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Thank You! Loyal Member Angela Vanderhoof Shares Her Story

July 1, 2013

As we celebrate our 75th year with you, we ask one of our longest-standing and most loyal supporters, Angela Vanderhoof, about her experience with First Source over the 55 years she’s been a Member. You and people like Angela are the reason we’ve been successful for so long. You really make us who we are. To thank you for everything you do, we’re celebrating our 75th anniversary with some great activities and fun in July, including barbecues at our branches, and a drawing for a diamond ring from our neighbors at Lennon’s W.B. Wilcox Jewelers. See details on the drawing here. And happy birthday to you!

Ready to make your financial life better and feel more appreciated? Let’s talk and we’ll get you started on your way to a long-term relationship.



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Cathy’s Ride for Missing Children

May 1, 2013

We’re proud to be a supporter of the Ride For Missing Children and also to share some of the stories of those who participate in this wonderful event. In this short video, Cathy shares a little-know statistic in how missing children are recovered, and the good your donations can accomplish. Funds from the Ride for Missing Children go toward posters and other materials needed in the search for missing kids.

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Need a Home Makeover? Why It’s Smart to Use Home Equity for Home Improvements

May 1, 2013

Dan Haggerty, First Source Lending Representative, explains what a home equity loan and line of credit are, and why they’re smarter choices than other payment options. You’ll finally get that home makeover you’ve always wanted without draining your savings, so you’ll have that money to spend on your family.

Once you know your home makeover plan, see us. We’ll show you how much you can afford, and the best part: we do the hard work to make applying easy.



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Credit Unions: The smarter choice

October 17, 2012

CBS This Morning gave us (ok, all credit unions) a nice plug in their segment on why credit unions are a great choice. With the Fed keeping interest rates low, you’ll want every advantage you can get in managing your finances these days. What are the big advantages?

  1. It’s easy to join. For First Source Federal Credit Union, if you live, work, worship or attend school in Oneida or Herkimer counties, you can be a Member. That’s it. Visit or call us if you’re not sure if you qualify.
  2. As a non-profit, member-owned organization, our rates on your savings are generally higher than banks, and our rates on loans are generally lower. Loosely translated, more money in your pocket.
  3. We’re part of a network of more than 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the country (any Co-op Financial Services or Sharenet ATM).
  4. Although this segment presents it as something to be careful about, at First Source, we keep the details simple and clear. We don’t suddenly change terms on your accounts. Ask a Member. We let you know the terms, and we keep them consistent. No surprises.
  5. They also talk about a $20 entrance fee to join many credit unions, but not at First Source; here it’s only $5 which is your ownership in the company. Sweet.

They didn’t mention one big advantage you get: at First Source, we see you as a person with individual needs, from opening an account to applying for a loan. We get to know you, and we treat you like a friend. And you can take that to the…well, to the credit union.

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Bloopers with a Hug.

February 17, 2012

Enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at some hilarious footage of the First Source Federal Credit Union Hug being…well, human after all. Outtakes were captured during filming of First Source commercials in and around the Mohawk Valley.

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