Make the Switch and Join Salem Seaport

An important part of getting on the right course is finding the financial institution that's right for you. Welcome!

Salem Seaport Credit union membership is available to everyone who lives, works or attends school in Essex County.

Step 1:

If you would like to be a Salem Seaport member:

  • You can join online, call a Member Service Representative at 978-744-1153, or stop by our convenient location across from Salem State University at the corner of Loring and Lafayette streets. If you have questions, we'll be glad to walk you through the process.

  • Enroll online here. This will take you to a Membership Application form, which takes about 10 minutes to complete.

  • Once your membership request is approved, just stop by our branch to finalize opening your account. It will only take a few minutes, and at that time, we’ll also walk you through our many other products and services, including free e-Statements, free Online Banking and Bill Pay and free Mobile Banking.

If you are currently a Salem Seaport member:

  • If you would like to open additional accounts online, please login to your Online Banking account and use our secure application to complete the New Account Application located under "Online Forms." Since we already have most of your information on file, completing the revised application should take just a few minutes.

  • Once your account is approved, you will receive your new Account Agreement in the mail within five to seven days. Please sign it and return it to us in the enclosed self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Step 2:

  • After you have deposited enough funds in your new Salem Seaport Credit Union account to pay your bills, stop using your old checking account. Don't forget to balance your old account and be sure that funds are available to cover any outstanding checks, debit card transactions and upcoming automatic withdrawals as needed.

Step 3:

  • If you take advantage of Direct Deposit where you work, go ahead and complete our Request to Change Direct Deposit Form online and get it to your company's human resources department. If you are receiving retirement, pension or Social Security payments by direct deposit, make a copy of the completed Request to Change Direct Deposit Form and mail it to the appropriate companies handling those funds.

Step 4:

  • If you are currently paying automatic monthly installments for mortgage, loan, utility, child support or other scheduled payments, complete our Request to Change Automatic Payment/Withdrawals Form and forward it to anyone making automatic withdrawals from your account. TIP! Many companies will let you change your payment information on their websites.

Step 5:

  • Once your old checking account is completely inactive, fill out our Request to Close Account Form and send it to your old financial institution. When you have received the remaining balance from them, destroy any old checks and ATM/Debit cards. Then congratulate yourself. You have made the move to Salem Seaport!

If you ever have questions or need help with any of these forms, don't hesitate to call us at 978-744-1153 or stop on by.