Unity One CU informs: Information on the HEI hotel data breach

HEI Hotels and Resorts reported on August 15 that their payment system had been breached. If you believe that your debit or credit card were affected, please contact Unity One directly. 

Here is the story originally reported from CU Today

NORWALK, Conn.–A company that operates 20 hotels across a number of well-known brands has become the latest to report a data breach.

HEI Hotels and Resorts, which operates hotels that include Marriott, Starwood, Sheraton and Westin brands, are all affected by the breach.

"We are pleased to report that the incident has now been contained and individuals can safely use payment cards at our properties," the company said in a statement.

Similar to other breaches, HEI said that "unauthorized individuals" had installed malware on its payment processing systems at these affected properties that was able to capture payment card information at the point of purchase. The systems were run by MICROS, which was acquired by Oracle in 2014.

Reportedly, the malware was first discovered in June and primarily at payment systems used at restaurants, bars, spas and lobby shops at the hotels. It is believed to have been put in place in March.

The company declined to say how many customers are affected, but a spokesperson confirmed that tens of thousands of transactions are involved. The company said customer names, account numbers, payment card expiration dates and verification codes are all likely to have been stolen.

According to HEI, the affected properites include: Starwood’s Westin hotels in Minneapolis; Pasadena, Calif.; Philadelphia; Snowmass, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; and Fort Lauderdale. Also affected were Starwood properties in Arlington, Va.; Manchester Village, Vt.; San Francisco; Miami and Nashville, Tenn..

The Marriott properties affected were in Boca Raton, Fla.; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Chicago; San Diego and Minneapolis.

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Unity One CU informs: Car Wash at the Stockyards Branch

Join us at our Stockyards branch this Saturday, August 13 for a car wash benefiting the Muñoz Taekwondo Team. All proceeds will aid their team in representing the USA at the World Taekwondo Federation Championship. 

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Unity One CU informs: Classic Car Show

Join Unity One Credit Union for our 2nd annual Classic Car Show in Kansas City, KS! There will be free food, great music and door prizes for those in attendance. 

Classic cars on display include:
• 1930 Model A C-Cab
• 1939 Chevy Master
• 1967 Camaro SS
• 1970 Monte Carlo
• AND MORE

We hope to see you there!

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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: Boat Loan Sale

August is officially Unity One's boat month. To celebrate, we are reducing boat rates and extending terms. Let one of our local partners help you find the perfect boat for you.

They'll have you saying: "I got 99 problems but a boat ain't one!"

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Unity One CU informs: Gear Up 4 School

Join us at our annual Gear Up 4 School event at the Stockyards branch on Saturday, August 20, from 8 - 10 a.m. There will be free school supplies, great music and entertainment for the kids. 

*Students must be present to receive school supplies. First come, first served. While supplies last.

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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: 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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Rachel Gillis

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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.™

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