There is no time better to think about getting one’s financial house in order than now! Members looking to do so need look no further than the Actors Federal Credit Union (ActorsFCU), of which Local 79 is a member. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that offer services similar to those of a commercial bank.

ActorsFCU offers a full range of financial services, including checking and savings accounts, loans and mortgages, and credit cards. It has two offices with teller services in and near Times Square that are open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, phone hours that extend from 9:00 am-8:00 pm, and online/smartphone banking services. ActorsFCU owns nearly 300 ATMS throughout the five boroughs (this is second in NYC only to Chase), primarily in McDonalds, and belongs to Coop Network, which provides 30,000 fee-free ATMs around the country. (Note that many of the ATMs dispense cash but do not accept deposits.)

You can open an account by going to the ActorsFCU office located at 165 W. 46th Street, 14th floor. You will need the following documents in order to open an account: A current U.S, Government-issued photo identification (passport, driver’s license, etc.), a valid Social Security number, your union book, and proof of address (utility bill, lease etc.) if you  live at a different address than what is on your government-issued identification.

“This is a huge step forward in helping to address the banking needs of Local 79 members,” said Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska. ”I am very happy that members now have access to the range of financial services and the personal attention that Actors Federal Credit Union provides.”

Further information about ActorsFCU and other financial services can be found here. For an article about why some believe credit unions are preferable to commercial banks, click here.