Our Story

How often do you hear someone say “I love my bank” — especially in this day and age?

That’s what our members say about us, day in and day out.

Simply put, ESL Federal Credit Union is one of the largest, most successful, and most progressive credit unions in the country. We boast very loyal members who frequently say they love us, and very terrific employees who are proud to work here.

From our humble beginnings nearly a century ago, ESL has grown significantly and today is an independent, full-service, rock-solid organization with $6.8 billion in assets, approximately 366,000 members worldwide, and more than 810 employees committed to providing a superior banking experience to both individuals and businesses.

Recognized as both a member- and employee-focused organization, ESL has been voted Rochester's favorite place to bank since 2002,* named a Training Top 125 company for the past 12 years,** and consistently recognized as one of America's Best Workplaces since 2010. (For the inside scoop, check out our Great Place to Work® Review.)


   *Favorite Bank/Trust Company (2002-2018) – Democrat & Chronicle Rochester's Choice Awards
 **Training Top 125 Company (2007-2018) – Training Magazine
***Great Place to Work® – "Best Medium Workplaces" list (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010) 

Great Place to Work profile  Great Place to Work Medium 2019 logoD&C Rochester Choice AwardTraining Magazine Top 125