A Brief History of West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union
AVCO Employees Federal Credit Union was organized in 1952 by the employees of AVCO, Inc. AVCO was the first Select Employer Group to belong to the credit union. As the credit union allowed more Select Employer Groups to join, the membership became more diverse and geographically disbursed. In 1995 the credit union changed its name to West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union to be more representative of its membership area.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2010 West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors adopted to convert its charter status from a multiple-employer group charter to a community charter. The conversion to a community chartered credit union makes anyone who lives, works, regularly conducts business, worships, volunteers, attends school in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania eligible to join West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union. In addition, members of their immediate families or other household members are eligible to join the Credit Union. We also serve qualifying businesses and other legal entities operating in Lycoming County. At West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union, members come first. We were the first credit union to obtain a community charter in Lycoming County. We provide low cost / no fees for financial products and services, and now, we are able to provide easier access to join and share in the benefits of credit union membership. Our members will continue to benefit as the Credit Union expands its already wide range of products and services to better compete in today’s ultra-competitive financial service industry. We will continue to pursue the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”.