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About Us

Banking with a Purpose

Since 1934, Achieve Financial Credit Union has been dedicated to improving the financial lives of New Haven county and Hartford county residents. We are a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution; offering a wide range of savings, checking and loan products enhanced with personalized service and robust technology.

Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Hartford or New Haven county can join Achieve Financial. The credit union motto is “Once a member, always a member”. When you join Achieve Financial, you can remain a member for life; regardless of where life may take you.  Your immediate family members are also eligible to join the credit union and open accounts. 

Your deposits at Achieve Financial are insured to at least $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U.S. Federal Government. Individual Retirement Accounts are separately insured for up to $250,000.

What can we help you achieve?

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In the Community

The Credit Union Philosophy of “People Helping People” is and will always be our top priority. We have a strong commitment to improving financial literacy, and actively participate in our communities and local schools to offer unique financial learning experiences for students and our young members.

We volunteer year-round for Financial Reality Fairs in the state of Connecticut to help educate high school students on managing money and budgeting for a successful future.  The Credit Union also sponsors numerous charities and organizations within our local community.

The Credit Union Difference

A credit union is similar to a bank, in that it provides financial services including savings, checking, loans, mortgages and more. However, there are a few key differences that provide exceptional benefits to credit union members:

  • Cooperative - As a financial cooperative, the credit union is owned by the members. By maintaining a Prime Share Savings with a minimum of $5, each member has an "ownership share" in the cooperative and is entitled to one vote.
  • Not-for-Profit - Instead of paying stockholders, earnings are returned to the members through lower fees, improved rates and enhancements in technology.
  • Commonality - Credit unions are designed to serve members who share a common bond; such as location/community, education, social interest, employment, or religion.

Credit Union Volunteers

We are a financial cooperative, owned by the individual members who hold accounts. Credit Union oversight is provided by a dedicated group of members who volunteer their time to ensure the credit union is financially sound and focused on helping members achieve financial balance.

Board of Directors

John Fredericks, Chairman
Dene Welage, Vice Chairman
John Stairs, Treasurer/Secretary
Thomas Langdon, Director
Elaine Richards, Director
Juan Berrios, Director
Jason Smith, Director
Patrick Turek, Associate Director

Supervisory Committee

Fred Ambroszewski, Chairman
Robert Smilnak
Darlene Sawczysyn