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Useful Apps for Your Mobile Device

S89791804IU Credit Union knows that you’re always on the go!  So we’re providing you with a list of useful apps for your smart phone or mobile device.  Need to access your account, find an ATM, help buying a car, or even get discounts when you’re shopping?  It’s all right at your fingertips.  Find these apps in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

SIUCU Mobile Banking – It’s easy and convenient to manage your finances – wherever you are! Away from your computer and need to make a transfer? Or maybe you just need to check your balances or pay a bill.  It’s all easy with the SIUCU Mobile Banking App.

COMING SOON!  SIUCU Deposit – In early 2014 you’ll be able to make check deposits anytime, anywhere using your mobile device.  Just tap the SIUCU Deposit App, Snap a picture of the check with your mobile device and deposit it into your account.

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NerdWallet Names SIUCU a Top Pick for Financial Literacy

NerdWallet finance blog recently released their top picks for university credit union financial literacy programs, and SIU Credit Union was named the Best for Car Buyers.

“It’s an honor to be recognized,” says Karli Feldhake, Marketing Director of SIU Credit Union. “We always strive to provide helpful financial resources to our members and the entire community.”

SIU Credit Union’s website offers a variety of free resources including financial calculators, Illinois Motor Vehicle forms, and links to popular auto buying websites such as Kelly Blue Book – all designed to help improve financial knowledge and the car buying experience.

“Credit unions are great for free checking and loans, of course, but many people don’t realize that they’re also an excellent resource for financial literacy,” says Laura Edgar, NerdWallet’s credit union specialist. “We were especially impressed with SIU’s collection of information on cars. Buying a car requires so much more than getting a good rate on a loan, and we think it’s wonderful that SIU encourages their members to view the process holistically.”

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SIU Credit Union Mobile Website

Credit union members now can easily view credit union content from their mobile phone by visiting http://www.siucu.org/mobile/.

Members can access their account information, a list of credit union locations and hours, free ATMs, and current rates from their mobile phones.

To access your online banking account from your phone, you will need to enable mobile phone access within online banking by selecting “preference,” ” mobile,” enable user id and password on mobile device.”

For more information call 618-457-3595.

Connectivity and usage rates may apply. Contact your wireless provider for details.

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Bankrate blog: CU members in good company financially

MADISON, Wis. (11/8/10 CUNA)–Consumers who conduct their financial transactions at credit unions have a more positive view of their personal finances than those who don’t, according to a recent survey. And that has prompted Bankrate to look at what causes the correlation between belonging to a credit union and being financially sound.

“According to credit union data released from the Discover U.S. Spending Monitor in September, 38% of credit union members rate their personal finances as good or excellent, compared to 30% amongst noncredit union members surveyed,” said a blog posting on Bankrate.com (Nov.4). “Just 17% of credit union members rate their finances as poor, while 29% of noncredit union members feel the same way.

“Twenty-one percent of credit union members feel their finances are getting better compared to 19% of noncredit union members, a two-point difference,” the blog continued. “Both groups also differ when it comes to whether their personal financial situation is getting better or worse; 48% of credit union members feel their finances are worsening compared to 51% of noncredit union members, a three-point difference.”

What causes the correlation between being financially sound and belonging to a credit union?

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New Online Banking Coming in November

In an effort to better serve our members, we will be rolling out a new online banking system in November. As always you will be able to view your accounts, pay bills, transfer money, order checks, look at your monthly statement, and apply for loans.

What’s different is the look and feel.  This new version is more user-friendly which allows for better page navigation,  enhancing your online banking experience. Two new features will allow you to access your account from your mobile phone and you will also be able to view a copy of your posted checks. 

You can try the online demo here:  https://secure5.onlineaccess1.com/SIUCU_Online/Demo/Demo.htm

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Agency warns of false site, phishing scam

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (10/8/10)—Credit unions should be wary of e-mails that claim to be from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and promise their recipients $50 for taking an NCUA-created survey, the NCUA said Thursday.

According to the agency, the survey link directs members to a false version of the NCUA homepage. That site contains “an illicit survey that solicits credit card account numbers and confidential personal information” from survey respondents.

In a release, the NCUA warned that the site is a phishing scam, adding that the agency “will never ask credit union members or the general public for personal account or personally identifiable information as part of a survey.”

“Any e-mail that alleges to be from NCUA and asks for account information is fraudulent and should be treated as suspicious,” NCUA added.

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