Unity One Credit Union

Unity One CU Informs: Put Members First!

Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 09:57 AM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, member-owned, big banks, not for profit

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I’m sure many of you have heard about the scandal at Wells Fargo, one of the nation’s largest banks. Wells Fargo was fined $185 million, and over 5,000 employees were fired after it was discovered that bank employees had opened as many as two million unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts in order to meet sales quotas. This is just another example of the pattern of bad behavior by many big banks in their continual pursuit of boosting profits. Other banks have received hefty fines or paid huge legal settlements for questionable mortgage practices. Most have eliminated free checking and raised fees across the board.Gary_Williams_reading.jpg

Big banks are beholden to shareholders and are driven by the desire to increase profits. Unity One Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative. As such, we put people before profits. Our members’ financial well-being is our only goal, and we strive to provide you the best value in financial services. As a cooperative, “profits” are returned to our members in the form of lower loan rates, higher deposit rates, lower fees (in fact most of our services are free!) and by investing in expanded services to meet our members’ needs.

As a financial cooperative, we operate on the philosophy of people helping people. We exist only to serve our members – not some distant, faceless shareholders. As a member, you are a part-owner of Unity One Credit Union, and our sole focus is on doing the right thing for our members. You have made a wise choice by being a member of Unity One Credit Union.

You can rest assured that we work hard every day to earn your trust and to provide you the best value in financial services. We never forget that we exist for you and we are dedicated to providing you a better banking experience. Thank you for your membership!

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Gary Williams, President and CEO

Unity One Credit Union


About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

 

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Unity One Informs: Maren Morris makes appeareance at UO branch opening 11 years ago

Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 03:28 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, unity one, country music, Maren Morris, North tarrant branch opening

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Unity One Credit Union's North Tarrant branch in Fort Worth's grand opening celebration was held August 19, 2005.  In addition to the traditional ribbon cutting, we had a flag-raising ceremony by the local cub scouts, appearances by Fossil Ridge High School cheerleaders and football team and an evening concert featuring a little known, local girl by the name of Maren Morris.

 

If you aren't a follower of country music, here's (as Paul Harvey of radio station WBAP would say) "the rest of the story," according to Rolling Stone magazine.

During last year's Country Music Awards (CMAs), Maren Morris was an unknown. It was two months before the release of her breakout single, My Church, and her debut album Hero would not arrive until June 2016. Fast forward to now, and Morris is tied with Chris Stapleton and Eric Church as the leading nominees at the 50th annual CMAs. It's startling to the 26-year-old Texas native.

"I was sitting across the street from the CMAs last year at a restaurant watching the show on TV and never thinking I would be sitting there the next year," said Morris.

Along with Song of the Year, for My Church, and an Album of the Year nod for Hero, Morris competes in Single of the Year (My Church), Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist. She admits she anticipated perhaps one nomination, but the strong showing was overwhelming.

"To have five [nominations] and one of them be Album of the Year and another Song of the Year, it is such validation," said Morris.

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals. 

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has eight branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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Unity One Credit Union Maintenance Notice - June

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 02:16 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, unity one, Unity One Credit Union

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Please note that Unity One Credit Union banking services will be down the following days and times. This maintenance will affect online, mobile and telephone banking.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 7-8 p.m. and 2-5 a.m.
  • Monday, June 29, 7-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 30, 7-9 p.m.

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Credit union informs: Shared Branching locations surpass BOA

Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @ 11:17 AM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, shared branching, bank of america

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(Source: Cornerstone Credit Union League Leaguer)
CO-OP Shared Branch Surpasses BofA in Branch Numbers
Monday, June 8, 2015 6:35 AM

Shared BranchingCO-OP Shared Branch announced that its shared branching network is now the third-largest financial institution branch network in the United States, surpassing Bank of America. The figures, compiled by CO-OP Financial Services from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., found CO-OP Shared Branch has 5,341 branches compared with Bank of America’s 5,244 branches.

The shared branch network of credit unions is gaining on Chase, which is No. 2 at 5,892 branches, and Wells Fargo, which leads with 6,392 financial branches.

CO-OP Financial Services President and CEO Stan Hollen said, “There are about 1,800 credit unions participating in shared branching, offering convenient branch access to more than 52 million members wherever they may travel in the United States.” CO-OP Shared Branch has an additional 1,800 self-service kiosks located in 7-Eleven stores nationwide.

