ITMs Adding Service For Our Members
Hello! My name is Justin Michaelson, and I am the new e-Commerce and Social Media Coordinator for Metro. I've been with Metro for over a decade, starting as a teller at Saddle Creek in 2011. I've since worked in Cards, Fraud, and most recently in our Support Department. I'm excited to be in this new position where I can combine my personal interests in graphic design, photography, and writing with my history at Metro to provide insights, information, and updates, along with banking education, alerts, and hopefully some entertainment here and there.
In my first blog post, I'd like to provide insight into our implementation of ITMs, and outline some of the additional services and benefits they offer our members.
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Make Your Home Bloom This Spring with a HELOC
Is your family looking to update your backyard with a pool, patio or deck? Maybe you are outgrowing your living space and want to finish your basement. If you want to sell your home but your house needs updates before you can put it on the market, a HELOC might be a great fit for expanding your budget and maximizing your options.
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Victory Gardens and Physical, Mental, and Financial Health
Do you garden or have a community garden? Today, people are also becoming more health-conscious and are looking for ways to eat more healthy and fresh foods. Because of these trends, an old gardening program called Victory Gardens has become popular again.
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April is Financial Literacy Month: Save and Succeed
Financial Literacy Month in April is an entire month dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of financial literacy and teaching individuals how to build and maintain healthy financial habits. Metro Credit Union offers the free resource, Save and Succeed, which has mobile and desktop tools to help you make money decisions today while preparing for tomorrow.
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Mortgage Terms for Understanding: What is VA residual income?
The more you know about the home buying process, the more confident you will be in making the critical decisions that will shape your homeownership experience. Learn about VA Residual Income.
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Metro’s Checking Accounts Will Put a Smile On Your Face
Checking accounts not only provide a safe place to store your money, but they also offer the convenience of easy deposits and withdrawals. Whether you are looking for a true no-cost checking account or one with all the bells and whistles, Metro has you covered.
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Metro Credit Union to Eliminate Return Fees
Metro Credit Union, a local financial institution, is one of the first in the area to announce the elimination of return fees to help consumers reduce or avoid overdraft fees. Describing the need to reduce the fee burden on consumers as, “the right thing to do,” Chief Executive Mike McDermott told the OWH that most studies on overdraft fees can be misleading.
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Cybercriminals Tampering with QR Codes to Steal Victim Funds
The FBI issued an announcement to raise awareness of malicious Quick Response (QR) codes. Cybercriminals tamper with QR codes to redirect victims to malicious sites that steal login and financial information.
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Winter Olympics: Strengthen Your Finances
Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? To have strong finances is similar to training for the Olympics. Depending on your stage in life, you may be focused on getting your first car or house or assessing retirement. It is essential to take the time to budget and strengthen your financial muscles.
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Metro Loves Our Community and Members
Members love banking with Metro Credit Union because we value people and relationships. Metro has exciting opportunities this year in our community from the Your Local Advantage giveaway to NE SciFest.
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Mortgage Terms for Understanding: What is Title Insurance?
The more you know about the home buying process, the more confident you will be in making the critical decisions that will shape your home ownership experience. Several things happen behind the scenes when you buy a house. Learn about Title Insurance.
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Google Voice Authentication Scams
There is a new scheme involving Google voice authentication. What is Google Voice? It is a service—brought to you by Google that allows you to set up a new virtual phone number that can be used to make domestic and international calls or send and receive text messages. You do not even have to have a Google Voice account to get scammed in this particular scheme.
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What Are the Benefits of Digital Banking?
The use of technology in banking is beneficial for managing personal finances by tracking your spending whether through spending tracker apps, budgeting spreadsheets, or online banking tools. Having up-to-date information allows you to make informed decisions based on accurate personal financial information.
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New Cyber Threats and Fraud
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that hackers are sending malicious USB thumb drives via mail to companies hoping that recipients will use them and have their networks infected.
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Resolutions: Twenty-two things to try through Metro Credit Union in 2022
Let’s start the New Year off right! In honor of it being ’22, here are 22 things to know about Metro to keep you on track financially this year. We look forward to serving you and helping you reach your financial and life aspirations. Metro is Your Local Advantage.
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Annual Membership Meeting - Saturday, March 26, 2022
Each year Metro holds an Annual Meeting open to all members of the Credit Union. The 2022 Annual Meeting is currently planned for Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at the Marriott Regency Hotel in Omaha. This year’s Annual Meeting will include only the business meeting, no meal or door prizes, and reports as required in the Credit Union’s bylaws.
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Financial Scams Continue to Rise
Financial scams cost consumers billions of dollars every year and Metro members are no exception. Annually, the number of members affected, and the dollars lost, continues to grow.
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Metro Credit Union 2021 Year in Review
Metro Credit Union has had an exciting year with a variety of transitions. Due to our updated charter in early 2021, anyone who lives, works or worships, attends school, or regularly conducts business in any of eight counties can bank with Metro Credit Union.
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Budgeting for the Holidays
While it is never a good idea to keep up with the Joneses, you especially do not want to do so during this holiday season. Following these simple budgeting suggestions for savvy saving will relieve you of your gift-giving stress and allow you to celebrate the special meaning behind your holiday.
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Keep Your Finances from Becoming Scary
Hopefully, you’re more spooked by jack-o-lanterns and Halloween movies than your finances this season. If you avoid reviewing your bills and feel like a lost mummy in your financial situation, Metro's Save and Succeed has a guide to everything you need to know about managing financial stress. You can bury your broken-down car, your multiple debts, and that apartment lease with the help of Metro Credit Union.
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