Metro Credit Union Welcomes Ilva Velmishi, Reading Branch Manager

Reading, MA – Metro Credit Union, Massachusetts’ largest state-chartered credit union, today announced Ilva Velmishi has joined the Credit Union as Branch Manager of its newest branch location-based in Reading. The Reading branch, located at 470 Main Street, is scheduled to open in January 2022.

In her role, Velmishi will oversee management of the full-service branch office, ensuring exceptional member service, optimizing operating efficiency, and promoting Metro Credit Union within the community. She will be responsible for day-to-day supervision and leadership of branch staff.

Prior to joining Metro Credit Union, Velmishi held a similar role as an Assistant Branch Manager at East Boston Savings Bank. She has worked within the financial services industry for over 13 years and has advanced knowledge of customer service, management, and sales.

“We’re excited to have Ilva join Metro as we establish ourselves in Reading,” said Robert Cashman, Metro Credit Union’s President, and CEO. “Her strong background within the financial services industry will serve our members, new and existing, very well as Metro continues to grow.”

Velmishi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Alexander Xhuvani University in Albania. She is a Notary Public, NMLS Certified, and earned her Branch Management Certificate from the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

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About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, with $2.4 billion in assets. Metro provides a full range of financial products to close to 200,000 members in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable, Bristol and Worcester counties in Massachusetts, and Rockingham and Hillsborough counties in New Hampshire, as well as to employees of over 1,200 companies through its Metro@work program. Founded in 1926, Metro currently operates 14 branch offices in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, Tewksbury, and coming soon to Reading and West Roxbury. Metro is also a Juntos Avanzamos (“Together We Advance”) designated credit union, an honor given to financial institutions for their

commitment to serving and empowering Hispanic and immigrant consumers. Metro was recently named among the most charitable companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal. Learn more at and connect with us on LinkedIn.

Metro Credit Union is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency and working with members who are impacted. For more information about access to our branches and how to manage your accounts remotely during this time, please visit

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