Intro – Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union Reviews & Ranking


AdvisoryHQ recently published its list and review of the top credit unions in Pittsburgh, a list that included Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union.

Below we have highlighted some of the many reasons Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union was selected as one of the best credit unions in Pittsburgh.

Click here for a detailed review of AdvisoryHQ’s selection methodology: AdvisoryHQ’s Methodology for Selecting Top Banks and Credit Unions.



Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union Review


Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union has been serving the City of Pittsburgh Firefighters and their families since first opening their doors in 1935. This member owned, not-for-profit Pittsburgh credit union has been proudly providing Pittsburgh firefighters and their families with low-cost financial products and services for more than eighty years now.

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This hometown credit union in Pittsburgh offers members a vast array of banking services, including deposit accounts, debit cards, consumer and real estate loans, and additional services such as check cashing and wire services. Currently serving almost 5,000 members and holding close to $81 million in assets, Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU has built a solid financial foundation on which to serve its members.



Key Factors Leading Us to Rank This Firm as One of This Year’s Top Credit Union Firms

Upon completing our detailed review, Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union was included in AdvisoryHQ’s ranking of this year’s best credit unions based on the following factors. 

Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union Review: Individual Retirement Accounts

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a special savings plan authorized by the federal government to help citizens accumulate funds for their retirement. Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU offers IRAs to their members.

Any member of this Pittsburgh credit union who has earned income is eligible to open an IRA account and contribute up to $5,000 annually to it. A working spouse who is also a credit union member may open an IRA and also contribute up to $5,000 a year to it.

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Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU also offers a spousal IRA which allows a total of $10,000 in contributions annually.

IRA accounts are insured separately by the NCUA for up to $250,000, so money invested in an IRA is safe from total loss.

This top credit union in Pittsburgh currently offers these IRA types for members to choose from:

  • Traditional IRA deductible
  • Traditional IRA non-deductible
  • ROTH IRA
  • Converting traditional IRA to ROTH IRA

Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union Review: Visa Gold Credit Card

A Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU Visa Gold credit card is a great way to pay off existing high interest credit cards. Because it is a Visa card, it can be used at the more than ten million locations worldwide that accept Visa.

Other benefits of the Visa credit card offered by this credit union in Pittsburgh, PA are:

  • Low APR of 10.15%
  • No interest charges when balance is paid in full within the 25-day grace period
  • Free travel life insurance when card is used to purchase land, sea, or air travel tickets
  • Auto rental insurance that saves cardholders up to $14 a day when they rent a car with their Visa Gold card and decline the rental coverage offered by the rental company
  • Double warranties on original manufacturers’ U.S. repair warranties of three years or less
  • Emergency card and cash replacement within 24 hours
  • Visa rewards program

Pittsburgh Firefighters Federal Credit Union Review: MasterCard Debit Cards

Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU is a Pittsburgh credit union that offers its members MasterCard debit cards for their convenience. Their debit cards allow members to make purchases anywhere MasterCard is accepted, check their account balance, and so much more.

A Pittsburgh Firefighters FCU MasterCard debit card can be used to:

  • Withdraw cash
  • Make deposits
  • Make balance inquiries on checking and savings accounts
  • Perform balance transfers from savings accounta
  • Can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at any MasterCard machine
  • Surcharge free withdrawals can be made from any MoneyPass or CU$ machines

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