More and more, you hear about credit and debit card fraud in the news. There has been a lot of card fraud in the greater Connecticut area recently. I’d like to take the time to remind everyone of all the ways you can help keep yourself protected.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about shopping. This time of year can be stressful as we strive to meet our financial obligations and still have a great holiday season. With that in mind, here are some stress-free ways to navigate this holiday season without getting into a ton of debt.
One of my top priorities is to always make sure we are keeping you informed of changes and improvements we are making for you. I’m pleased to announce that next year will bring one of our most significant technological transformations in the credit union’s history! Next summer, we will convert our core processing systems to a new platform that will allow us to deliver a superior member experience with us while doing your banking.
As technology continues to evolve, our goal is to ensure you are able to transact and interact with us at your convenience. We understand the need for instant banking access and that’s why we are investing significantly in the latest technologies. Statistics show that over 61% of Internet users and 35% of cell phone users utilize their personal devices for banking. This is why we continue to add more electronic services that are available to all members 24/7, through our web site and mobile app.
Choosing a financial institution for your small business involves more than just opening a new account at your local bank and then picking the branch closest to your office. You need to understand what services you require and how much they cost. You need to walk through all of your options, but interestingly, most business owners spend more time shopping for a $300 laser printer than they would shopping for a bank.