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Join us for Holiday in the Park on Friday, Nov. 21

November 7, 2014—The holiday season begins with Magnolia Park's annual Holiday In The Park—and UMe will be ready with (sleigh) bells on! Visit UMe on November 21 for free Santa photos. We'll be giving away our signature caramel apples (while supplies last, of course). Come on by and kick off the holiday season
with UMe.

See you then: Friday, November 21 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

> Click for Holiday in the Park information

Apple Pay™ is on its way to UMe

November 4, 2014—We’re happy to announce that we’ve entered into an agreement with Apple to accept UMe credit and debit card transactions through Apple Pay™. We are currently working with our credit and debit card processors to launch the program to UMe cardholders.

With Apple Pay you’ll be able to use an Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, or iPad Mini 3 to pay in stores without swiping your UMe cards. You can also use it in apps without entering payment and contact information. Just pay with a single touch of your finger using Touch ID. It’s the new, easy, secure, and private way to pay.

How Apple Pay works

Instead of using your actual credit and debit card numbers, when you add your card to Apple Pay, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored. When you make a purchase, the Device Account Number alongside a transaction-specific dynamic security code is used to process your payment. This means your credit or debit card numbers are never shared by Apple® with merchants or transmitted with payment.

Stay tuned for the launch date

We'll share more information about how to get started using Apple Pay with UMe as soon as our card processors are ready to roll. To learn more about Apple Pay, visit the Apple website today.

Working together to make a difference: Santa's Room Toy Drive

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October 30, 2014—In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of "people helping people", we're asking UMe members to help us collect new toy donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center's "Santa's Room" program. Donation items should be new and unwrapped, and may be dropped off at the Credit Union between November 3 and December 5, 2014.

> Click here to find out how you can help

Skip-A-Payment during the holiday months of November and December

October 10, 2014—What would you do with a little extra holiday cash? You'll soon find out because we'll let you skip your November or December UMe loan payment. That means extra cash in your holiday budget. If you have an auto loan, personal loan, share-secured loan, home equity line-of-credit (heloc), easy access line-of-credit or Visa® credit card with UMe, sign up for Skip-A-Pay and fill your holiday stocking!

> Click here to download our Skip-A-Payment form.

Or you can submit your request via Online Banking… simply click the “Services” button, select “continue” next to “Loan Skip A Pay” and follow the prompts.

Best is a really good place to be.

October 3, 2014—Third time's a charm—UMe was voted the Best Bank in Burbank for the third consecutive year! We were also voted “Best Financial Services.”

We want to say “Thank You” to everyone who voted for UMe in the Burbank Leader’s “Best of Burbank 2014 Readers’ Choice.”

We're honored by the distinction. After all, without you, there would be no UMe. We think our members are the best, too!

UMe Movie Nights (hint: no golden tickets required)

September 3, 2014— We're winding down our summer movie nights at UMe with the original "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory", starring Gene Wilder. Join us on September 5 for a world of pure imagination and fun as the UMe parking lot once again turns into a outdoor movie theater.

It's Scrumdiddlyumptious!

Bring your appetites because we'll have Baby's Badass Burgers, Chili Philosopher and A Rockin Ice - Hawaiian Shave Ice food trucks parked out front, as well as Mikey Melts, Rocket Fizz Burbank and The Jelly Bean Factory. Bring the whole family—candy, soda and popcorn will be served!

Don't miss Willy Wonka—September 5, 2014
Food trucks will be ready to serve at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 8 p.m.

U.S. Credit Unions reach 100 million memberships

September 3, 2014—It’s official! U.S. credit unions have reached 100 million memberships. But the celebration isn’t over yet! Credit unions across the country continue to show their members’ support via the national "100 Million Membership" campaign. Want to show your support for credit unions? Visit americascreditunions.org and show America what 100 million looks like. Submit a selfie and add your presence to the growing credit union movement as we celebrate the power of 100 million memberships.

And just for the record, UMe is currently 13,150 members strong!

We all scream for ice cream! It's another UMe Member Appreciation event.

 

July 28, 2014—Join us for another Member Appreciation event—where you're the star. We'll help you keep cool with a visit from Archie’s Ice Cream Truck. Come by, say "hi" and receive free ice cream on us.

See you then: Friday, August 15 | 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Get your hot dog on!
It's a UMe Member Appreciation event.

June 26, 2014—We're celebrating YOU this month! Join us for our Member Appreciation event, where you're the star. And we hope you like hot dogs because we'll have the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Wagon serving them up in our parking lot.

