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Holiday shopping season with UCU credit cards.

Wise Ways To Use Credit This Holiday Season

December 7, 2023 Credit cards make it easy to navigate the additional spending you are likely to encounter this holiday season. For some people, that additional spending may come too quickly. Because credit card purchases can cause financial strain if left unchecked, creating a spending plan for your season and following a few simple tips…

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UCU’s Consumer Lending Team Adds Extra Value to Your Loan

By Abbey Ramsay, Consumer Lending Manager, AVP. November 20, 2023 In Consumer Lending here at UCU, we work with you through some of your biggest purchases, whether that be an auto, boat, camper loan, you name it. From an everyday Chevy to a Porsche 911, or a Mercedes to a motor home, we probably have…

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Protect your account with a Linebacker from UCU.

Linebacker Overdraft Protection

November 20, 2023 Shopping Season Survival Strategies Tips for managing your extra purchases through the holidays and beyond The winter holiday season is a merry time, filled with annual traditions and festivities, like picking out those just-right gifts, planning get-togethers, and decorating the house. The not-so-merry side of this season though, is all the extra…

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Cybersecurity Month Insights: Securing Your Online Life

October 2023 Martha Ward, CISSPVP of Technology & Digital Experience In all areas of your online life, security is of the utmost importance. Here are a few actions you can take to stay diligent in protecting your information from fraudsters. Enable Multi-Factor Authentication For maximum protection, use multi-factor authentication, sometimes called MFA or two-factor authentication,…

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Finding the right UCU checking account that fits your needs.

Exploring UCU’s Checking Account Options: Finding Your Perfect Fit

September, 2023 Choosing the Right Fit for You Selecting the best UCU checking account for you depends on your lifestyle and financial goals. Here are a few steps to help you make an informed decision: University Credit Union’s range of checking account options, including Kasasa Cash Back®, Kasasa Cash®, Custom Checking, and Free4Me, Premier Checking,…

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Cody Faloon, Business Services Manager.

Employee Spotlight: Cody Faloon, Business Services Manager

September 12, 2023 Cody Faloon, our Business Services Manager here at University Credit Union has worked at UCU for 16 years in various roles where he has come to meet and get to know many of our members. He’s also close with the UCU community, having grown up in the area and going to school…

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Depositing Funds. Earning Interest. Reaching Goals!

July, 2023 While stuffing a piggy bank may have been the savings method of choice in your younger years, you don’t have to be a financial expert to know this strategy should be left behind in childhood. As a busy individual with complex financial needs, you deserve a better alternative to simply holding on to…

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Scams & Fraud: Understanding Risks and Avoiding Traps

June 1, 2023 Scams and fraud are more common than we think. It is important to stay up to date on trending scams to help protect yourself and stay ahead of fraud before it happens. Understanding Risks Associated with Common Scams & Fraud: Medicare/Health Insurance Scams: Banking Scams: Telephone Scams: Internet Fraud: Social Media Scams:…

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UCU Blog post - Home Buyer Education Is for Every Buyer.

Home Buyer Education is for Everyone

May, 2023 When we think of home buyer education resources or classes, first-time home buyers with no previous home-buying experience likely come to mind. However, there are many reasons why everyone should take advantage of home-buying education opportunities like those available at UCU. This blog covers some of the reasons why: Buying a house is…

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Prioritize financial fitness for teens and the whole family.

Prioritizing Financial Fitness for Teens

April, 2023 April isn’t just tax season, it’s also financial literacy season! April is both National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month, providing a little inspiration to get your teen more financially fit. Even more inspiring is the vision of your teen learning to better navigate the financial world, acquiring the money…

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