Arlene Fortin has always been an absolute pleasure to work with.
Visit our office at 740 County Street in Somerset, MA. You will need to provide a picture ID such as an unexpired driver’s license to qualify for membership. You qualify for membership if you live or work in Bristol County, MA or have an immediately family member who lives or works in Bristol County, MA.
We offer a variety of accounts for all ages. Please contact us at 508-678-2851, option #4. We are happy to help you find the best account to meet your needs.
Absolutely! Everyone’s situation is unique, so stop in or call. Our Loan Officers are always available to meet with you to discuss your options. There is no obligation and this service is FREE.
You may apply for a loan with SFCU if you qualify for membership. You qualify for membership if you, or a member of your immediate family, lives or works in Bristol County, Massachusetts.
The property financed must be located in Massachusetts.
SFCU finances the following types of property:
A pre-qualification is a lender’s estimate of how much you could be eligible to borrow based on information you supply such as gross monthly income, your monthly expenses such as payments for car loans, student loans, credit cards and other loans (utilities and rent are not included). Pre-qualification does not mean you will get the loan. It helps you shop for a home you can afford.
Pre-approval means that a lender is ready to offer financing based on the information and documentation you provide. A pre-approval is valid for a certain length of time and may contain other conditions. The only fees you incur for a pre-approval is the cost of your credit report.
What’s best for you really depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Everyone’s situation is unique, so stop in or call. Our Loan Officers are always available to meet with you to discuss your options. There is no obligation and this service is FREE.
This insurance, paid by the homeowner, covers the lender in the event that the homeowner defaults on the mortgage.
While an expense, PMI does enable those who have accumulated as little as 5% for a down payment to purchase a home sooner rather than later. PMI premiums are paid monthly as part of your mortgage payment. Also, once you have paid down your mortgage to 80% of the purchase price, you have the right to cancel the coverage. (You must be current on your mortgage, with no second mortgage, and any appreciated home value does not factor into the 80% amount.)
In general, you’ll need at least 5% down with private mortgage insurance (PMI) and 20% down without it. A down payment could consist of funds you have saved, a gift from an immediate family member or through one of many grants offered to first time homebuyers. You can choose to pay PMI monthly or in a lump sum. We can also work with you to pay down the principal in order to eliminate PMI quicker. Because individual situations vary, we suggest you meet with one of our Loan Officers who can tell you exactly what you need for a down payment based on your unique situation.
Yes, it’s very possible. The documentation needed is the same needed for a conventional purchase. With your income and expense documents supplied to us, a Loan Officer can meet with you to explore the financing options.
Documentation showing your closing costs are provided to you within three business days of receiving your completed mortgage application.
You need to provide three pieces of information to your employer, government agency or other pay provider.
All the information you need is right on your Somerset Federal Credit Union check.
If you have a statement savings, please look at the membership card you were given at account opening. If you cannot find what you need, please stop by our office. We will be happy to help you!
The U.S. Treasury Department requires federal benefit payments (such as Social Security and VA payments) to be made electronically. Sign up for direct deposit at GoDirect.org by submitting your benefit check information plus our routing number: 211385572.
eStatements are an electronic version of your monthly SFCU statement. eStatements offer you a convenient way to view, print and download your account statements right from your computer.
You may contact a Credit Union representative who can enroll you. You can also enroll by following these easy steps:
Once you receive the email notification, simply visit the SFCU website at www.somersetfcu.com and log into Online Banking. From the home page, select the account you want to view. When the account page opens, select ‘Documents,’ then select the statement or notice you want to view.
You need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6.0 or higher to view your eStatements.
Please call us at 508-678-2851, option #3.
We began offering a new version of eStatements in June of 2017. These will be available online for 30 months. If you need statement copies prior to June of 2017, please call us at 508-678-2851 and select option #3.
SFCU will not send paper statements once you enroll in eStatements.
Enroll by entering some basic personal and account information. It only takes a few minutes. You will need:
The SFCU mobile app does not offer alerts at this time.
You should endorse the check as follows: “For Mobile Deposit Only” or check the box that states “Mobile Deposit.”
