The History of Western Connecticut Federal Credit Union
We originally were Danbury Hospital’s credit union. After adding more companies and their employees to the credit union, we were authorized by the U.S. government in 2000 to serve as a community credit union for the Housatonic Valley. We are the only Federal chartered community credit union in Western Connecticut. A community credit union charter permits anyone to become a member who lives, works, worships or attends school in these towns: Bethel, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, New Milford, Redding, Ridgefield and Sherman. You can also be a member if you are a direct relative of a member.
We provide all the “banking services” you are accustomed to and more! Credit unions are owned by its members, not stockholders. Therefore, we deposit money together for the purpose of lending and helping each other. Members receive competitive dividends for their deposits. Each member’s deposit accounts are insured to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency overseeing all credit unions.
How do I join the Credit Union?
To join the credit union you will need to Complete Our Online Membership Application and click on the “Submit” button to send your electronic application. If necessary, we will contact you for additional information. You can also Print a Membership Application, fill it out and fax to 203-791-8273. You will need to visit our Credit Union office and can bring the application with a deposit of $50.00 during our office hours. If you are unable to visit us during those hours you can mail the completed application along with $50.00 to us at:
2 Stony Hill Road, Suite 100
Bethel, CT 06801
Attn: Member Services
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call or stop by and visit. You can find our business hours, locations, and telephone numbers on our Contact Us page. We are eager to earn your business!