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June 30, 2009

For young people it may be difficult to get approved for your first loan or credit card.  When you finally decide that you are ready to take on the responsibility of using a credit card or a loan the lender is going to pull your credit report.  Your credit report tracks all of your late or...

June 29, 2009

One of my favorite products at our Indianapolis credit union is our home equity line of credit. We lend up to 80% of your home's value, and we have no closing costs or annual fees. Home Equity loans can help you take a much needed vacation, renovate your home, or help pay for your child's tuition. Y...

June 26, 2009

Want to check the balance on your FCFCU accounts, including your Health Savings Account, at any time?  It is easy to do when you enroll for online banking on our web site.  Credit union banking in Indianapolis has never been easier at an Indianapolis credit union.  Simp...

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June 26, 2009

Want to check the balance on your Health Savings Account at any time?  It is easy to do when you enroll for online banking on our web site.  Credit union banking has never been easier in Indianapolis.  ...

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June 25, 2009

One of the objections I often see of why people think that they cannot join a credit union is because they think they are not eligible to join. Here are the criteria for joining our local Indianapolis credit union.Members of Financial Center or their family members must  live, work, w...

June 25, 2009

Congratulations to Aaron Margolis-Greenbaum!  Aaron was a 2009 graduate of North Central High School.  He was also a student in the radio TV class at J. Everett Light Career Center and the recipient of the 2009 Financial Center Federal Credit Union Scholarship.  Aaron will be attendin...

June 25, 2009

Young people don't like asking for cash and honestly who likes using it?  We want our teens to have access to funds but are they ready for the responsibility of a credit card?  A Financial Center Debit Card could be the solution.A Visa debit card works the same as using cash or writing a c...

June 24, 2009

One of my favorite features of our online banking system at the credit union is BillPayer. Each month, I can go and pay all my bills within a matter of minutes. I don't have to write checks, find a stamp, or worry that my payment won't be received. It's easy to use, convenient, and a great...

June 23, 2009

According to an article in the Indianapolis Star today, home sales dipped nearly 20% in May for Indiana. This has caused a fall in the median price of homes of 4.3% to a price of $110,000. If you're in the market for your first home, there are great opportunities available.If you're researching...

June 23, 2009

There are lots of Indianapolis bank locations. On my way home from the credit union each day, I go past at least five or six branches of our local Indianapolis bank competitors. From the outside, each of these banks looks different with altering signage and architectural designs, but what is the tru...

June 23, 2009

The debate over healthcare reform has begun. If this was an easy issue, it would have previously been done over the last 50 years. So what are the options for HSA's in Indianapolis and across the U.S. Can HSA's have a role? Let's talk about the options for healthcare reform;Universal Plan? Public op...

June 22, 2009

Applying for a loan with Financial Center is easy and we offer three options for you to apply. 1. Apply OnlineUse our online loan application 24 hours a day on our website at www.fcfcu.com. 2. Give Us a CallOur Lending Center is open during our normal operating hours Monday through Saturday. Gi...

June 22, 2009

Financial Center will host a Shred Day this Saturday, June 26th, at our Fox Road Center located at 11715 Fox Road in Indianapolis from 10 am to Noon.Whether it's small business documents you no longer need or personal papers you want demolished in a safe and secure manner, this local credit union is...

June 22, 2009

 Statistics show that more than 60% of bankruptcies are linked to medical bills.I have some friends who recently filed bankruptcy due to medical bills for their 6yr old daughter. Their daughter had been receiving treatment from a children’s hospital that would not accept their insurance. ...

June 22, 2009

Financial Center will change hours at several of our Center locations beginning July 6th. For more information or questions, please contact Member Services at 317.916.7700 or 800.473.2328....

June 16, 2009

Visitors to our Main Center location on the eastside of Indianapolis this morning noticed a different kind of vehicle in our parking lot. 15 credit union employees took advantage of the opportunity to donate blood for the Indiana Blood Center.The Indiana Blood Center supplies more than 550 units of ...

June 15, 2009

This Saturday (June 20th), Financial Center will be hosting another Shred Day in the Castleton area. The event will take place at our Center located at 8245 Allisonville Road in Indianapolis.Bring in any confidential or personal documents that you need shredded. This service is completely free. Help...

June 12, 2009

This week has been a busy one in our marketing department as we've been fielding plenty of phone calls and emails in response to our scheduled Member Appreciation Night at Victory Field on July 20th. To thank our members for their business, we're offering an opportunity for all Financial Center memb...

June 10, 2009

In a letter to its financial institution partners, Microsoft (MS)announced that it will cease sales of Microsoft Money after June 30th, 2009. “With banks, brokerage firms and Web sites now providing a range of options for managing personal finances, the consumer need for Microsoft® Mo...

June 09, 2009

Financial Center offers you numerous ways to help you learn more about money and help you maximize your credit union banking experience. Here's what's coming up at your Indianapolis credit union:Investment Options - Saturday, June 20thGain an overview of what types of investment products we offer in...

June 05, 2009

I have found many people are not sure if they are in a High Deductible Health Plan. They know what their deductible is and it seems high. So are they eligible for a Heath Savings Account? Just follow the questions below to see if you are eligible for a Health Savings Account. Are you ...

June 04, 2009

We've been working on a lot of interesting projects in the past few weeks in the marketing department at the credit union. One of our projects is to encourage our members to make their banking more green at their local credit union. Our goal is to show members how to manage their money and their ban...

June 01, 2009

This Saturday (June 1st), the credit union will be hosting a Shred Day at our Southside Center located at 1301 East Stop 11 Road in Indianapolis. The event will take place from 10 am to Noon. Bring in any confidential or personal documents that you need shredded. This service is completely free. Hel...

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