Shared branching allows a member of one credit union to make financial transactions at another credit union that is part of the network.

“In addition to member convenience, shared branching offers a means of generating revenue and operational efficiencies for participating institutions,” Hollen said. “If all of the nearly 7,000 credit unions in the United States were part of shared branching, our locations would number about 21,000.”

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Unity One Credit Union Maintenance Notice

Tue, May 19, 2015 @ 01:13 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, unity one, Unity One Credit Union

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Please note that Unity One Credit Union online services will be down the following days and times. This maintenance may affect online, mobile and telephone banking.

  • Thursday, May 21, 12 midnight - 5 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 30, 2-5 p.m.

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Phishing scam targeting Unity One Credit Union members

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 11:57 AM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, phishing, unity one

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The Unity One Credit Union Member Contact Center has been alerted to a phishing scam targeting Unity One members. Automated calls from 1-888-503-0711 are asking members to press 1 to reactivate their credit cards. This call has NOT been initiated by Unity One Credit Union.

Do not follow through with the process. If more information becomes available, we will update you here.

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What is Phishing? See below.

Phishing is the illegal attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. (Source: Wikipedia)

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Unity One Credit Union scores a CUNA Diamond Award

Mon, Mar 30, 2015 @ 05:21 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, unity one, spank free banking

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Unity One Credit Union brought home a coveted CUNA Diamond Award for marketing excellence in the brand awareness category for its Spank Free Banking campaign. The credit union nabbed the only award given among all entries in the 100-250 million dollar asset size category.

The campaign doubled awareness in Fort Worth, blazed new trails in online/digital marketing for Unity One and also gave credit union staff members the opportunity to do what they love--community outreach.

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ABOUT UNITY ONE CREDIT UNION

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ www.unityone.org

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Credit Union Board Member Leaves a Legacy of Service

Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:29 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, Unity One Credit Union, st. paul

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It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved board member, Jim DeBilzan, in December. After more than 35 years as a member of the Board of Directors of Unity One Credit Union, Jim DeBilzan retired in May 2014. During his tenure on the board, DeBilzan served as secretary for five years and chaired numerous committees. He was active on the education, marketing, technology and loan committees and heJim DeBilzanld a strong passion for the credit union “people helping people” philosophy.

While serving on the board, he completed several modules of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Volunteer Achievement Program. In addition to his service at Unity One Credit Union, DeBilzan was also the manager of Saint Pascal Parish Credit Union in St. Paul, MN for the past 32 years.

Prior to this death, DeBilzan was named Unity One Director Emeritus. He has been a big supporter of the credit union movement and has played an instrumental role in the development of Unity One.  His commitment to Unity One has impacted us as a credit union, and we appreciate all his years of service.

In 2014, Jim was honored with "Credit Union Builder" with the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation. Click here to read a full article from the foundation.

ABOUT UNITY ONE CREDIT UNION

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 30,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™ www.unityone.org

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Credit union informs: Retirement Planning Seminar

Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 03:00 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, wwk wealth advisors, unity one

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Retirement Planning Seminar

For adults 50 to 70 years of age
When:
Tuesdays - October 21 & 28
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Thursdays - October 30 & November 6
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where:
Roanoke Recreation Center
Instructor:
Sean P. Weaver, CFP, MBA, Investment Advisor with WWK Wealth Advisors
A registered investment advisor
Tuition:
$49 (Advance registration is required.)
How to Register:
Call 817.768.2050 to register.
Visit www.wwkllc.com for more information.
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  • Life Planning for Retirement
  • Retirement Needs and Expenses
  • Retirement Roadblocks and Mistakes
  • Retirement Income Sources
  • Retirement Plan Distributions
  • Investments
  • Risk Management & Asset Protection
  • Estate Planning
This e-mail is for information only.The views and opinions expressed at this event are those of WWK Wealth Advisors and not necessarily of Unity One Credit Union.
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Credit union informs: Cybersecurity & Millenials

Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 07:22 PM / by Erayne Hill posted in credit union, cybersecurity, unity one

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The Cybersecurity Lives of Millennials resized 600

About Unity One Credit Union

Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.

Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has seven branches to serve over 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™

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