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Save the Date for Fun and Fitness!

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As one of Michigan’s Healthiest Employers, Consumers Credit Union is committed to our supporting more than just financial fitness. We encourage our teams—and our members—to take care of their whole selves. Save the date and join us for the Girls on the Run Tutu Fun Run and the 5th Annual Consumers Sunburst Run! If you made a resolution to stay active this year, training for and participating in these community events will help you stay motivated. Sunday, February 2 – Girls on the Run Tutu Fun Run powered by Consumers Credit Union Hundreds of tutu-clad women, men and children will be descending upon Spring Valley Park on February 2 in support of the Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run! To learn more and register for the 2.2 mile fun run/walk, click here. Saturday, April 26 – 5th Annual Consumers Sunburst Run Help us celebrate our fifth year and support our … …continue

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Consumers Credit Union Partners with Communities in Schools Kalamazoo

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Consumers is pleased to once again partner with Communities in Schools Kalamazoo to provide after-school financial education to local middle and high school students. Over the past year, we have conducted two six-week sessions with 25 students. Our next session begins this month. Downtown Office Manager Clarence Lloyd says, “This particular partnership allows us to provide a basic financial foundation to students who may not have any exposure to sound money management. These classes can change the course of a family’s financial future when the students take that info back to their homes.” Topics covered include the why and how of making a budget, the importance of your credit score, and how good grades now can translate into dollars in your future. The program is designed to grow to include four sessions per school year, one per grade at the high school level.

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Your Guide to Your New Consumers Credit Card

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Consumers Credit Union is proud to bring you a new level of service with our exclusive MasterCard Credit Cards. We’ve deepened our relationship with MasterCard to bring you a card that lets you make purchases safely and conveniently, while enjoying added security and benefits. In January of 2014, Consumers members with an existing Visa Platinum or MasterCard Gold credit card will receive a new enhanced MasterCard. Your new card combines Consumers’ local, superior service with MasterCard’s worldwide acceptance. You’ll also benefit from “zero liability” protection for unauthorized purchases, extended warranty, price protection, identity theft resolution, and 24/7 online account access. You can even earn rewards! Visit ConsumersCU.org/Loans/CreditCardholderBenefits for details. It gets better. To ease the transition to your new card, once you receive it, take advantage of 0% APR* for 6 months on all purchases and balance transfers made through March 31, 2014! (Standard variable APR as low as 8.99% … …continue

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Online Entry Available for Consumers Credit Union’s “Dollars for Scholars”

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20 scholarships of $1,000 and an iPad to be awarded to graduating seniors in 2014 Consumers Credit Union’s Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program has been helping student members achieve their dreams of attending college for over 20 years. More than 70 scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. In 2014, Consumers will award 20 scholarships of $1,000 and an iPad to members of the credit union who are graduating high school seniors.  Consumers believes strongly in contributing to the well-being of its membership by supporting student members as they further their education. The Dollars for Scholars program is funded by staff donations on “Casual for a Cause” Fridays, as well as from coin machine revenue. Courtney Rus, co-chair of the Dollars for Scholars Committee, says, “Dollars for Scholars is a great way for Consumers Credit Union to be involved with the development and education of our future leaders and … …continue

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Watch for Enhanced Transfer Capabilities Coming to Online Banking

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You rely on Online Banking to move money between your Consumers accounts, make loan payments, and pay your Consumers credit card bills. On January 20, we’re introducing enhanced transfer capabilities that make it possible for you to transfer money to and from your accounts at other financial institutions, as well as transfer straight to another person or business with accounts elsewhere. To start using this convenient new feature, you’ll simply log into Online Banking and hover over “Transfers” on the menu. Choose “To/from my other CU or bank” or “To any person” to open the enhanced transfer page. The first time you open this new feature, you’ll be asked to complete the instructions in the Quick Start guide along the right side of the page. Then you’ll be ready to start transferring! Watch the video below to see how easy it is to get started and try it out on … …continue

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A Message from Kit Snyder, CEO

Kit Snyder, President & CEO

Happy New Year, members! Thank you for being part of our Consumers family and placing your trust in us. We consider it both a privilege and a responsibility to continually improve our services. Our goal is to save you time and money and put a smile on your face, while maintaining the highest security standards. As we go into 2014, I would like to share with you upcoming developments that will provide even more convenient banking options. Consumers Credit Union is strategically focused on infrastructure and technology enhancements. Last year, we introduced our ATM and office locator to connect you to Consumers and our network of 30,000 surcharge-free CO-OP ATMs on the go. We also added our online mortgage application and made it more convenient to complete certain loan documents by secure email. Soon we will launch an enhanced transfer feature that will make it easier for you to transfer … …continue

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Happy New Year, Members!

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Go. Live. Play. Work. Whatever your lifestyle, Consumers Credit Union is geared up to help you succeed. From checking accounts to mortgages, we offer the products and services to match your unique banking needs, while providing you with the peace of mind that your money is as mobile as you are. Our mission is to provide quality and innovative products and services that contribute to the economic and social well-being of our membership. We’re proud to bring you financial education along with products and services to help you create a life that brings you success in your goals. One way we do this is by helping you to PLAY and save at the same time! As a Consumers family member, you qualify for exclusive discounts when you show your Consumers debit or credit card as proof of your membership. Our partners include Marvin Okun Insurance, the K-Wings, Rx Optical, WMU … …continue

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Merry Christmas from Your Consumers Family!

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This holiday season, your Consumers family wishes you joyous celebrations and a happy New Year. We have so enjoyed getting to know you and seeing you reach your goals this year! Consider these photos our Christmas card to you—and send us yours! You could see your holiday memories on our digital billboards. Submit your photos through the “15 Minutes of Fame!” tab on our Facebook page. Get your Christmas sweater on! For more fun pictures, follow us on Instagram! We’re @consumerscu.

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Target Data Breach Underscores Consumers Credit Union’s Focus on Member Security

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On Thursday, Target announced a significant breach in their payments data, which may impact shoppers who made credit or debit card purchases in their stores from November 27 to December 15 of this year. In light of this announcement, Consumers Credit Union reassures members that your debit and credit cards are protected with the highest standards of fraud monitoring services. Visa and MasterCard are currently researching the extent of the data breach. Our Card Services team is working closely with them and our fraud monitoring service to minimize any effects on our members and will act accordingly as we learn more. In the meantime, if you are concerned that your cards may have been compromised, please regularly review your credit and debit transaction history and account statements and alert us to any irregularities. We will work with you to swiftly research the issue, return any funds lost as a result … …continue

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Grant Opportunity through the Greater Southwest Chapter of Credit Unions

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Each year, the Greater Southwest Chapter of Credit Unions organizes a charity golf outing to support local organizations and projects that work in our communities. This year, the Chapter will select two organizations with grants of us to $3,600 and invites your applications! If your organization works to raise the overall level of social and economic well-being in our community by demonstrating the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and would benefit from such a grant, submit your request by December 31, 2013. For instructions and to download the request form, click here. Grant recipients will be decided by a panel of Chapter representatives.    

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