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Register now for our Virtual Annual Meeting on April 24 and vote for directors

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Register now and join us for our Virtual Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 24, at 6 pm.

To have access to the FFCU Virtual Meeting, members must register by emailing us at info@friendsandfamilycu.com indicate ANNUAL MEETING and YOUR NAME.

As the date of the Virtual Meeting nears, we will email you a URL link. You have until Wednesday, April 24, at 1 pm to register. The URL link will also be provided on our website at www.friendsandfamilycu.com.

IMPORTANT: During the Virtual Meeting we will conduct a vote for two seats for the Board of Directors.

The candidates are: Mike Ziegelhofer, Mike Loudiana and Jared Detter.

We will call for a vote during the Virtual Meeting. When prompted, you may cast a vote for two candidates. Those elected will be announced before conclusion of the meeting. Additional details will be shared on our website prior to the Virtual Meeting.

Board of Director Bios

Michael Ziegelhofer – Mike worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator for Massillon City Schools before retiring after 30 years of service. In addition he devoted 13 years working at TSC Tractor Supply. Mike has served on the Board of Directors for 20+ years. Mike said it has been a privilege to witness the growth of Friends and Family Credit Union and he is proud to be a part of that process.

Mike Loudiana – Mike has served on the Board of Directors for 16 years. In addition, he worked in the financial services industry. He also served on Massillon City Council, as well as 7 years as the Safety Service Director for the City of Massillon.

Jared A Detter - Jared achieved his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA in Management & Organizations and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona. He currently serves as a consultant for Bartell & Bartell, LTD. In addition he owns Detter & Detter, LTD, investing in real estate. Jared is married with three children who attend Perry Local Schools

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Tax Tips for 2024

Posted 2 months ago

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For many people, filing a tax return each year is a dreaded chore. It doesn’t have to be. A little preparation and knowledge can ensure you file on time and take advantage of any credits and deductions that will lower your tax bill.

The average 2023 refund was $3,167, according to the IRS, and you may look forward to a check every year. But financial professionals counsel that it’s better to adjust your withholding allowances so that you owe nothing or just a small amount when you file. That way you keep more of your money throughout the year to use or boost your savings.

Read the full article here.

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Apply now for college scholarships from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation

Posted 2 months ago

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High school seniors can now apply for college scholarship from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation. Submit your short video that answers the question “How does your credit union demonstrate financial inclusion for all?”

The Ohio Credit Union Foundation is offering Ohio undergraduate credit union members the opportunity to apply for one of three scholarships ($5,000, $2,500 & $1,000) by creating an interactive 1 to 2½-minute video.

Video entries can be edgy, funny, bold, simple, serious – or anything in between. Entries will be judged on the accuracy of information presented, effectiveness in addressing the scholarship question, and originality.

The Video Scholarship begins on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2024, and ends Friday, April 26, 2024.

Read more

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Message Pay texts you a reminder when your loan payment is due

Posted 2 months ago

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We know your life can be busy, demanding, and overwhelming at times. We all need reminders just to stay on schedule. Introducing Message Pay, from Friends and Family Credit Union. We’ll text you a courtesy reminder five days prior to your scheduled loan payment.

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A Message From Our CEO: Sleep Well With Your Savings in Friends and Family Credit Union

Posted 1 year ago

At Friends and Family Credit Union we take your money very seriously. You can sleep well knowing that your savings are protected and secure.

Friends and Family Credit Union is different from most financial institutions. First, you own it and ownership is real at your credit union. Second, through your peers on our Board of Directors, you lead it; your credit union is about Main Street not Wall Street. Your Board is all about member protection, member service, and local community, not chasing speculative returns.

Friends and Family Credit Union is closely supervised and regulated by the Ohio Department of Financial Institutions. And Friends and Family Credit Union is a strong, safe, and sound financial institution with stable capital, profitability, and liquidity.

The bottom line is that you can count on Friends and Family Credit Union today as our members have for over 60 years.

You can also count on strong deposit insurance at Friends and Family Credit Union. As a privately insured credit union, Friends and Family offers a safe place for members to build savings. Your deposits are protected by American Share Insurance and insured up to at least $250,000 per account.

American Share Insurance has powered private deposit insurance up to at least $250,000 per account since 1974 without experiencing a loss. Currently, American Share Insurance insures $2.2 billion from 1.3 million members. American Share Insurance is licensed and regulated by the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Commerce, as well as supervised by credit union regulators in each state of operation. American Share Insurance is also audited annually by Deloitte & Touche, LLP and holds a history of low loss ratios and high equity levels.

If you have questions, just stop by your favorite branch, or give us a call.

Sleep well, at Friends and Family Credit Union we have your back and your money is safe.

