TruNorthern Federal Credit Union to open a second branch in Brushton

We are delighted to announce that your hometown credit union is coming to the Brushton Community in the Summer of 2023! TruNorthern Federal Credit Union has leased space from Martins Country Store and will be opening a branch inside their Brushton location at 1274 Washington Street. The decision to open a location in Brushton derives from TruNorthern’s motto of “People Helping People”.

The Brushton-Moira Community is what we call in the finance industry a “Bank Desert”, meaning there’s no physical financial institution within a 15-mile radius, and that poses a big problem for such communities. “That’s where we come in.” says CEO and Brushton-Moira native Darin Childs. “In the beginning, credit unions were created to serve the underserved, so in a way we’re going back to the roots of the credit union movement. In fact, our founding Manager, Anne Anderson was a Brushton-Moira schoolteacher. It only makes sense that we expand into the Brushton community which has been underserved for many years.” Childs continues by saying, “This is a much larger investment than just putting up a branch, we’ll look for additional opportunities to invest in the area by providing financial literacy workshops, sponsorships, donations, and scholarships.

TruNorthern’s Board President and Brushton-Moira native, Curt Lyon states, “TruNorthern Federal Credit Union is excited for the opportunity to provide a variety of financial services for the residents of Brushton Moira and the surrounding communities. It’s a unique and exciting collaboration with a local business to be able to open a branch in the village of Brushton.  This is a win-win for the community, the credit union, and people in that region.”

“After contacting various financial institutions over the years, TruNorthern has had a growing interest in the Brushton community.” states Josiah Martin, proprietor of Martins on Main. “The idea of combining two essential businesses under one roof is like a match made in Heaven!”

The new Brushton location will be a full service branch providing an array of deposit and lending services, 24hr ATM access, Night Drop, and Notary Public just to name a few. Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook for future updates!


TruNorthern Federal Credit Union was founded in 1972 in Malone, NY and serves more than 5,200 members with assets over $83 million. Membership is available for those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Franklin, Essex, Clinton, or St. Lawrence counties.


Members are now able to make loan payments with a debit card, saving time out of their busy day! Members can use their debit card issued from another financial institution when making a payment to TruNorthern Federal Credit Union. Accepted payment methods are Visa and Mastercard debit cards. Please note that a processing fee will be charged to the Member per transaction. Call us at (518) 483-8668 for questions about this program. 

TruNorthern FCU Celebrates Fifty Years of Supporting Local Community

August 31, 2022. Malone, NY: TruNorthern Federal Credit Union, a leading provider of financial services to the four northernmost counties in New York, has continued its spirit of philanthropy with donations of supplies and $3000.00 to local schools and organizations during the month of August.

 The donations were as follows:

  •          Fifty backpacks filled with school supplies to four local school districts: Malone Central Schools, Chateaugay Central, Brushton Moira Central, and Salmon River Central Schools.
  •          $1500.00 to the Malone Recreation Foundation in support of their efforts in raising funds for a community pool in Malone to enrich the lives of the community.
  •          $1500.00 to the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in Saranac Lake in support of their endeavors in providing shelter and loving homes to all stray and unwanted companion and domestic animals.

 It is the mission of TruNorthern Federal Credit Union to deliver quality service by providing assistance through a variety of products and services while remaining fiscally responsible and supportive of its local, hometown community. Their regular generosity towards the local community solidifies their assertion that they are “People Helping People.”

About TruNorthern Federal Credit Union: Established in 1972, TruNorthern Federal Credit Union has been dedicated to supporting its Members and the communities they serve.

TruNorthern Federal Credit Union serves 5,200+ members with assets over $82 million and membership is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in St. Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex counties in Northern New York State. TruNorthern Federal Credit Union is a proud member of the NCUA and is proud to be an Equal Housing Lender.


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Darin G. Childs

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