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. Freedom First is proud to serve the Roanoke & New River Valleys for 60 years.

 

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.

 

 

Watch Shannon Hammons talk about the CU24 app and banking conveniently.

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.

 

 

Watch Shannon Hammons talk about the CU24 app and banking conveniently.

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 48,000 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

September 13, 2016

Freedom First Winner of Two Awards from Virginia Credit Union League - 2016

Freedom First has received two first place awards in the annual state-level Desjardins and Louise Herring awards sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League (VACUL). This is the third consecutive year that Freedom First received the Desjardins Award from VACUL, and the second time in three years it took the top honors for the Louise Herring Award.

August 11, 2016

Adam Johnston Joins Freedom First Mortgage Team

Freedom First is proud to announce Adam Johnston has joined the Freedom First Mortgage Team as a Mortgage Loan Originator. Johnston has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry; 16 of those in the mortgage field. His experience includes mortgage origination, sales and operations management, as well as compliance management.

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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

Oct 10

How to Guard Against Identity Theft

Join us for our Money Mondays seminar “How to Guard Against Identity Theft.” This seminar is free and open to everyone, but space is limited. Look forward to seeing you there!

Oct 26

Mortgage Crossroads Branch Days

No appointment necessary. If you would like to schedule a personal appointment with one of our mortgage professionals, call Frank Miller at (540) 339-3868 or Holly Carwile at (540) 378-8977.

Nov 2

Mortgage Salem Branch Days

No appointment necessary. If you would like to schedule a personal appointment with one of our mortgage professionals, call Frank Miller at (540) 339-3868 or Holly Carwile at (540) 378-8977.