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

December 31, 2014

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE A CREDIT UNION OVER A BANK

Credit unions are known for their superior customer service and support for local communities. Some claim that credit union members have to sacrifice accessibility and technology, but more and more credit unions are proving they can keep up. - See more at: http://www.cuinsight.com/5-reasons-to-choose-a-credit-union-over-a-bank.html#sthash.RUzm0L3C.B0tuxax7.dpuf

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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

Mar 24

Vinton Senior Services Expo

Come see Freedom First at the Senior Services Expo! Learn about retirement & assisted living, crime prevention & safety, healthy foods & products, home health care, & more.

See tai chi & exercise demos and enoy chiropractic evaluations & health screenings.

There will be line dancing too!

FREE & open to the public!

Mar 27

Spring Home Show ($)

Come see Freedom First at the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association Spring Home Show!

LOCAL home-related businesses are there with the latest in products and services: insulation, roofing, pest control, blinds/shutters, HVAC, household items, contractors, energy-saving ideas, landscaping, and of course financing!

Learn the most current design trends, talk with local professionals, save money by taking advantage of “show only” discounts, watch demonstrations, receive giveaways, and win prizes.

Friday, March 27: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29: noon - 5:00 pm

Admission is $8.00 at the door. Ages 18 and under get free admission with a paying adult.