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Tips to Protect Yourself and Recognize Scams After Disasters

Natural disasters can have a big impact on communities, including financial vulnerabilities. In this blog we help you navigate this challenging period and protect yourself from scams.
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The Importance of Emergency Funds for Gen Z

Gen Z faces unique financial challenges in an ever-changing world. Learn why an emergency savings fund is essential for young adults today, and how you can start saving with Metro today.
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The Benefits of a Credit Union for Young Adults

When it comes to managing your finances as a young adult, credit unions can sometimes be overlooked. In this blog, we'll explore the numerous advantages of credit unions membership for young adults.
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A Millennial's Guide to Financial Freedom with Metro Credit Union

Taking control of your finances and working towards financial freedom can be a tough task for millennials dealing with high debt and the rising cost of living we're here to help you every step of the way to secure your financial independence.
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Save and Succeed Just Got Better by Giving You More Chances to Win Money Every Month

Save and Succeed, Metro’s personal finance program, that provides our members a wealth of financial wellness and educational content, has been refreshed to offer even more chances to win in their monthly $1,000 giveaways by Enrich!
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Looking for the Best Auto Loan Rates in Omaha: Check with Metro First

Looking to buy a car? Learn why you should Check with Metro First to find the best rates, terms, and service.
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Homeownership with Metro Credit Union's Mortgage Services

Explore a range of mortgage options tailored to your needs, backed by over 70 years of lending experience. We provide transparent rates and expert guidance throughout your homeownership journey.
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Annual Membership Meeting

Get the details of our 2024 Annual Meeting and read the biographies of Metro's Volunteer Board of Directors up for reelection at that time.
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ITMs to Open in Central & West Omaha

Metro is pleased to announce that we plan to open two new free standing ITMs in January 2024.
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Working Together to Protect Against Bank Fraud

Fraudsters aren't taking time out to wish others good tidings and cheer. They’re hoping to strike while we’re distracted and focused on spending time with family and friends. Learn how to protect yourself from the current scams being reported.
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Safeguarding your packages: Essential safety tips from Metro Credit Union

Essential tips to safeguard your packages and mail this holiday season and year-round.
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IRAs Can Shape Your Financial Future

Delve into the world of IRAs and how they can play a pivotal role in shaping your financial future.
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Certificates vs. IRAs: Making Informed Choices with Metro Credit Union

When it comes to growing your savings, two of the most popular choices are Certificates and IRAs. Learn how these secure and reliable products can benefit you in this post.
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Protecting Yourself from Scams

Remain vigilant against evolving scams by empowering yourself with knowledge of how they work and how to protect yourself against them.
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Top 10 things Gen Z'ers should consider when choosing a bank or credit union.

As you begin on your financial journey, selecting the right financial institution is important decision that impacts your financial well-being and achieving your goals. Here are the top 10 things you should consider when choosing a bank or credit union.
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Building and Maintaining a Healthy Credit Score in Your 20s

Exploring the importance of a good credit score, providing actionable steps to build credit responsibly and sharing essential tips to avoid common credit mistakes.
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The DO's & DONT's of Online Shopping

Guide to Safe and Smart E-Commerce
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DIGITAL BANKING: The Future of Money Management for Gen Z

Digital banking provides many conveniences and real-time features for the modern age. Learn about the conveniences of seamless mobile banking, ITMs, digital wallets, security and more!
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Worries about More Bank Failures in the News

Check with Metro first. You’ll find that we are truly your local advantage. We are safe, sound, and secure because we didn’t take risks when rates were low, we can offer you a better deal today.
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Save and Succeed, and Win!

It’s Financial Literacy Month, a great time to promote Save and Succeed, a free resource for members full of custom content to improve financial literacy and wellbeing. You can also enter to win $500! Read our latest blog to learn more and sign up today.
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Accounts at Metro are safe, sound, and secure.

With the news of California based Silicon Valley Bank's failure, we explain what makes Metro different, and how those differences ensure the safety and security of your accounts.
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Phishing Texts & Card Block Alerts

A popular ongoing scam is sending bogus notifications via text, stating your debit card has been blocked, or your card limit has been exceeded. Learn how this phishing scam works and how you can protect your identity and account.
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Card Controls

Learn how Card Controls give you power over your spending limits and access to your card.
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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.
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Reduced Auto Loan Rates With The Help of Metro Credit Union in Omaha

Get the most of your mileage and finances with the help of Metro Credit Union. Metro enjoys a regional reputation for great rates on auto loans.
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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.
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8 Benefits of Electronic Bill Pay

There was a time when people were hesitant about paying bills online. Learn about the benefits of electronic bill pay.
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Choosing Metro Credit Union for Home Equity Loans

Choosing a Home Equity Loan should be easy.  You’ve got equity in your home, good credit, and can afford the payment.  What’s the big deal?  The truth is, all Home Equity Loans are not the same.
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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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Changes to Two Factor Authentication

Metro Credit Union is making some changes to Two-Factor Authentication for online banking. Two-Factor Authentication is the process used to verify your identity.
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Serving Members Post-Pandemic

Just like everywhere else, consumers were increasing their adoption of digital channels in banking before Covid. What the pandemic did was accelerate the change in behavior. At Metro, we will continue to change our operations to meet your banking needs.
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Personal Loan vs Line Of Credit

Why are so many people in the Metro smiling? They are pleased with the personal loan and service they've received from Metro Credit Union to help pay off high-interest debt or other things like home repairs, special occasions, or unexpected expenses.
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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.
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Metro Credit Union: Your Local Advantage in Elkhorn

Metro is pleased to have opened its Elkhorn Full Service branch (located two blocks north of Dodge on the west side of 204th) earlier in August.
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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 calls or send and receive text messages.
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Pay Off My Mortgage Loan Early or Continue to Make Payments

You may have wondered whether it makes sense to pay extra toward your mortgage, or if you should invest the money. It’s a good problem to have, but there isn’t one right answer for everyone.
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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. In my first blog post, I'd like to provide insight into our implementation of ITMs, and outline some of the additional services they offer.
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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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Difference Credit Union vs Banks

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.
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International Fraud Awareness Week: Using Cash-Transfer Apps

Learn more about how to prevent fraud when using cash-transfer services.
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Buying a Used or New Car: Things to Consider

When the decision to buy a vehicle arises, there are a number of things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Take the time to research and become familiar with the car buying process.
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Car Loan With Bad Credit in Omaha

One thing that bad credit usually doesn’t prevent you from getting is a car loan. Today, nearly anyone can get a car loan, even if you have bad credit.
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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.
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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.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Certificates

Besides savings accounts, another way of earning interest from financial institutions is by starting a Certificate. Compare different types of Certificates with the help of online resources, and you can find one that best suits your needs.
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Credit Scores: What's Good, Average and Bad?

When applying for a business or personal credit, the first thing that matters is your credit score.
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Auto Leasing: Should I Buy Out My Lease?

Auto leasing has been growing in popularity and has its own set of considerations. In basic terms, a lease means that you have the vehicle for a fixed number of months.
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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? 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.
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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.
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Sweetheart Scam Season Is in Full Swing

Recently, we have seen an uptick in sweetheart scams, also known as romance scams.
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Scams Targeting the Vulnerable are on the Rise.

Just about everyone with a smartphone has received a scam text message in the past.
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Financial Scams In The Digital Age & How You Can Protect Yourself From Them

Scammers are getting better and better at impersonating merchants and banks as technology advances.
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