Join us: Wednesday, July 2 | 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All UMe members who visit our branch will receive a food ticket for a Wienerschnitzel meal combo (including fries and a drink). We hope to see you there.

the UMe Visa® card
travel more for less

 

June 16, 2014—With fixed rates as low as 9.90% APR,1the UMe Platinum Visa® is perfect for everyday purchases—and great for summer adventures. Here’s why the UMe Visa credit card should be your “go-to” card this summer:

  • fixed rates as low as 9.90% APR
    outshine the competition
  • no foreign transaction fees give you
    big savings abroad
  • same fixed rate for purchases and cash
    advances give you credit options
  • no annual or application fees means no surprises
  • no balance transfer fees so you can
    say “bye” to other credit cards

Get started today and apply online or call (818) 238-2900. We'll also be giving away some UMe sunglasses every Friday in June... so, come on by and get a pair (while supplies last)!

1 APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Your rate will be based upon an evaluation of your credit worthiness. For additional details regarding rates and fees, please visit umecreditunion.com/getacard.

There's money under your roof again with a HELOC

With great real estate values and low borrowing rates, now is the perfect time to access equity in your home. Our home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) are cheaper than refinancing your first mortgage, and give you flexibility when you need it, as you need it.

  • Borrow up to 80% of your home's value
  • Access up to $250,000
  • No application fees
  • Rates as low as 4.00%*
  • Easy access to your money
  • Simple and fast
Apply online for your HELOC today

* APR is Annual Percentage Rate. The Home Equity Line of Credit APR is a variable rate which is based on the Prime Rate. Loan approval and rate are based on a verification of income, an evaluation of your creditworthiness, and property evaluations which include Loan-to-Value (LTV). Your rate will never be less than 4.00% or exceed 18.00%. If you cancel your loan, third party fees may apply. costs include a non-refundable appraisal fee, plus title insurance and recording fees. Property insurance is required. Loan amounts up to $250,000. for additional details, please call the credit union at (818) 238-2900. All loans and rates are subject to change.

We're collecting donations for Burbank Temporary Aid Center

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May 1, 2014—We're collecting donations for Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC) during the month of May.

In the spirit of the credit union philosphy of "people helping people", we're asking UMe members to help us collect donations for the BTAC. You can drop off donations at UMe anytime during the month of May.

BTAC works to provide people in need, in our community, with help such as food, utility assistance, transportation assistance, emergency shelter, medical assistance, referrals to other community resources, and holiday outreach.

> Click to learn what you can donate to
help BTAC (PDF).


> Learn more about the BTAC

NOTICE: New online banking has launched.

We're happy to announce the release of a new UMe Online Banking system on Tuesday, March 25. You'll have access to even more convenience, capabilities, and improved navigation to make your online banking experience effortless. As we near the launch date, we want to help make the conversion to our new system as smooth as possible.

Click here to download an overview of things you’ll need to know (PDF).

PLEASE NOTE: Online Banking access may be unavailable on Monday, March 24, due to the conversion.

2013 UMe Annual Report Available

February 27, 2014—UMe released the 2013 Annual Report at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The Credit Union had a successful 2013, filled with change, growth and revitalization. It was a year in which the Credit Union took a big step toward building the foundation for a successful future.

> Click here to download the 2013 Annual Report.

Our new Mobile Banking app is here, and it’s free!

February 14, 2014—The new UMe Mobile Banking app is available and ready for adventure. So what can our app do? Check this out:

Remote Deposit Capture. Deposit a check simply by snapping a picture using your smartphone or tablet.

Real Time Access. View account balances and activity, all in real time.

Secure Transactions. Make transfers, immediately, between UMe Credit Union accounts and loans.

Location Finder. Easily get directions to our branch, or find the nearest ATM in our network of 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide.

Download UMe Mobile for iOS
Download UMe Mobile for Android

Need a little holiday helper? Use your fixed-rate UMe Platinum Visa Card!

December 26, 2013—Paying for holiday expenses is, well, more joyful when you don't have to worry about things like rising interest rates or higher payments after the holidays. With UMe's Platinum Visa® Card, you can enjoy the holidays with the peace-of-mind knowing that your balance is fixed at a low rate. But the holiday treats don't end there. Check out these year 'round features:

  • LOW FIXED rate
  • NO balance transfer fees
  • NO annual fee
  • NO application fee
  • NO cash advance fees
  • NO foreign transaction fees
And, our Visa® cards are instant-issued, which means if you come by the credit union, we can provide your card right there on the spot!

> Don't have a UMe Visa Card? Click here to apply now!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
(And, our holiday hours, too.)

