Unity One CU informs: Banking during and after Harvey

 

Unity One Credit Union is with you, especially during a crisis. We don't want to add to the hassle and stress you may encounter in the days ahead.

Here are a few things to know:

Unity One is as close to you as your cell phone. Use our website and mobile app for account monitoring, transfers and payments to individuals and/or institutions. We can also provide loan assistance. Credit union representatives anticipate your calls, e-mails and even Facebook messages.

If you rely heavily on our Shared Branching Network, please be aware that the following credit unions are CLOSED:

Locations closed:

Energy Capital CU - 24396 Interstate 45 N. Spring, TX.  Closed until further notice

Port Arthur Teachers FCU - 3001 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. Port Arthur, TX.  Closed until further notice.  

 

Open:

Mobiloil FCU -    Delaware, Treadway, Lumberton, Silsbee Full service 10:00am to 3:00pm

                         Vidor Full service 11:00am to 2:00pm

                         Jasper Full service 7:30am to 5:30pm

                         Calder, Mid County, No Share Branching at this time


If you would like to donate to relief efforts, Unity One Credit Union supports The Cornerstone Credit Union League Foundation and the National Credit Union Foundation. Click here.

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Unity One CU informs: Keller Pkwy. branch closed for repairs

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The Keller Parkway branch (891 Keller Pkwy., Keller TX 76248) is currently closed for repairs. If you need access to your account, we encourage you to visit one of our other branch locations, utilize your Mobile Banking app or visit a Shared Branching location. 

What is Shared Branching?

Shared Branching is a cooperative network of credit unions sharing over 5,000 locations nationwide. No matter if you are across town, move, travel, or away to college on the other side of the country, with Shared Branching, you can easily access your credit union.

Standard member services offered at shared branch facilities include:

  • Deposits
  • Withdrawals*
  • Transfer funds between accounts*
  • Loan Payments*

Here is what you need to take with you to a shared branch:

  • The exact name of your credit union
  • Your account number(s)
  • Valid photo identification

Learn more

*Some restrictions apply

Unity One CU: Traveling for the summer? Shared branching is your solution.

shutterstock_648296932 (1).jpgTraveling for the summer? Shared branching allows you access to your account at over 5,000 locations throughout the country. 

What is Shared Branching?

Shared Branching is a cooperative network of credit unions sharing over 5,000 locations nationwide. No matter if you are across town, move, travel, or away to college on the other side of the country, with Shared Branching, you can easily access your credit union.

Standard member services offered at shared branch facilities include:

  • Deposits
  • Withdrawals*
  • Transfer funds between accounts*
  • Loan Payments*

Here is what you need to take with you to a shared branch:

  • The exact name of your credit union
  • Your account number(s)
  • Valid photo identification

Learn more

*Some restrictions apply

Credit union informs: Shared Branching locations surpass BOA

(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.”

Credit union informs: What is Shared Branching?


What is shared branching? It's convenience. It's a way to bring Unity One closer to home! Watch this video to learn more, courtesy of the COOP Network.



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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 29,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™


Unity One Credit Union names 2013's first Colleague of the Quarter

Clarissa Peña, lead teller at the North Richland Hills Branch, is named Unity One Credit Union's Colleague of the Quarter. Read why Clarissa is worthy of this recognition:Unity One Credit Union

Shared Branching member Heather Soltis had the following to say. Please note: Ms. Soltis is a member of another credit union but utilizes Unity One for convenience. Unity One Credit Union is a Credit Union Service Center and a part of the Shared Branching Network.

  • "Though I am not a member of of Unity One Credit Union, I do my shared branching there. The lead teller Clarissa at at the Birdville Technology Center is awesome! I usually have three small boys with me, and one day the computer system was down. Clarissa saw me through the window and ran outside to my car before I got all the kids out to take them inside...I think that was so considerate. She always has a BIG SMILE on her face and always greets me by name. Clarissa is a great asset to to your company."

Priscilla Garcia, North Richland Hills branch manager, has this to say about her colleague:

  • I thoroughly enjoy working with her [Clarissa], and it has been my pleasure getting to know Clarissa. She is always looking for new ways to engage our members and potential members. She recently volunteered to don the credit union's mascot costume and challenged high school students to a dance contest--"who can outdance Max?" Being Max is not an easy feat, but Clarissa never backs down from a challenge. She did it with enthusiasm because she knew that the students would respond positively to this kitcshy event. Needless to say, it was standing room only.
  • Clarissa is friendly, courteous and her smile is contagious. She has done an awesome job with training her teammates, and I know that her knowledge and experience are more than sufficient to motivate those around her.

Congraluations, Clarissa! You are valued by many!

 

What is shared branching?

Shared BranchingCredit unions are not on every street corner, but they are still highly convenient thanks to shared branching. Multiple, free credit union ATMs are not a myth but a reality, thanks to shared branching. Traveling and relocating have never been so easy, also thanks to shared branching.

What is shared branching? It's a network of credit unions that have joined together in a cooperative effort to bring its members convenience in banking. Each credit union that partcipates in shared branching is a Credit Union (CU) Service Center, and you as a member can perform many of your financial transactions at participating branches or CU Service Centers.

All Unity One Credit Union branches are CU Service Centers which means that we allow our members to travel to other credit unions in the network, and we service members from other credit unions. Cuservicecenter.com best describes shared branching as "your credit union multiplied." Here are a few things you should know about CU Service Centers and shared branching.

Look for the swirl!

CU Service Center branches are identified by a swirl (like the one pictured above). If you see it, you know you are in the right place.

Things that shared branching and CU Service Centers can do for you:

  • Take deposits

  • Withdraw money

  • Process loan payments

  • Transfer money between accounts

  • Issue money orders and cashier checks

What you will need to do a transaction:

  • Name of your credit union

  • Your account number

  • Valid government-issued photo identification

Things you should be aware of before using a CU Service Center:

  • Limits on cash withdrawals - Service centers vary. At Unity One, a shared branching member may withdraw up to $2,500 per day. However, it is not uncommon to find restrictions as low as $500.

  • Fees - There is no fee for accessing shared branching; however, each CU Service Center may have fees associated with specific services. For example, Unity One performs many services without charging a fee like notarizing, making copies or depositing multiple checks. However, other CU Service Centers may operate differently. It's always a good idea to ask your credit union or the branch you are visiting for clarification.

  • Holds - The funds that you deposit at CU Service Centers may not be available for immediate withdrawal. Holds may be placed on items that are deposited at CU Service Centers by YOUR credit union. To be clear, the CU Service Center does not place holds on your account. YOUR credit union places the hold. The CU Service Center cannot remove a hold placed on your account; you must contact your credit union.

To find the nearest CU Service Center, simply use your Unity One mobile app or Web site locator tool, enter in your zip code or city and state and drive.

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