Where’s the best place to save money – A) in a piggy bank, B) under the mattress, or C) at a credit union? Kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County know that “c” is the best answer. And they can thank Family Trust’s Youth Advisory Board for the valuable lesson.
Family Trust is doing Come-See-Me in a big way – from sponsoring the 5K and the Skydiving Exhibition, to Brite and Apollo appearances at a variety of events. But the greatest contribution is from Erika Bell, a Family Trust member and chairman of our Supervisory Committee, who is serving as this year’s Come-See-Me chair.
More than 500 attended Family Trust’s 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday at the Baxter Hood Center on Anderson Road, which felt more like a reunion than a business gathering. “My whole family is a member,” said Gloria Self of Rock Hill. “For us, it really is a family affair.”
A marketing campaign for the opening of our Fort Mill branch recently won a Diamond Award presented by the Credit Union National Association’s Marketing and Business Council.
Nancy Nelson and Suli Muqit always planned to get out of debt and to start saving, but it just never happened – until now. The winners of our Debt Slimdown Challenge, the York couple plans to use their $500 winnings to start an emergency fund and begin a savings plan.
Some Family Trust members are receiving email notification today of a security breach that occurred at a national fast food chain. Those without email will receive a letter being mailed this week. It is Family Trust’s top priority to respond to questions those members may have.
As a result of this breach, we are in the process of reissuing new debit and credit cards and new personal identification numbers (PIN) to those affected. This process could take several days in order to serve the number of members whose accounts were compromised. Once your new card is received, your old card will be blocked. Although there has not been fraudulent activity on accounts, Family Trust has taken a proactive approach to alert members and is taking the necessary steps to ensure that card access is not affected. This breach was not something that the credit union could control. We remain committed to the security of our systems. As always, we recommend you monitor your account on a consistent basis and notify us if you notice any unusual activity.
It’s not a happy thought, but what if you had a stroke and were incapacitated for weeks? Who would pay your bills or make health decisions for you? No one without court intervention if you haven’t take the steps to give the person of your choice permission to speak for you.
In 2011, more than 8.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft and the average victim spent 500 hours and $3,000 to restore their good name and credit. Who needs that?
Imagine being pulled from your bed in the middle of night and taken from home wearing only your pajamas. Now imagine that you’re only 3 years old. That’s a regular occurrence for children before they’re brought to the Children’s Attention Home in Rock Hill, one of three non-profits that will receive proceeds from our annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Gas prices are going up; paychecks are going down. Some extra cash about now would go a long way, wouldn’t it? It’s time to take our Debt Slimdown Challenge and be entered to win $500 that can help you pay off bills.