About Us

About UsMassillon Area Credit Union is now Friends and Family Credit Union.

Due to the growth and support of our members, we made a name change to Friends & Family Credit Union.

Our operations, board and management have not changed, and our owners haven’t changed… because our members are our owners!

Our History

Friends and Family Credit Union provides loans, savings, checking and other financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Stark County, Ohio. We also provide financial services to businesses and organizations in Stark County.

We are a full-service cooperative financial institution with over $64 million in assets and serve more than 7,000 members. Our friendly staff is fully committed to serving our members.

At Friends and Family, our members are the owners of the credit union. All earnings are returned to our members in the form of higher interest on savings, lower interest rates on loans, lower service fees, and new services.

Members also elect a volunteer Board of Directors that sets the policies for the credit union.

Join Friends And Family

To become a member, you must live, work, worship or attend school in Stark County, Ohio. Family of current credit union members are also eligible to join. A deposit of $5.00 in a savings account is the only other requirement. Once you are a member, you have access to all of the many services Friends and Family offers.

To join, visit any Friends and Family branch. You can print a Membership Application and bring it with you. Please bring a driver’s license or other authorized I.D.

Our History

Friends and Family Credit Union was founded as The Massillon Area Credit Union in 1958 to serve the financial needs of employees of the Massillon school system. In 2001, the credit union became a Community Charter to serve everyone in Stark County, Ohio. In 2011, the credit union changed its name to Friends and Family Credit Union.

About Credit Unions

A credit union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution organized to promote thrift and provide credit to members. It is member-owned and controlled through a board of directors elected by the membership. Members are provided with a safe, convenient place to save and borrow at reasonable rates at an institution which exists to benefit them, not to make a profit.

Learn more about credit unions on our FAQs page.

 

Your Savings Are Insured

American Share Insurance

Your shares (commonly known as savings) are protected for up to $250,000 per account through American Share Insurance, the nation’s largest private deposit insurer. Click here for more information regarding American Share Insurance.