Become A Member

How To Become A Member

  • Anyone who either works or lives in Otsego County is eligible for Membership!
  • A minimum deposit of $5.00 into a savings account and a one time $1 lifetime membership fee are required.
  • Must be 18 years of age with a valid form of picture identification (drivers license, sheriff's ID or government ID) and one other form of ID.
  • We also offer Youth Savings and Checking accounts, and their accounts may be started with as little as $6.

Please complete the membership application link to the right.

Please take note of the important information at the top of the application. In addition, please note the Credit Report Authorization section under "Acknowledgments."

Membership Benefits

  • Once a member, always a member! Whether you permanently move out of the state, or even out of the country, you can keep and continue to use your Leatherstocking Credit Union accounts. Take us wherever you go!
  • No-fee “Simple Checking” account-no minimum balance, no per check charge, no monthly service charge.
  • Protection Plus Checking Account with IDProtect®. Includes added feature of Identity Theft Protection Services with an on-site fraud specialist for the low monthly fee of $4.00.
  • Savings and Certificate accounts, Money Market accounts, Christmas accounts, vacation accounts and IRAs.
  • VISA credit card--no annual fee; Student VISA credit cards also available
  • 24 hour ATM Service at our 24 Glen Avenue location, as well as in the Lobby in the Bassett Fieldstone Building, and in the Bassett Clinic Building on River Street.
  • Free MasterCard Debit Card.
  • Various loan products such as Mortgages, Home Equity, Auto Loans and Line of Credit
  • Payroll Deduction and Direct Deposit
  • Courtesy Pay
  • Free Phone Access Teller System (PAT)
  • Free Online Banking Access and Mobile Banking
  • Free Bill Pay
  • Free E-statements
  • Free Notary Public
  • Medallion Stamp Service
  • TruStage Insurance through CUNA Mutual

Member Rewards Program

Invest in America Credit Union Member Rewards Program

LCU, along with over 3000 other credit unions nationwide, is a partner with Invest in America, a credit union member enhancement program that offers discounts and even cash back to credit union members on products and services from only U.S. based companies.