GROTON, Conn. – Ledge Light FCU, the credit union for Pfizer pharmaceuticals, is changing its name to Scient and branching out to become a national brand among life science workers.

The name change takes effect Oct. 9, but the strategic shift began about two years ago and already has been tested by locating small offices at Pfizer plants in La Jolla, Calif., Andover, Mass., and Cambridge, Mass., as well as with a mobile office in New York City, said the $225-million credit union. It originally was chartered as Pfizer Employees FCU.

The new Scient brand, whose tagline is “with you at every phase,” already has signed on three life science companies – two in California and one in New Jersey – and expects to approach dozens more, most of them in the range of 500 to 1,500 employees, over the next few years.

Scient initially will be focusing on companies in areas such as San Francisco, New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and the Midwest, including Chicago.


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