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Our Story

Our Story

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Banking Built Better.

With over $1B in assets, First Commonwealth is one of the largest credit unions in the Lehigh Valley. First Commonwealth is a nationally recognized leader for financial strength, member service, corporate social responsibility, innovation & inclusivity in business and consumer banking.

We’re committed to providing extensive financial resources, access to high quality and affordable products, reliable services and investing heavily in our communities.  We strive to deliver exceptional experiences that exceed our members’ expectations by providing friendly, personalized service and comprehensive financial solutions. 

As a not-for-profit member-owned financial cooperative, we’re structured differently than banks. We exist to improve your financial well-being and provide consumers and businesses with a member-centric approach to banking. We’re owned by YOU and we return our profits to YOU through better rates, lower fees and by all the ways we are #doingGOOD in our communities.  

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What guides us in everything we do:  

 
Our Mission is to empower your pursuit of financial happiness. 

Our Vision is to be the most beloved financial partner in our communities. 

Our “HIGHER” Core Values are:
Honesty, Innovation, Generosity, Humility, Excellence, and Respect.