December 20, 2013—All of us here at UMe Credit Union wish each of you the very happiest of holidays and a wonderful 2014!

We appreciate your membership - thank you so much for banking with us!

UMe Holiday Hours

Tuesday, 12/24: 9am to 1pm
Wednesday, 12/25: CLOSED

Tuesday, 12/31: 9am to 1pm
Wednesday, 1/1: CLOSED

You can access your accounts 24/7 at umecreditunion.com - so, you can bank with us whenever you want, even when our lobby is closed!

UMeHelps Santa's Room Toy Drive

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October 31, 2013—In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" - we're asking UMe members to help us collect new toy donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center's "Santa's Room" program. Donation items should be new and unwrapped, and may be dropped off at the Credit Union between November 1 and December 6, 2013.

> Click here to find out how you can help

New UMe Mobile App Coming Soon

October 29, 2013—We’re putting the finishing touches on our new UMe Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. Check out a few of the new upcoming features:

Remote Deposit Capture. Use your smartphone or tablet to deposit checks from nearly any location.

Real Time Access. View account balances and activity, all in real time.

Secure Transactions. Make transfers, immediately, between UMe Credit Union accounts and loans.

Location Finder. Easily get directions to our branch, or find the nearest ATM in our network of 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide.

And many more features!

The new app will be available for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play. We’ll keep you posted on when they’ll be available for download. Stay tuned, the fun is just beginning!

UMe Voted the Best in Burbank (again!)

September 6, 2013— The results are in for the Burbank Leader's "Best of Burbank 2013 Readers' Choice." This year, UMe was voted for the Best Bank in Burbank again!

We've often said the best banking experience can be found at a credit union! And, after years of being voted best credit union in Burbank, it seems like our neighbors agree.

We'd like to thank everyone in the Burbank community for voting for us. We're honored by the distinction. After all, without you, there would be no UMe.

 

UMeHelps Pet Adoption on July 26 & 27

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July 24, 2013— UMe Credit Union Helps our Best Friends

At UMe Credit Union, we love our pets - and want all of our friends to have safe and loving homes. That’s why this Friday and Saturday, July 26th and 27th, UMeHelps will host a Mobile Adoption event in conjunction with the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Mission Hills. A variety of dogs and cats will be available for immediate adoption at just $20 for dogs and $10 for cats!

Our partner for the Mobile Adoption event is the Best Friends Los Angeles Pet Adoption Center in Mission Hills and the theme is “Love Comes in All Sizes.” Our goal is to introduce to Burbank awesome pets of every size and help determine which would be the best fit for each adopter’s lifestyle.

Stop by UMe Credit Union between the hours of 3-7pm on Friday and 11-3pm on Saturday. All of the animals are up-to-date on shots, and micro-chipped, as well as fixed. If you adopt, you will receive a free bag of food and 30 days of pet insurance. All you need to do is complete a short adoption survey and sign an adoption contract. It’s that easy! Best of all, if the adoption isn’t the right match, you can return and re-adopt a better match.

No car payments for 90 days

July 18, 2013— Our auto loans are so good, you’ll want to kiss us! (but a hug will do)

Why are they so good? Well for starters, we'll give you 90 days* without a car payment!

And ...

  • Low rates with terms up to 84 months
  • Payments tailored to your budget and goals
  • If you're in the market for a new car, we can fund your loan right at the dealer, so you won't have to visit two places
  • When market rates go down or your credit score improves, we will be happy to refinance your car loan to reduce your rate!

Get started!
Click to apply online or call (818) 238-2900 x1 to speak to a UMe Team Member! If you're in the neighborhood, you can visit us and apply in person during UMe business hours.

*A DMV documentation fee may apply on non-dealer purchases or refinances or lease buyouts. Payment Deferment will occur in the first 90 days on new and used auto loans. The 90-day deferment offer is available to qualified borrowers through 8/31/13. New money only. Interest will accrue over the 90 days.

Debit or Credit? We have the answer.

July 12, 2013— When you carry your UMe Visa Debit Card, you’ve got a lot more than just an ordinary ATM card in your hands. That’s because when you swipe your card at a merchant keypad, you have the choice of “debit” or “credit.” Which should you choose?

For multiple layers of security, choose “credit” and you’ll be covered under Visa’s Zero Liability Policy, so you won't have to pay for unauthorized transactions; replacement funds, so any funds taken from your account due to fraudulent use will be returned.

With the credit option, you’ll also avoid any possible fees that a merchant may charge you for the transaction.

