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Save to Win Partners with Credit Unions to Provide Prize-Linked Savings Incentives and Financial Education Resources

Save to Win Partners with Credit Unions to Provide Prize-Linked Savings Incentives and Financial Education Resources

In a Nutshell: Prize-linked savings (PLS) programs are shown to incentivize wealth building without any risk. Save to Win, one of the longest-running national PLS programs, gives credit union members in 25 states — and counting — opportunities to win cash prizes as they save. Its long-term share certificate accounts offer higher interest rates than those for typical savings accounts, and deposits can earn entries into member, state, and national prize drawings. Save to Win also... read more »

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union: Supporting Military and Civilian Communities in the Quad Cities Region Since 1935

R.I.A. Federal Credit Union: Supporting Military and Civilian Communities in the Quad Cities Region Since 1935

In a Nutshell: R.I.A. Federal Credit Union began service in 1935 at the Rock Island Arsenal, the U.S. Army installation operating on an island in the Mississippi River in the heart of the Quad Cities region of Illinois and Iowa. Now, with seven branches located throughout the Quad Cities and another four outisde of the region, R.I.A. maintains its close connection to the military through a variety of service and support initiatives. The credit union also extends support to Quad Cities... read more »

O Bee Credit Union Demonstrates Its Commitment to Strengthening Washington Communities Through Early Financial Literacy Programs

O Bee Credit Union Demonstrates Its Commitment to Strengthening Washington Communities Through Early Financial Literacy Programs

In a Nutshell: O Bee Credit Union delivers financial services, educational resources, and volunteer hours to the communities of Thurston and Pierce County, Washington. The credit union encourages young minds to think about saving money through classroom presentations, Cub Accounts, and the Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program. While it is focused on expanding its youth financial literacy programs, O Bee Credit Union is also developing new resources to reach even more age groups.... read more »

Platinum Rewards Mastercard® from Logix Federal Credit Union Earns 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Incentivized Perks and Travel Protections

Platinum Rewards Mastercard® from Logix Federal Credit Union Earns 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™ for Incentivized Perks and Travel Protections

In a Nutshell: Logix Federal Credit Union was one of the first U.S. credit unions to offer rewards credit cards to its members. The credit union recently upgraded its Platinum Rewards Mastercard to include 1.5x points per dollar spent on any purchase with more rewards options at lowered redemption costs. Relationship Rewards members can earn up to 3x points per dollar spent with qualified combined balances on savings and loan accounts. Experts often look at a company’s ability to... read more »

SEFCU Lightning Credit Card® Offers Low Interest Rates and High Rewards Value, Earning Our 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™

SEFCU Lightning Credit Card® Offers Low Interest Rates and High Rewards Value, Earning Our 2019 Editor’s Choice Award™

In a Nutshell: Credit unions are challenged to design credit products that compete with those from the biggest players in financial services. In Upstate New York, SEFCU takes a data-driven approach to understanding the financial needs of its members while deeply committing itself to the credit union mission of community service. With its SEFCU Lightning Credit Card®, a compelling low-interest, high-rewards product that returns money to cardholders in categories where they spend the... read more »

Kohler Credit Union’s Wide Range of Elan-Issued Card Products Give Wisconsin Members and Businesses Credit Solutions Customized to Their Needs

Kohler Credit Union’s Wide Range of Elan-Issued Card Products Give Wisconsin Members and Businesses Credit Solutions Customized to Their Needs

In a Nutshell: When Kohler Credit Union’s credit card portfolio switched over to Elan Financial Services in June 2018, its product selection also significantly increased. The organization now has a wide range of consumer and business credit cards that target financial priorities such as consolidating debt, building credit, earning cash back, and saving money on interest and expenses. And Kohler Credit Union can custom-fit members with the card that’s right for them. The credit... read more »

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Supports Member Communities Through Volunteerism and Financial Literacy Initiatives

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Supports Member Communities Through Volunteerism and Financial Literacy Initiatives

In a Nutshell: As the largest university-based credit union in the world, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) provides financial services to more than 265,000 members. The credit union also elevates community support and employee volunteerism as core values, donating millions in financial resources and well over 1,000 employee volunteer hours each year to help the communities served by its 18 branches. For building a workplace culture where employee-approved... read more »

Guadalupe Credit Union Empowers New Mexico Communities Through Volunteering and Multicultural Financial Literacy Programs

Guadalupe Credit Union Empowers New Mexico Communities Through Volunteering and Multicultural Financial Literacy Programs

In a Nutshell: Financial education is vital to establishing good money management skills, but resources aren't always easy to find. For 70 years, Guadalupe Credit Union has empowered residents of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and surrounding communities with the educational resources they need to live financially healthy lives. The organization accomplishes its goals through community programs, thousands of volunteer hours, free financial coaching, bilingual service, and loan products catered... read more »

Apple Federal Credit Union Makes an Impact in the Virginia Communities it Serves Through Volunteerism and Philanthropy

Apple Federal Credit Union Makes an Impact in the Virginia Communities it Serves Through Volunteerism and Philanthropy

In a Nutshell: Apple Federal Credit Union was founded by teachers in 1956 and offers membership to those with ties to three counties across Northern Virginia. The credit union manages more than $2.5 billion in assets for 200,000 members, but remains committed to employee volunteerism and corporate philanthropy in its communities. Apple FCU supports scholarship and professional development programs and its employees donate more than 1,000 hours each year to causes they're passionate... read more »

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Caters to Member and Community Needs Through Convenient Banking Products and Volunteer Efforts

First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union Caters to Member and Community Needs Through Convenient Banking Products and Volunteer Efforts

In a Nutshell: Since its founding in 1937, First Citizens' Federal Credit Union has grown to more than 80,000 members throughout Massachusetts and more than $700 million in assets. The credit union has 11 branches located throughout the eastern part of the state, and it works to ensure its checking and check card services are widely accessible, secure, and support those who serve their communities. First Citizens’ remains rooted in the Massachusetts towns it serves, but it's not just... read more »