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You can use 5,000 Shared Branches across the country just like you use our local branches

Posted 10 months ago

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Friends and Family has proudly partnered with other credit unions across the country to provide you convenient access to your accounts and money, creating the Shared Branching network that allows members of other credit unions to use their branches to conduct basic transactions. What does that mean for you? You can conduct transactions at more than 5,000 locations nationwide. Whether you are across town and can’t get to your branch or have relocated, your credit union remains accessible because of Shared Branching.

Stop by your local branch and celebrate what makes your membership at a credit union so unique. Looking for a local shared branch location?

Download the COOP ATM Shared Branches app on your smartphone so you can always find a Shared Branch when you travel.

Click here to find a Shared Branch now.

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Earn triple points with our Platinum Rewards Mastercard. Limited Time Only!

Posted 2 years ago

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Reward yourself by earning points by simply using your FFCU Platinum Mastercard.

For a limited time, you earn 3 points for every dollar spent with your FFCU Platinum Rewards Mastercard.

Redeem your Platinum Mastercard points for:

• Gift Cards for Major Retailers and Department Stores

• Gift Cards for Major Retailers and Department Stores

• Restaurants

• Airline Travel

• Hotels

• Rental Cars

You can even reward yourself by redeeming your points for cash back!

Secure your FFCU Platinum Mastercard by calling 330-832-1371, ext. 2110 or read more about the Rewards Mastercard.

Now more than ever, it’s time to bring a Friend into the Family!

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No Credit History? No Co-Signer? No problem with our First-Time Buyer Auto Loan

Posted 5 years ago

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We know everyone does not have a long credit history or a co-signer available. Our loan officers work with you to finance your first car or truck with a low rate and affordable monthly payments.

• No Credit History Required

• $1,200 Minimum Monthly Income

• $999 Security Deposit (to deposit in your FFCU savings account, where it earns interest)

• Direct Deposit or Auto Pay Required

Visit one of our branches to apply in person or call our Loan Department at our Main Office at 330-832-1371.

Read more about this Special Offer.

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Important notice regarding credit insurance

Posted 1 year ago

This notice is to inform you that the credit insurance coverage on your loans and credit cards is being provided by a new carrier, Minnesota Life Insurance Company, 400 Robert Street North, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101. There has been no change in premium rates or benefits of your coverage.

To show your acceptance of the Minnesota Life plan, simply continue making your loan payment which includes your credit insurance premium. The Minnesota Life plan is optional and you may terminate your coverage at any time.

Please contact us for more information.

F.39917 Rev. 6-2004

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Keep your accounts active with at least one transaction per year

Posted 1 year ago

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Did you know you could lose money in an inactive account? By law, Friends & Family Credit Union is required to automat­ically release any funds to the State of Ohio from an account with five years of inactivity.

To avoid this happening to you, keep your account active with just one transaction per year. Pick a date to annually make the deposit, such as an anniversary, birthday or even at income tax time.

Call Friends & Family Credit Union if you have concerns or questions at 330-832-1371.

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NOTICE: We have changed our funds availability policy for deposits at ATMs

Posted 4 years ago

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We have changed our funds availability policy regarding deposits at ATMs. The changes will be in effect on May 23, 2019.

Our previous policy stated that the availability of funds deposited at ATMs owned and operated by the Credit Union will be available for withdrawal on the same business day. Now, for check deposits over $200 made at ATMs owned and operated by the Credit Union will be available for withdrawal on the 3rd business day following the day of deposit. However, the first $200 of that deposit will be available immediately.

Check deposits over $200 made at ATMs not owned and operated by the Credit Union will be available for withdrawal on the 5th business day following the day of deposit. The first $200 is available immediately.

This policy change applies to all accounts.

Other conditions apply, which may further delay availability. Please read the entire notice here for complete information.

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Our mobile app gives you easier access to your accounts

Posted 6 years ago

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Download our helpful App for your smartphone and get convenient access to your Friends and family accounts.

You must be enrolled in Online Banking prior to installing or signing into the new app. If you are not presently enrolled in Online Banking, simply click the online banking link on our home page. Once enrolled, you can proceed to install the new mobile banking app.

Log into Online Banking, then click on MOBILE BANKING and follow the instructions. We are confident you will love the new enhanced services that the mobile app will provide, such as Bill Pay, Person to Person payments, and more!!

Find more information on our MOBILE BANKING PAGE.

If you have any questions please contact our office at 330-832-1371, option 4.

Thank you for being a Friend of the Family!

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Download the free App to find 5,000 Shared Branches

Posted 7 years ago

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Friends And Family Credit Union is a member of the CO-OP Shared Branching network of credit unions. This allows our members to conduct transactions at more than 5,000 participating credit union branches around the world, just as you would at a Friends And Family Credit Union branch.

There are no additional fees associated with this service. Find a Shared Branch near you, your workplace, or your travel destination using the online search, or look for the CO-OP logo at participating credit unions.

Find a Shared Branch and Download The Free App

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