Reducing your risk of identity theft starts with EECU’s Shred Day.

Where: EECU Hurst Financial Center – 1600 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX 76054

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or until full)

Bring your documents, and we’ll give you peace of mind knowing they’ve been shredded responsibly and for FREE.

Recommended items to shred:

  • Documents that include Social Security Numbers, birthdates, PINs or passwords
  • Banking documents and other financial information
  • Leases, contracts or letters that include signatures
  • Pre-approved credit card applications
  • Medical or dental bills
  • Travel itineraries
  • Used airline tickets

No businesses, please. Personal papers only. No cardboard. Limit ten boxes/bags per person.

EECU has awarded $40,000 in college scholarships to support eight local graduating high school students. The EECU scholarship program began more than 30 years ago and honors former board member Glenn Mandeville, a life-long educator.  Since that time, EECU has provided more than $500,000 in scholarship money to local students.

“EECU has a deep commitment to education,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. “Higher education can be an essential springboard to building productive lives, but unfortunately, college costs also can be a significant burden.  EECU is proud to recognize and financially assist these deserving students, and we wish them tremendous success in their academic pursuits.”

At the annual EECU meeting on March 28, EECU recognized the following eight students, who are 2019 scholarship recipients. Each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship from EECU:

  • Sydney Aalbers, Burleson Centennial High School, plans to study Interdisciplinary Agriculture
  • Allissa Adams, Stephenville High School, plans to study Speech & Hearing Science
  • Angelique Arredondo, Arlington Collegiate High School, plans to study Nursing
  • Kaitlin Bennett, Cleburne High School, plans to study Biology & Pharmacy
  • Caroline Berry, Haltom High School, plans to study Music Education
  • Diego Ochoa, Crowley High School, plans to study Computer Science
  • Elena Regalado, Martin High School, plans to study Special Education
  • Timothy Turnley, Keller High School, plans to study Music Education

 

The students were selected via a review process that included academics, service to community, extracurricular leadership activities, references and an essay.

We’re excited to announce a new Online Payment Center, that allows you to make EECU loan payments from another financial institution! The new Online Payment Center is simple, easy to use, plus it provides you the ability to schedule recurring loan payments. The Online Payment Center will be available beginning March 7, 2019.

View Payment Options: https://www.eecu.org/payment-options/

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What types of EECU loans can be paid through the Online Payment Center?

A: You can pay your EECU auto loan, personal loan, share-secured loan, HELOC, and home improvement loan through the new Online Payment Center. For more information on making payments for all other EECU loans, please call (817) 882-0800.

 

Q: When will my loan payments be posted?

A: Loan payments made through the Online Payment Center before 6:00 p.m. CT will be posted the same day. Loan payments made after 6:00 p.m. CT, will post to your account the next day.

 

Q: Can I setup recurring loan payments?

A: Yes! Now you can set up recurring loan payments from your account at another financial institution, by providing the financial institution’s routing number along with your account number.

 

Q: Will I need a login id and password for the Online Payment Center?

A: You can make a one-time payment using just your EECU Account Number and the last 4 digits of your social security number! Everyone who would like to setup recurring payments, will need to create a new Login Id and Password for the Online Payment Center, using the quick and easy enrollment process.

 

Q: Is there a fee to make a loan payment in the Online Payment Center?

A: For payments (ACH) made directly from another financial institution, there is no fee. Payments made with your debit card incur a $3.95 processing fee.

 

View Payment Optionshttps://www.eecu.org/payment-options/

 

Questions? Please call (817) 882-0800.

To guard against check fraud, you no longer need to write your account number on the back of a check when you endorse it for deposit or cash it at EECU.  To endorse a check, sign your name on the back of the check on the line that says, “Endorse Check Here.” (Sign your name as it appears on the front of the check on the “Pay to the order of” line.) Be careful not to write below the line that says, “Do Not Write, Stamp, Or Sign Below This Line.”

Important: Do not sign your name on the back of the check until you are about to cash or deposit it, otherwise someone else could try to cash the check if it becomes lost or stolen. If you are depositing a check instead of cashing it, a safer method of endorsement should include a phrase such as “For Deposit Only,” followed by your signature. In this manner, the check may only be deposited and not cashed.

For mobile check deposits, please remember to write “For Mobile Deposit Only” above your signature in the endorsement area on the back of the check or the deposit could be delayed or rejected.  Although some checks have a preprinted box to indicate mobile deposit, checking this box does not complete the endorsement requirement. “For Mobile Deposit Only” must be written legibly above your signature.

Questions? Please call (817) 882-0800 or chat with us online at www.eecu.org.

Got questions about home financing? We’ve got answers.

We know how difficult the home financing process can feel, whether you are buying a home, refinancing a mortgage or considering home renovations. Our mortgage experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and walk you through the process. Our goal is to make home financing faster and friendlier for you, with a loan that best meets your family’s unique needs.

Join us for Mortgage Open Houses and learn about:

  • Getting pre-qualified
  • Free no obligation mortgage review
  • What can you afford?
  • How much money you need?
  • How you can get HomeAdvantage1 Cash Rewards2 averaging $1,5003 on your next home?

