Looking to Ditch Your Bank in Monmouth, Ocean County? [video]

Are you fed up with bank fees in Monmouth County and Ocean County and you’re looking to ditch your bank? If so, you’re not the only one in the New Jersey area who is looking to make the switch. Before doing so, be sure to gather as much information as you can about banks and credit unions to educate yourself.

In an article published by CNN Money, writer James O’Toole wrote about how to choose a new bank or credit union, some things to keep in mind when making the switch, and why credit union fees tend to be lowerhttp://money.cnn.com/2011/11/11/pf/bank_dumping_decision/index.htm” target=”_blank”>Read the article at CNNMoney.com.

In the video below, First Financial Federal Credit Union’s Penny Smart reminds consumers to THINK FIRST before choosing where to entrust their money, because There’s Harm In Not Knowing — T.H.I.N.K FIRST.

Now, THINK FIRST with Penny Smart!


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Bank Transfer Day 2011 – A Recap [with Photos]

We had a successful Bank Transfer Day on November 5th 2011. The parking lots were filled and we want to thank all of those again who made the switch to First Financial!

Those who made the switch on November 5th enjoyed picking prizes out of a grab bag in each branch to win various Visa Gift Card amounts and additional t-shirts, as well as one lucky new member (Carlos of Ocean Twp, pictured below) who provided a testimonial on First Financial’s social media sites and online survey – won a $75 Visa Gift Card.  All new First Financial members who made the switch on Saturday (and throughout November), will get a coupon to receive .15% off a future loan with First Financial and a free “Intentionally Left Bank” t-shirt.

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Carlos is proud to be a new First Financial member.
Here he is with his Left Bank shirt that he got when he made the switch.

Visit our Facebook page to view the comment Carlos left us about his transfer.

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Here is a photo of a crowded parking lot at our Howell Branch.

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Pictured above is our Financial Services Consultant Gary, of the Howell Branch
with new members, a mother and daughter pair.

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In each of our branches, we set up a display with a sign on the differences
between banks and credit unions, and a shirt that we were giving away.

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Another crowded parking lot at our Neptune Branch.

We also had a few testimonials on Bank Transfer Day. Here are some of them:

“Credit Unions are more geared toward the member because it’s a cooperative” 
– Kathleen G., Toms River

“We got tired of all the excessive bank fees” 
– Donna & Rick H., Waretown

“I switched to avoid bank fees and earn interest on accounts” 
– Raymond S., Brick

“First Financial is close to home” 
– Sham Z., Toms River

If you too made the switch on Bank Transfer Day, please leave us a comment below and let us know how it went. We’d love to hear from you!