As you have no doubt heard by now, Target was the victim of a major data breach that exposed 40 million credit and debit card numbers used at their stores from late November through mid-December. Most card issuers, including EECU, have already notified cardholders affected by the breach and have reissued cards to those people. EECU members affected by the breach have already received their cards, and the old cards have been disabled.

But there was another element to the breach to be aware of. In addition to the card numbers that were compromised, personal information for up to 70 million people was also stolen, including things like names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses. This aspect of the breach may actually be of bigger concern. Card numbers that are stolen can simply be cancelled, and you have protection from liability for unauthorized transactions performed on the compromised accounts. Once your card has been cancelled and you have received a new card number, the stolen card number is of no use to the fraudsters. But compromised personal information is a different matter. Continue reading

As your credit union, EECU is committed to helping you reach your financial goals. And, with the new year about to begin, we want to help you achieve your financial resolutions. During the coming weeks, we will be looking at ways to help you become financially fit. But don’t let us do all the talking! Stop by our Facebook page or tweet us with your own money tips using the #FinanciallyFit hashtag.

One of the hardest, but most important, components of financial fitness is saving money. It’s important that you keep some funds set aside to cover unexpected expenses. If you’re not already putting money into a savings account regularly, start out with just a little and add more as you move along.

Make 2014 the year to establish your savings with this 52-week savings challenge. Put a little bit of money aside each week, and come 2015, you’ll have a nice amount earning interest to help cover expenses when you need it. Continue reading

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In today’s unsettled economy, many people are looking for ways to stretch their money and sometimes this includes altering insurance coverage to dangerously low levels or eliminating coverage entirely. If you’re thinking about changing your coverage to save money, consider these key issues below and give us a call. We can help make sure you have the right protection at a price you can afford. Continue reading

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Shopping on the big three sales days, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, can get mind-numbing. How do you know what to buy, when? The worst feeling is buying an item on one of these big shopping days only to find the deal got better later on.

Here is a run-down on some best bets based on the past two Black Friday seasons. Use these rules of thumb while crafting your perfect, personalized Black Friday shopping game plan. Continue reading

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High school seniors with an EECU account in good standing (or a parent/guardian with an EECU account) are eligible to apply for EECU’s Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship. If you know a deserving senior who may qualify, download the eligibility criteria and application here.

Here is an excerpt from 2013 Scholarship Winner Koby Wulfjen’s winning essay: Continue reading

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)


Now, in addition to our iPad users, those of you with an Android tablet or a Kindle Fire can access your EECU accounts on the couch or on the go with our new tablet apps.

Download the free application for your device, and enjoy the freedom to securely:

  • Check your account balance and recent activity
  • Pay bills any time, any place
  • Transfer funds with a few taps

Simply search EECU Mobile Banking on the App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore for Android. Or, click the appropriate icon below.

EECU Mobile Banking app is free, but standard rates and fees from your wireless carrier may apply.
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As you learned in part one of this blog, Willingly Robbed: Modern Payment Scams, there are many tricks con artists use to scam you out of your hard-earned money. While online security can be a scary topic to approach, there are some tips to keep in mind that can protect you from falling victim to one of these ruthless tricks. Continue reading

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October 17, 2013, is International Credit Union Day, a time to celebrate credit unions’ histories of connecting people to their dreams through affordable financial products. So to celebrate, we want to hear your #MyCUStory.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to tell us how a credit union has helped you reach your personal goals. Interested in hearing our #MyCUStory? Click here to see it!

2014 Mandeville Scholarship

Are you a high school senior? Do you or your parent have an EECU account? Then you may qualify for a Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship.

Each year, EECU awards six $5,000 scholarships to deserving students—three awards for students pursuing a career in education, and three awards for students in other fields of study. If you meet the following eligibility requirements, download an application and submit it to us by January 31, 2014.

  • You are currently a senior in high school
  • You or your parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with EECU
  • You plan on attending an accredited college or university
  • You demonstrate excellence in the areas of academic achievement, character, leadership and personal relationships

Be sure and read the instructions and criteria carefully, as incomplete or incorrect applications may not be considered. Awards will be presented in March 2014 at EECU’s annual shareholders meeting.