So when does it make sense to choose “debit” and enter your PIN? One reason: when you need to get cash back.

We hope we simplified the age-old question of “debit or credit?” For more information on our Visa Debit Card, click here.

We need your support

July 1, 2013—We need your support!

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TruStage: Insurance the UMe Way

June 14, 2013— When it comes to planning for your financial future, having solid insurance protection is a must. From getting a good rate on coverage for your car to making sure your homeowners insurance fits your needs, dependable coverage ensures financial relief when you need it most. That’s why we offer TruStage insurance products and programs— to help our members protect what matters most. If you haven't compared insurance premiums and offers lately, now’s a great time to take a look. Your UMe membership could help you save money.

  • Auto Insurance. Discounted rates, online services and 24/7 claims service.
  • Home and Renters Insurance. Protect your family's home and personal belongings.
  • Life Insurance. Designed to help you protect the people who matter most in your life.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance. A no-cost insurance policy with the option to purchase additional coverage.

To learn more, get FREE quotes or just explore everything that is available to you, visit our TruStage partner page.

TruStage™ is a marketing brand used to identify products offered through CMFG Life Insurance Company and programs offered through CMFG Life insurance agencies to credit union members.

Save up to $200 when you switch to Sprint*

June 3, 2013— With the Sprint® Credit Union Member Discount, just switch to Sprint and you can save $100 instantly on any phone and get up to a $100 service credit for eligible lines switched to Sprint from another carrier. Visit sprint.com/promo/iL31154PC within 72 hours of port-in activation to request your $100 service credit. Offer ends 6/16/13.*

Don’t forget that with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount you can also get:

  • 10% off of select regularly priced personal monthly service plans.
  • Waived activation fees per line ($36 value)


  • Haven’t started saving with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount yet? Just call (877) 728-3428, tell them you’re a credit union member and ask to be attached to Corporate ID NACUC_ZZM to start saving today!

    Credit approval required. Early Termination Fee (sprint.com/etf): After 14 days, up to $350/line. Phone Offers: Offer ends 6/16/13. Taxes and svc charges excluded. No cash back. While supplies last. Port-in Instant Credit: Offer ends 6/16/13. Up to $100 instant credit applied towards purchase of qualifying Sprint phone or smartphone. May require port-in from an active number (wireless or landline) and activation at time of purchase. Excludes Nextel Direct Connect devices, tablets, upgrades, replacements, and ports made between Sprint entities or providers associated with Sprint (i.e., Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Sprint As You Go and Assurance), all Corporate-liable and plans $10 or less. IL Port-in Offer: Offer ends: 7/11/2013. $100 port-in credit for smartphones, feature phones and mobile broadband devices. Available only to eligible IL accounts with valid Corp. ID. Requires port-in from an active number (wireless or landline). Svc credit request must be made at sprint.com/promo within 72 hours from the port-in activation date or svc credit will be declined. Ported new-line must remain active 61 days to receive full svc credit. Excludes Nextel Direct Connect devices, tablets, upgrades, replacements, and ports made between Sprint entities or providers associated with Sprint (i.e., Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance), all CL and plans $10 or less. Port-in Payment Expectations: Svc credit will appear in adjustment summary section at account level. If the svc credit does not appear on the first or second invoice following the 61st day, visit sprint.com/promo and click on “Where’s my Reward”. Individual-Liable Discount: Available for eligible Credit Union members (ongoing verification). Discounts subject to change according to Credit Union’s agreement with Sprint and are available upon request for monthly svc charges on select plans. No discounts apply to second lines, Add-A-Phone lines or add-ons $29.99 or less. Other Terms: Offers and coverage not available everywhere or for all phones/networks/plans. Sprint 4G LTE network reaches over 65 markets, on select devices. Visit www.sprint.com/coverage for info. Sprint 4G LTE devices will not operate on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) network. Restrictions apply. See store or sprint.com for details. ©2013 Sprint. All rights reserved. Sprint and the logo are trademarks of Sprint. Android, Google, the Google logo, Google Play and Google Wallet are trademarks of Google Inc. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

    *Requires new 2-year agreement/activation per line.See website for Sprint Credit Union Member Discount details.


    UMeHelps and “31 Violins” expands music ed to Burbank kids

    May 20, 2013— UMeHelps joined Leadership Burbank in an effort to expand instrumental music instruction to Burbank’s elementary schools. Through a community project titled, “31 Violins”, Leadership Burbank had a goal of delivering 31 violins and 31 music stands to both Providencia and Roosevelt elementary schools. UMe Credit Union is a Stradivarius sponsor, donating to the project.

