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!
You could win $5,000 with CU Give Back Sweepstakes!
Keep your OUCU reward cards at the top of your wallet for a chance to win $5,000 to offset your purchases!
Simply use your Debit Rewards or Platinum Rewards credit cards on everyday purchases a minimum of 4 times per week through October 31, 2021, in order to qualify for the drawing. Transactions must be run as ‘credit’.
20 participating eligible cardholders will be randomly selected throughout the sweepstakes timeframe. Use your card 4 X every week, and you could win. It’s that easy!
For official rules, please visit cugivebacksweepstakes.com. No purchase, entry fee, credit or debit card usage necessary to enter or win. Open to Rewards Program cardholders, who are legal residents of the 50 US, DC & PR, 18+. Sweepstakes ends 10/31/2021. Void where prohibited. Subject to official rules with alternate entry method.
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
Southeast Ohio COVID Recovery Fund - Investment and Donation Opportunity!
It’s no secret that the pandemic has hurt our economy in Southeast Ohio. Successful small businesses, the backbone of our rural communities, are working hard to weather this COVID-19 economic climate. Even businesses who took advantage of previous small business loan programs and grants are at risk falling short heading into winter.
In Southeast Ohio, we care about our friends, our neighbors and our community. That’s why the COVID Recovery Loan Fund was created – to connect small businesses in need with funds to help them through this crisis.
The COVID Recovery Loan Fund is now seeking investment and donations from members of our community to provide 0% loans to small local businesses to help bridge emergency cash flow gaps, especially through the winter months.
Read more about this fund, who is coordinating the effort and how you can contribute support for our local economy.
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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