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Not-for-profit and member owned

People First Federal Credit Union is a federally chartered and insured credit union that has been serving the Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania for over 65 years.

If you live, work, worship or attend school in Lehigh or Northampton Counties you can benefit from membership in People First. We offer a wide array of personal and business banking products and services at very competitive rates, and with very low or no fees.

What’s the credit union difference?

Like all credit unions, People First is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. The credit union is owned and controlled by its members, people with accounts at the credit union. 

As a credit union member, you are actually an owner! This means that instead of turning profits over to stockholders, like a commercial bank, credit unions give them back to their members in the form of higher savings rates, lower loan rates, fewer fees, and more free services.

And that makes a very real, everyday difference. You'll find a higher level of personal service and added convenience at your credit union.

Technology and Convenience

You’ll have easy anytime access to your accounts 24/7/365 through all the latest technology, including PC Access online banking, our Mobile Access app, automatic bill payer, online loan and account applications, and much more.

And if you need in-person service, People First has seven strategically located branches throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Allentown, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Trexlertown, and Whitehall. We also have 13 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout the area to serve you 24 hours a day.

Safe and Secure

Credit Unions serve groups that share something in common. In our case, that’s everyone in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania.

With over $720 million in assets and more than 70,000 members, People First serves more members than any other credit union in the Lehigh Valley.

People First is a federally chartered credit union insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) which is administered by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the federal government. Deposits are insured up to at least $250,000.

Our Vision

A member-owned, caring, provider of financial services, committed to helping the people of the Lehigh Valley and beyond to improve their lives and secure a better future.

Our Mission

As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution, People First Federal Credit Union's mission is to provide the highest quality of financial services in a friendly, convenient, personalized atmosphere. The credit union will operate in a financially sound and competitive manner to ensure long-term financial stability while safeguarding member's assets. These financial services will be provided by the credit union staff under the direction of the volunteer officials.

At People First FCU we are improving the accessibility and usability of our website for our members and potential members. Our efforts are based on the standards for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. It is our policy to ensure that persons with disabilities have full and equal opportunity to benefit from our services on our website and on other online services. If you have any questions or need help with any content on our website or online services, please contact us at or by calling our Member Service Center at 610.797.7440.

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Your savings are federally insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.

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