International Fraud Awareness Week: Using Cash-Transfer Apps
There are multiple Cash-Transfer Apps, such as CashApp, Venmo, Zelle, FBPay, that allow you to transfer funds from your bank account, to another person’s account that is using the same app/service. Learn more about how to prevent fraud when using cash-transfer services.
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Should You Lease or Buy Your Next Car?
Leasing a car and getting a car loan are very similar; both are just forms of car financing. As everyone knows, with a car loan, you borrow money from a lender and make payments until the loan is paid off, at which time you own the car.
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What Type of Home Mortgage is Best for You?
The term ‘mortgage’ is used pretty ubiquitously to refer to any loan for real estate. If you’re a first-time house buyer, you may not realize that the term is in fact rather general and describes a range of different categories of mortgage loan.
Heading to a lender without knowing the difference between these various types of loans can result in you making the wrong decision, or just getting very confused. Read on to learn the different types of home mortgage loans so you can keep up with all the jargon.
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Should You Pay Off Your Car Before Trading It In?
Buying a car on finance/with a car loan is a great decision for many people, as it allows them to drive the car they really want, without hurting their cash flow. In fact, for many people, this will be the only way to afford the kind of vehicle that they always imagined driving.
But it does create some more complicated questions that you might not have had to consider otherwise. For example: should you pay off your car before trading it in? Let’s find out.
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Car Loans: Metro Credit Union vs Car Dealerships
For anyone who wants to buy a car, the best option is usually getting a loan to fund their purchase. When looking at cars, the first thing you'll see is that the dealership gives you the offer of a loan to buy the car you like right now. This is enough for most people to sign right on the dotted line: It's instant finance for your car, after all.
But what if approaching a car dealership isn't the best way for you to get a vehicle loan?
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Difference Credit Union vs Banks
When most people want to save or invest their money, the first place they approach is a bank. Credit unions are becoming an increasingly popular alternative, and there are many reasons why credit unions might be better for both individual and business finances over heading straight to the bank. Here are a few of the main differences between credit unions and banks.
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Security Reminder: New Phone Scam Alert
Criminals are using new and brazen tactics to gain access to member accounts. In recent days, Metro has had a noticeable increase in fraudsters calling the Credit Union posing as members and the techniques they are using are very convincing.
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Don’t “Fall” Into a Wedding Financial Fiasco
Are you planning a wedding or attending weddings this fall? Let the wedding be a memorable celebration with these tips.
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Equifax Settlement Phishing
If you were impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach, you may be eligible to file a claim. Internet criminals are now targeting victims of the Equifax data breach with phishing attacks and are spoofing Equifax’s settlement page.
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Supercharge your financial life with Save and Succeed.
Metro's Save and Succeed is a FREE resource to access daily tips from personal finance and career experts anytime, anywhere. Learn about our latest courses about Health Insurance and Insurance Needs.
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Refinancing Your Home Mortgage
Did you know that mortgage rates are down considerably? If the current value of your home has increased it may make sense to refinance at a better rate, or refinance to consolidate debt or plan a home improvement project.
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June is National Homeownership Month
When you're in the market for a home loan, you know you can trust your credit union to provide a great rate, great service, and all with fewer and lower fees. Here are some things to consider when purchasing your new home with June being National Homeownership Month.
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Metro's New Online & Mobile Banking Launches Next Week
Metro's new Online & Mobile banking platform launches next week. The new system is "member-based" instead of "account-based," so each account owner will have their own unique Username and Password. Learn more.
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Metro's Online Banking Update
Metro will be moving to a new home and mobile banking platform. This new platform will enable us to add features and enhancements over time that are not available with our current system.
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Metro Credit Union Fontenelle Office Grand Opening
Metro Credit Union’s new office opens this Monday, March 4th, located at the intersection of Fontenelle and Ames at 4444 Ames Avenue. We’re eager to serve new and current members at this new location. Stop by and say hello, meet the staff, enjoy a snack then sign up to win a Visa gift card or cash in our grand opening prize drawing.
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Reach Success in 2019 with Metro Credit Union’s Save and Succeed
It’s a new year and Metro Credit Union is happy to introduce Save and Succeed, a FREE, online literacy program through Metro Credit Union. Explore Metro Credit Union’s Save and Succeed courses to improve your money skills on topics like credit, investing, financial goals, career objectives and more.
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2019 Metro Credit Union Annual Membership Meeting
The annual Membership Meeting provides Metro Credit Union members with an opportunity to learn how their financial institution performed in the previous year as well as learning about plans for the future. Learn more about the 2019 meeting.
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Save And Succeed: Your Financial Education Resource
Watch Metro’s website for additional information about a free, online financial literacy program. Then, look for Save and Succeed beginning January 7th, when it becomes available.
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Mobile Banking For The Future
Message from Mike McDermott, Metro Credit Union President/CEO. Metro Credit Union is committed to creating a mobile banking app that will allow you to do almost everything on your phone that you can do in a branch. Beginning in March, we will take a giant step in that direction.
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Holiday Fee Exchange Dec. 5th-14th
Metro will be doing the Holiday Fee Exchange program again this year from Dec. 5th-14th!
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