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News for members of Unitus Community Credit Union | Third Quarter 2017

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Help us Celebrate our 80th Anniversary!

We are quickly approaching July 24, the day our seven founding members created our credit union 80 years ago. Thank you, our members and communities, for coming together to build this financial cooperative around people helping people. Your continuous belief in the power of partnership, transparency, service and generosity have supported us through these years. We are truly stronger together. This summer, please allow us to give back to you, the members and communities who have made this special day possible!

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Unitus Strengthens Member Security and Convenience with Apple Pay®, Text Alerts, and More

Great news! We now support tokenized payment solutions including Apple Pay®, Android Pay™, Samsung Pay and Microsoft Pay! To begin, register your Unitus debit or credit card and link to your device. These new payment technologies offer enhanced security, convenience and customizability to help keep your information safe while making purchases easier than ever!

Have you updated your contact information lately?

We don't like thinking about it, but identity fraud happens. We want to ensure you are as safe as possible. If you haven’t updated your contact information in a while, please log into uOnline and check that your information is up to date. If needed, update your phone, home and email addresses so we can contact you in case of an important security notification. Fast action helps to minimize potential risk. It's easy to update your information through uOnline! Two minutes is all it takes to secure your finances.

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Making Sense of the Mortgage Market with Brad Goodenough

How’s the Portland housing market today? Is it true that even if the Fed raises rates, my mortgage rates could go down? What are the most important things to look out for in picking a mortgage lender? Brad Goodenough, Home Loan Expert at Unitus Plaza headquarters, shares his insights to help us make sense of housing.

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Report: Northwest credit unions lead the nation in financial health

Our last Connections newsletter shared a report showing that our members saved $7.7 Million throughout 2016 by banking with our not-for-profit financial cooperative rather than a bank or other financial institution. Isn’t that awesome? It pays to be a member of a credit union, especially in the Pacific Northwest. A new report shows that Oregon and Washington are leading the nation in credit union financial health, meaning better rates and service for you, our members!

Celebrating Your Successes

“1970. A young 20-something mom and her just returned from Vietnam husband wanted to buy their first house. My supervisor told me about Oregon Telco. And thus began a nearly 50 year affair with MY credit union. Unitus has been our only financial institution all those years helping us with savings, investing, loans, education, businesses and more. They have been our one stop shop for everything banking.

We now have 4 accounts for various purposes; over a dozen investment and personal houses have grown our portfolio, 2 kids have gotten their starts with banking and finance there, and too many cars to count have been financed. Unitus has been there for us every step of the way. Now in retirement, we still depend on them for keeping us happy and thriving.“ – Carol W.

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Could you benefit from a Balance Transfer?

Do you carry balances on one or more credit cards? If you do, a balance transfer could save you money. It can simplify your monthly payments, consolidating them into a single account, and even help you get out of debt faster. But be careful – before you accept an offer, there are some things you should consider to decide whether a balance transfer is the right financial move for you.

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Making sense of Life Insurance with Todd Micciche

Life Insurance is one of the most important financial protections to have, yet is often among the most challenging financial areas to figure out. Using the information I’ve learned over the years, I hope to share this knowledge with you to help you make the wisest decision for you and your loved ones at this point in time. I often hear questions like these:…

Securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution. Representatives are not tax advisor or Social Security experts. For information regarding your specific tax situation, please consult a tax professional. To discuss your specific SSA benefits questions, please contact the SSA office in your area. FR-1441243.1-0319-0418

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Human Foosball: Game on!

Unitus is hosting our third annual Human Foosball event on the Plaza Friday, August 18. The team slots are filled and the players are gearing up for the big day. If you haven’t seen 10 players go at it in an inflatable arena before, come down to the Plaza to cheer on the players, or follow our matches on Facebook Live! Game on! #UnitusHumanFoosball

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Congratulations 2017 Scholarship Winners!

The results are in. After reviewing stacks of applications and reading personal essays, the Unitus Scholarship Review Committee had the great pleasure of awarding scholarships to 11 deserving student members. Many of the Unitus Scholars have overcome significant personal and life challenges in their quest to achieve both academically and as community and volunteer standouts among their peers. It’s always a pleasure to provide a scholarship donation to help jump start these outstanding students in their pursuit to succeed in college and in life.

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5 Strategies to Set Your Child Up for Life-Long Financial Success

Isn’t it odd that financial literacy is an indispensable skill for any adult, yet it is so rarely taught in schools? Where the system may be lacking, you have a glowing opportunity as a parent to set your child up for long-term success. It is never too early to begin educating kids on how to handle money wisely! Use these five strategies to set your child up for financial independence.


Home Buying
Thursday, July 20, 6:15 p.m. | Peterkort | Register now
Thursday, August 10, 6:15 p.m. | Clackamas | Register now
Thursday, August 24, 6:15 p.m. | Tanasbourne | Register now
Thursday, September 14, 6:15 p.m. | Mill Plain | Register now
Thursday, September 21, 6:15 p.m. | N Williams | Register now
Thursday, October 12, 12:15 p.m. | Unitus Plaza | Register now

Understanding Your Credit
Thursday, July 27, 6:15 p.m. | Mall 205 | Register now
Thursday, August 24, 6:15 p.m. | Salem | Register now
Thursday, September 28, 6:15 p.m. | Tanasbourne | Register now

Selling Your Home
Wednesday, August 2, 6:15 p.m. | Clackamas | Register Now

Be Happier Hour

International Lollipop Day: Thursday, July 20 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | All Unitus branches

Summer Events

80th Anniversary Celebration at all Unitus branches | Monday, July 24
80th Anniversary Special Celebration at Unitus Plaza | Wednesday, August 2
Human Foosball at Unitus Plaza – Friday, August 18

Holiday Closures

Labor Day Monday, September 4
Columbus Day Monday, October 9

Branch Locations

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