About Us

Banks like to say a lot of things.

Like “please hold,” or “that’s not possible,” or “what’s your name again?” At Park Side Credit Union, we prefer to say one small yet powerful word. One that makes our customers happy, our community vibrant, and our workdays fulfilling. With fast, efficient service, local decision-making, and accommodating loan officers that care more about your character than your credit score, it’s only natural that at Park Side, we like to say “YES.”

 

Branch Locations and Maps | ATM Locations | FAQ’s | History

 

Contact Center: 406-862-2652 • Voice Response: 888-662-2652

 

Whitefish
1300 Baker Ave
Whitefish, MT 59937
Fax: 406.862.4891
Email: infor@parksidefcu.com
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Columbia Falls
1015 9th Street West
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Fax: 406.892.3999
Email: infor@parksidefcu.com
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Kalispell Sunset Branch
660 Sunset Blvd
Kalispell, MT 59901
Fax: 406.755.4436
Email: infor@parksidefcu.com
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Evergreen
2181 Hwy 2 E. Sp 10
Kalispell, MT 59901
Fax: (406)-755-3847
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Lobby Hours*:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 9 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm

Drive-Up:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 7:30 am – 6 pm
Thursday 10 am – 6 pm

*Evergreen Office: 9 am – 5 pm (Thursday 10 am – 6 pm)

Contact Center:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – 7 am – 7pm
Thursday 10 am – 7 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Free ATM Locations

 

Convenient Access to Cash

Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

Park Side On-site

Provides members with 24 hour access to withdraw and transfer funds from savings or checking accounts from locations throughout the world. Although many ATM’s charge fees for their usage, Park Side Credit Union’s ATMs are surcharge free. Machines are located at all four of our offices and you can make cash and check deposits at all of our branch ATM’s. You can also use your Park Side ATM or Debit Card to access process transactions surcharge free at the following Town Pump locations:

• 6600 Hwy 93 South; Whitefish
• 502 9th Street West; Columbia Falls
• 1100 Hwy 2 East; Kalispell
• 2181 Hwy 2 E. Sp 10, Kalispell (Evergreen)

• 445 W Idaho Street; Kalispell
• 2910 Hwy 93 South; Kalispell

Walgreens

Through a strategic partnership, Park Side members can use machines located within Walgreens stores at the following locations:

Flathead Valley

• 700 E 13TH ST, Whitefish MT 59937 – Open 8am – 10pm
• 40 W. Idaho St., Kalispell, MT 59901 – Open 24 hours

Missoula

• 2527 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808 - 8am – 10pm
• 2100 Brooks St., Missoula, MT 59808 – 8am – 10pm
• 901 N. 1st St., Hamilton, MT 59840 – 8am – 10pm

 

Co-op ATM Network

 

Traveling outside the local area ( US and Canada)? Download the Co-op Network app or use the following link to locate one of over 30,000 FREE Co-Op Network ATMs near your destination:
http://www.co-opnetwork.org/atm-locator/ (look for the logo)

 

ATM Safety & Security Precautions
ATM transactions are quick and easy, but you shouldn’t put your common sense aside as you go about your ATM business or make a purchase in a retail store.

ATM Safety Tips

  • Never share your PIN and commit your PIN to memory.
  • As you approach an ATM, be aware of your surroundings.  Report any unusual occurrences or discrepancies as soon as possible
  • If using an ATM at night, always select well-lit ATMs and use an ATM where the activity is recorded by a surveillance camera.
  • Wait until you leave the vicinity of the ATM to count your money.
  • Always take your receipt with you, as it may contain personal information that could be helpful to identity thieves.
  • Immediately report a lost or stolen card to the financial institution, and sign your new or replacement card as soon as you receive it.

Walk-up ATM Safety Tips

  • Have your card ready when you approach the ATM.
  • Wait until previous customers have finished their transactions before approaching the ATM.
  • Allow an adequate amount of distance between you and others using the ATM.
  • Stand close to the ATM when entering your PIN.

