Best Credit Union in the Twin Tiers for two years in a row!
Our Roots Are Right Here
Expanding Our Footprint
Become "First Heritage"
In 1984, the Credit Union became a multi-occupational credit union. We began recruiting a wide variety of member groups, businesses and organizations under the name First Heritage Federal Credit Union.
Over the years, the addition of numerous select employee groups dramatically increased our membership. We also entered into several friendly and unsolicited mergers with other area credit unions including: Oak Federal Credit Union (Elmira Heights, 1983), St. Joseph’s Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union (Elmira, 1984), Taynton Employees Federal Credit Union (Wellsboro, PA, 1984), Corning Hospital Employees Federal Credit Union (Corning, 1985) and GTE Wellsboro Federal Credit Union (Wellsboro, 1985).
Becoming A Community Charted Credit Union
Where We Are Today
In 2004, we welcomed members of NYSC Federal Credit Union into the First Heritage family. They were followed by Chemung County Federal Employees Federal Credit Union in 2006, CCSD Federal Credit Union in 2008, SSMH Federal Credit Union and Tioga Area Federal Credit Union in 2017 and Hornell Erie Federal Credit Union in 2018.
We currently serve over 44,000 members in our community with our products and services that we continuously improve and expand. Our commitment to being a leader in banking technology led us to be one of the first financial institutions in our geographic area to offer remote deposit capabilities to our members.
Our credit union and our staff are committed to strengthening our communities. Each year, we make monetary donations to local charities and volunteer countless hours with several area non-profit organizations.
To learn more about our current standing/progress/activities, read a copy of our most Annual Report above.