Our History

Our History
We were built on the "People Helping People" philosophy and that remains true today. Our mission is to provide quality services to meet the financial needs of our members. We are committed to serving our members' needs both today and in the future.

Jersey Shore is Strong & Stable

We’re very proud that even in a trying economic climate we continue to help our members meet their financial goals. Our board of directors, committee volunteers and staff work very hard to make sure your credit union remains a strong, viable financial establishment. We do not invest in subprime lending or any other uncertain products. We are well positioned to serve you now and in the future for all of your financial needs.

We Follow Sound Practices

Auditors and examiners review our procedures, our documents and our compliance with regulations. You can rest assured that we consistently receive high marks. Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union appreciates the loyalty, support, and trust you, our members, have given to us. We will continue to operate in your best interests.

Your Money Is Safe

Your deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund up to $250,000 for savings and up to an additional $250,000 for IRAs. Not one penny of insured savings has ever been lost by a member of a federally insured credit union. Visit the National Credit Union Administration's website for more information about our deposit insurance.

Contact Our CEO

Do not hesitate to contact our CEO James Burns directly with any questions or concerns. His direct line is 609-646-3339, ext *132. You can also send an email to jburns@jerseyshorefcu.org. Thank you for your support and trust!

It all began with just $65!

In 1963, James John Benson, an assistant chief air traffic controller at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, founded what is now known as the Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union. Benson wrote a letter to the New Jersey Credit Union League in 1962 noting that potentially 90 employees were interested in starting a credit union. Because 90 was short of the number needed to start a credit union, the League office simply held the letter on file.

One year later, John Kiterling, a League representative, reviewed the letter. Kiterling contacted Jim and discovered that the membership potential had increased to 200, enough to warrant organizing a credit union. Benson and Kiterling eventually met, and with just $25 for the charter and $40 for supplies, the credit union finally got off the ground.

The Certificate of Organization for the FAA Pomona Federal Credit Union was signed on March 1, 1963. Benson contributed many years of tireless service as president of the board of directors.

The credit union went through several name changes over the years. On May 1, 2005, it was officially named Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union to better reflect the more than 200 area businesses and organizations we had grown to serve in the Jersey Shore area. Then, on September 26, 2005, our charter was modified, allowing us to provide complete financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in Atlantic and Cape May counties. Today, with over $150 million in assets, Jersey Shore Federal Credit Union proudly helps over 12,000 members meet their financial goals.