2317 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18017-5099

Phone 610-691-0041
Fax 610-691-8624
E-mail service@beth1st.org

Convenient Access:

Click here to do your Bethlehem 1st FCU banking on the Internet--including Bill Pay. (Requires registration before using first time.)

Install our 'Touch Banking' Mobile Banking App on your Apple or Android smart phone.

The phone number for Audio Response (Bank-by-Phone) is 1-800-553-0857. Click here for audio response instructions.

Click here to do your VISA card banking on the Internet. (Requires registration before using first time.)

Click here to check on your Visa Card Rewards balance.

Click here to find ATMs that charge no fees to Bethlehem 1st FCU members.

Click here for an online Mortgage Application.

Click here for an online Loan Application.

Click here to see Bethlehem 1st FCU 's Savings Accounts and Savings Rates. Click here to see Bethlehem 1st FCU 's Loans and Loan Rates.

Read more about Visa TravelMoney.

Find out how to join Bethlehem 1st FCU.

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Click here to go to Channel 69's Stormcenter Update webpage.
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Since 1935

Checking (Share Draft) Accounts

Credit Unions offer what are called 'Share Draft' accounts. They are used the same way you would a checking account at a bank, but there are some substantial advantages for you:

  • NO Monthly Service Charges
  • NO Minimum Balance
  • NO Per-Check Charges
  • 24-hour Bank-by-Phone (Audio Response)
  • Automatic Overdraft Protection from Savings**
  • VISA Check Card option
  • Direct Deposit/Payroll Deduction Available.

Deposits Made Easy

You can make convenient deposits to your checking account in person, by mail, through Direct Deposit, Payroll Deduction, or at ATM locations.

VISA Check Card

Our VISA Check Card works just like a check, except there's no check to write. Simply present it as you would a credit card. The amount of your purchase is automatically deducted from your Share Draft (Checking) Account. You can also withdraw cash, make deposits, and verify account balances at thousands of automated teller machines (ATMs) worldwide.

Overdraft Protection

If you write a check for more than your account balance, available funds in your Share (Savings) Account will be automatically transferred to your Checking (Share Draft) Account. Apply for a $2,500 Overdraft Line of Credit to protect your good credit and increase your borrowing power.

Please note: Federal law allows only six automatic electronic or telephonic transfers per month to an active Share Draft account. There is no limit to the number of transfers in person.

Direct Deposit/Payroll Deduction

Direct Deposit is the safest way to deposit your net pay, Social Security, or pension check(s) into your Credit Union account. Your money is electronically transferred and immediately available every pay period. Payroll Deduction allows you to have a portion of your net pay deposited directly into your Credit Union account(s). It's a great way to establish a "no excuses" savings plan and to make loan payments automatically. Best of all, there's no cost to sign up for either service.

24-Hour Bank-by-Phone (Audio Response)

Access your accounts and conduct financial transactions 24-hours a day using any touch tone phone. You can transfer funds, check account balances, verify loan rates and checks cleared, plus much more--and there's no cost to sign up!

Virtual Branch (Do your banking on your PC)

Bethlehem 1st FCU members may now do their banking via the Internet. (Click here for more information.

Experience the Convenience & Savings

It takes only minutes to apply for Bethlehem 1st FCU's Share Draft (Checking) Account and other convenient account access services. Sign up now to save time and money. Simply contact BTFCU at 610-691-0041 today!

Your money is Federally Insured

Bethlehem 1st Federal Credit Union is governed by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. Government Agency. It is the credit union equivalent of commercial banks' Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The NCUA, through its insurance fund (NCUSIF) protects your shares up to $250,000 against loss due to the failure of a federally-insured credit union for any reason.

**A minimum $110 balance must be kept in your Share (Savings) Account at all times to maintain a Share Draft Account.


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Last Updated: 4/20/2017 10:47:05 AM Eastern Time