Call For Nominations
Are you interested in having an impact on the lives of 26,000 OUCU Financial members?
As a member of our financial cooperative, you have the opportunity to be on the OUCU Financial Board of Directors. If elected, you'll represent thousands of your fellow members. As a volunteer director, you'll help determine and maintain the general direction and control of the credit union in their best interest.
Personal fulfilment, educational opportunities, and the satisfaction of supporting members’ financial well-being are just some of the benefits of becoming a volunteer board member.
If you're interested, complete this nomination packet or pick one up at any of our branches. Applications are due by January 7, 2022.
Free Holiday Music Celebration
Sunday, December 19
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
OUCU Financial is sponsoring a Holiday Music Celebration featuring the Communiversity Band, under the direction of William Talley, director of bands for Ohio University. The Communiversity Band is comprised of Ohio University faculty, students, and alumni as well as community members from Athens and surrounding communities. Masks are required indoors. Event is free and open to the public.
Join us to hear the sounds of the season!
We’ve Updated Our Website!
Our new site features:
- A modernized look with our new name and colors
- New online banking login button – now in the top right corner
- Promotions page – see our specials in one convenient spot
- Mobile banking – you’ll see a new app icon
Check out our FAQ page to learn more about our name change.
Where You Belong.
Our new name, OUCU Financial Credit Union, signals big changes ahead. “I’m personally thrilled,” says CEO Cory Corrigan. “This change builds on our rich legacy while allowing us to reach a broader member base.”
Inspiration for the name and brand comes from the recent membership expansion to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington Counties.
We want to reassure you that throughout this process, your accounts will continue to work the same.
We look forward to sharing this new experience with you in the coming months; stay tuned!
OUCU Honored with September Compass Award
Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague has recognized OUCU's dedication to financial education in our region's schools with the September Compass Award.
The school-based financial education program serves six districts, dozens of teachers, and more than a thousand students each year.
“OUCU recognizes the significance of financial education to prepare students for success in adulthood. We’re proud to provide engaging experiences that bring these key concepts to life,” says CEO, Cory Corrigan.
Although teachers and students faced many disruptions the pandemic, OUCU continued our support through an interactive online platform. As the school environment and personal finance evolve, OUCU will continue to create innovative ways to help students learn the skills needed for financial success.
Bobcat Rewards are back!
As a part of our Ohio University Athletics partnership, we're happy to again offer the chance to win some awesome Bobcat prizes!
Athens NEWS Best of Athens Winner 2 Years in a Row!
Thank you for your support once again in the Athens NEWS Best of Athens Awards. For a second year, OUCU was voted:
BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROVIDER
It is our pleasure to serve our members and our community, helping you achieve your financial goals and make the most of your money.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Harry B. Crewson Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to these outstanding receipents of the 2021 Harry B. Crewson Scholarship. Each has been awarded $3,000 toward their undergraduate education at Ohio University.
Alexander High School
Alexander High School
Trimble High School
Ohio University Credit Union Expands Membership
OUCU announced today it has received approval of its membership charter expansion by the State of Ohio. The approval means OUCU can now serve those who live, work, worship or attend school in the following counties: Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington County.
“We’re excited about this opportunity to serve more of Southern Ohio,” stated OUCU CEO Cory Corrigan. “Athens and its contiguous counties share many of the same challenges, so we’re glad to bring low cost loans, valuable services and cutting-edge technology to a larger community. For 65 years, our goal has been to connect people to the financial tools to help them make the most of their money. We’ve always been about ‘People Helping People.”
Read more in our Charter Expansion News Release.
OUCU Provides $20,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants
Thanks to our partnership with the Ohio Credit Union Foundation, OUCU has provided $20,000 in financial assistance grants to 40 member households that have lost income due to COVID-19. Each household received $500 for groceries, utilities, or rent. The majority of households requested grocery or utility assistance, while nine households requested rent assistance.
The program was announced on Monday, June 15 and reached capacity in a matter of hours.
A grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation of $10,000 and a match of $10,000 from OUCU made this program possible.
OUCU is committed to supporting our community during this difficult time. This includes the adoption of a number of new policies aimed at easing the financial challenges members face. Those experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to contact Member Services at (740) 597-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available options. The latest news and announcements related to the impacts of COVID-19 can be found here.
We’re proud to be part of the credit union movement where “people helping people” is something we do every day. We’re here for our members and our community. We’ll get through this together.
Ohio University Credit Union Achieves Exceptional Performance Designation
BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s premier bank and credit union rating firm, announced that Ohio University Credit Union, has once again earned its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates OUCU excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 47 consecutive quarters, means Ohio University Credit Union has done so continuously since August 2008. This achievement has secured an even higher designation for Ohio University Credit Union as an “Exceptional Performance Credit Union”. This title is reserved for institutions that have earned Bauer’s top 5-Star rating for 40 consecutive quarters (ten years) or longer.
OUCU is the only credit union in the area to be awarded a 5-Star rating.
“Embracing their ‘People Helping People’ core value,” notes Karen Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, “the nation’s credit unions are well-positioned to help local communities thrive. In fact,” she continued, “credit unions are local small businesses themselves, and their employees are members. Through shared experiences, they know exactly what other members need, and they have the means to help provide it. This has proven a winning combination for Ohio University Credit Union.”
NEW! Quick Pay Loan Payment Service
You can now make an OUCU loan payment inside or outside of online or mobile banking!
Make a payment from your:
• OUCU account
• account with another institution
• selected credit or debit card
• external transfers
BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS
Fraudsters never give up and neither do we! Beware of phone calls that appear to be coming from the credit union. We will never call you and ask you for your card number, member number, SSN or PIN. Never give out personal information to someone who calls you.
If there is suspicious transaction on your credit or debit, you may need to verify a purchase with a yes or a no, but we will never ask for your card information.
Read more about fraud prevention tools from OUCU.
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