Message from the Chairman

New Bedford Credit Union is committed to providing you financial products and services to meet your needs and reach your financial goals. We are equally committed to protecting our members’ privacy. You can be confident that your financial privacy is a priority of this credit union. If you have any questions, please contact us at (508) 994-6546.

Alfred M. Gauthier
Chairman of the Board

Mission Statement

New Bedford Credit Union is a community based credit union which seeks to maintain its independence by providing its members with the best service possible within its resources and through a wide range of products. It will attempt to assist members to achieve financial success by offering advice, paying the highest rates possible on shares, and charging the least on its loan products, consistent with safe and sound operating practices and its Strategic Plan.

Our History

New Bedford Credit Union was started by a group of city workers in 1932. It was located in a small room on the second floor of the central fire station. Membership was only open to city of New Bedford employees and their immediate family members. At that time members were limited to $5 in deposits per week.

Today the New Bedford Credit Union has grown dramatically. The Main Office is located across the street from the fire station at 1150 Purchase Street in New Bedford. There is also a branch in the North End of New Bedford at 120 Dawson Street. The credit union has over 30 employees and has topped $100 Million in assets. Membership is now open to anyone living or working in the Greater New Bedford area. Through the years while many aspects of the credit union have changed, the personalized service remains the same. Members are called by name and are treated more like a friend than just a customer.

As the credit union has grown it has been able to offer many different products and services. The credit union has gone from offering savings accounts and small loans to now offering products and services to fit anyone at any stage of life. Some of the loans we offer are mortgages, fixed and variable rate home equity loans, personal loans, new and used car loans, and a VISA card. We also offer different term term certificates, money market accounts, share draft account, and Christmas clubs. Services such as online banking, eStatements and VISA Debit / ATM cards are also available.


Field of Membership

The field of membership of New Bedford Credit Union is limited to those who are employees of the City of New Bedford including pensioned employees of the Credit Union, or family members of such employees. Also eligible in this membership are persons who live, work, or attend school in Bristol County, the towns of Rochester, Marion, Mattapoisett, Wareham, Lakeville, Middleboro, Carver, Plymouth, Raynham and Bridgewater in Plymouth County, the towns of Bourne, Buzzards Bay, Falmouth, Mashpee, Sandwich, Barnstable and Yarmouth in Barnstable County, and the towns of Little Compton and Tiverton in Newport County, Rhode Island, and the family members of such persons.



New Bedford Credit Union Board of Directors

Thank you for your interest in being considered for New Bedford Credit Union’s Board of Directors.


Questions? Please contact our Chairman of the Board, Alfred Gauthier via email at


Employment Opportunities

New Bedford Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of age, race, color, disability or handicap, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion or creed, ancestry or national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity of expression, genetic information, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

It is the policy of NBCU to provide reasonable accommodation for qualified employees with disabilities. If you need accommodation to perform the essential functions of your position, please contact Human Resources directly. Full-time employees are offered a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, short & long term disability, term life insurance, AD&D insurance, 401 (k) plan, and tuition assistance.

Employment inquiries and resume submissions may be directed to the following:
Mailing Address:

Attn: Human Resource Manager, New Bedford Credit Union, 1150 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
E-mail: (Human Resource Manager)

Employment Application