New Jersey's largest credit union, the $2.2 billion Affinity Federal Credit Union in Basking Ridge, said it now has10 of its 15 branches open that will be operating under regularbusiness hours 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The remaining five branches arestill closed because of no power.


Other New Jersey credit unions are also opening some brancheswith limited hours or limited services, while some credit unionssaid they will remain closed because of no power, according toreport from the New Jersey Credit Union League.

So when will New Jersey have full power?


“Our best forecast as of now (Nov. 1) is that we will havevirtually all of our impacted customers restored to service withinthe next seven to 10 days,” PSE&G , New Jersey's largest powerprovider, said in a statement. “The majority of customers will berestored before then. There may still be isolated pockets ofcustomers who have individual flooding or downed line issues thatmay take slightly longer.”


About 781,000 utility customers are without power, according toNewark, N.J-based PSE&G. About 950,000 utility customers havehad their power restored following Hurricane Sandy. The stormimpacted 1.7 million of PSE&G's 2.2 million electriccustomers.


At 5 p.m. Thursday, the New Jersey Credit Union League releasedadditional updates of credit union operations throughout the state.Some of the latest developments, which are posted online, include:

  • 1st Bergen FCU – Will be open from noon to 6:00 p.m. Friday at291 2nd Street, Hackensack.
  • Community Financial Services FCU – Has no power and will reopenonce power is restored. All back office transactions including ACH,share draft and ATM are being processed. Online banking andbill pay are also up and running.
  • Financial Resources FCU – Bridgewater branch was re-openeduntil 3 p.m. Thursday, but all other branchesremain closed. All locations outside of New Jersey areoperational. The website, mobile, mobile apps,text messaging andother electronic services are up and running.However, the 800 number is not operational.
  • First Financial FCU – Neptune and Toms River branches will openFriday at 9 a.m. with limited service.
  • McGraw-Hill FCU – 2 Penn Plaza, 1221 Ave. of the Americas, andEast Windsor, N.J. branches are now open and operating under normalbusiness hours. 55 Water St. branch is still closed due to theforced evacuation of the building. Phone system is operating.Continuing to monitor online banking/bill payment and mobilebanking and shared branching locations, which are currentlyoffline.
  • United Teletech FCU –Tinton Falls Branch is open for businessbut is operating on modified hours (Lobby: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Drive-Up 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). All other credit unionlocations remain closed pending power restoration.

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