    “After learning about the decline in music instruction in our community, we felt inspired to help expand the programs for more children to have the opportunity to learn music,” said Monica Newhouse, Leadership Burbank 2013 participant. With the help of UMe and other gracious donors, Leadership Burbank achieved its goal, delivering the instruments and stands to the schools.

    Leadership Burbank is a community-based organization that offers leaders and emerging leaders the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional skills, gain a deeper understanding of community dynamics, and cultivate civic involvement.


    How low can your mortgage go? Let’s find out.

    May 16, 2013— UMe is offering members a free mortgage refinance consultation to show you exactly how we can lower your monthly mortgage payment.

    And with mortgage rates still at historic lows, now is a great time to refinance for many consumers. After all, when it comes to your monthly mortgage payment, a lower rate typically means a lower payment. Even a slight decrease can mean more money in your wallet every month.

    So why not see how low you can go? You can get started online or speak to our mortgage refinance specialist at (818) 238-2900.


    People love us on Yelp!

    May 16, 2013— It’s official, you love us, you really love us. We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to review us on Yelp. We’ve just received notification from Yelp declaring UMe as “a well-loved local favorite!"

    With 19 Yelp reviews averaging a rating of 4 stars out of 5, we think that’s mighty impressive. But don’t worry, we won’t let it go to our head—as a matter of fact, we’re already thinking of new ways to exceed your expectations!

    Thanks again and keep ‘em coming.

    > Visit Yelp today and review UMe today.


    UMeHelps BTAC Food Drive

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    May 1, 2013— UMeHelps will be collecting donations for Burbank Temporary Center (BTAC) during the month of May. In the spirit of the credit union philosphy of "people helping people", we're asking UMe members to help us collect donations for the BTAC.

    To participate in the food drive, please bring nonperishable food to the credit union during regular business hours in May. Red donation tubs will be available throughout the lobby.

    BTAC, a Burbank non-profit, is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of our local community with basic goods and services. Their efforts allow residents in need to live with dignity. They also serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster.

    > Click here for a list of donation items.

    > Learn more about the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.


    2012 UMe Annual Report Available

    March 18, 2013— UMe released the 2012 Annual Report at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. The Credit Union had a successful 2012, filled with change, growth and revitalization. It was a year in which the Credit Union took a big step toward building the foundation for a successful future.

    > Click here to download the 2012 Annual Report.


    Now's the Perfect Time to Update Your UMe Info

    January 21, 2013— With 2013 now in full swing, we think it's a perfect time to make sure that your UMe contact information (email, mailing address, phone number, etc) is current and up-to-date. After all, it's best that we have your current information on file to ensure we can contact you in a case of fraud, identity theft, or if you lose or misplace a UMe debit or credit card.

    Did we mention how easy it is? Simply, give us a call at (818) 238-2900, or let any of our friendly service representatives know next time you stop by for a visit.


    The 2013 Fuel Economy Guide is Here!

    December 31, 2012— Looking to save a few bucks on gas in the New Year? A new fuel-efficient car may be the ticket. The 2013 Fuel Economy Guide Annual publication featuring fuel economy data for new model year cars, sports utility vehicles, and light trucks was just released. You can download a free PDF of the publication here.

    For more information, visit www.fueleconomy.gov.


    Help UMe collect donations for BTAC's Santa's Room

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    November 26, 2012— As part of our UMeHelps initiative, we'll be collecting donations for Santa's Room, a Christmas program operated by the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). Santa’s Room has been operating for over 20 years distributing gifts to children who would not otherwise have much to look forward to Christmas morning. Last year BTAC set a record high—serving over 700 youths. BTAC clients with children ages 16 and under can all apply for help this holiday season. A parent or legal guardian who requests assistance with Christmas is able to “shop” for their child(ren) and select appropriate gifts from the available pool of items.

    Click here for a list of toy donation ideas

    We'll be accepting donations at the UMe lobby until December 31, 2012. Donation items received after this year's shopping dates will be added to next year's Santa's Room.


    Holiday in the Park
    Friday, Nov. 16 | 5 - 9 p.m.

    Kick off the holidays with us at Magnolia Park’s annual Holiday In The Park event, on Friday, November 16 from 5 to 9pm!

    UMe will be the site for free Santa Photos (just like last year)! And, we’ll, also, be giving away our signature caramel apples (while supplies last, of course). So, come on by and get in on the fun!

    For more Holiday In The Park information, click here!


