Meet with valued real estate agents and discover a better way to buy or sell your home that could save you thousands of dollars. Plus, get answers to your questions, like:

  • What is my home worth?
  • What to expect from my local real estate market?
  • How to get started buying or selling your home?
  • How does EECU make home financing faster and friendlier?
  • How can I get HomeAdvantage1 Cash Rewards2 averaging $1,5003 on your next home?

There is no need to RSVP, we’ll see you there!

 

Calendar Real Estate Agent Days:

EECU Alliance Town Center

Date: Friday, March 2

Location: EECU Alliance Town Center, 3451 Texas Sage Trail, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

EECU Arlington

Date: Saturday, March 3

Location: EECU Arlington Financial Center, 2212 Southgate St., Arlington, TX 76013

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

EECU Clifford

Date: Monday, March 5

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

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Give us a call at (817) 882-0800 or visit our Home Loan Center online.

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.

Discover a better way to buy or sell your home that could save you thousands of dollars. Meet with valued real estate agents and get answers to your questions, like:

  • What is my home worth?
  • What to expect from my local real estate market?
  • How to get started buying or selling your home?
  • How EECU makes home financing faster and friendlier?
  • How can I get HomeAdvantage1 Cash Rewards2 averaging $1,5003 on your next home?

There is no need to RSVP, we’ll see you there!

 

Calendar Real Estate Agent Days:

EECU Saginaw

Date: Friday, February 23

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

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

EECU Watauga

Date: Saturday, February 24

Location: EECU Watauga Financial Center, 7436 Denton Hwy., Watauga, TX 76148

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

EECU Weatherford

Date: Monday, February 26

Location: EECU Weatherford Financial Center, 108 E. Park Ave., Weatherford, TX 76086

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Can’t make it? Don’t worry. Give us a call at (817) 882-0800 or visit our Home Loan Center online.

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.

Part of the appeal of Android mobile devices is the flexibility and control. However, this flexibility can also open the door to attackers if you are not careful. Here are some tips to help protect you and your Android device from being the victim of malware or other attacks:

  • Purchase an antivirus app for your mobile device (or use one of the free ones) and make sure it stays up-to-date. Your mobile device can be infected from rogue apps, websites with embedded malware, or infected attachments on email. Antivirus can help protect you from these various sources of malware. Avast, AVG, Norton, and McAfee are popular choices.
  • Only download apps from the Google Play store. While you still need to be careful with apps you get from Google, most malware-laden apps come from third party app stores. If an app is only available from a non-Google app store, there may be a good reason they are avoiding the Google store and it may be that they are up to no good.
  • Pay attention to the rights your apps request. For instance, it is very rare that an app should need admin access to your mobile device, which gives the app full control over the mobile device and is used frequently by malware. If the rights seem inappropriate for the type of app, decline the rights request.
  • Think twice before clicking on a suspicious app. Some malware will install rogue apps on your phone automatically. If you suddenly see new apps that you have not seen before or are not familiar with, think twice before clicking on them.
  • Be careful when visiting unfamiliar websites or opening attachments in email you don’t recognize. As mentioned above, those are common ways to infect mobile devices and computers alike.

Following these simple steps can reduce your exposure to malware and hopefully help prevent you from becoming a victim.

We have great news – we looked at all the ways the home loan process could slow you down, and did something about it. Our newly re-imagined experience is the new standard for getting a home loan. Streamlined technology makes it faster and more efficient. Real people help make every step along the way easier, friendlier, and dare we say, more enjoyable.

  • Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device – The home loan process doesn’t have to be complicated. Everything you need right where you need it to be, when you need it – online!
    • Get Prequalified
    • Talk with a personal Mortgage Advisor
    • Upload Documents

 

  • Real People, Real Conversations – When you want a personal touch, our team of personal Mortgage Advisors are here for you. With convenient options like:
    • Live Chat
    • Set an Appointment
    • EECU Live (video chat) – Coming Soon!

Discover the new standard in home loans. It’s worth smiling about.

Explore www.eecu.org/HomeLoanCenter

EECU credit union, a leading DFW financial institution, is growing and hiring! If you are looking for a great career opportunity and best-in-class benefits, then stop by our career fair and open house.

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: EECU Operations Center – 2532 Cullen Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

We are hiring Branch, Call Center, Indirect Lending and Mortgage personnel, whether you are an experienced professional or just starting your career. Click here for a complete listing of our open positions.

Attendees should apply online at eecu.org/careers, bring a copy of their resume, and come prepared to interview. Hiring managers will be on-site to conduct interviews.

EECU is proud to provide our employees and their eligible family members with a comprehensive and affordable benefits package.

  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • 401(K) & Employee Pension Plan
  • Company Paid Disability & Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacations & Holidays

EECU’s mission is to consistently deliver A Better Way of Banking®. To do so, we depend on our team of talented and ambitious employees who share our passion for helping people and service excellence. For more information visit www.eecu.org/careers.

EECU is an equal opportunity employer.

Recently, there have been a few reported card skimmer incidents in the Fort Worth area. The latest one occurred in Colleyville, here is a link to an article and video to learn more about it. http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article195298704.html

What is card skimming?

Card skimming is a form of theft that occurs when a device is installed right over or even inside the card slot on a legitimate ATM, gas pump or other point-of-sale card reader. It’s designed to look like a normal part of the machine, but it will record your card number and expiration date from the magnetic strip on your debit or credit card when you insert your card.

Here are some tips to spot and avoid card skimmers:

Check for tampering – when you approach the ATM or card reader, look for signs of tampering such as loose pieces, a part that looks too big or a different color, material or graphics that don’t align correctly. Try to jiggle the card reader, if it moves, look for another ATM or gas pump.

Look for pinhole cameras – thieves hide cameras around the machine to record Personal Identification Numbers.

Feel the key pad – try to see if there is a fake overlay, making the key pad thicker or harder to press.

Trust your instincts – if something seems out of place, use another ATM or gas pump.

Keep an eye on your accounts – if you think your card was skimmed, monitor your accounts online or review your printed statements to see if there is any fraudulent activity. If there is, report it immediately to EECU or your financial institution.

  • If you need assistance with a lost or stolen EECU Credit Card, please call 1-800-442-4757.
  • If you need assistance with a lost or stolen EECU Debit Card, please call 1-800-333-9934.

EECU will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 15, 2018. EECU branch locations and our Member Contact Center will be closed.

Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Text Message Banking and Automated Telephone Banking are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you need assistance with a lost or stolen Credit Card, please call 1-800-442-4757.

If you need assistance with a lost or stolen Debit Card, please call 1-800-333-9934.

For Automated Telephone Banking, call 1-817-882-0767.

 

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EECU is now accepting applications for the Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship program for high school seniors. If you, your child or someone you know is preparing for graduation this year and meets the criteria below, download an application and submit it by January 31, 2018, at any EECU office or by mail.

In order to be considered:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior
  • Applicant must be a member in good standing with EECU or parent/legal guardian must be a member in good standing with EECU
  • Applicant must express on their application their intended course of study
  • Recipient of scholarship funds must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to receive annual distribution of funds
  • The scholarship must be used for the purpose of study at an accredited college or university
  • Academic achievement, character, leadership and personal recommendations will be considered in the selection of scholarship recipients
  • Applicant must include all required documentation and transcripts

The scholarship committee will select six recipients – three who are seeking a career in education and three who are pursuing other areas of study – to receive $5,000 in funds. See application for full details and instructions.