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Freedom First Financial Credit Union

Freedom First Credit Union

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Commercial Lending to Preserve History

Take a sneak peek at how Freedom First's financing of the redevelopment of Fire Station #1 in Downtown Roanoke City is preserving a piece of our region's rich history.

Established in 1956, we have a mission of Helping People Prosper — Helping Communities Thrive. Learn more about what it means to Bank for Good.
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March 29, 2022
The Freedom First Annual Business Meeting will be on Thursday, May 12 at 3 pm. The Annual Business Meeting will be virtual this year. Read On...

December 8, 2021
Freedom First Adds Deanna Dickerson and Steven Bowman as Mortgage Loan Originators. Read On...

November 18, 2021
Freedom First Announces 2021 Grant Recipients. Read On...

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Freedom First is a not-for-profit credit union with assets of over $800M located in the Roanoke & New River Valleys and serving Southwest and Central Virginia. Our mission is Helping People Prosper - Helping Communities Thrive. The 2018-19 Impact Report tells our story.

When you bank with Freedom First, we reinvest profits directly back into your community. Plus, your deposits are insured up to $250,000 by the NCUA and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States, just like a bank.
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