Sep 27 2013

The Top 5 Ways to Bank Green

Go GreenConsumers Credit Union values sustainability, in addition to saving our members time and money. This is why we make it convenient to bank green, saving trees and fuel. Here are the top 5 ways you can make your banking habits more environmentally friendly.

1. eStatements

By opting to receive your monthly statement notification by email you save paper, postage, and delivery costs. This reduces your carbon footprint and use of resources, including petroleum for fuel.

But eStatements aren’t just good for the environment—they’re also more convenient, with no more waiting on the postman. And you’ll love the security of knowing there’s no risk of your statement being lost in the mail.

2.    Online and Mobile Banking

Back in the day, if you needed to check on your accounts or transfer money between them, you had to drive to an office. With Online and Mobile Banking you have your accounts at your fingertips. You can easily see all of your account activity and manage your money 24/7 without having to put gas in your car.

3. Online and Mobile Bill Pay

Save a tree and the costs of postage with Online and Mobile Bill Pay. You’ll never again need to write a paper check, as our free Bill Pay lets you make payments to virtually anyone, anytime, right from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. (Business accounts receive up to five bill payments per month for free.) Many bills can be delivered electronically directly to your Bill Pay—no more paper bills piled up on your desk!

4. TextBanking

Out and about and need to check your balance? You may have thought stopping by an ATM would be your best option, but it’s easier than that. If you’re signed up for TextBanking, just send a quick message and get a response sent right to your phone within seconds—no need for a printed receipt from the ATM! TextBanking can also show you your recent transactions, payment due dates, and more.

Not signed up yet? Learn how to get started.

5. eStatements

Yes, we’ve mentioned it once already. But signing up for eStatements saves the most resources of all of these options. Though on an individual level, saving paper and the fuel used in delivery may seem small, the more members sign up for eStatements, the more we can positively impact our environment.

Want the numbers? Each month our paper statement delivery uses 10 to 15 trees worth of paper—that’s 220 trees each year!

Visit to sign up. It only takes a moment, and Mr. Maple will thank you.


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