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Summer Awaits!

If you're looking for extra cash this summer, a personal loan may be a great solution.

--- Complete a project
--- Take a special vacation
--- Consolidate debt

rates as low as 10.99% apr

With our electronic signature service, you can sign your documents securely from any smartphone, tablet or computer – saving you a trip to the branch!

*Subject to credit approval. New loans only. Your actual rate and term will depend on your credit history and term of the loan. Rate quoted includes discount for automatic payments. On a $5,000 loan for 60 months at 10.99% annual percentage rate, the monthly payment would be $116.16. Includes optional credit life and disability. Other rates and terms available.

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 Debit Rewards & Visa Platinum Rewards Cardholders: Win a MAGICAL Shopping Spree!

1. Register at www.CURewards.com
2. Use your OUCU debit or platinum rewards card 3 x per week,
select 'credit'

You'll be entered for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Chicago and 60-second shopping spree in a CURewards® warehouse. OUCU even had a winner a couple of years ago!

As if a no-holds-barred shopping spree weren't enough, take note. You'll be flying through a CURewards warehouse located in one of the most magical cities in the country – Chicago, Illinois. And it won't cost you a dime. The airfare, hotel room, meals, entertainment, thousands of dollars in merchandise, 3 days and 2 nights...it's all on us.


 Visit www.cumagicminute.com for details.

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open to cardholders who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, 21 or older, who are enrolled in a participating credit union CURewards program. Ends 9/9/18. Void where prohibited. See full rules and how to enter without purchase at www.cumagicminute.com. Sponsor: PSCU, 560 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716.


CU Magic Minute - Magical Shopping Spree 2017















Beat the Heat Summer Movie Series

The Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular family films on select Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. Price of Admission to the Saturday shows will be a suggested minimum donation of $2 per ticket—all donations will go to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County.

Tickets will be available one week before each scheduled screening, which are one-time only events with a limited number of tickets available. Tickets may be purchased in the Athena Cinema lobby, which is open Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-10 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays 2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Sponsored in part by Ohio University Credit Union.

Download PDF

Scheduled screenings:

Teen Night Special - Moonrise Kingdom
Fri., June 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

The Dark Crystal
Sat., June 23, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

The Goonies
Sat., July 7, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Yellow Submarine
Sat., July 21, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

Sat., Aug. 4, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

The Secret of Nimh
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018 @ 3:00 PM




Athens Food Rescue Duck Derby

Saturday, July 14, 2018
W. State Park
11:30 a.m. Family Fun
2 p.m. Duck Launch, Hocking River

Purchase a duck and bring your family to the Rubber Duck Derby and Family Fun Olympics!
OUCU is proud to be a sponsor of this wonderful group of volunteers working to fight hunger in our community.

Buy your duck online at http://www.athensfoodrescue.com/rubber-duck-event/ or at Inhale Yoga Studio and Nicole Conrath, DDS.



East State Street Building Named for Retired CEO

Phil Meyer Building

The OUCU Board of Directors has designated the East State Street branch as the Phil W. Meyer Building, to honor our recently retired CEO. The building plaque was unveiled to Phil’s surprise during a special reception.

"As Ohio University Credit Union CEO from 1999 – 2018, Phil was instrumental in the construction of this building. He was dedicated to improving the lives of credit union members, employees and the community."




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.


CEO Phil Meyer Retires

Phil Meyer, chief executive officer for almost 20 years, retired at the end of April.

Under Phil’s guidance the credit union grew tremendously. Total assets grew 262% from $98 million to $357 million; loans grew 357% from $55 million to $196 million and membership grew 67%. Above all the credit union thrived, maintaining the financial stability and success our members expect.

Thank you for your leadership over the last 19+ years; we wish you a happy retirement!





2019 Wall Calendar Photo Submissions

Calling all photographers! We are currently accepting photo submissions for our 2019 wall calendar! The calendar will focus on capturing the diverse culture and beautiful scenery of Southeastern Ohio, including events, festivals, structures or landscapes.

To enter:2019 Calendar Contest

Submission deadline: July 31, 2018




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

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).

You are covered in the event your card information is used to commit fraud.

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



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