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No Purchase Fee Reloadable Cards

June 17, 2013

No Purchase Fee Image

Welcome to the card that puts you in control. And right now, our reloadable cards have a $0 purchase fee, but for a limited time only.

  • No credit check* - just load and go
  • Shop online or over the phone
  • Direct deposit paychecks
  • Get cash at ATMs
  • More control - spend only what you load
  • Use it anywhere debit cards are accepted
  • Card and funds easily replaced if lost or stolen
  • Manage money on the go with text alerts
Visa prepaid cards and prepaid MasterCard cards are issued by MetaBank, member FDIC. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Inc. *Subject to identification verification.

Stop in today – our cards have no purchase fee in March or April.

 


National Credit Union Youth Month

November 26, 2012

 

 Youth Month 2017

National Credit Union Youth Month

April 2017

 

Here’s a quick look at how we will celebrate...

 ALL MEMBERS
The lobby will have Youth Month posters and financial tips brochures. We will also have cookies and punch in the lobby from 3:00 p.m. – 5: 00 p.m. each Friday of the month.

SCOTTIE SAVERS ONLY (all month)
Enter your name into a drawing (one entry per deposit, per day) to win an iPad Mini!

CUT$ ONLY (all month)
Enter your name into a drawing (one entry per deposit, per day) to win an Apple Watch!

ALL YOUNG MEMBERS AGES 0 - 12
Each Friday this month, we will draw two names to win a $50 Visa gift card. (Do not have to be a Scottie Saver to win.) (one entry per deposit, per day)

ALL TEEN MEMBERS AGES 13 – 19
Each Friday this month, we will draw two names to win a $50 Visa gift card. (Do not to be a CUT$ member to win.) (one entry per deposit, per day)

 ALL YOUTH MEMBERS AGES 0 – 19
There will be a jar of pennies in the lobby and all youth members will have a chance to guess how many pennies are in it.  The closest correct guess will win their choice of a Fitbit Flex 2 or $100 Visa gift card. (one entry per youth member)
All youth members will have the chance to win the “Savings Challenge”. CUNA will give away $100 to ten credit unions. If our Credit Union is chosen, we will give the money to one randomly drawn winner from the Savings Challenge entries.

*All drawings will be on May 1st; with the exception of the weekly drawings. 

Questions? Give us a call at 1-888-319-7328.


Latest Edition - Money Sense Newsletter

Get up-to-date on the latest Sabine FCU news. Read our quarterly member newsletter, Money Sense. Click here to read newsletter online.

Questions? Give us a call at 1-888-319-7328.


TurboTax Discount

Save on  TurboTax, the smarter way to get your taxes done right! Sabine FCU members can save $5 off the TurboTax federal Deluxe edition.  TurboTax translates taxes into simple questions about your life, so you don't need tax knowledge - or an appointment - to get your taxes done right. Sabine FCU members can now prepare, print and e-file simple federal tax returns FREE with TurboTax Federal Free Edition. Start TurboTax for free today!

 

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Beware of New Text Phishing Scam

November 26, 2012

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has received consumer calls about a suspicious text message claiming to come from the agency.

The message reads: "National Credit Union Administration Alert for (recipient's phone number). Contact 844-234-5445."

This is not a communication from NCUA. The agency does not seek personal information through the internet or on the phone.

Please contact NCUA's Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-755-1030 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern if you receive one of these messages. NCUA also recommends you call your credit union.

Click here for the full press release.

You can also click here for Sabine FCU's Security Awareness Center for tips and articles about fraud prevention.

 

 


Sabine FCU Now has Prepaid Cards!

November 26, 2012

Say HELLO to Freedom with prepaid reloadable cards from Sabine FCU! We have three cards to choose from: Reloadable, travel* and youth cards**. Stop by to pick yours up today!

  • No credit check - just load and go
  • Shop online or over the phone
  • Direct deposits paychecks
  • Get cash at ATMs
  • More control - spend only what you load
  • Use it anywhere debit card are accepted
  • Card and funds easily replaced if lost or stolen
  • Manage money on the go with text alerts

*Travel cards are accepted internationally and offer companion cards with shared balances.
**Youth cards can be purchased and monitored by an adult and given to youth 13 and older.

Questions: 1-888-319-7328


Leaving Town for a Getaway?

April 20, 2016

Here are a few tips to help make the financial side of your trip easier...

  • If you plan to use your Sabine FCU credit or debit card while traveling, remember to contact us here at the credit union to let us know a few details so that we can inform the card processors to expect to see out of town transactions. Fraud monitoring software can sometimes prevent transactions from being approved when they are out of the normal, expected pattern of your usual transactions. Debit and credit card fraud is increasing nationwide, but Sabine FCU protects your account by using a fraud monitoring service to ensure that your transactions were made by you.
  • Keep the credit union up to date when you change cell phone numbers. If we have a current cell phone number for you, it will help us contact you in the event that there is a question regarding a debit or credit card transaction.
  • Always bring at least two ways to pay for your vacation expenses - a credit card, debit card, cash or a prepaid debit card are all good options. Computers, networks, and equipment can go down, causing your transaction to be declined so a backup form of payment is always a good idea.
  • If your card is lost or stolen and it's during office hours, contact the credit union as soon as possible so we can cancel your card to prevent fraudulent activity. It it's after hours, call these numbers...Visa debit card: 1-800-554-8969 or Mastercard credit card: 1-800-442-4757.
  • Remember that Sabine FCU will never ask you to verify or key in your account number...so be aware of fraudsters who are trying to trick you into giving out account information.

 

Questions? Give us a call at 1-888-319-7328.


Regulation D Reminder

May 01, 2016

Regulation D limits the number of transactions on a savings account, or non-transaction account to no more than 6 transactions per month. This includes: ACH, automatic transfers from savings to checking, online banking transactions, telephone transfers, and transactions using an ATM or debit card. You can still use your ATM or debit card to make a cash withdrawal at an ATM or you can come into the lobby of the credit union to make in-person transactions.


Free CU Pass ATM Network

March 12, 2016

Sabine Federal Credit Union has partnered with other local credit unions to bring you the CU PASS ATM Network. The network allows members to use their ATM or debit card at any participating credit union without a fee or surcharge. Click here for a list of participating credit unions. Look for the CU PASS network sign before using ATMs at other credit unions.