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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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Cook Promoted to Harrisburg Branch Manager

Brenda Cook

Photo: Brenda Cook, Harrisburg Branch Manager

HARRISBURG, IL – April 19, 2016 – Brenda Cook has been promoted to Branch Manager at SIU Credit Union’s Harrisburg branch located at 777 Ford Street, according to Erica Pankey, Vice President of Operations.  Cook will be responsible for providing operational leadership to branch staff, including staff development and retention, and delivery of outstanding service.

“I’m happy to have Brenda lead our team in Harrisburg.  Her demonstrated leadership and credit union expertise will ensure we’re helping make our members’ financial lives better,” said Pankey.

Beginning her credit union career at Ventura County Credit Union and LA Financial Federal Credit Union in California, Cook has been working in credit unions for 13 years.  Prior to her new role with SIU Credit Union, Cook served as a Member Service Representative in Marion.  She is a local blood drive coordinator for the American Red Cross, volunteers for the Eldorado Museum and, is involved at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldorado.

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Saving By The Number Coloring Activity for Kids

Encourage your kids to start saving with this fun coloring activity!
SavingByTheNumber

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