Westport Federal Credit Union
655 State Rd.
Westport, MA 02790
Phone: 508-679-0197
Hours: Monday -Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (drive up opens at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday)

In 1949, Antone Costa moved to the town of Westport. He enrolled in Business school and began to study Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Business Law for the next three years. Around that time he realized that Westport did not have a banking facility. Upon consulting the President of St. Mathieu’s Credit Union, he began to assemble a group of 25 people.

The first organizational meeting of the 25 Westport individuals was held in the Sterling Beverage Building (where the Hampton Inn is now located). A representative from CUNA addressed the group and presented them with a Charter. Westport Federal Credit Union became the first financial institution in Westport. The first meeting was held at the Grange Hall on Old Bedford Road. William Birkett was elected as the first President. Antone Costa was the clerk. He wrote ten books before realizing he was not a member, so he became book number eleven.

Central Village Branch – 790 Main Road

 

The American Legion Hall became the weekly meeting place of the board. For the following two years, every Friday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with no heat and poor lighting they held their meetings. A cigar box was used for the money collected. There was also a branch office at a variety and package store on Sanford Road, owned by Phillip Barnaby, a member. Some members would make their deposits there and he would turn the money over to the treasurer at the time, Robert Butler.

In 1955, the Credit Union hired its first teller, Thelma Sullivan. An asset to Westport Federal Credit Union over the past fifty-eight years, she currently serves on the Board of Directors.

The Zulmira Plaza was built in 1965. The Credit Union once again decided to move to new headquarters where it has remained since.

Westport Federal Credit Union would go on to acquire St. George’s Credit Union and following that, opened the Central Village Branch on Main Road in Westport on April 16, 2001. In 2004, the Credit Union reached $40 million in assets and was granted an expanded field of membership. The towns included in the expansion were Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, and Freetown.

Westport Federal Credit Union is proud to provide service and dedication to the SouthCoast.

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Free Mortgage/Homebuyers Seminar

Please join Westport Federal Credit Union, along with Allanach Mortgage, for a free homebuyers seminar. Mark Allanach will address everything you need to know about buying a home, along with different types of mortgages offered. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to everyone. ...
Westport Federal Credit Union Sponsors FUN107 Wedding ...

Westport Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that we are the exclusive sponsor for the FUN107 Wedding Show! The show will be held Sunday, January 26 at White's of Westport from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. We'll be there to help couples plan their big day by offering special wedding and honeymoon...
Consolidate Your Post Holiday Debt

The holidays are over and the credit cards bills are starting to pour in. This year, Americans added an average of $1,054 in debt to their credit cards. At a rate of 15.9% and making just the minimum $25 payment, it would take until 2023 to pay off, including over $400 paid in interest. Don't ...
Melt Away Your Holiday Stress

Treat yourself. Treat your family and friends. Our Whatevah Loan is the perfect idea this holiday season. We get it. The holidays are a stressful time. Westport Federal Credit Union is here to help you melt away that stress. If you need money for gifts or maybe you want to surprise your family ...
Westport Federal Credit Union Awards Fourteenth Annual ...

Westport Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients for its fourteenth annual scholarship ceremony. This year, the Credit Union presented five students, graduating high school seniors and current college students, with the Westport Federal Credit Union Scholarship The ...