Freedom Credit Union was originally chartered in 1922 as the Western Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union. From a small office in the telephone company building on Worthington Street, the credit union grew until we found a new home on Main Street in Springfield. Today, this branch serves as the credit union's headquarters.
As demand for the benefits of a credit union grew, we applied for a community charter. In January 2001, membership eligibility was greatly expanded to include anyone who lived or worked in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, or Berkshire counties.
The Birth of Freedom Credit Union
In January 2004, the membership voted to change the credit union's name to Freedom Credit Union. The following year our Credit Union Partners (CUPs) program was created. This unique program provides businesses a no-cost benefits package to their employees including credit union membership and special promotions. In 2014, membership eligibility was expanded again to include anyone attending college in the four counties of Western MA.
Since 2004, Freedom has opened nine branches (in addition to the Main Office) along the I-91 corridor to better serve our membership. Our newest branch was opened in September 2014 in the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy in Springfield.
2004 Northampton and Chicopee
2005 Turners Falls
2009 Greenfield and Feeding Hills
2011 Sixteen Acres in Springfield
2014 Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy