Unity One CU informs: Cast your vote for UGive (2nd qtr)

CAST YOUR VOTE NOW: This year Unity One Credit Union will give $1,600 to worthy organizations based on your votes. Check out this quarter's nominees and learn more about our UGive campaign.

Voting period: Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 29, 2016

Cast your vote now!

 

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Unity One CU informs: Free Debt Relief Workshop

shutterstock_106308428-web.jpgJoin Unity One Credit Union and Transformance for a FREE DEBT RELIEF workshop that will help you learn smart solutions for managing and paying down debt.

Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Unity One Credit Union
2625 N. Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164

There will be time allotted at the end of the presentation for participants to speak with financial coaches. 

*The workshop will be presented in Spanish.

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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 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.™

Unity One CU informs: Fort Worth students compete for Futbol Fiebre championship title

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Parents, siblings and community members cheered their teams to victory at Unity One Credit Union’s annual Fútbol Fiebre, held on Saturday, June 18 at Rodeo Park in north Fort Worth. Five teams, made up of over 60 children, competed in this highly anticipated tournament for boys and girls in grades three, four and five. 

The Red Bulls, a team made up of students throughout the community, was victorious, placing first. The Cheetahs, a team from Manuel Jara Elementary School, placed second. 

Participants enjoyed fresh cinnamon rolls and chicken biscuits from Chick-fil-A for breakfast, plus festive music and bounce house entertainment. Following a morning of friendly competition, winning teams were honored at an awards ceremony.   

“This was an excellent opportunity for families throughout the community to come out and enjoy a little friendly competition. We are commited to serving the people that live in the North Side area,” said Cynthia Huerta-Aguirre, branch manager at Unity One’s Stockyards branch.

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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 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.™

Unity One CU informs: Classic Car Show at the Kansas City Branch

shutterstock_161840726-web.jpgUnity One Credit Union is currently seeking interested classic car owners for the Classic Car Show to be held on Saturday, August 27, at our Kansas City branch. All participants will have a chance to be featured in our 2017 calendar. 

If you're interested in participating, please call Nancy or Vickie at
913-342-9039.

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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 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.™

Unity One CU informs: Unity One Names Bob Bennett Scholarship Recipients

IMG_2638.jpgFort Worth, Texas— Unity One Credit Union is pleased to name Jenna Hunt, graduating senior of Forest Lake Senior High School, as the 2016 Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship recipient. Jenna’s award-winning essay entry detailed the difference between credit unions and alternative financial service companies such as Bitcoin and Prosper. 

Hunt says of credit unions, “As a third generation credit union member, I have seen how my parents and grandparents use the credit union for their personal banking and small business needs. They have commented on the better checking account services, like free check withdrawals, five dollar minimum balance on savings accounts and electronic transactions free of charge. These services will be beneficial for me as I enter college, manage my own money and apply for loans.” 

She will receive $1,000 to aid with her college expenses at the University of Minnesota where she plans to major in Physical Therapy, with a long-term goal of obtaining her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.     

Hunt is a very active member of the Forest Lake Senior High School student body, serving as the captain of the Girls Cross Country team, chair of several Student Council committees, as well as qualifying for the Dean’s List during her tenure.In addition to her academic achievements, Hunt is also an accomplished pianist winning multiple local and state honors.    

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Rylee Valdez

Rachel Gillis, senior, and Rylee Valdez, freshman, both students at Texas Woman’s University, were named runners-up and will each receive a $250 book scholarship. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates had to be graduating high school seniors or college students attending a two-year or four-year college or vocational/technical school. They needed to have maintained at least a 2.8 grade point average (on a four-point scale) and be a member of Unity One Credit Union. 

The Bob Bennett Memorial Scholarship is a tribute to the life of Robert Bennett, a tireless champion of the credit union movement. He joined Unity One CU in 1954 and served on the Board of Directors until 2002. An advocate of growth and change, Bennett served through five name changes and three mergers. He passed away in December 2002.  

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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.™

Unity One CU informs: 350 High school students receive hands-on dose of reality

Dollars_to_Sense_5-25.jpgApproximately 350 students at Boswell High School in Saginaw, TX, received a hands-on dose of reality as they participated in Unity One Credit Union’s Dollars to $ense event on May 23, 24 and 25. The interactive financial simulation was designed to engage high school students through a hands-on saving, spending and budgeting activity based on career and lifestyle decisions. 

Attending students were given a budget sheet containing their profession, starting salary and an overview of the program. They were required to stay within their given budget while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food. Students learned quickly that temptations like eating out and purchasing the most expensive car were easy ways to get in financial trouble. 

“This activity is one of our most requested presentations, because it condenses a whole semester’s worth of financial education into a one to two hour event. Students gain valuable insight without facing harmful, real-life financial destruction. Teaching the idea of budgeting to students is a matter of life or debt, and we take it very seriously, ” said Alyssa Guillory, director of community and public relations at Unity One Credit Union. 

Teachers and non-profits in the Fort Worth area may request to host a free Dollars to $ense event by visiting Unity One’s website at www.unityone.org.

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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.™

Unity One CU informs: Fútbol Fiebre postponed due to rain

Unity One Credit Union's annual Fútbol Fiebre  tournament has been postponed until Saturday, June 18, due to the large amount of rainfall in Fort Worth.

We still have two spots open to play in the tournament. If you're interested in registering your team, please click here

We hope to see everyone there!

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Register your team!

*There is a limit of 8 teams for the tournament. Teams will be signed up on a first come, first served basis. In case of inclement weather, the soccer tournament will be rescheduled and coaches/players will be notified. 

**Free snacks and refreshments are only for youth participating in the soccer tournament. 

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

Unity One CU informs: Beth Peters receives two prominent industry honors

Dick_and_Beth_-_FW_Chapter_of_CUs_Service_Award_SMALLER.jpgUnity One Credit Union would like to express its sincerest congratulations to Beth Peters, vice president of lending, for receiving two prominent industry honors during the month of May. 

On May 19, Peters was presented with the Lending Professional of the Year award by the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Lending Council at the annual Southwest Lending Conference. Five days later, on May 24, Peters was also presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions. 

Both awards honor Peters’ dedication to the credit union industry’s mission as well as professional accomplishments achieved during her 23 year tenure at Unity One Credit Union. 

Among her professional accomplishments, Peters updated the credit union’s lending policies, procedures and rates to make them more competitive and to increase loan approvals, which helped the credit union grow their loans-to-shares ratio from 58 percent in 2013 to 81 percent as of year-end 2015. 

Peters has also been a crucial player in many service projects such as the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Union’s annual Shake, Rattle and Bowl event, benefitting Cook Children’s Hospital and annual Christmas parties for students at Sam Rosen and Webb Elementary schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

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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.™ 

About the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Lending Council

The Lending Council was launched by the Texas Credit Union League (now Cornerstone Credit Union League) in 2001. Currently, the Council has 261 members. Council membership is open to paid staff or volunteers from league-affiliated credit unions. 

About the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions

The Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions is a professional organization of credit unions serving Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise counties.

Unity One CU informs: Shred Day at Keller

Shred your documents for free at Unity One Credit Union's Keller branch on Saturday, June 11!

Plus, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance will be on-site providing information about car seat safety. 

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Please read carefully:
  1. PAPER ONLY. Please only bring paper items to be shredded. Remove all other objects. Other objects could injure handlers, volunteers and the shred truck. No binders, glass, books, knives, cassettes, DVDs--and the list could go on.
  2. BE COURTEOUS. Be courteous of others, and restrict the amount that you bring to be shredded to a few boxes. 
  3. BE PREPARED. Be prepared to take your boxes or containers home with you.
  4. NO COMMERCIAL SHREDDING. We cannot accept commercial or business shredding, as a courtesy to other visitors. Only one truck will be onsite.

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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

Unity One CU informs: DPXPay now available through Mobile Banking!

Unity One Credit Union is excited to announce an enhancement to our mobile banking app: DPXPay! You must update your current mobile app in order to access this new service. 

What is DPXPay? DPXPay® is a person-to-person (P2P) payments and account-to-account (A2A) transfer solution allowing Unity One members to send a payment or request a payment from another person anywhere, at any time, using only the recipient’s e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Benefits include:

  • A convenient service to send money to anyone via e-mail or text message
  • Ability to request payments from anyone
  • A simple way for members to link their internal and external accounts

Where can I find DPXPay?

1. After logging in to your Unity One mobile banking app, click on the icon with three lines in the top left corner.
2. DPXPay will be located under "Common Actions."

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How do I add an external account or contact?

1. To add an external account, click on "Manage external accounts." Then, follow the prompts on your screen. 
2. To add a new contact, click on "Manage contact." Then, follow the prompts on your screen. 
3. To add a payee, click on "Manage payee." Then, follow the prompts on your screen. 
4. After setting up a new account, contact or payee, you will receive an email confirmation. 

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Is there a fee to use this service? Yes. There is a $2 fee for each DPXPay transaction. 

If you have any questions about this new service, please call us at 800-628-5517.

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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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