articles from February 2012

Photo of A Man Texting

February 28th, 2012

SMCU’s Text Banking Gets Even Better

SMCU’s Text Banking is already a great way to check your accounts on the go. Now, it is getting even better. We are adding new options that allow you to track your accounts, so you can keep up with your balances wherever you are.


February 22nd, 2012

Beware of Fraudulent Payday-Loan Collection Calls

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a new e-scam warning yesterday regarding fraudulent phone calls related to delinquent payday-loan accounts. The caller usually says they are from an official agency, like the FBI, a law firm or other debt collector calling on behalf of companies such as United Cash Advance, U.S. Cash Net or… (keep reading)

Don't Go It Alone

February 14th, 2012

Why Should You Work With An Investment Professional?

If you are trying to plan for your future, you know that there are a multitude of factors that can affect whether your plan actually helps you reach your goals. Some people have the time, expertise and energy to make the journey on their own. Most of us, however, could use some help to get… (keep reading)


February 14th, 2012

Automated Phone Call Scam Warning

A recent notification from credit unions indicated members and nonmembers are being targeted with the automated phone call scam. Victims receive automated calls (robo-calls), which play recorded messages claiming to be from a credit union (or bank), requesting verification of financial information (e.g., account number, card number, or PIN). Risk Mitigation Tips Never respond to… (keep reading)


February 13th, 2012

Vote for your 2012 Board of Directors

Updated 2.13.2012: Click here to access the online ballot. You will need your voting credentials to log in. 2 Minutes to Support 7 Principles Exercise your voice by voting in SMCU’s 79th Annual Volunteer Board and Supervisory Committee Elections this February 13th through March 10th. As a member of SMCU, you have the ability to… (keep reading)


February 10th, 2012

Earning Rewards is Easy at SMCU

Some people choose a credit card based solely on its rewards program. For the privilege of airline miles or cash back, they settle for high interest rates and exorbitant annual fees. SMCU VISA® credit-card holders, however, don’t have to make that tradeoff. They can truly have the best of both worlds. Get It All at… (keep reading)

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February 7th, 2012

Are You Getting the Best Deal on Your Credit Card?

Credit cards are an important part of how we live our lives nowadays. From shopping online to a desire to carry less cash, many of us use our credit card every day. Considering the role credit cards play, you might think that everyone does their homework to make sure they are using the best credit… (keep reading)