Pending Legislation on Overdraft Protection Needs Your Input

Posted by SIU Credit Union on November 6, 2009 in Financial Education, News |

Dear Member:

You are one of our best members, and we thank you for the trust you have placed in our financial institution.

When you have used our overdraft program, it has enabled us to cover your unexpected expense or help you avoid embarrassment due to an error in your recordkeeping. This meant you were able to pay for something at the grocery store, fill up your gas tank or unexpectedly purchase a prescription for a sick family member. These are the reasons you used this safety net – and the reasons it should remain available to you and your family.

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My Credit Union Story

Posted by SIU Credit Union on November 6, 2009 in Community Involvement, Financial Education |

For the past couple of days, a good friend and co-worker has been continually reminding me that I have yet to turn in an article for our blog. Since I finally realized his persistence is both shameless and tireless, I decided I better get started. “This won’t be hard,” I thought to myself. After all, I oversee compliance for the credit union, so I could just choose one of the hundreds of regulatory changes currently affecting the financial sector, write a short blurb, and be done with it. However, let’s face it…there are only a few of us nerds out there who actually enjoy reading the minute details of upcoming lending mandates or interchange legislation. So I thought I would start off with telling my story about what I have learned first-hand about credit unions.

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Why Credit Unions Aren’t Banks

Posted by SIU Credit Union on October 28, 2009 in Financial Education, News |

When we are out and about in the community, we often hear two things. What’s a credit union? and I didn’t know I could join. To be clear, if you are living in Southern Illinois you are more than likely eligible to join SIU Credit Union. And no, you don’t have to been connected to Southern Illinois University to join the credit union.

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ACS Taste of Hope Carbondale

Posted by SIU Credit Union on October 19, 2009 in Uncategorized |

SIU Credit Union has been an active supporter of the American Cancer Society. This year, we raised over $4,000 for the Carbondale Relay for Life. But we know we can do more. So, won’t you help us get the word out about the second annual Taste of Hope Carbondale? Read below for more information.

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Get Back in the Game After a Job Loss

Posted by SIU Credit Union on October 8, 2009 in Financial Education |

A major challenge when losing a job is to move ahead and find new work, while trying to process what happened. These steps can help jumpstart your job search: * Get the word out. In addition to getting moving as soon as possible, the most important thing to do is communicate. Let everyone know you’re […]

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