As thousands prepare to make the move to a credit union on Bank Transfer Day, First Financial is gearing up for the expected extra traffic in each of its 5 branches.
The first order of business is that Chief Operating Officer, Alice Stevens, and her team have extended branch hours and scheduled extra staff. First Financial will be open from 9am to 4pm on November 5th, Bank Transfer Day.
“We are excited and honored to be part of this huge credit union movement. To assure everything runs smoothly, we have extended our hours and scheduled extra staff to work,” Stevens said.
Current members are encouraged to take advantage of the credit union’s Tell a Friend Program, where they’ll get $25 for each friend they refer who opens a First Financial account.
“It’s a great way to reward our current members who already have accounts with us. The more friends or family they refer who open accounts, the more they’ll be rewarded. It’s a win-win situation for all, and first-hand experience with the way banking should be done,” Stevens said.
First Financial is accepting new members (those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Monmouth or Ocean Counties) who are interested in opening up checking and savings accounts, loans, and more.Visit First Financial’s website for a complete listing of products and services or to open an accountonline.
Stevens also said that First Financial is especially proud to offer free checking and does not charge members fees to use their debit cards. She understands the state of the economy and believes that saving money wherever possible is important.
Additionally, to further encourage people to make the move to First Financial, qualifying members who go into a branch and open a new membership beginning November 5th 2011 and ending November 30th 2011 will be given a coupon to receive an additional .15% off their APR* for new approved loans. And, on Bank Transfer Day only, there will be an opportunity for attendees to spin the prize wheel or pick a coupon out of the bag to win prizes in the form of VISA® gift cards and t-shirts when they make the move from their bank.
Open for business with extended hours, First Financial is excited to meet and serve the public on Bank Transfer Day and everyday thereafter.
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*A $5 deposit in a Base Savings Account is required for membership. First Financial Membership is open to anyone to lives, works, worships or attends school in Monmouth or Ocean counties. APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified First Financial Federal Credit Union members on a new loan. Excludes credit cards, first or second mortgages and share secured loans. Coupon is only valid for members who open up a First Financial membership during the month of November 2011 beginning on 11/5/11.