A barren piece of land just off the George Nigh Expressway is going to be the home of the First Family Federal Credit Union office in McAlester.
Ground was broken on the property this week in preparation for a nearly 3,600 square-foot building.
The new First Family location takes the place of the office at 1308 East Carl Albert Parkway. When finished it will be a “lodge style” design and should be finished by the end of the year.
It will offer many conveniences for credit union members including a larger interior, 24-hour ATM, a coin counter, and four drive-thru lanes. “The new McAlester location will allow us space to continue to grow and provide our community with high quality financial services,” said Branch Manager Jeannie Weeks. “We are excited to welcome new and existing members into our ‘new home’ when it’s complete.” CEO David Dykes stated, “One of the advantages of credit unions is that we are a financial cooperative. Each member is not only a member; they are an owner of the credit union. We pay our owners back by providing lower interest rates on loans, higher rates of return on deposits and lower fees and charges on services.” First Family serves all the residents of Atoka, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, McIntosh, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha Counties. FFFCU offers financial products such as savings accounts which include money market and certificates of deposit, free checking accounts with e-statements, free online services and electronic bill pay options, consumer loans, home mortgages and VISA credit cards.