Promotions & Events
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union is proud to offer four new school-themed Debit Rewards Cards:
A debit rewards card is available for the EVSC and each of the six EVSC four-year high schools, including Bosse, Central, Harrison, New Technology Institute, North, and Reitz. A card is also available for Mater Dei. It's a great way to show your pride and school spirit. Plus, when you use your card, ETFCU will make a contribution to the school to promote education in our community.
These school-branded Debit Rewards Cards are available at no cost with any ETFCU checking account. Current ETFCU members will be allowed to exchange their existing Debit Rewards Card for a school-branded card without a replacement card fee. Learn more about these cards or apply online today!
Apply for yours today!
Enjoy great food, gifts, and door prizes!
Make plans to attend ETFCU's annual meeting to learn more about your credit union, visit with fellow members, and win great prizes! The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 18 at The Centre in Evansville. Refreshments and social time will begin at 5 p.m. CT. The meeting is expected to conclude by 6:30 p.m.
All members are invited to attend the annual meeting to review the credit union's financials and other highlights from the past year and to learn more about our plans for 2014. Guests will be treated to gourmet appetizers and attendance gifts. In addition, $2,500 in door prizes will be awarded to several lucky winners at the conclusion of the meeting. The Ted Hitch Scholarships will no longer be presented at the annual meeting as there will now be a separate awards ceremony for those winners.
The Nominating Committee approved three applications for the ETFCU Board of Directors, therefore the annual election will not be necessary.
The credit union is pleased to announce that $50,000 will be awarded annually to Ted Hitch Scholarship recipients starting with the 2014-15 awards! Nonrenewable $5,000 awards will be presented to ten graduating high school seniors. The awards are named in honor of the credit union’s past president, Ted Hitch. The recipient selection is determined by an appointed scholarship committee and based on the applicants’ GPA, SAT and/or ACT scores, participation in school and community activities, essay, and letters of reference. Applications were due to the credit union by February 15. Winners will be recognized at a scholarship awards banquet to be held in April.
Finding your dream home can be a challenge. But finding the perfect home loan? That’s easy. Introducing the Purchase Plus Home Loan available exclusively at Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union. With Purchase Plus, we’ll give you a great rate on your home purchase—plus a $500 Visa gift card*.
*Offer available on conventional conforming financing only.
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union surpassed Old National Bank and Fifth Third Bank to win the Platinum Award in the Best Financial Institution category in the 2013 Evansville Courier & Press Readers’ Choice Awards. This was the first year a credit union has received the top award in the history of the event.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Staff of ETFCU, we sincerely appreciate your confidence and votes in acknowledging Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union as the tristate’s Best Financial Institution,” said Bill Schirmer, ETFCU President & CEO.
ETFCU also received the 2013 Best Financial Institution award from the Vincennes Sun-Commercial.
As a member of Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union, you know that we offer financial services and products emphasizing quality, service and value and that our employees have extensive experience helping people chart a smart financial future. You also know that we are unique from all other financial service providers, including banks, because we're not-for-profit and owned by members like you. This structure allows us to look beyond the bottom line and invest time and resources in financial services and products that we think will be genuinely beneficial to our members.
Because credit unions are not-for-profit member-owned financial cooperatives, we're exempt from federal income tax. Every dollar earned beyond those we need to cover operational expenses—or socked away in reserves to cover ups and downs of the economy—is handed back to our members in the form of better rates and lower fees and a variety of other member benefits.
Now, Congress is considering tax reform legislation that has the potential to put credit unions’ tax exemption at risk. If credit unions were forced to pay taxes, as not-for-profit entities, members like you would shoulder the burden of those new taxes. We would be forced to make up the difference by charging higher rates on loans, paying less on savings—and implementing new fees. A tax on credit unions is really just a tax on credit union members like you.
Please write to our U.S. Senators and Representatives to send them a strong message: “Don’t Tax My Credit Union.” It is easy to take action by visiting www.donttaxmycreditunion.org to send a pre-written message to your elected representatives. It only takes a couple of minutes. By taking action now, credit union members can impact Congress and help your credit union.
Thank you for being a member of Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union!
Prepaid Reloadable Visa® Debit Cards Now Available
If you’re not ready or do not qualify for a debit card but still need a convenient way to pay for purchases, then you’ll love ETFCU’s new Prepaid Reloadable Visa® Debit Cards. Now available at all offices, ETFCU’s prepaid reloadable cards offer convenient access to your funds anywhere Visa® is accepted! Use your ETFCU reloadable prepaid card almost anywhere you make purchases, including those made online or by phone. Plus, you will enjoy all the security and protections you expect from a Visa card—including disputed charge resolution, zero liability for fraudulent transactions, and replacement of a lost or stolen card.
ETFCU Unveils New Visa Credit Card Program
ETFCU has unveiled a new Visa® credit card program—featuring low rates, great rewards options, and the local service you deserve! The credit union has ended its relationship with Élan Financial Services. Any credit card issued in 2012 or before is no longer associated with Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union. You may continue to use your card issued prior to January 2013. However, we encourage you to take advantage of the benefits of the new ETFCU card—including local service, low rates, and our great rewards options. Click here for complete details.
Save even more money on your mortgage loan when you qualify for our new Extra Credit discount! You can receive a 1/8% APR interest rate discount on your new first mortgage loan when you meet the following requirements:
- Open a checking account with a debit card any time before loan closing.
- Set your mortgage loan payments to be automatically paid from your ETFCU checking account.
Ask your mortgage loan officer for more information about the Extra Credit discount today!
Offer available for new first mortgage loans and mortgage loans already established at ETFCU when refinanced with at least $10,000 new money. Closing costs may apply. ETFCU verifies the past checking history of applicants with ChexSystems, a national consumer reporting network. Information obtained from the report could result in checking account denial. Those who do not qualify for A+ Checking may be eligible for ET Opportunity Checking, which is subject to a monthly service fee. Offer is subject to change.
Looking for a better deal on cell phone service? ETFCU has partnered with Sprint to bring our members major savings through the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount Plan.
Click here for full details.
ET Realty Connection Helps You Sell or Buy Your Home
Our ET Realty Connection program offers a partnership with F.C. Tucker Emge Realtors that provides you with extensive realty services. Learn more here.