staff the latitude to do what was necessary to make Freedom a success. Their insight and guidance over the years has been invaluable.
I would also like to thank all of our employees. They are the face of the Credit Union. They are the people that you interact with every day. They are the ones who have helped us differentiate ourselves from other financial institutions.
Last but not least I would like to thank you, the Members. If not for you, there wouldn't be a Freedom Credit Union.
It has been a great run and I will miss Freedom and everyone associated with the Credit Union. But it is just time to say good-bye…
Thank you for your membership and believing in "People Helping People."
Lee T. MacMinn
Refer New Members & Earn Cash!
For a limited time, when you refer a new Member to the Credit Union, and that person joins, you'll each earn $25!* We want to reward our new Members for choosing Freedom, and reward our existing Members for helping us grow. Plus, you get $25 for every new Member you refer.
To make a referral, just be sure that your friend or family member lives, works, worships, volunteers or goes to school in Southeastern PA, and ask them to include promotion code R8 when joining so that you both get your cash bonuses! New Accounts can be opened right away online-- just click here to get started.
* Promotion Code R8 and referring Member information must be provided. Cannot be combined with any other offer. A Joint Savings Account Owner age 18 or older is required for Members under 12. Each person can only be a new Member once. If eligible and in good standing, Referring and New Members' Primary Savings Accounts will each receive a $25 incentive by the 25th of the month after the new Primary Savings Account opened. The $25 incentive will be a taxable dividend on the 1099 Form we will send you in January. Offer is subject to change without notice.
Apply Now For a Freedom Scholarship
Freedom will award three $2,000 scholarships to qualified students to be applied towards any portion of an accredited college or university's comprehensive fee. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students, and must also be Freedom Members.
Click here to access and print the Scholarship Application.