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SIU Credit Union Awards 2016 Scholarship Winners

Carbondale, IL – May 10, 2016 – SIU Credit Union is proud to announce the awarding of scholarships to deserving students pursuing higher education degrees. The scholarship presentations were made at the Giant City Road branch in Carbondale to five students. Each received a $1,000 scholarship for the 2016-17 school year. The 2016 scholarship winners along with their institutions and fields of study are noted below.

Timothy Campbell

Timothy Campbell

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Sherri Nance announced as Mortgage Loan Representative

Sherri Nance

Photo: Sherri Nance, Mortgage Loan Representative

May 9, 2016 – Carbondale, IL – Sherri Nance has recently joined SIU Credit Union as a Mortgage Loan Representative according to Jana Ledbetter, Mortgage Loan Manager. Nance is located in the Carbondale West office and will be responsible for providing outstanding member service to those pursuing a mortgage loan.

“We are pleased to have Sherri join our mortgage team,” said Ledbetter. “She has many years of real estate sales experience and will be a wonderful asset.”

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Super Shredder Coming to Metropolis

Super Shredder is BACK!

Have up to 50-lbs of your personal paper documents shredded for FREE!

Metropolis Branch | 704 East Fifth Street, Suite 1
Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

ID theft continues to be one on the most damaging types of fraud. A 2015 Javelin Strategy & Research report found that 12.7 million Americans were victimized by identity theft in the past year, translating into a total of $16 billion in losses.

Why make it easy for thieves to get their hands on your sensitive information? Thwart dumpster divers by shredding papers containing confidential information–particularly Social Security numbers, credit card offers, and statements. It only takes seconds to shred, but months or even years to clear your record once scammers set up fraudulent accounts in your name.

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Membership Has Its Rewards

Loyalty has its privileges, and we believe in rewarding our loyal members.

Just for being a SIU Credit Union member, you’re part of our Power Points Rewards program. You earn and accumulate points on all qualifying debit card purchases, adding new services like our Visa Credit Card, or using our free services such as online banking or bill pay.  Points are easily redeemed for gift cards, certificate premiums or even consumer loan discounts! And Power Points don’t expire, so save them up to get what you really want.

ALWAYS SAY CREDIT! Be sure to sign for debit transactions rather than entering a PIN, since only signature-based transactions earn reward points. If prompted for a PIN, but would rather sign for the purchase, simply ask the cashier to run the transaction as credit.

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You’re Not Too Young to Build a Good Credit Score

There are all kinds of “credit”—you can take all the credit, give credit where credit is due, or earn extra credit in class.

There’s also another type of credit—financial credit—that deals with borrowing money.
You probably borrow money from friends and family. Pretty soon you might be interested in borrowing from your credit union.

Whether or not you can do that will depend on a special kind of grade. It’s called a “credit score.”

What’s a credit score?

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