At EECU, we’re committed to your financial success. That’s why we offer affordable products and services along with financial tools to help you reach your goals. To make things even easier, we’ve included several useful tools in Online Banking to help you keep track of your money.

Track your spending with FinanceWorks™

EECU’s Online Banking comes with money management software built in. With the FinanceWorks™ dashboard, you can monitor all your checking, savings, credit card and loan accounts, whether they’re with EECU or another institution. You can also track your spending and set up a budget to make sure you know where your money is going each month.

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Tarrant Area Food Bank Drive

Now through December 10, bring non-perishable food items to any EECU Credit Union branch to donate to our annual food drive benefiting Tarrant Area Food Bank.

As the holidays approach, families across North Texas will struggle to put food on the table. Tarrant Area Food Bank provides nearly 2 million meals each month across 12 counties surrounding Fort Worth through the donations of generous people and businesses.

Annual Food Drive Pounds of Food
2013 Goal: 1000
2012 769
2011 818

List of Accepted Items (Non-perishable Only)

Fort Worth-based financial institution serves community lending needs

FORT WORTH, Texas—Fort Worth-based credit union EECU has surpassed $1 billion dollars in loans. The milestone came near the end of the 2012 calendar year and has been sustained since.

“We are excited about reaching the $1 billion mark,” said Lonnie Nicholson, president and CEO of EECU. “This milestone represents our commitment to developing the financial solutions that North Texans are looking for. We’re committed to the success of our members and to the growth of the communities we serve, and $1 billion in loans is a reflection of that mission.”

One of North Texas’ largest locally owned financial institutions, EECU offers new and used auto loans, recreational vehicle and boat loans, mortgages, home equity loans, personal loans and credit cards. Continue reading

Did you know the average American gets a new cell phone every two years? If you’re like most people, you probably have one or two devices sitting around not being used. Now through April 10, EECU would like to take your extra cell phones off your hands and put them to good use.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Through a partnership with Cell Phones for Soldiers, your unused cell phone can be turned into a direct line home for an overseas soldier. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active military members and veterans. Through generous donations, the organization has provided more than 181 million minutes of free talk time through more than 10.8 million recycled cell phones. For an overseas soldier, that time is extremely valuable.

Before you bring your device in, follow these simple steps:

  1. Terminate service to the advice by contacting your wireless carrier.
  2. Clear the phone’s memory of contacts and other stored information. If you need help doing this, click here for instructions.
  3. Remove your phone’s SIM card if it has one. For assistance, or to find out if your phone uses a SIM card, contact your wireless carrier.

If you or anyone you know has unused devices you would like to donate to this cause, bring them by any of EECU’s convenient branches through April 10, and give one of our soldiers the chance to call home.

Each year, we have the honor of presenting six $5,000 scholarships to deserving applicants within the communities we serve. Three scholarships will be awarded to students intending to enter the field of education, and three scholarships will be awarded to students selecting a career other than the educational field.

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Each year, EECU utilizes its branches to collect non-perishable food items to help families in need during the holiday season. This year, we continue that tradition.

 

 

Now through December 15, stop by any EECU branch to donate food items benefiting Tarrant Area Food Bank as well as one of EECU’s adopted schools. The annual food drive is part of EECU’s long-standing commitment to the communities it serves as well as the financial stability of individuals and families in Tarrant County and its surrounding areas.

Last year, EECU was able to provide 818 pounds of donated food as a result of the food drive, and this year, we hope to bring in even more! So stop by any of EECU’s 13 branches today with food items and help us keep families happy and fed this holiday season.

In honor of International Credit Union day which comes around every October, EECU partnered with Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail this past Wednesday to swarm Fort Worth ISD’s De Zavala Elementary School with a day of financial education.

If you’re not familiar with Junior Achievement, this nationwide program aims to equip students with knowledge to be professionally and financially successful after they leave school through programs and activities that bring money and business to life. Although the Junior Achievement program is normally spread out through several weeks, EECU opted to make a day of it with a special “JA in a Day” format.

EECU volunteers were able to spend the whole school day with De Zavala students to teach them about our city, how businesses work and how to make smart decisions with their money using hands-on activities to make these subjects fun.

When it comes to banking, residents of Fort Worth and surrounding areas don’t lack choices. But when the Star-Telegram, Fort Worth’s largest daily newspaper, asked its readers where they prefer to keep their money in its annual Readers’ Choice poll, local credit union EECU took home the title of Best Local Bank/Financial Institution/Credit Union.

The Star-Telegram Readers’ Choice poll offers locals the opportunity to pick the best places in town for entertainment, food, sports, shopping and anything else there is to do in the area. Readers choose from any businesses operating in Fort Worth, including national and international chains and franchises. So with dozens options to choose from within the category, the competition is stiff.

“We’re proud to know that the Fort Worth community has made us its go-to place for financial services,” said Lonnie Nicholson, president and CEO of EECU. “We tailor our solutions to our members’ specific needs in order to serve our community in the best way we can, and it’s clear that this commitment truly makes a difference when the time comes for someone to choose where they take their business.”

This is not the first year EECU has received this honor, having taken the title multiple times in past years. The 77-year-old credit union has a strong history of membership within its communities, and was even cited for its strong growth by the Fort Worth Business Press earlier this year. Now that the readers have made their choice, the credit union looks forward to serving Fort Worth in the coming year with the same commitment to meeting needs.

In the past weeks, Fort Worth Animal Care and Control has been challenged with an overwhelming intake of animals, and without the space or supplies to accommodate them, many animals have been placed on the euthanasia list. So in order to help alleviate this dilemma, EECU is preparing its headquarters branch for the shelter to offer half-priced, on-site adoptions June 15.

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EECU CEO Lonnie Nicholson congratulates essay contest winner

The contest challenged local students to consider their future roles in the community, and EECU’s participation is a reflection of its commitment to the academic success of Fort Worth’s students and its investment in the strength of the community. In support of the program, EECU contributed the tax, title and licensing fees so that the winning student would have no out-of-pocket costs. Continue reading