First Priority Credit Union: A Great South Boston Neighborhood Bank

OutsideGMFPretty much everyone over the age of 15 has dealings with a bank – some more often than others. When looking for an institution to help you manage your hard earned money, it is important that you go to one that you feel comfortable with and has your best interest at heart and works hard to earn your trust. And so it is with South Bostonians, perhaps even more so than people in other communities. Residents here feel comfortable when they know they will receive that friendly, personal service by real people, who strive to show you that you are important and that they appreciate your business.

The people of First Priority Credit Union understand this and have been pleasing South Bostonians ever since they arrived on the scene in this community nearly 40 years ago. They have also worked hard to become a true neighborhood bank, which is something that is very important to so many people in the community.

The Boston branch of First Priority Credit Union is located near South Station. In fact it is right inside the Post Office, just next to the Station, so it is convenient to South Boston, including the Seaport and Fort Point areas. It is located within the General Mail facility and features 24 hr ATM. Locals, both longtime and new arrivals, have been commenting about the friendly service they get whenever they go into the branch itself or when they deal with the bank by phone. The service is quick and thorough. First Priority has set in place the many products and services that are convenient, so you can do all of your banking in one place. It prides itself in offering convenience and value for all of its members.

DSC00238A partial listing of the services and products are as follows: Free Mobile Banking, Free Online Banking and Bill Payment, Free Share Draft/Checking Account – no monthly fees, unlimited transactions, no minimum balance, 24 Hour ATM Access that accepts Deposits. It offers Share Accounts, Share Certificates, IRA Certificates, Holiday, Vacation or All Purpose Accounts and Money Market.  FPCU is a member of the SUM Program – with access to over 5300 surcharge free ATMs. Its many lending options include Home Equity Loans or Lines, Auto, Personal and Over Night Protection Loans. And FPCU’s dedicated lending team is always available to walk you through the process of obtaining a Mortgage for a primary residence or a second home, an Investment Property or Business. First Priority Credit Union is a full service bank to be sure.

FPCU is pleased to be able to work not only with individuals and organizations to help with their banking needs, but also businesses of all sizes in South Boston proper, as well as those along the Waterfront and Fort Point. Whether it is a corner store, a restaurant, a clothing shop – whatever, they would really like to serve all and will work tirelessly to provide the best service in order to keep that business happy. In addition to serving South Boston, First Priority proudly serves those living and working in Suffolk and Essex counties, selected cities and towns located within Middlesex County and Norfolk County, employees, retirees and family members employed by the United States Postal Service.

The hours of operation at the South Station location are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:00am till 4:00pm, Thursday from 7:00am till 6:00pm and Saturday from 7:00am till 11:00am. You can go online to learn more about FPCU at or call them by phone and speak to a representative at 617-482-4787. If you hurry you can check out and get in on some of their summer fun offers where you can win all kinds of prizes. But this you will need to do by Labor Day; summer is moving quickly.

As was stated above, First Priority Credit Union has been working hard and will continue to strive to be one of South Boston’s favorite and most convenient places to bank for local residents. They have a great record of service in the community and make every effort to get better with each passing year. Bob Bartol, President and CEO of First Priority Credit Union stated, “We have strong ties to these communities among our membership and look forward to letting our members, their families and neighbors and local businesses know that we are a viable option for the banking products that they use every day.”

More South Bostonians are coming to know this with each passing day.  If you have not yet had the pleasure of banking with First Priority Credit Union, you may want to give them a try. Their motto is “Drop in and say hello…We’re right in your back yard!