Drive-up ATM Safety Tips

  • Remain in your car while conducting ATM transactions.  For added security, keep car doors locked and windows rolled up before and after making your transaction.
  • Keep your car running while operating the ATM.  Your personal safety at an ATM depends largely on the safety steps you follow.

 

ATM Safety Tips

  • Never share your PIN and commit your PIN to memory.
  • As you approach an ATM, be aware of your surroundings. Report any unusual occurrences or discrepancies as soon as possible
  • If using an ATM at night, always select well-lit ATMs and use an ATM where the activity is recorded by a surveillance camera.
  • Wait until you leave the vicinity of the ATM to count your money.
  • Always take your receipt with you, as it may contain personal information that could be helpful to identity thieves.
  • Immediately report a lost or stolen card to the financial institution, and sign your new or replacement card as soon as you receive it.

Walk-up ATM Safety Tips

  • Have your card ready when you approach the ATM.
  • Wait until previous customers have finished their transactions before approaching the ATM.
  • Allow an adequate amount of distance between you and others using the ATM.
  • Stand close to the ATM when entering your PIN.

Drive-up ATM Safety Tips

  • Remain in your car while conducting ATM transactions. For added security, keep car doors locked and windows rolled up before and after making your transaction.
  • Keep your car running while operating the ATM. Your personal safety at an ATM depends largely on the safety steps you follow.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

We realize there are many questions associated with being a Park Side Credit Union member in addition to questions non-members may have about Credit Unions and our services. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions below. If you don’t see an answer to your question(s) below, feel free to contact us and return to this page often as we will be adding more answers to your questions soon.

Q – What do I need to open an account?
A - Individual: Driver’s License, Social Security Card, $25, Proof of Address
Child: Birth certificate, Social Security Card, $5
Business: Because business accounts differ for each situation, please contact a staff member for specific account opening requirments.

Q – What is the ABA Routing and Transit number?
A - 292978005

Q – How do I activate my debit card/PIN?
A - Call 866-985-2273

Q – Do you accept Canadian currency?
A - No

Q – Do you have an on site coin machine?
A – No, however we would be happy to supply you with coin rolls

Q – Do you offer student loans?
A – Yes. Click here to read more

Q – Does Park Side Credit Union sell or share my email or account information with third parties?
A – Absolutely not

Q – What can I do if I suspect fraudulent activity on my account(s)?
A – You can contact us directly at your local branch

Q – What happens if I get a suspicious email that claims it is from Park Side Credit Union
A – You can forward the email to our fraud department at infor@parksidefcu.com

Want to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Park Side Credit Union? Contact us today!

 

 

Park Side History at a Glance

1965 – Whitefish Great Northern Federal Credit Union started on the front porch of Minor Stocking’s home to serve the employees of the Great Northern Railroad and their family members.

1973 – The credit union moved to its own building at 504 Railway Street in Whitefish and changed its name to Whitefish BN Federal Credit union.

1975 – Changed name to Lake-Mountain BN Federal Credit Union.

1976 – Changed name to BN Park Federal Credit Union.

Over the next 20 years the credit union added Select Employer Groups (SEG) to its field of membership. If you wanted to become a member of the credit union you had to be an employee or a family member from one of our employer groups.

1998 – Changed name to Parkside Federal Credit Union to better represent its changing and expanding field of membership.

1999 – Columbia Falls Aluminum Credit Union who served employees and their family members who worked for Columbia Falls Aluminum Company merged in to Parkside Federal Credit Union.

2001 – Built current Columbia Falls location

2002 – Changed name to Park Side Federal Credit Union (two words).

2003 – Converted charter to serve all of Flathead County as an underserved area. Any person living, working, attending school or worshipping in Flathead County qualifies for membership with Park Side Federal Credit Union.

2003 – During the fall of 2003 opened Kalispell branch.

2004 – Received our Low-Income designation.

2007 – Flathead School Employee’s FCU who served Flathead school district and their family members merged in to Park Side FCU.

2007 – Merged in Flathead Credit Union July 31st.

2008 – Moved into the current building at 1300 Baker Avenue in June

2012 – Opened a loan office/satellite branch in Evergreen

2013 – Secured a state charter in order to expand field of membership to include eleven counties in Montana