PNWFCU economic impact

CEO Letter: Pacific NW Federal Credit Union's Economic Impact

JUN. 27, 2019 — Based on survey information provided by credit unions and other data sources, ECONorthwest calculated the following gross economic impacts for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in the calendar year of 2018.

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Gresham High School

VIDEO: PNWFCU's 2019 Financial Reality Fair at Gresham High School

JUN. 24, 2019 — PNWFCU recently hosted a Bite of Reality at Gresham High School, along with the help of community volunteers. Check out the video to see what a day at the reality fair is like, and what students learned about managing their money.

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VIDEO: How to Deposit a Check With Our Mobile App

MAY 17, 2019 — Remote deposit can save you time and a trip to the branch, letting you deposit checks with the camera on your mobile device. Check out how it’s done in this video.

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See Exactly How to Write a Check in This Quick Video

MAY 13, 2019 — There’s so much you’re expected to know as a young adult. Suddenly at 18 you’re supposed to know how to use a debit card, balance a budget, pay bills and write checks. We can help you figure it all out, starting with this check writing guide.

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PNWFCU photo contest

Happy Trails Photo Contest: Win Up to $200!

MAY. 1, 2019 — It's time for our 13th annual photo contest! This year's photo contest theme is Happy Trails. Do you have a favorite trail you love to explore? Enter a photo of a beautiful view from your favorite trail and you could win $200!

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It's Easy to Open a PNWFCU Account...Here's How

APR. 18, 2019 — Opening a credit union account is quick and easy with our online application. You can open your PNWFCU account in about five minutes. Check out the video to learn more, or keep reading for membership eligibility and additional details.

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Direct deposit

Set Up Direct Deposit and Get Paid Faster

APR. 1, 2019 — With direct deposit, your paycheck gets automatically deposited into your PNWFCU account on payday. It’s the fastest way to get paid. If you don’t have direct deposit, check out this video or keep reading to learn how to set it up.

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PNWFCU team at Schoolhouse Supplies

CEO Letter: Your Financial Partner for Life

MAR. 28, 2019 — Many of our members were affected financially by the partial government shutdown earlier this year. As your financial partner for life, PNWFCU offered furlough loans and skip-a-pay opportunities for those affected by this shutdown. We made 20 loans for close to $90,000 and 4 skip-a-pays.

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Protect Your Account Against Attackers: Best Practices for Online Security

MAR. 27, 2019 — With the rise in online account attacks and data breaches, it is important to follow these best practices to ensure that your account at PNWFCU is protected from unauthorized users.

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Using a debit card

Got Your First Checking Account? Here's What You Need to Know

MAR. 12, 2019 — Checking vs. savings accounts, debit vs. credit cards...what’s the difference? If you're wondering how your checking account or debit card works, check out our new video or keep reading.

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PNWFCU mobile app

The 10 Best Features of PNWFCU's Mobile App

FEB. 27, 2019 — If you haven’t tried PNWFCU’s app yet, you’re missing out on the convenience of mobile banking. Our app can simplify your financial life and help you set and reach goals. Check out the video or keep reading to learn about the best benefits.

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PNWFCU Digital Wallet

3 Reasons You Need a Digital Wallet (And How to Set It Up)

JAN. 30, 2019 — You’re at Starbucks where you see the guy at the front of the line casually hold his phone over the card machine and boom, his tall latte is paid for. No pulling out the wallet and digging through credit cards. Just a simple tap, pay and go.

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PNWFCU Money Management

CEO Letter: New Year's Resolution - Small Steps Make Big Changes

JAN. 1, 2019 — We have an excellent resource to start and hold to that financial resolution—our Money Management module through the desktop or on your mobile.

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PNWFCU wealth management and retirement planning

Get Your Investments Ready for 2019

JAN. 1, 2019 — The beginning of the year is a good time to review your portfolio and make vital decisions about your investing strategy. Ask yourself the following questions to shed light on your saving and investing priorities for 2019.

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PNWFCU toy drive for Margaret Scott Elementary

Community Involvement: Your Membership Helps Support Local Kids

DEC. 20, 2018 — Thank you to all of our employees and members for making 2018 a great year. Here are a few of the local organizations we were able to support with your help.

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a kitchen remodel can be possible with a PNWFCU home equity loan

Remodeling Turns an Average Home Into a Dream Come True

DEC. 3, 2018 — Got your house but it’s not quite right? It might be time for an update. There are lots of reasons to fix up your home. Whether you want to increase the resale value or just make the home yours, PNWFCU can help you get it done.

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Pacific NW Federal Credit Union Is Now Providing Members With Free Online Access to FICO® Scores

OCT. 23, 2018 — PNWFCU is providing members with complimentary access to their FICO® Scores. The scores, updated quarterly, are available through the credit union’s online banking website and mobile app.

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PNWFCU CEO

CEO Letter: Staying in Touch and Keeping Your Finances Safe

OCT. 1, 2018 — Computers are great for processing transactions, but it usually takes a person to solve problems. With our expanded hours, you can now call, chat, text or email us 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday.

