Bellwether Member Benefits
Bellwether Community Credit Union
Member Benefits Analysis
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Don't let the term "member" scare you: by opening a $5 savings account you become a member with Bellwether Community Credit Union. The only obligation is you must live or work in NH OR in Essex or Middlesex Counties, MA! Here at Bellwether our members enjoy a full range of competitive financial services. Each day we renew our mission to deliver outstanding value by conveniently providing a full range of competitive financial services in an environment of extraordinary service in our branches, online, and via all the digital tools you've come to expect from the big banks... except from your local credit union.
Unlike the big banks, a credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by YOU, the members of the credit union. We offer most of the same products and services that other financial institutions do, but we do not answer to stockholders who are seeking a profit, a profit that is usually paid for by account holders in the form of fees and charges. Since a credit union is owned by its members, value is returned in the form of lower rates on loans, higher dividends on savings, or invested into additional products to meet the changing needs of its membership. Our Board of Directors is made up of volunteers who oversee the direction of the credit union and make certain that we continue to grow and develop in a way that serves our members best and remains true to our mission.
On behalf of everyone here at Bellwether Community Credit Union, we consider it a privilege to be part of our local New Hampshire and Massachusetts* communities and to serve your financial needs with a smile.
What makes us a "community" credit union? Take a look at the video below to get an idea of what Bellwether is all about.
*Essex and Middlesex counties
- All the products and services you would expect from a large bank, with better rates
- You're part of a local, member-owned, not-for-profit institution with a strong focus on community
- As a member-owned organization, our staff works for you, not for investors or shareholders
- Gain access to over 30,000 FREE ATMs nationwide as part of the the second largest consumer financial services branch network in the United States
- Great low rates on a variety of products
- Dedicated mortgage consultants
- Comprehensive financial planning and investment services
- CURewards & CURewards Mall (earn bonus points with participating merchants)
- FREE Financial Education
- Turbo Tax (Online Tax Preparation Software)
- Palace Theatre Discount (Save $5 per ticket)
Once your account is open, your Bellwether membership with all its benefits becomes a lifelong privilege. As long as your account stays active, even if you should move out of the state, or the country, you can still retain your Bellwether membership. If you have any questions, please contact us at 1-866-996-9828 or stop by one of our branch
Bellwether was established in 1921 as the Telephone Workers Credit Union of New Hampshire and originally only served employees of the Bell Telephone System. Now almost 100 years later, we have not only changed our name, but we've expanded our membership to anyone living or working in New Hampshire or Essex/Middlesex Counties in Massachusetts, employees in the communication industry, and relatives of current members. We strive to provide our members with the highest value in our products and service offerings, while maintaining a local, personal touch in our interactions.
These days it is becoming harder and harder to find a truly local financial institution. BCCU has been prospering in your community—our community—for over 90 years. The members of our staff and board are your neighbors. We’re here for you, providing personal service and solutions to meet your needs. Whether in our branches, over the phone, or through our website, our staff is focused on you. Just let us know, “How can we help you today?”Go to main navigation