Becoming a Member


 Why Choose FFCU?

There are many reasons why our members choose FFCU. For some, it’s the personal service they get after they’re greeted by name at our branches. For others, it’s the financial advice they receive from our member service representatives or the plan designed for improving their credit score from our loan officers. And for some more, it’s the convenience of banking at work through our Employer Group partnerships.

No matter what the reason is for joining, we promise that all of our members will always enjoy key benefits that make Credit Unions, and FFCU, different. They’ll always get exceptional service; they’ll always get new and innovative products; they’ll always have the ability to influence CU operations through their vote at member meetings; and they will always know they are supporting a local, cooperative banking option that was created to benefit the members, not management or share holders.


Who is Eligible for Membership?

  1. Membership is available to anyone who lives or works in the northern Chicagoland area. The borders are Dempster Ave or Morton Grove to the North, Ridge Ave and Damen Ave to the East, Irving Park Rd to the South, and Highway 294 to the West.
  2. Immediate relatives of a current member
  3. Employees of over 60 businesses and organizations (SEGs), including:
Admiral Security Services Golf Maine Park District
Advocate Lutheran General John Crane Inc.
Alcatel-Lucent Lin-Mar Motors
Bethel New Life Peelmaster
Camcraft S&C Electric
Clear Pack Skokie Park District
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Zarem/Golde Ort Technical Institute


Don’t see your employer? Give us a call, they may  be on the complete list or we’ll talk to your HR department to have them added!


First Financial Credit Union’s “once a member, always a member” policy ensures that membership privileges last a lifetime, even when circumstances change, such as employment or retirement.


Ready to Join?

Start here! We’ll need a hard copy of your signature, but we’ll get the paperwork started for you.