Credit Union Plans Seabrook Branch Without Typical Teller Windows

Architect’s rendering of the planned Seabrook, N.H., branch of Merrimack Valley Credit Union.

When Merrimack Valley Credit Union opens its new Seabrook, N.H., branch this summer, customers may be surprised to find no teller windows.

Instead of traditional teller stations, the new branch features an open floor plan and a technology table with iPads for members to access additional services.

“Opening a location in Seabrook is going to be outstanding for the members and the credit union,” said Anthony Marino, vice president of operations at Merrimack Valley Credit Union. “We have a strong member base in this very vibrant area of the Lower Merrimack Valley, and this new branch will provide another convenient location to serve those members who live nearby.”

The credit union’s open floor plan still allows members to “freely interact with member services representatives, while still maintaining confidentiality and security,” It will be the credit union’s sixth office, and the second one in New Hampshire. Existing branches are in Plaistow, N.H.; and Haverhill, Methuen, Lawrence and North Andover.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union is a $575 million asset not-for-profit community credit union. It began in 1955 as the Communications Workers Employee Credit Union, founded by Communication Worklers of America (CWA) Local 1365. It now serves anyone who lives, works or worships in the Merrimack Valley.

Merrimack Valley Credit Union’s new branch will be in the Seabrook Commons plaza, 700 Lafayette Road (route 1 at Provident Way), Seabrook, N.H. It will be nestled between Walmart and Panera Bread.