We’re Different Because We Were Created to Be
City of Boston Credit Union was established in 1915 by the former mayor of Boston, James Michael Curley. Banks were ignoring the needs of the working class, immigrants, and diverse populations, so mayor Curley created something unique: one of the nation’s first credit unions.
Today, we serve Members who live, work, or attend school in Boston and 85 other cities and towns, or have a family member who does. FM Global employees and retirees, and Northeastern University faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and students residing anywhere in the world are also eligible. Our Members have access to a combined 30-plus local branches and ATMs; thousands of ATMs nationwide via the SUM network; and 24/7 online and telephone banking.
Mayor Curley couldn’t have imagined the conveniences today’s Members enjoy, but they wouldn’t be surprised by the outstanding rates, benefits, and Member service. We’re here to help, even when no one else will.
Ownership & Mission
City of Boston Credit Union is owned by our Members. Each Member owns one share of the Credit Union and an equal vote in the Credit Union’s direction, regardless of the size of their savings.
Our Mission is to be the primary financial service provider for our Members via dependable, value-priced, and tailored financial services. Our staff, who are Members too, make our Mission possible.
“City of Boston Credit Union has been there for me, whether it was my mortgage, student loans, car loans, weddings, they’ve been there for me every step of the way since 1983. I’m just happy with the level of service I get any time I pick up the phone or walk into a branch.”
Jay, Member since 1983