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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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 ...
Westport Federal Credit Union Holds 65th Annual Meeting

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Westport Federal Credit Union was called to order by Chairman Wallace Fletcher on March 26, 2017 at White’s of Westport at 12:31 p.m.. He welcomed 83 members in attendance. Chairman Fletcher greeted the members. He reported on the last year’s challenges as well as ...
Westport Federal Credit Union Annual Meeting

On Sunday, March 26, WFCU will be holding its 65th Annual Meeting at White's of Westport at 12:30 p.m.. This event is open to all current members.
Westport Federal Credit Union Scholarship Now Available

The 2017 Westport Federal Credit Union Scholarship is now available on our website at ~ or at either one of our locations. Deadline for the application is April 21, 2017.