    CO-OP Adds 500 ATMs in California Walgreens Stores

    September 6, 2012— On June 14, our ATM Network got even bigger and better when CO-OP Financial Services announced that it added more than 500 fee-free ATMs in Walgreens Pharmacy locations right here in California! These ATMs are easily identifiable by the CO-OP logo on their logo panel. This expansion of the CO-OP ATM Network now brings the total number of fee-free ATMs available to credit union members to more than 30,000 nationwide - including most Costco locations, too!

    Click here to find ATMs near you!


    UMe Voted the Best in Burbank

    August 25, 2012— The results are in for the Burbank Leader's "Best of Burbank 2012 Readers' Choice." This year, UMe was voted for—wait for it—the Best Bank in Burbank!

    As a credit union, we love that. We've often said the best banking experience can be found at a credit union! And, after years of being voted best credit union in Burbank, it seems like our neighbors agree.

    We'd like to thank everyone in the Burbank community for voting for us. We're honored by the distinction. It's also a special honor because it's our first "best of" with our UMe name. But don't worry, we won't let the fame go to our heads, we're gonna keep working to win you over every single day! After all, without you, there would be no UMe.


    BTAC donation drive a success!

    August 23, 2012— In the spirit of the credit union philosphy of "people helping people", UMe members recently collected more than 500 donation items for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). We want to thank everyone who participated!

    Stay tuned—we'll keep you posted on more ways you can help us make a difference in our community through our UMeHelps program.


    UMe celebrated our 72nd Anniversary

    June 18, 2012— Time flies when you're having fun! This year, we were excited to celebrate 72 wonderful years of member service. To mark this occasion, we hosted a special celebration for our members at the Credit Union on June 15. The day featured free food, ice cream and giveaways.

    On the day of the event, members were able to enter to win a Classic Roadster Linus Bike. It was our way of saying "Thank You" for helping us reach this milestone.

    We’ll also give away a second bike at the end of June 2012. Members can still enter to win by visiting UMe Credit Union through June 29. The winner of the second bike will be announced on July 2.

    Click to download Official Rules

    1 One entry per person.


    UMe receives two Gold Awards.

    June 4, 2012—UMe Credit Union was recently honored with two Gold Awards for outstanding achievements within the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Marketing Association of Credit Unions, a national organization of credit union professionals from across the United States. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are presented each year, recognizing outstanding work in more than 20 different categories related to credit union marketing, communication, education and business development. UMe received Gold Awards in the following categories:

    Image Enhancement—recognized for the planning, execution and success of the credit union renaming efforts. By accessing the need to carve a unique niche in the community, as well as planning for long-term success, the credit union’s strategy and creative approach to change the name from Burbank Community to UMe was awarded the highest honor in the category.

    Website Redesign—recognized for the implementation and innovation of the credit union’s website. By utilizing a unique voice and visual aesthetic, the credit union was able to create a memorable and sustaining member experience, garnering the highest honor in the category.

    UMe Launches UMeHelps

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    June 1, 2012—Helping neighbors builds strong communities. Continuing a tradition of community support, UMe is excited to announce the creation of a new program called UMeHelps. UMeHelps will provide assistance to the greater Burbank community by partnering with local non-profit organizations and focusing on raising money and goods for those in need. As a local credit union, UMe is intimately aware of the hardship many of our community members have faced during these difficult economic times. Through UMeHelps, the credit union hopes to help relieve some of the burden and provide hope for our neighbors.

    UMeHelps is a concept that began with the renaming of the credit union last spring. The new name, UMe, is a combination of YOU+ME, and is directly correlated to the strong personal
    relationship the credit union enjoys with its membership. In the same spirit, UMeHelps is designed for the credit union to give back to the Burbank community at large, and for its members to also participate in the process. UMeHelps will kick off on June 1 with a food drive for BTAC, Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

    BTAC is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of
    emergency and disaster.

    To participate in the UMeHelps BTAC drive, please bring nonperishable food to the credit union throughout the month of June. Click to download a list of acceptable donation items.


    Student Loan Help with the new Sallie Mae Student Loan Option

    May 1, 2012—UMe has partnered with Sallie Mae to offer our members Student Loan options with the Sallie Mae “Smart Option Student Loan”. This loan product offers three repayment options and competitive interest rates to help you pay for college expenses not covered by scholarships and federal loans:

    (1) DEFERRED REPAYMENT OPTION: defer payments until after school, or pay as much as you want while you are in school, to enjoy maximum flexibility.

    (2) FIXED REPAYMENT OPTION: Pay $25 a month while in school and for six months after school. The in-school payments, plus Sallie Mae’s shorter repayment term, can help you save over 10% on their total loan cost compared to the Deferred Repayment Option.