Provide some info about the company or person you want to pay, and then tell us how much and when you want the payment made. We send your payment electronically when possible. If the person or company can’t accept electronic payments, we print a check and mail it for you. The Payment Center lists the companies and people you can pay. Enter a payment amount and the date when you want processing to begin. The date when the company or person receives the payment appears in the Deliver By field. You can also view and select the date from the calendar.
Pay anyone in the United States that you would normally pay by check, automatic debit, or cash. You can pay companies, friends and family members, and service providers, such as the babysitter or the plumber.
Yes. SFCU Bill Pay uses several methods to ensure that your info is secure.
Yes. Your personal info is used to help us maintain your account and verify your identity. We verify this info with a consumer credit reporting agency for your security and protection. The verification process does not affect your credit report, credit rating, or credit worthiness. Please review the Terms of Service for a complete description of when SFCU Bill Pay must disclose info to third parties.
Yes. SFCU Bill Pay follows the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA recommendations. The following features aim to make SFCU Bill Pay more accessible to assistive technology users:
We will make that change for you! Call us at 508-678-2851, option #3.
POP Money is an innovative personal payment service that eliminates the hassles of checks and cash. Now sending and receiving money is as easy as emailing and texting.
POP Money is easy and convenient for you and the people you send money to. Users can simply receive money in their account, saving them a trip to the Credit Union. Use POP Money to:
POP Money allows you to send money to friends, family or anyone at all. Simply log into SFCU’s Online Banking and enroll in Bill Pay. You can then send or request money from your contacts. They will be notified by email or text message that you wish to send money or are requesting money from them. You and your contacts will never need to exchange financial account information.
You can request money from someone using their:
The cost to receive money is $.75.
The person you requested money from has to sign up with POP Money, if not registered already.
Once he/she has signed up successfully and pays against the request, you should receive the payment within three business days. The payment will be deposited into the account you selected when sending the request.
If the sender sends the money using your email address or mobile phone number, you will receive an email or text message with instructions on how to deposit the payment into your account.
If the sender uses your account information, the money will be deposited directly into your account. In that case, you will only receive a notification if the sender enters an optional message when submitting the payment.
You can send money using a recipient’s:
The cost to send money depends upon the delivery time selected.
The timing to receive the funds depends on the type of account used to make the payment. The delivery speed will be displayed when you schedule the payment. It could take additional time if your contact has not used POP Money or will have to log in and accept the payment.
If you are sending the payment notification through email and your contact wants to collect the funds into an account; he/she must provide his/her Eligible Transaction Account information by 10 PM Pacific Time in order to receive the funds the next business day.
A Reverse Christmas Club Loan is a short-term loan designed to help our members pay for holiday expenses without using a high interest credit card.
You can borrow up to $2,500 with a Reverse Christmas Club Loan.
The term on our Reverse Christmas Club Loan is 12 months.
The annual percentage rate on a Reverse Christmas Club Loan is 3.99%.
Your monthly payment would be determined by the amount you borrow. Here are some examples (this is an illustration only):
|Amount Borrowed||Estimated Monthly Payment Based on Annual Percentage Rate of 3.99%|
|$500||$43.00 per month|
|$1,000||$85.00 per month|
|$1,500||$128.00 per month|
|$2,000||$170.00 per month|
|$2,500||$213.00 per month|
Arlene Fortin has always been an absolute pleasure to work with.
Our Loan Officer, Arlene, was so nice to work with. Her knowledge of the loan process and her ability to listen for what we wanted in a mortgage made the transition go smoothly. A very nice experience.
I have been a member for a very long time. I am always satisfied with whatever I need to do at the Credit Union. The staff is always accommodating and courteous. The hours of operation are also very convenient.
I sincerely appreciate the personalized experience we receive from all of the staff at SFCU, whether it be the person greeting you at the front door, the tellers, the staff that helps with notarizations, mortgages or wire transfers. I have dealt with all of these areas at the Credit Union and have always been assisted in a timely, friendly and helpful manner. It is by far the best bank/credit union I do and have ever done business with.