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$500 Video Contest: Share Your PNWFCU Story to Enter

OCT. 1, 2018 — How has PNWFCU helped you? Did we give you an auto loan when you needed it most? Or maybe we came through with a low down payment home loan to get your family into your dream house? Tell us about it in a video and you could win $500.

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Mortgage Mixer: Home-buying Q & A at McMenamins

AUG. 22, 2018 — Our next mortgage mixer is coming up at McMenamins Broadway Pub on Sept. 5. Meet our mortgage specialists, get answers to your home-buying questions and find out how you can get a $500 Home Depot gift card.

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Help Your Teenager Save Money

AUG. 15, 2018 — The best time for young people to learn about money is before they move out of the house and set off on their own. Here are some ideas that can help your teen learn the value of money and get in the habit of saving.

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home buyer tips

6 Buyer Tips for Hot Housing Markets

AUG. 1, 2018 — The housing market is heating up! If you or someone you know is in the market to buy a home, here are six ways to give your offer the best chance for seller acceptance, especially when the competition is stiff.

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PNWFCU 2018 photo contest winner

Legendary Landscapes Photo Contest Winners

JUL. 12, 2018 — This year’s photo contest broke a record with 106 entries! Thank you to all of our participants. Because of you, we will be donating $106 to the World Forestry Center. After much deliberation, we selected these three winners.

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PNWFCU CEO Tom Griffith meets with Oregon Representative Kurt Schrader and Mid Oregon Credit Union CFO Kevin Cole

CEO Letter: New Bill Helps Us Serve Members

JUL. 2, 2018 — The Federal Credit Union Act of 1934 is the law that creates, and is the basis for governance of credit unions. The last update to the law was 1998. That’s 20 years with no changes to the base law for credit unions. Until this past May.

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Get an Ice Cream Treat at a Branch Near You

JUN. 29, 2018 — We love celebrating our members with a special ice cream day every summer. And this year we just couldn’t contain ourselves to only one Member Appreciation Day. We’ll be celebrating you on three different days.

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New Expanded Contact Center: Reach Us When You Need Us

MAY 31, 2018 — Thanks to your feedback, we are ramping up our contact center. It will be easier for you to contact us, manage your accounts and apply for a loan with our new expanded hours and messaging options.

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Mortgage Mixer: Get Your Loan Questions Answered at the Brewery

MAY 16, 2018 — Join our mortgage officers to get a head start on your next home purchase over beer and pizza at Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom in Hood River. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions about the home-buying process.

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2018 Leach Botanical Garden Nature Fair Sponsored by PNWFCU

MAY 9, 2018 — We’re sponsoring the Leach Botanical Garden Nature Fair, a day of free fun for the whole family. Join us on May 19 for live music, ladybug explorations, slug races, mini-terrariums and other activities.

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Legendary Landscapes Photo Contest: Enter by May 31

MAY 1, 2018 — Do you have a stunning landscape photo you want to share with your fellow Pacific Northwesterners? Now’s your chance to be featured in our next photo contest calendar (and maybe win some cash)!

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Hood River Branch Grand Reopening Party

APR. 23, 2018 — We've remodeled our Hood River branch! Come check it out at the grand reopening on May 3 at 5:30pm. The Hood River Chamber will be there to cut the ribbon, revealing PNWFCU’s fresh remodel featuring modern updates and functionality for our members.

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CEO Letter: Big Changes Happening and on the Way

APR. 2, 2018 — I thought I would take my space in the newsletter to reiterate some big things that have happened and are on target for the rest of the year. In order to more fully serve the community and grow our services, we have expanded our charter.

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Home$tart: Get a $5,000 Grant for Your First Home Purchase

MAR. 28, 2018 — With our new Home$tart program, you can get up to $5,000 in grant funds for the down payment or closing costs on your first home. If you choose one of our low down payment home loans, this grant may cover a big chunk of your up-front costs.

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VIDEO: 5 Tips for Home Buyers

FEB. 26, 2018 — Buying a home can be overwhelming. Don't let the whirlwind of distractions prevent you from letting your dreams become reality. In this video, Michael shares five tips home buyers need to know, especially if this is your first time buying a house.

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PNWFCU Member Story: "They Care About What They're Doing"

FEB. 9, 2018 — Check out Michael Colton's PNWFCU story. Michael came to the credit union looking for a good deal on a loan, and he was happy to be welcomed by a personable staff and get quick access to the funds he needed.

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retirement

Successfully Transition to Retirement

JAN. 16, 2018 — Are you thinking about the next chapter in your life? For many workers, investing means having a portion of their paycheck systematically invested in an employer-sponsored retirement account. Little thought is given to the retirement account after that.

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resolutions

Financial Resolutions for the New Year

JAN. 1, 2018 — Every Dec. 31 many of us make resolutions to improve our finances in the new year. If that sounds like you, here are some ideas to help you meet your financial resolutions.

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Letter From the CEO: Continued Growth for PNWFCU

DEC.18, 2017 — As I write this, PNWFCU is coming to the end of 2017. It has been a busy year. Our growth has been strong over 2017, in members, deposits and loans.

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