    (3) INTEREST REPAYMENT OPTION: Pay interest while in school and for six months after school. The in-school payments, plus Sallie Mae’s shorter repayment term, can help you save over 20% on your total loan cost compared to the Deferred Repayment Option.

    For more information and to apply for a loan online 24/7, visit the Sallie Mae website for UMe Credit Union members.

    Avoiding Card Fraud

    April 11, 2012—One of the best defenses against card fraud is to be informed and alert. That’s why UMe is committed to providing you with the information you need to maintain the safety and security of your personal information.

    Phishing and Phone Fraud are two of the many ways that fraudsters use to attempt to acquire your personal information in order to conduct fraud.

    Phishing (Email) Fraud
    Phishing is an email scam that tries to trick people into revealing personal information on an official-looking website. Most phishing begins with an email that links to a fake website. The fake website, actually looks like the real thing, using the logos and branding of the business it claims to be. However, when you enter personal information on such sites, it gets routed to fraudsters.

    Phone Fraud
    Phone fraud attempts to trick people into revealing personal information over the phone; either to a person claiming to be from a financial institution, or via an automated system. However, when you give your personal information to such people, or enter personal information on such automated systems, it gets routed to fraudsters.

    If you receive an email or a call requesting any of your personal information - simply, hang up and report it to the Credit Union, immediately.

    • We will never call you and ask for your debit or credit card number over the phone. Additionally, we will never ask you for your debit or credit card number via email or mail.

    For comprehensive card fraud prevention information and news on the latest fraud scams, visit Visa’s Security Sense website.

    Shopping Smart =
    Shopping Easy

    March 18, 2012—Check out AutoSMART, an online resource available through CUDL, right on our website, that offers a variety of valuable car-buying research tools and information.

    You can check blue book values, build your dream car, compare up to three vehicles at a time, locate a dealership, read a variety of general car-buying research articles, and even get pre-approved for your UMe loan - all in one place!

    And, when you find the vehicle that’s perfect for you, AutoSMART will even direct you to all the local dealers who have what you want in stock.

    Say Hello to the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount

    March 16, 2012—If you’re looking to save with a #1 wireless company, then it might be time to say hello to the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount from Invest in America! As a member of UMe Credit Union, you can save with the one that JD Powers & Associates ranks as the “Highest satisfaction with the Purchase Experience.”

    Ways you can save:

    • 10% off* select personal Sprint plans
    • 15% off* select business Sprint plans
    • Waived activation fee on new activations
    • Waived upgrade fee
    • Available to new and existing Sprint customers

    Valuable discounts like these are just some of the many benefits of credit union membership.

    3 Ways to Get Your Discount:

    1. Call 877.SAVE.4CU (877.728.3428) and let them know you’re a credit union member. Ask to be a part of the NACUC_ZZM Corporate ID to save
    2. Click LoveMyCreditUnion.org/Sprint
    3. Visit your nearest Sprint store

    Start saving today with a #1 wireless company with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount.

    *Application of discount requires 2-year contract extension on existing plans. Verification of membership is required at time of activation/upgrade. Discount not available on secondary lines for Family and Business Share plans.

    All rights reserved. Sprint, the logo, and other trademarks are the trademarks of Sprint Nextel.

    JD Powers and Associates Releases 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study Results!

    February 27, 2012—A new study of vehicle dependability was recently released by JD Powers and Associates. The study is based on responses from more than 31,000 original owners of 2009 model-year vehicles after three years of ownership, and measures problems experienced during the previous 12 months by those original owners.

    > Click here to read the study.

    Remember: Mike Buckley, our free Car-Buying Specialist, can explain and educate you on the best steps for Buying, Leasing, Selling or Trading a new or used vehicles. So, if you’re ready to begin searching for a new ride, give Mike a call at (818) 238.2900 x3.

    UMe 2011 Annual Report.

    February 22, 2012—UMe released the 2011 Annual Report at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The Credit Union had a successful 2011, filled with change, growth and revitalization. It was a year in which the Credit Union took a big step toward building the foundation for a successful future.

    > Click here to download the 2011 Annual Report.


    Lock-in a Low, Fixed-Rate Mortgage.

    January 5, 2012—If you’re looking to purchase or refinance a home, your timing is perfect. Not only are home prices as low as they have been in years, but mortgage rates are also at near historic low levels! What does this mean for you? More home for your buck and lower monthly payments.

    Call Dan Minnick, our Mortgage Specialist, at (818) 238.2900 x2 to learn more about our money-saving mortgage programs.

