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Annual Meat Raffle Going on Now

Stop by any OUCU office to enter our annual Athens County Jr Fair Livestock Auction raffle. Enter to win approx. 50 lbs of pork and beef. 14 will win!

Drawing ends Sept. 26.


 

NEW! Fraud Text Alerts

Fraudsters never give up, and neither do we!

This new system allows you to receive automated texts when suspicious activity has been detected on your account on debit & credit card transactions. It's IMMEDIATE and easy! 

To set up fraud text alerts:

To register your debit & credit cards, log into online banking and select the "More" tab and under "Card Services" choose "Fraud Alerts".

Remember, you can also set up debit and credit transaction alerts to keep a close eye on purchases.

To set up transaction alerts:

Debit Purchase Alerts:
In online banking, choose ‘CU Alerts’, then “Add New”. You can set it up to be notified anytime your card is used at an ATM or item is purchase over $.01. Call us immediately if you suspect an issue; after hours call (866) 820-1042.

Credit Purchase Alerts:
Login to your credit card account; under ‘communications’ select ‘Visa transaction alerts’ and follow the instructions. You may need to “add a new delivery destination” to add a mobile phone number or email (however you would like to receive your alerts).

Read more about Card Fraud FAQ


 

New OUCU Website Coming Soon!

We'll soon be launching a new website - new look, same great service! We've had our current site for many years and with the updates in technology, it was time for us to embark on this new journey.

  • new look
  • greater accessibility
  • useful information

Stay tuned for more information.

 

 


Athens Area Stand Down

Support veterans and other area residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We're collecting items at our E.State and Shafer branches through Sept. 29th.

This event will be held at the Athens county Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 5, 10 am -2 pm.

Items needed:

  • backpacks
  • sleeping bags
  • boots
  • blankets
  • tents
  • winter gear
  • hygiene items
  • non-perishable food

Visit Athens Area Stand Down for more info on this worthwhile event.


Debit Card "Lock" Now Available

Have you ever misplaced your debit card?
Or maybe you're traveling and concerned about theft?

You can now 'lock' your debit card so it cannot be used until you 'unlock' it!

How to lock your debit card

Online banking: Under 'All Services' select "Card Management"

Mobile banking app: Select "Card Management" tile

As always, if your card becomes permanently lost or stolen, please call so we can cancel the card and send you a new one.


 

OUCU Board of Directors Selects New CEO

The OUCU Board of Directors has selected Ohio University Credit Union Financial Services Vice President Cory Corrigan as the new Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds current Chief Executive Officer Phil Meyer who will be retiring at the end of April after almost 20 years of service. Corrigan will begin his new duties May 1, 2018.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” stated Corrigan.  “The solid foundation that has been created over the last 50+ years by an outstanding Board, dedicated staff and tremendous membership is unmatched in my opinion.  I am very appreciative for the opportunity to take OUCU to the next level,” he added.

Corrigan began his career at the credit union 22 years ago a student intern. He played professional baseball for several years, working in the off season in the credit union accounting department. He later joined OUCU full-time and was promoted to accounting manager within a year.

In 2002, he was named vice president of the Credit Union Service Organization, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OUCU, offering tax preparation, business accounting and payroll services, financial and investment planning. While there he earned several MEMBERS Excellence and Pacesetter awards for outstanding performance.

Corrigan is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Credit Union National Association Management School. An Athens native, he is a graduate of Athens High School and received his BBA from Ohio University.

Corrigan currently serves on the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce board and Athens Catholic Community Food Pantry board. He previously served on the Sandlot Baseball and Copperheads Baseball boards. In addition he coached youth sports for many years.

 


 

Be Aware of Debit & Credit Card Fraud

1 in 10: More than 33 million Americans, or about ten percent, were victims of card fraud in 2017, according to LendingTree unit CompareCards. More than 66% of victims reported that someone tried to make a purchase with their digital account information, even though the actual plastic card was not stolen. Also, 47% of victims said their bank contacted them first about the fraud, with 37% saying they learned of the fraud first by reviewing account statements. Debit and credit cards were targeted equally, suggesting one type of card isn't inherently safer than the other.

There are reports of card fraud in Athens area. This fraud affects all debit & credit card users from all financial institutions, not just OUCU.

Helpful tips:

LOOK CLOSELY WHEN INSERTING YOUR CARD -- especially at gas pumps

Last summer, Athens Police found credit/debit card skimming devices on local gas pumps. This device allows fraudsters grab your card data. Carefully look at the card devices especially at gas stations and ATMs before inserting. Select ‘credit’ even if using a debit card.

Read: Guard Your Card

SET UP ALERTS
Receive emails or texts whenever your debit or credit card is used.

Debit Alerts:
In online banking, choose ‘CU Alerts’, then “Add New”. You can set it up to be notified anytime your card is used at an ATM or item is purchase over $.01. Call us immediately if you suspect an issue; after hours call (866) 820-1042.

Credit Alerts:
Login to your credit card account; under ‘communications’ select ‘Visa transaction alerts’ and follow the instructions. You may need to “add a new delivery destination” to add a mobile phone number or email (however you would like to receive your alerts).

VISA ZERO LIABILITY POLICY
You are covered in the event your card information is used to commit fraud.

REVIEW YOUR ACCOUNT ACTIVITY
Always review your account transaction activity frequently, in online or mobile banking. Be sure to look at your statement monthly.

Visit our Credit Card FAQ

 


 

Cell Phones for Soldiers Program

OUCU has partnered with GM and Invest in America to help collect old cell phones. The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone -- the money is used to purchase pre-paid calling cards which are sent to troops.

Cell phone donations are accepted at all OUCU branches. You can even donate phones that are no longer in working condition -- they will be dismantled and recycled to reclaim some materials.

For more information contact marketing@oucu.org