There are two dates to choose from. And, there’s no need to RSVP—we’ll see you there.

Calendar Mortgage Open House:

EECU Alliance Financial Center

Date: Saturday, June 23

Location: 3451 Texas Sage Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

EECU Burleson Financial Center

Date: Wednesday, June 27

Location: 750 NE Alsbury Blvd., Burleson, TX 76028

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Give us a call at (817) 882-0181 or visit our Home Loan Center online.

NMLS # 500516

 

1 HomeAdvantage is a registered trademark of CU Realty Services. The HomeAdvantage program is made available through a relationship between EECU and CU Realty Services. EECU and CU Realty Services are separate legal entities. 2 HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards are awarded by CU Realty Services to buyers and sellers who select and use a real estate agent in the HomeAdvantage network. Home buyers and sellers are not eligible for Cash Rewards if they use an agent outside of the HomeAdvantage network. Using EECU for a purchase mortgage loan is not a requirement to earn Cash Rewards. Cash Rewards amounts are dependent on the commission paid to the agent. Please consult with EECU for more details on how Cash Rewards will be paid. Cash Rewards are void where prohibited by law. 3 Cash Rewards example shown is based on a 3% agent commission rate and a purchase mortgage loan amount of $250,000. Since agent commissions rates vary, your actual Cash Rewards may vary accordingly. The Cash Rewards can be applied as a credit towards closing costs. Applicants are not entitled to cash back. Usual and customary buyer closing costs include, without limitation: escrow fee, appraisal fee, loan document preparation fee, recording fee, courier fee, and prepaid items such as flood and hazard insurance and ad valorem taxes. Subject to any home buyers or sellers who have already entered into a purchase contract and have otherwise qualified for the Cash Rewards program, the Cash Rewards program may be terminated by EECU at any time in its sole discretion.

Get expert advice about buying, selling or using the equity in your home to your advantage from top local real estate agents and our mortgage experts. Whether you plan to purchase a home, stay in your home or are interested in a Home Equity Loan or Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), join us for our Real Estate Agent Days and let us help you get answers to your questions. Plus, you can discover how to get HomeAdvantage1 Cash Rewards2 averaging $1,5003 on your next home.

There’s no need to RSVP. We’ll see you there.

 

Calendar Real Estate Agent Days:

EECU Northside Financial Center

Date: Friday, May 4

Location: 301 NW 28th St. #121, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

EECU Saginaw Financial Center

Date: Saturday, May 5

Location: 717 W. Bailey Boswell Rd., Saginaw, TX 76179

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

EECU Watauga Financial Center

Date: Saturday, May 5

Location: 7436 Denton Hwy., Watauga, TX 76148

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Give us a call at (817) 882-0181 or visit our Home Loan Center online.

NMLS # 500516

1 HomeAdvantage is a registered trademark of CU Realty Services. The HomeAdvantage program is made available through a relationship between EECU and CU Realty Services. EECU and CU Realty Services are separate legal entities. 2 HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards are awarded by CU Realty Services to buyers and sellers who select and use a real estate agent in the HomeAdvantage network. Home buyers and sellers are not eligible for Cash Rewards if they use an agent outside of the HomeAdvantage network. Using EECU for a purchase mortgage loan is not a requirement to earn Cash Rewards. Cash Rewards amounts are dependent on the commission paid to the agent. Please consult with EECU for more details on how Cash Rewards will be paid. Cash Rewards are void where prohibited by law. 3 Cash Rewards example shown is based on a 3% agent commission rate and a purchase mortgage loan amount of $250,000. Since agent commissions rates vary, your actual Cash Rewards may vary accordingly. The Cash Rewards can be applied as a credit towards closing costs. Applicants are not entitled to cash back. Usual and customary buyer closing costs include, without limitation: escrow fee, appraisal fee, loan document preparation fee, recording fee, courier fee, and prepaid items such as flood and hazard insurance and ad valorem taxes. Subject to any home buyers or sellers who have already entered into a purchase contract and have otherwise qualified for the Cash Rewards program, the Cash Rewards program may be terminated by EECU at any time in its sole discretion.

You may be asking yourself, which comes first finding a mortgage lender or a real estate agent? Do both at once at EECU on April 20th and 21st. We’ve arranged for you to meet with our mortgage experts and top local real estate agents. That way you can save time and money. Knowing how much of a home you can afford before looking at properties helps you and your real estate agent find a home you’ll love and one that meets your budget.

Join us for our Real Estate Agent Days. Get moving with a real estate agent and get prequalified for a mortgage. Plus, you can discover how to get HomeAdvantage1 Cash Rewards2 averaging $1,5003 on your next home.

There’s no need to RSVP. We’ll see you there.

 

Calendar Real Estate Agent Days:

EECU Hulen Financial Center

Date: Friday, April 20

Location: 6049 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76132

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

EECU Hurst Financial Center

Date: Saturday, April 21

Location: 1600 Campus Drive, Hurst, TX 76054

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Give us a call at (817) 882-0181 or visit our Home Loan Center online.

