PaCUSC announces People First FCU as a new participant

HARRISBURG, PA (June 21, 2023) — Pennsylvania Credit Union Service Centers, Inc., is pleased to announce that People First FCU has joined its shared branching network. Shared branching is a nationwide network of credit unions that work together to allow members of one participating credit union to make select transactions in the branch of another participating credit union.

People First FCU is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania and has joined as an issuer and acquirer (a credit union that allows its members to perform transactions at Co-op Shared Branch locations).

According to Howard Meller, CEO and President, “We decided to join the Co-op Shared Branch network as a way to provide additional locations and hours to serve our ever- growing membership.”

“We are very excited to have People First FCU join our shared branching network,” said PaCUSC’s Shared Branch Coordinator, Monika Edlis. “Shared Branching is a cooperative effort, unique to credit unions and their philosophy.”

PaCUSC has provided credit unions access to the national shared branching network since 1994 through their partnership with the largest network provider, Co-op Shared Branch.

The Co-op Shared Branch network is the largest branch network with more than 5,300 Shared Branch locations nationwide. For more information about PaCUSC, visit

About Pennsylvania Credit Union Service Centers

Pennsylvania Credit Union Service Center, Inc. (PaCUSC) is a CUSO organized in 1993. It is owned by 54 unique shareholders, primarily credit unions from Pennsylvania, CrossState Credit Union Association, and CrossState Solutions. The PaCUSC network has 63 credit union participants from Pennsylvania and Delaware.

About People First FCU

We’re a federally chartered and insured credit union that has been serving the Lehigh Valley since 1950. If you reside in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, or West Virginia you can benefit from being a member. We offer a wide array of personal and business banking products and services at highly competitive rates and with low or no fees.


Monika Edlis
PaCUSC State Coordinator PaCUSC, Inc.

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