Category Archives: Online Banking

Congratulations, Graduates! What’s Next?

Graduate

Caps, gowns, and diplomas. Pomp and Circumstance. Memories of good times with friends and classmates mingling with dreams for the future. It’s graduation season! Consumers Credit Union would like to congratulate our many members graduating from high school over the next few weeks. You’ve worked hard, and it’s paying off. We’re proud of you and wish you all the best as you pursue your next steps! As you enter the next phase of your life, whether it’s college or career, we’re here for you. Our Seriously Free Checking and debit card are ready to go wherever you do with no minimum balance requirement or monthly service charge. Mobile Banking and TextBanking put your money right at your fingertips for account management on the go. And Online Banking makes it easy to transfer money to and from other Consumers members and outside financial institutions, i.e. Mom and Dad. Have questions about … …continue

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Go Green! Win Green! Enroll in eStatements to Win $500 in Energy Cash!*

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eStatements are an easy way to reduce your use of natural resources, saving paper, postage, and delivery time and costs including fuel. eStatements are also faster and more secure than paper communications (no statement with account numbers sitting in your mailbox!). When you enroll in eStatements, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing to win $500 in Energy Cash! Sign up today at ConsumersCU.org/Secure/eStatements. Already enrolled? You’re already entered for your chance to win. *This contest is open to all legal U.S. residents 18 years of age or older. Employees of Consumers Credit Union and their household members are not eligible to win. No purchase is necessary to enter. Entries must be received by November 30, 2014. Limit 1 entry per person. On or about December 5, 2014 the sponsor will select a winner(s) at random to receive a $500 cash deposit. The odds of being selected depend on the … …continue

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Protect Yourself from Internet Explorer’s Security Vulnerability

Computer Security

Microsoft has announced a security vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could expose users’ personal data, should they visit a malicious or compromised website. A security update is now available from Microsoft Support to resolve this vulnerability. Consumers Credit Union assures members that our network security blocks this vulnerability. In addition, all workstations, including Online Banking stations available to members in our offices, are protected with additional security software that blocks malicious websites. This vulnerability does not affect other browsers, such as Safari, Chrome, and Firefox, which are safe to continue to use. Those who use Internet Explorer on their personal computers should be aware that they are vulnerable if they visit a site that is compromised and have not installed Microsoft’s security update. For more information and to install the update, please visit Microsoft Support.

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Consumers Credit Union Protected Against “Heartbleed” Bug

Computer Security

Consumers Credit Union has diligently investigated the recent OpenSSL vulnerability known as “Heartbleed,” which has affected many popular websites and services. Protecting your personal and financial information is one of our top priorities every day. Our technology team has confirmed that our servers were not susceptible to this vulnerability. We have also received responses from our major partners that they have taken measures to ensure that their systems are secure. For security, we recommend that members periodically change their passwords to all online accounts and use a unique password for each site, especially in light of the large number of popular websites potentially affected by this particular flaw. More information on the Heartbleed bug is available here.

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Get Started with Online Bill Pay

Online Bill Pay

Consumers Credit Union makes it easy and convenient to do your banking from anywhere you have Internet access, 24 hours a day. With free online Bill Pay, you can make payments to virtually anyone, anytime (business accounts receive up to five bill payments per month for free). Imagine paying all your bills without having to write a check or buy stamps! Watch the video below to get started. Looking for more tips like these? Visit our YouTube channel for educational videos, how-to tutorials, member success stories, and more!

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New How-To Videos on Our YouTube Channel

Online Banking

We’re always looking for ways to make your banking experience more convenient by bringing you the resources you need to manage your money. That’s why we’re creating a series of how-to videos to help you navigate our online and mobile banking tools. You’ve seen the first video, introducing our new enhanced transfer capabilities in Online Banking. Our latest video walks you through the process of enrolling in Online Banking as a first-time user. Have a friend or relative who’s new to Consumers Credit Union or Online Banking? Pass it on! Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for more upcoming tutorials!

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New Transfer Capabilities Now Available in Online Banking

Transfers

You’ve long relied on Online Banking to move money between your Consumers accounts, make loan payments, and pay your Consumers credit card bills. Now you can also 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. There is no fee to send money to another person or to transfer money from your accounts elsewhere to your Consumers account. There is a small fee of $3 for outgoing transfers to another institution. 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. … …continue

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Watch for Enhanced Transfer Capabilities Coming to Online Banking

Transfers

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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Pay Holiday Bills While Nestled All Snug In Your Bed

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‘Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except my laptop mouse. I logged into Online Banking with care, In hopes that my holiday bonus would be there.   The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While dreams of their new toys danced in their heads. And mamma in her kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled down to pay bills without a single stamp.   Now the gas bill! Now the water! Now electricity and cable! On stocking stuffers! On kids toys! On Christmas dinner and our new table! To the credit card company! To that department store in the mall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!   As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So through the ACH system and U.S. mail they … …continue

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