NMLS # 500516

1 HomeAdvantage is a registered trademark of CU Realty Services. The HomeAdvantage program is made available through a relationship between EECU and CU Realty Services. EECU and CU Realty Services are separate legal entities. 2 HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards are awarded by CU Realty Services to buyers and sellers who select and use a real estate agent in the HomeAdvantage network. Home buyers and sellers are not eligible for Cash Rewards if they use an agent outside of the HomeAdvantage network. Using EECU for a purchase mortgage loan is not a requirement to earn Cash Rewards. Cash Rewards amounts are dependent on the commission paid to the agent. Please consult with EECU for more details on how Cash Rewards will be paid. Cash Rewards are void where prohibited by law. 3 Cash Rewards example shown is based on a 3% agent commission rate and a purchase mortgage loan amount of $250,000. Since agent commissions rates vary, your actual Cash Rewards may vary accordingly. The Cash Rewards can be applied as a credit towards closing costs. Applicants are not entitled to cash back. Usual and customary buyer closing costs include, without limitation: escrow fee, appraisal fee, loan document preparation fee, recording fee, courier fee, and prepaid items such as flood and hazard insurance and ad valorem taxes. Subject to any home buyers or sellers who have already entered into a purchase contract and have otherwise qualified for the Cash Rewards program, the Cash Rewards program may be terminated by EECU at any time in its sole discretion.

Are you considering the right time to buy or sell a home? A good first step is getting expert advice. Our personal mortgage advisors and valued real estate partners are here for you.

Join us for our Real Estate Days. Find out how to get started buying or selling your home and how EECU makes home financing faster and friendlier.

Plus, you can discover how to get HomeAdvantage1 Cash Rewards2 averaging $1,5003 on your next home.

There’s no need to RSVP. We’ll see you there.

 

Calendar Real Estate Days:

EECU Clifford – meet with a real estate agent or personal mortgage advisor

Date: Friday, April 13

Location: EECU Clifford Financial Center, 9350 Clifford St., Fort Worth, TX 76108

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

EECU Fort Worth – meet with a personal mortgage advisor

Date: Saturday, April 14

Location: EECU Fort Worth Financial Center, 1617 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, TX 76102

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Give us a call at (817) 882-0181 or visit our Home Loan Center online.

NMLS # 500516

 

1 HomeAdvantage is a registered trademark of CU Realty Services. The HomeAdvantage program is made available through a relationship between EECU and CU Realty Services. EECU and CU Realty Services are separate legal entities. 2 HomeAdvantage Cash Rewards are awarded by CU Realty Services to buyers and sellers who select and use a real estate agent in the HomeAdvantage network. Home buyers and sellers are not eligible for Cash Rewards if they use an agent outside of the HomeAdvantage network. Using EECU for a purchase mortgage loan is not a requirement to earn Cash Rewards. Cash Rewards amounts are dependent on the commission paid to the agent. Please consult with EECU for more details on how Cash Rewards will be paid. Cash Rewards are void where prohibited by law. 3 Cash Rewards example shown is based on a 3% agent commission rate and a purchase mortgage loan amount of $250,000. Since agent commissions rates vary, your actual Cash Rewards may vary accordingly. The Cash Rewards can be applied as a credit towards closing costs. Applicants are not entitled to cash back. Usual and customary buyer closing costs include, without limitation: escrow fee, appraisal fee, loan document preparation fee, recording fee, courier fee, and prepaid items such as flood and hazard insurance and ad valorem taxes. Subject to any home buyers or sellers who have already entered into a purchase contract and have otherwise qualified for the Cash Rewards program, the Cash Rewards program may be terminated by EECU at any time in its sole discretion.

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, EECU is announcing that in less than a year its digital financial literacy program has reached nearly 5,000 students in 30 different North Texas high schools.

“Data shows that rigorous financial education delivered in a young person’s development leads to positive financial behaviors,” said Lonnie Nicholson, President & CEO, EECU. “By providing students with the knowledge they need to make smart financial decisions, we are investing in the future economic well-being of the communities we serve in North Texas.”

The EECU program is comprised of nine different on-line courses, each taking approximately 40 minutes to complete. The curriculum is provided free of charge and aligns with state and national financial education standards. The topics cover budgeting, savings, banking, payment types, credit, debt, renting vs. owning, insurance, taxes, consumer protection, investing, and financing higher education.

The platform tracks the progress of every student and provides this data to teachers. Additionally, students who take all nine courses and pass the post-test with a 70 percent or higher score receive an accreditation. Approximately 500 high school students have received their certification.

Students who participate in the course take both pre-test and post-tests to measure knowledge gain. The students who completed EECU’s financial literacy programs increased their scores on financial literacy assessments from a D average to a B+. Twice as many high school students report feeling prepared to manage their financial futures after participating in the program.

“There is tremendous need for financial education with our youth,” said David Saenz, Fort Worth ISD executive director of College & Career Readiness. “This financial knowledge can improve the trajectory of these students’ lives.”

EECU launched this program in the fall of 2017, and they plan to continue to roll-out the free program to additional high schools. For High Schools interested in participating in the program please call Barbara Walker, EECU’s Director of Community Involvement and Social Responsibility at 817-882-0472.   EECU is working with EverFi, a national leader in on-line education.