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New PFCU branch in 26th District now open for business

The former Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment build­ing now holds the branch and res­id­en­tial space.

Phil­adelphia Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on will open their new branch at 2136 E. Dauph­in Street, just out­side Fishtown in East Kens­ing­ton.

PFCU is in­vit­ing neigh­bors to vis­it the loc­a­tion now, as well as to at­tend a grand open­ing event on Sat­urday, April 27, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

This is PFCU’s 10th branch to open in Phil­adelphia.

The new loc­a­tion, in­side the former Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s 26th dis­trict of­fices, will soon be­gin of­fer­ing free fin­an­cial edu­ca­tion sem­inars to neigh­bors on a reg­u­lar basis, as well as fin­an­cial coun­sel­ing ser­vices, ac­cord­ing to PFCU.

“Fishtown is a close-knit com­munity full of hard-work­ing fam­il­ies that de­serve to have a place to vis­it where they can get the re­sources they need to im­prove their fin­an­cial fu­ture,” said James McAneney, Pres­id­ent and CEO of Phil­adelphia Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on. “PFCU of­fers bet­ter rates, sig­ni­fic­antly few­er fees and gives mem­bers the sat­is­fac­tion that the money the cred­it uni­on makes goes back in­to the com­munity, not in­to share­hold­ers’ pock­ets. Our new loc­a­tion in Fishtown isn’t just a build­ing; it’s a prom­ise to those liv­ing there that we’re com­mit­ted to be­com­ing a part of their lives and help­ing them prosper.”

The 3,000 square foot branch will of­fer mem­bers a full-ser­vice ATM, free fin­an­cial coun­sel­ing, an In­ter­net caf&ea­cute; and free coin-count­ing ma­chine. It is loc­ated just minutes from Frank­ford Av­en­ue and is on the Na­tion­al Re­gister of His­tor­ic Places, as it was once home to the 26th Dis­trict Po­lice and Patrol Sta­tion. PFCU will cel­eb­rate this rich his­tory with pho­to­graphy throughout the branch.

“The open­ing of this brand-new branch is a wel­come ad­di­tion to the Kens­ing­ton and Fishtown neigh­bor­hoods,” said Sandy Salzman, Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or of New Kens­ing­ton Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion. “PFCU’s prom­ise to not only sup­port its mem­bers, but also loc­al small busi­nesses, il­lus­trates the com­pany’s long-term in­vest­ment in Phil­adelphia and we look for­ward to its im­pact on the con­tin­ued de­vel­op­ment of our com­munity.”

In Feb­ru­ary, res­id­ents had already be­gun mov­ing in­to the apart­ments above the branch.

Vis­it www.pfcu.com for more in­form­a­tion.

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