HFCU Opens Branch in Wappingers Falls

Heritage Financial Credit Union

Rena D’Andraia – AVP of Marketing and Communications

845-861-8607 ext 241



Heritage Financial Credit Union presents the opening of its new branch location in Wappingers Falls, NY

Wappingers Falls, N.Y. [April 14th, 2024] – Heritage Financial Credit Union, serving communities in and around the Hudson Valley, NY, will be opening its 14th branch location in Wappingers Falls, NY on April 15th, 2024, right down the road from Heritage Financial Park, home of the Hudson Valley Renegades.

As Heritage Financial Credit Union became the official naming rights partner for the Hudson Valley Renegades in March of 2023, it has been its mission to open up a branch location nearby to the park to provide financial resources and opportunities while becoming increasingly involved in the community and business initiatives in the area.  

“The Renegades are thrilled to welcome our amazing partners at Heritage Financial Credit Union into the neighborhood.” said Zach Betkowski, General Manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades. “We look forward to the incredible convenience of having a branch within walking distance of Heritage Financial Park, both for our staff, and for our fans. Now, we will have someone that we can “have a catch” with at lunchtime, from one parking lot to another!”

Michael Ciriello, President & CEO of Heritage Financial Credit Union states, “As a Credit Union that takes pride in offering financial opportunities to its membership, we could not pass on the opportunity to open a branch down the road from Heritage Financial Park. This allows for us to continue our shared vision of expanding our community outreach within the Dutchess community through the entertainment Heritage Financial Park brings, as well as the financial opportunities Heritage Financial Credit Union brings to its members to allow for them to achieve their goals, hopes and dreams.”

“The board firmly supports this additional branch for Heritage Financial Credit Union, especially with it being a stones throw away from Heritage Financial Park. A place that has become a second home for us in supporting the local community.” stated Ken Affeldt, Board Chairperson of Heritage Financial Credit Union who has also been a large advocate for the Credit Union’s partnership with the Hudson Valley Renegades, and the expansion of its services.

For over 84 years, Heritage Financial Credit Union has been serving the communities in the Mid-Hudson region and is an NCUA insured financial institution committed to creating opportunities for community members by providing the necessary tools, resources, and education to make possible the achievement of their goals, hopes, and dreams. Heritage Financial Credit Union has 14 locations and a Financial Development Center in Poughkeepsie, NY which is dedicated to financial counseling and education. The Credit Union is a member-owned and community-oriented, not-for-profit financial institution, which means its primary purpose is to help its members and the communities they serve.

Offering products from high yielding deposit accounts such as savings, checking, certificates and money markets, to competitive loans products such as mortgages, HELOCs, personal loans, debt consolidation loans and auto loans. Heritage Financial Credit Union has a portfolio of products to assist its members on their financial journeys.

Heritage Financial Credit Union will also be expanding their product portfolio to offer business services, a widely requested product from its membership. Juliette McKerrell, Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending states, “HFCU is excited to be able offer a new suite of commercial loan products to business members in the Wappingers Falls area.  Our goal is to assist our community business members by meeting their financing needs, partnering with them to ensure their success and supporting business growth.”

Providing streamlined financial opportunities for its members have been part of Heritage Financial Credit Union’s throughout their 84 years of service. As an established Credit Union, Heritage Financial is eager to move into Wappingers Falls and begin offering financial products to the area starting April 15, 2024. All Heritage Financial Credit Union branches are open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday’s 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You can find a full list of our branch locations by visiting https://heritagefcu.com/find-branch/ and can call us during the business hours listed above at 845-561-5607. We look forward to meeting those within the Wappingers Falls, and surrounding community, as new members of Heritage Financial Credit Union!