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Our History

Atlantic Federal Credit Union was founded in 1935 by a group of AT&T Western Electric employees in Kearny, New Jersey. They were dedicated to building a not-for-profit financial cooperative to meet their savings and borrowing needs — an especially formidable task in that depression era.

Over the years, we've grown from a one-company credit union to serving the Union and Essex County communities. We have worked hard to keep up with the times, as evidenced by our online banking and mobile banking services. Stay on top of your accounts, around the clock, no matter where you are — from your computer or mobile phone.

The cooperative spirit among our founders that marked our early beginnings also continues today. We take pride in providing outstanding financial services to our members at the lowest possible cost.

We invite you to join our financial family and take advantage of the many benefits of Atlantic Federal Credit Union membership.

For more information, please call our Member Services Department at 1-800-222-1329 or e-mail us.

  • Member Services representative at the Kenilworth branch, Tammy, is amazing. She is knowledgeable, helpful, and most important to me: extremely courteous. Tammy deserves a huge shout-out!
    Leta
  • Always a great experience with the employees. The tellers always offer help or suggestions. Ginny, Nara, and Donna are awesome!
    Ivy
  • I want to thank you, Adam for all your work with my loan app. You have been such a blessing to me. You are an asset to the Credit Union.

    Viola
  • The best Credit Union I ever used!
    Eugene
  • What a great Credit Union…even before I was a member I felt welcomed. I love the customer service, your mobile app and your services.  Keep up the excellent work, you have me as a member for life.
    Kirkston
  • I've been with Atlantic Federal for more than 20 years. Great customer service  and I love the Holiday and Vacation Clubs.
    Wanda
  • Thank you! Great customer service, great products! I left the “big” banks; now Atlantic Federal is my primary bank.
    Ty
  • I’ve been an Atlantic Federal member for years!  I'm very satisfied with the service.
    Nelly
  • I’ve been a member of MY CREDIT UNION since 2001.  I wouldn’t EVER go anywhere else.  Atlantic Federal is my family.  There are too many pleasant and courteous staff members to try to name!
    Chamecca
  • Very good place to bank at – loans have very low interest and the Atlantic Federal staff is so easy to deal with. Great service!
    LaQuan
  • My experience with Atlantic Federal has been exceptional!  I have told anyone who will listen how great the Credit Union's service is.

    Halima
  • Working with you guys was basically a complete 180 from working with the last bank…so thank you again and we will absolutely be recommending you to all of our friends who are looking for mortgages.

    Heather
  • Yvana has been my go to person at the Credit Union for many years.  I know that whenever I have an issue I can always call on her at any time and she won't hesitate to help me out. Recently, my debit card was compromised and I noticed it after business hours so I wasn't sure of the proper protocol.  I called Yvana, she walked me through the entire process and I came in the next morning to resolve the issue with Eileen, who was also a great help.  The Credit Union is lucky to have such dedicated employees.

    Justin
  • I was worried about how I was going to fund some of my daughter's college tuition. Well thank goodness for Ms. Magaly. She told me to sit down, relax and explain my needs. I was truly expecting to be denied once again like at one of those banks that I've dealt with in the past.  Then she said "We have a loan that fits your needs and you qualify!"  All my worries suddenly went away. I can say that she definitely puts the members first.

    Nathaniel
  • I made it to the Kenilworth branch just before the 5 pm closing.  Even though it was late, Roberto patiently processed my loan – I’m sure on his own time. Then there’s Karina, who is so helpful and always has a smile. If I had a company, these people would be working for me!  You’re lucky to have staff members of this caliber!

    Ed
  • I am writing today to commend Lynn and express my gratitude for the high quality customer service she always provides whenever I call the Credit Union.  She is professional, courteous and patient.  I can feel her smile each and every time we talk on the phone.

    Elissa
  • I recently had an emergency and needed a Home Equity loan quickly.  My initial contact was with Aida and the loan was finalized by Sabrina.  This was a very stressful time for me and both of these women were professional, patient, knowledgeable and considerate. They answered all of my questions, explained the various options as well as the process.  They are an asset to the Credit Union.

    Sandra