About Us

Who We Are
The Enfield Community Federal Credit Union was originally chartered on October 19, 1936, as the Bigelow-Sanford Employee's Credit Union. The original field of membership consisted of the carpet mill's employees. There were seven different department credit unions within the company. However in 1946, the seven credit unions were merged into one.

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In 1971, when the Bigelow Sanford Carpet Mills moved south, the Credit Union was granted a community charter and an expanded field of membership. However, it was not until 1980 that our current charter was finally expanded to include anyone who lives or works in Enfield and their family members.

We are proud of our history and the ability to offer a wide variety of financial services that meets the evolving needs of our community.

 

 

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What is a Credit Union?
Credit unions are financial institutions formed by an organized group of people with a common bond. Members of credit unions pool their assets to provide loans and other financial services to each other.

Credit unions differ from other banks in several ways:

Credit Unions Other Financial Institutions
Not-for-profit cooperatives Owned by outside stockholders
Owned by members Owned by outside stockholders
Operated by unpaid volunteer boards Controlled by paid boards

These factors allow credit unions to pay dividends to their members (not shareholders) and offer them lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer service fees.

0 The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. They also insure savings in federal and most state-chartered credit unions across the country through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), a federal fund backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

                                              

                                                  Notice of Changes in Temporary NCUA Insurance Coverage for Transactions Accounts   

                                                  All funds in a "noninterest-bearing transaction account" are insured in full by the                                           

                                                  National Credit Union Administration through December 31, 2012.  This temporary

                                                  unlimited coverage is in addition to, and separate from, the coverage of at least $250,000

                                                  available to members under the NCUA's general share insurance rules.  The term

                                                  "noninterest-bearing transaction account" includes a traditional share draft account

                                                 (or demand deposit account) on which the insured credit union pays no interest or dividend.

                                                 It does not include any transaction account that may earn interest or dividends, a negotiable

                                                 order of withdrawal (Now") account, money market deposit account, and Interest on Lawyers

                                                 Trust Account ("IOLTA"), even is share drafts may be drawn on the account.  For more

                                                 information about temporary NCUA insurance coverage of transaction accounts, visit

                                                 www.ncua.gov.

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Philosophy
The Enfield Community Federal Credit Union (ECFCU) practices the philosophy of "people helping people". Our belief is to look out for our members' interests and provide a level of service that is not generally available at other financial institutions. Whether it's providing a loan to help a member cover unexpected medical bills, giving financial counseling to a member whose company closed its doors, or simply offering a better deal on a used car loan, ECFCU strives to make a difference in the lives of our members and in the communities we serve.

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Joining Our Credit Union
By joining the Enfield Community Federal Credit Union you will receive the highest quality of financial services. Our staff is committed to providing our members with the information and services they need to make the financial choices that will fit their lives. You will be always greeted with a friendly face and a warm welcome. Look to us to get the personal attention you deserve that you won't find at very many other financial institutions. And when you become a member you become an owner! You will benefit in many ways such as through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer service fees. Browse through our web site to view the many services and benefits we offer.

 

Who is eligible to join?
Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in the town of Enfield and their families. To join, stop into our office and speak to a member of our staff. Joining is easy! It only takes $20.00 to open a Share Savings Account.
For more information please call us at 860-253-5100 or email us at dlouth@enfieldcommunityfcu.org.

Employer Program
The Enfield Community Federal Credit Union offers an exceptional Employer Program called Select Employee Group (SEG). With this program an employer can offer their employees membership to our credit union. There is no cost to the employer to provide this employee benefit. We can provide all the information to you to promote this benefit such as flyers, posters, paycheck inserts, mailbox inserts and newsletter articles. Our representative can also schedule a sign up/orientation day and attend employee events. We are happy to work with you to accommodate your specific needs for promotion.

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As an employer, one of your greatest challenges is to attract and retain qualified employees. By incorporating credit union membership as an additional employment benefit, your employees will have the opportunity to obtain financial services with a financially sound organization. This piece of mind will have a positive effect on morale and productivity. In addition, family members of your employees will also be eligible to join, making this a far-reaching employment benefit.

 

 

5 reasons why credit union membership as an employee benefit
is a win-win for your company and your employees!

  1. THERE IS NO COST!
  2. IT'S EASY
  3. YOU LOOK GOOD
  4. ENFIELD COMMUNITY FCU IS CONVENIENT
  5. ENFIELD COMMUNITY FCU IS THE TRUE FINANCIAL ALTERNATIVE

For more information about this program please contact Dennis Louth by calling 860-253-5100 or by email: dlouth@enfieldcommunityfcu.org

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Community Involvement
Our community is important to us. Therefore we take pride in assisting various charitable organizations throughout the year. This is simply another way we practice our philosophy of "people helping people".

Some of the organizations and charities we sponsor and/or assist are:
  • Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp, Union, CT 
  • Costco Children's Miracle Network
  • Educational Resources for Children
  • Enfield Food Shelf
  • Junior Achievement
  • United Way Day of Caring

 

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Annual Scholarship Award
The ECFCU gives out an Annual Scholarship Award in the Spring. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize credit union members who have shown scholastic achievement and are pursuing higher education. Applicants must be graduating seniors who will be attending a 2-4 year institution of higher learning in the fall of 2014. To apply for this scholarship please download an application,fill it out completely and drop it off to ECFCU located at 11 Cranbrook Boulevard in Enfield. Please call us at
860-253-5100 if you have any questions.
 

 

 

 

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Member owned. Community focused.
 
 
ENFIELD COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, 11 CRANBROOK BOULEVARD, P.O. BOX 998, ENFIELD, CT, 06083-0998 (860) 253-5100
 
Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government - NCUA National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency
NCUA insured up to $250,000
Equal Housing Lender - We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and Equal Credit Opportunity Act