OUR MISSION

Helping Our Members Prosper—Helping Our Communities Thrive

OUR PURPOSE

Freedom First is a member-owned, democratically operated, not-for-profit organization managed by a volunteer board of directors, with the specified mission of meeting the credit and savings needs of consumers, especially persons of modest means. The purpose of this Credit Union is to promote thrift among its members by affording them an opportunity to accumulate their savings and to create for them a source of credit for provident, business or productive purposes.

 

Our Team

More than 160 people who embody our mission as they live, work, play, and serve in Virginia’s Valley Region. Freedom First staff , management, and all-volunteer board are dedicated to helping their fellow members prosper and helping their communities thrive.

Safety and Soundness Guarantee

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. Government Agency, insures your savings up to $250,000 and the funds in your IRA up to $250,000. 

 

ATM & Branch Locations

With locations across the Roanoke and New River Valley, access to thousands of surcharge-free ATMs, and state-of-the-art online and mobile banking, our members enjoy convenient banking anytime, anywhere.

Credit Union Difference


Credit Unions are not-for-profit—so their number one concern is helping the people they serve. Learn more about the benefits of a Credit Union. 

 

Our Team

More than 160 people who embody our mission as they live, work, play, and serve in Virginia’s Valley Region. Freedom First staff , management, and all-volunteer board are dedicated to helping their fellow members prosper and helping their communities thrive.

ATM & Branch Locations

With locations across the Roanoke and New River Valley, access to thousands of surcharge-free ATMs, and state-of-the-art online and mobile banking, our members enjoy convenient banking anytime, anywhere.

Safety and Soundness Guarantee

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. Government Agency, insures your savings up to $250,000 and the funds in your IRA up to $250,000. 

 

Credit Union Difference


Credit Unions are not-for-profit—so their number one concern is helping the people they serve. Learn more about the benefits of a Credit Union. 

 

Fewer fees, great rates, and local decision making on loans are just a few of the ways being part of Freedom First benefits our members every day. 

Check out our nationally recognized grants program, our academic scholarships, our annual Community Work Day, and some of our Impact Banking products and services.

More than 45,000 people who live and work in the Roanoke and New River Valleys enjoy the benefits of membership every time they stop in a branch, log in to online banking, and use one of the thousands of free ATMs in our network. 

We invite anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school anywhere throughout Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke counties or the cities of Roanoke, Radford, and Salem to open an account and apply for a loan today. 

 

Latest News

March 31, 2015

NCUA ANNOUNCES PHISHING SCAM

Consumers are targeted via email in this phishing scam impersonating the national credit union regulator.

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Community Programs

Freedom First Offers a variety of Community Impact programs focused on providing the community with financial services they won’t find anywhere else. Check out the options available & see why we are Freedom First is Where People Bank for Good.

Community Programs

Freedom First Offers a variety of Community Impact programs focused on providing the community with financial services they won’t find anywhere else. Check out the options available & see why we are Freedom First is Where People Bank for Good.

Upcoming Events

May 7

Freedom First Annual Meeting

You’re Invited!

Please join fellow members, Freedom First staff, and your Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting.

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Salem Civic Center
6:30 p.m.

Election results will be announced at the meeting. Refreshments and door prizes will follow the business meeting.

May 13

Business Summit & Roanoke Chamber Membership Showcase $

Join Freedom First at the 2015 Business Summit at Virginia Western Community College on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. 

This one-day event the Membership Showcase for the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.

ALL DAY PASS: $49.00/members, $69.00/non-members, includes training workshops, economic summit, breakfast, & lunch.
TRAINING WORKSHOPS: $29.00/members, $39.00/non-members: Marketing, Leadership & Business
ECONOMIC SUMMIT: $29.00/members, $39.00/non-members

Details: Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

May 16

Vinton Wine & Food Festival

Join Freedom First on the front lawn of the Vinton War Memorial to enjoy fun, food and wine!

Entertainment includes Texas Twister, Lenny Marcus’s New Orleans-style jazz, and the Fat Daddy Band’s blues!

21 and older; no pets. Details at the festival website.