October is a special month for credit unions! On Thursday, October 21st, we celebrate International Credit Union Day. This day celebrates the “People Helping People” philosophy and the spirit of the global credit union movement. Although 2021 has presented many challenges, credit unions have continued to serve their members better than banks. We take pride in the fact that we can help people in our communities and impact their lives in so many ways. We look forward to October and have so much to offer you this month!
Join us for free Shred Days this fall. We invite you to visit your nearest branch to securely discard personal and financial documents, as well as help those in need by donating non-perishable or canned food items at each event. For a list of shred day events, visit our upcoming events webpage.
We’re so excited about the iTHINK Financial website getting a facelift! Later this month, you will see a new refreshed design to our website. Some of the features that will make it easier to bank with us include: simplified navigation to help you find what you are looking for faster, easy-to-access Online Banking, and reorganized products and services webpages.
You asked, we listened! Your iTHINK Financial Visa® credit card statements will be new and improved this fall. You’ll be able to keep better track of your spending with our new easy-to-read statements. View payment information quicker, easily track monthly transactions, and get informed about monthly promotions and rate specials, all with a new refreshed look on your Visa statement.
October is a great time to think about home renovations, remodeling, repairs, and upcoming holiday spending. We’re offering a special Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) this month with a promotional rate as low as 3.00% APR. For more information about a HELOC, click here.
This month we are excited to introduce our new teen checking account option, the myWallet Youth Checking Account. This account is a great option for teens to get started on their financial journey with no hidden fees. Members ages 13–17 can enjoy free checking with no minimum balance and no monthly service charge. For easy access, the account includes an iTHINK Financial Visa® Debit card to shop everywhere and withdraw cash at over 60,000 ATMs nationwide and use with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, FitBit Pay, Garmin Pay, or Google Pay.
October is a great opportunity to improve your financial education and finances. Join us for our free webinars:
- A “Planning for Retirement” webinar hosted by the iTHINK Financial Wealth Management team on Tuesday, October 19th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This webinar will help you:
- find out how to set a clear direction on your road to retirement and avoid pitfalls along the way
- figure out if you are on track to achieve your retirement goals
- learn how to ensure your assets last throughout your lifetime.
- A Homebuyer webinar presented by iTHINK Financial Mortgage experts on Tuesday, October 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Learn tips for making your home buying process easier. Understand the mortgage approval process and eliminate surprises. Whether this is your 1st time or 10th time buying a home, you will benefit from this live interactive webinar.
- A business webinar "Networking For Strategic Advantage in Small Business” hosted by the iTHINK Financial Team on Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use networking strategies for:
- bidding & executing on contracts to co-develop strategic solutions
- sharing key contacts and insights
- having access to equipment you don’t own, for depth of capability or to use unique tools you don’t own
- accessing a pool of skills, experience and expertise that complement and enhance your firm's skill set, and more.
For more information or to register for these webinars, click here.
If you love live music, you still have time to enter or VIP flyaway concert giveaway. You could win a VIP flyaway concert experience to iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida! Two winners will receive two tickets, VIP Club passes, airfare and accommodations. Enter to win through October 15th. Visit ithinkfi.org/amphitheatre
Thank you for being the best part of iTHINK Financial!
Michael L. Miller
iTHINK Financial Credit Union