    Put a Little Happy in Your Holidays! Skip-a-Payment

    We admit it, we love the holiday season .. and now, we’re sure you will too! That’s because we’re offering you the opportunity to “Skip-A-Payment” during the holiday months of December and January. If you have an auto loan, personal loan, share-secured loan, easy access line-of-credit or Visa® Credit Card with UMe Credit Union, we’ll let you skip your loan payment.

    > Click here to download our Skip-A-Payment form.


    Don’t Miss Bank Transfer Day in November.

    What can consumers do when big commercial banks keep putting their customers’ financial well-being last? Switch to a credit union.

    That’s the idea behind a new social uprising called Bank Transfer Day. The movement was started by 27-year-old Los Angeles art-gallery owner, Kristen Christian, as a response to aggressive tactics implemented by profit-driven corporate banks.

    Supporters of Bank Transfer Day encourage bank customers from across the nation to move their money from big corporate banks, and put it into local, not-for-profit credit unions instead. It’s a positive way to support companies that you respect, and in turn respect you and your financial well-being.

    After all, why continue to patronize a company that simply wants to make profits off of your financial situation, while doing nothing to help you better your life?

    Tell a Friend
    As a UMe Credit Union member, you have financial advantages that many bank customers simply don’t enjoy. As a not-for-profit credit union, any profit we make after expenses is put back into the membership through lower rates, less fees and better earnings.

    We encourage you to tell your friends and family members to switch from their big commercial bank to UMe in support of Bank Transfer Day. From day one, they’ll be able to enjoy great low rates on loans, free account access services and, of course, free coffee and bottled water any time they stop by.

    Visit the Bank Transfer Day Facebook page to learn more about this exciting social movement.

     

    Move Over Lady Gaga, UMe is on Twitter!
    (oh, and you can review us on Yelp, too.)

    We've ALWAYS loved talking to our members, but now, we're taking the conversation online. Follow us at Twitter, and we promise to share interesting tweets from the world of UMe. Who knows, maybe we'll even surpass Lady Gaga's 13 million followers (you can't blame us for trying). While you're at it, check us out at Yelp and give us a review. It's your chance to tell everyone how much you love your credit union!

    Visit UMe at Twitter
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    UMe Voted "Best Credit Union" in Burbank.

    The results are in for the Burbank Leader's "Best of Burbank 2011 Readers' Choice."

    We're happy to announce that UMe was voted The Best Credit Union in Burbank. Well, this must mean you like us, you really like us!!!

    Seriously, we'd like to thank everyone in the Burbank community for voting for us. We're honored by the distinction. You can read more about The Best of Burbank 2011 here.

     

    New UMe Website Launches.

    On Monday, June 13, we launched our new UMe name, as well as the UMe website at: www.umecreditunion.com

    Our new site has the same layout as our previous website. You’ll be able to find credit union information in the same areas as before.

    Members who visit burbankfcu.org will be redirected to the new UMe website at www.umecreditunion.com.

    Mobile Banking Now Available.

    Get your banking "to go" with UMe’s Mobile Banking. Access your credit union accounts conveniently with most web-enabled smartphones and mobile devices. We’ve taken the most popular features of our Online Banking program and put it all in the palm of your hand.

    Features

    • View your account balances
    • Check your transaction history
    • Transfer money between your accounts
    • Find deposit-taking and surcharge-free ATMs near you

    UMe’s Mobile Banking is easy to use. There are no apps to download and no set-up required for registered Online Banking users. And the best part is Mobile Banking is free for credit union members (note: your mobile service provider may charge Internet access fees).

    Get Started
    Simply visit our website (www.umecreditunion.com) with a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone and you'll be automatically routed to our mobile website. From there, use your Online Banking User ID and Password to login. If you aren't registered for our Online Banking program, call us at (818) 238-2900 and we'll get you started. Remember, you have access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs right at your fingertips.

    Say "Hello" to our Shiny Happy Visa Credit Card with a friendly 9.90% fixed APR.1

    A credit card that can help you save money? Yes—you can use our low rate Shiny Happy Visa Credit Card to transfer high rate balances. With rates as low as 9.90% APR and no balance transfer fee, we make it easy and affordable to save on interest charges. Whether you're transferring balances, shopping online, or planning for the holidays, keep it handy and make it your "go-to" credit card. You'll be happy you did. Learn More

     

     

    1 APR = Annual Percentage Rate. All loans are subject to credit approval.
    2 Not every CO-OP ATM has the deposit-taking capability.

     

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