In 1960, a group of Hartford Electric Light Company (HELCO) employees founded the credit union. In October of that year, Dutch Point Credit Union received its State Charter and began operations out of the HELCO office on Pearl Street, later transferring to Sheldon Street in Hartford. Our name was derived from the Hartford Dutch Point Power Plant constructed in 1904.
Dutch Point began as a single-sponsor credit union to serve Eversource Energy (formerly Northeast Utilities) employees and family members, and all of its subsidiaries. Our membership charter was converted in 1989 to include additional Select Employer Groups, which grew to more than 200 companies.
With our credit union’s rapid growth, it was necessary to look for a new location; and, in 1976, the credit union built its first main office and branch at 195 Silas Deane Highway in Wethersfield. This location was expanded in 1996, more than doubling in size. Additional locations in Berlin, Newington, Niantic, West Hartford, Bloomfield and Middletown joined the credit union's branch network over the coming years.
Eight credit unions - EIS-Standard Motor Products, Inc., Hartford Knights of Columbus, Heublein/United Distillers and Vintners, Goss & DeLeeuw Machine Company, Loctite Corporation and its subsidiaries, Tech Systems, Inc., and its corporate office, Harborview Credit Union, Capitol Region Federal Credit Union, and MiddConn Federal Credit Union - have merged into Dutch Point Credit Union over the years, allowing those members to continue to enjoy credit union financial services and benefits.
In 2004, the Connecticut State Banking Department granted Dutch Point a community charter, allowing us to serve consumers in the counties of Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven and New London.
Today, we are a Connecticut credit union with more than 23,000 members and assets of $300 million. We are proud of the road we've traveled over the last half century, and we look forward to spending our future with you.
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Credit Union Values
Accountability - We honor our commitments and stand by our principles.
Community - Through commitment and partnerships, we promote social responsibility in the communities we serve.
Integrity and Respect - We treat our members, business partners, and each other with the highest of standards.
Service Excellence - In all of our activities we strive to make a difference in members' and employees' lives by providing personalized service and customized solutions.
Relationship Building - We value people and are committed to building relationships through education, open communication and a positive, friendly environment.