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*Offer valid April 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019 with a purchase transaction only. Applications must be received by July 31, 2019 and close within 45 days to qualify for promotion. Property must be a single family home located in New Mexico, and used as primary residence. To qualify for promotion, members must have checking/savings with a direct deposit or one additional loan product associated with FFCU credit union account and a minimum credit score of 720+. Rates and underwriting guidelines are subject to change. Rates are dependent on credit scores, occupancy, condition of credit and type of property. Income and credit qualifications apply. Advertised rates are subject to FFCU credit criteria, and credit score; certain conditions and restrictions apply. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal housing lender.Federally insured by NCUA. Equal housing lender.
2019 Scholarship Winners
A total of $25,500 in scholarships was awarded to graduating high school seniors and past recipients of the First Financial scholarship program. View the scholarship winners here.
2019 Annual Meeting
Come join us at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta park and hear from the Board of Directors about what has been happening at your Credit Union. Afterwards, stay on the field and enjoy tethered balloon rides, carnival rides and Powdrell’s BBQ. Plus Town Hall Meeting for all of our outer city branches. Full details and lottery/attendance entry here!
*The Annual Meeting is a FREE event offered to our members. You must enter the lottery to be awarded tickets to attend the Annual Meeting or a Town Hall Meeting. Tickets are limited. Only four tickets per household will be awarded for the Annual Meeting. All members who submit the lottery form will automatically be entered to WIN a balloon ride from Rainbow Ryders. Lottery winners will be announced on May 24th. The winner of the balloon ride will be announced at the Annual Meeting and contacted via phone after June 7th. You do not need to be present to win the balloon ride. You must be present to win the raffle prizes.
Facing the Job Jungle with Heather!
Are you on the employment hunt, trying to improve your interviewing skills, or are you considering asking for a promotion? During the month of May face the career jungle with Heather, First Financials’ Human Resources Career Guru! Full details here!
Free Financial Education Classes
Join First Financial Credit Union at one of our eight Financial Education classes and build confidence in fundamental financial acumen and increase your ability to make smarter financial decisions. Full details and class schedule here!
Top Places to Work 2019
We're proud to announce that we've been named a Top Workplace by Albuquerque Journal. Full details here!
Shred Days in May
Bring in your old statements, tax returns, bills, or any paper work with sensitive personal information to one of our participating branches during the month of May*. Secure, confidential shred bins will be available at our branches, and Adelante, AAA NAID Certified Document Shredding service will securely pick up for permanent document destruction.
*Shred bins are available May 1st - 31st, 2018 at all branches excluding Pine Hill.
Gold Level Family Friendly Business Award!
First Financial Credit Union has received a top level Gold Award in the Albuquerque Journal for being a “Family Friendly Business”! This award is given to New Mexico businesses that offer programs or have policies that are family friendly centered for all their workforce. The governing body for this award (cleverly named the Task Force on Work Life Balance) listed four categories that aid families: Paid Leave, Health Support, Work Schedules and Economic Support. To receive a Gold Award, companies have to have one policy or program in each category available to all employees.
We are so proud to receive the Gold Award for being a Family Friendly Business here in New Mexico and are proud to service such a wonderful community! If you want more information, here’s a link to their website. https://www.nmfamilyfriendlybusiness.com/learn-more/
First Financial Credit Union was rated Best in State by Forbes!
Not only was First Financial Credit Union rated by Forbes as the #1 Credit Union in New Mexico, but also as one of the top Credit Unions in the country! More than 25,000 Forbes customers in the U.S. were asked for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships in the survey. The banks and credit unions were rated for overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice). First Financial Credit Union rated #1 in New Mexico, scoring 89.72, which is higher than anyone else in New Mexico, and places First Financial in the top 2.4% of financial institutions in the country!
Thank you for being a member of Forbes #1 Credit Union
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Member Website Assistance
Check out this video overview of your new website to see where to find new features. If you need any assistance with our website, please contact our Member Resource Center.
Our Member Resource Center can help you with almost anything over the phone at (505) 766-5600 or (800) 342-8298
The Member Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm MST. We’re also open on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm MST.
You can also send us an email. Just remember that this is not secure email, so don’t send any sensitive information.
Fraud Scam-Don't Become A Victim!
As anticipated, due to the recent data breaches, First Financial Credit Union has begun seeing some fraud. As a precaution, we want to provide you some helpful information and tips to help avoid being a victim. The most recent scam is a loan pre-approval letter. The email or letter states it is from First Financial Credit Union and is fraudulent.
Here are some tips on how to identify if a letter claiming it is from First Financial Credit Union is fraudulent:
- We only send loan pre-approvals to members of First Financial Credit Union. If you do not have an account with us, we did not send the letter.
- All First Financial emails will come from the email domain with @ffnm.org at the end of the address. If it is a Gmail, Yahoo, or a Hotmail account, we did not send the letter.
- There are only two First Financial Credit Union phone numbers associated with incoming and outgoing calls. They are 505-766-5600 or 1-800-342-8298. If you receive a call from any other number, it is not First Financial. If the letter provides another number, it is not First Financial.
- First Financial will never ask you for your account information in an email or text message.
- First Financial will never ask you to send us money first, in order to be approved for a loan.
Additional tips to protect yourself from fraud:
- Never give out personal information such as your social security number, bank account number, credit or debit card information to individuals who contact you by telephone, email, or text.
- Never give anyone your mobile or online banking user name or password.
- If you believe you are the victim of a scam attempt or have given out any account information, please contact us immediately at 505-766-5600 or 800-342-8298. We will do everything we can to keep your account secure.