You’re Not a Customer … You are a Member!

Credit unions and banks offer many of the same products and services, but these institutions differ in many ways. Perhaps the biggest difference is that First Northern Credit Union is a not-for-profit organization whose members are all part-owners of our Benefits of membershipfinancial cooperative.

First Northern members enjoy:

  • Higher savings rates
  • Lower loan rates
  • Low or no fees on many services
  • Personalized member service
  • Free financial education and seminars


First Northern Credit Union has certainly changed with the times, but the one constant is our commitment to improve the financial well-being of every member we serve. Established in 1944 to serve Commonwealth Edison Company employees and family members as their company credit union, we've grown to serve communities and companies throughout northern Illinois, including ComEd.

First Northern is one of the largest, healthiest, and most progressive credit unions in Illinois. We credit our stability to a number of key factors:

  • Assets of over $305 million
  • A membership more than 23,000 strong
  • All member accounts are federally insured by the NCUA (National Credit Union Administration), an agency of the U.S. Government, for up to $250,000 per member
  • Additional coverage of $250,000 for Individual Retirement Accounts

If you are interested in being more than just an account number, First Northern Credit Union is right for you and your family.  Contact Us to receive more information about joining First Northern, or Find a Branch and come in to speak with a Financial Service Advisor.  

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