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ATM Security and Fraud Prevention Actions

Maintaining the safety and security of your account information is of upmost importance. Due to the increase in ATM fraud we made the decision to keep our ATMs open during business hours only.

Until we feel we can further enhance the safety and security for you conducting business at our ATMs after hours, the availability will remain only during business hours until further notice. Being cautious at any ATM should always be top-of-mind.

CO-OP ATM Locations

For more information about fraud prevention, please click the buttons below.

ATM Skimming


Providing a Relationship of Safety, Soundness and Value for Over 90 Years

At First Financial, we value and take tremendous pride in serving the financial needs of the educational community. We were founded by educators for educators over 90 years ago. It’s a role we take seriously and a mission to which we are just as committed to today as we were in 1933.

In today’s economic environment, it’s important to find a financial partner committed to helping maintain and improve your financial well-being. We are more than a credit union. What we do matters from the affordable products and services we provide to the educational community partnerships we cultivate.

Additionally, First Financial is a safe and secure place for members. Your deposits are insured by the NCUA (National Credit Union Administration). It’s also important to mention that no one has ever lost a single penny of insured deposits within the credit union industry.

Part of the credit union difference is credit unions, unlike banks, act with the best interests of our member-owners—not stockholders. Here are a few examples:

  • As a credit union member, you are an owner of the credit union
  • As a not-for-profit, credit unions’ first priority is members’ financial success and security
  • Credit union members have never lost a penny of insured savings at a federally-insured credit union (First Financial is Federally-Chartered and Federally-Insured)
  • Federally-insured credit unions, like First Financial, offer a safe place for members to save money. Your funds are insured up to at least $250,000 per individual depositor (see below for more information)
1. Individual Savings, Checking, Money Market - For Self Only You're covered! Up to $250k protected Total amount in combined accounts.
2. Joint Savings, Checking, Money Market - Multiple Owners You're covered! Up to $250k protected per owner Amount per each owner's interest in joint accounts
3. Trust Formal or Informal Revocable Trusts You're covered! Up to $250k protected per beneficiary Amount per beneficiary, for each owner.
Special rules apply for accounts over $1.25 million
4. Retirement Traditional/Roth IRA, Keogh You're covered! Up to $250k protected Amount in traditional and Roth IRA accounts added together. Keogh accounts insured separately. Beneficiaries do not change the coverage amount.
NOT COVERED Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Life Insurance Policies Your losses will NOT be covered The Share Insurance Fund does NOT cover losses on these type of accounts and funds.

You can rest assured, First Financial is well-capitalized and financially safe and sound.

Below are links to more information on how your deposits are insured up to $250,000.

NCUA Share Insurance Coverage Overview

Share Insurance Account Ownership Types

We encourage all members to remain alert for suspicious communications—social media, phone calls, text messages, emails, etc.—now. As news about COVID-19 evolves, there has been an increase in scams related to the virus. We encourage all members to remain alert for suspicious communications—social media, phone calls, text messages, emails, etc.—now. As news about COVID-19 evolves, there has been an increase in scams related to the virus.

As a reminder, First Financial will never request your Social Security information over the phone or via email. If you’re ever unsure about a First Financial communication, get in touch with us immediately using well-known contact information.

Want to get your Coronavirus relief check?

You’ve probably heard the news by now – the government is sending out relief checks as part of the federal response to the Coronavirus. Scammers heard the same thing, and they’re hoping to cash in on yours.


Coronavirus stimulus payment scams: What you need to know

We know there’s been a flood of information and updates about the government’s economic impact payments, or so-called stimulus checks, lately. But quickly and safely moving massive amounts of money into the hands of those who need it is a big job with a lot of moving parts. We also know that the more you know about the process, the less likely you’re going to be tripped up by calls, text messages, or emails from scammers trying to steal your money or personal information. Here’s what you need to know about the stimulus payments and how to avoid scams related to these payments.


Avoid Scams While Finding Help During Quarantine

Older adults may be hard hit by the coronavirus – and scammers prey on that. If you or someone you know must stay at home and needs help with errands, you’ll want to know about this latest scam.


FTC sends more warnings to sellers of scam Coronavirus treatments

Last month, the FTC and FDA sent warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Today, the FTC sent warning letters to 10 more companies.

Read more >

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Our branches remain open for business. If you are not able to visit one of our branches, you can access your accounts remotely:

  • Call our Member Contact Center at (800) 537-8491 weekdays from 7am to 7pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm  (Pacific Time)
  • Free Mobile Banking App to check balances, transfer money, deposit checks and more
  • Free Online Banking at
  • Visit 30,000+ CO-OP ATMs (locations easily accessible on our website and mobile app)

Stay Informed regarding
COVID-19 from the CDC

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