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Pittsford FCU's Mobile Banking

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mobile Banking to our line of electronic banking services, giving you secure access to your Pittsford FCU accounts anywhere, anytime. Now you can tap into your account on the go via Mobile App, Web, or Text Banking.

Choose from three Pittsford FCU Mobile Banking options:

Android MarketApp StoreMobile App Banking – This service utilizes an application designed specifically for your mobile device to interact with your accounts. Download the free Pittsford FCU app for your iPhone or Android device by visiting the App Store or Android Market.

Mobile Web Banking – This is for members who either do not have an Android or iPhone or want access to Bill-Pay features. This service utilizes the mobile web browser (available on "Smart" phones) to interact with accounts via a website that is optimized for mobile devices. To begin Mobile Web Banking, simply browse to PittsfordFCU.org on your smart phone.

Mobile Text Banking - Using text messaging, users access accounts quickly by sending and receiving text messages to/from our secure servers. To begin Mobile Text Banking, you will need to register your phone by logging into your Internet Banking account and selecting "Text Banking" from the sub-menu.

Regardless of which free* mobile banking method you choose, we hope you'll enjoy the convenience of having secure access to your accounts anywhere, anytime. We look forward to bringing you more mobile services in the future. For additional details visit PittsfordFCU.org/MobileBanking.

* Important: For all three types of services, text messaging fees or data usage fees may apply. Please refer to your device carrier contract for details specific to your plan.

 

 

Important Change to U.S. Savings Bonds

Paper savings bonds are no longer being sold at financial institutions. However, they're not going away – electronic savings bonds can be purchased online through TreasuryDirect.gov. Members can continue to redeem savings bonds at either branch location.

 

 

Financial Resolutions Made Easy

It's that time of year again – time when we tend to make resolutions to be healthier, wealthier, and wiser. Before you make any resolutions related to your finances, Pittsford FCU recommends that you arm yourself with important financial information, which is available online at PittsfordFCU.org/ResourceLibrary.

AnnualCreditReport.com

This is the only official site for consumers to obtain their free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Other sites require a credit monitoring subscription service to obtain this information.

CreditKarma.com

Credit Karma provides truly free credit scores to consumers direct from the credit bureaus. The site is ad supported, but your scores are retrieved securely with no hidden fees. In addition, Credit Karma can help show you how the various items on your credit report affect your credit score.

DebtInFocus.org

This free and anonymous service will help bring your debt into focus. After answering a few questions about your income and current debts, a simple financial analysis will provide a wealth of information – debt-to-income ratios, debt payment schedules, and suggested personal action strategies to help you get ahead financially.

Balance

If you prefer a more personal option to discuss budgeting and financial matters, give our partners at BALANCE a call. Through BALANCE, members will receive unbiased information and assistance. Simply call, toll-free, (888) 456-2227. Counselors are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. (EST), Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In many cases, BALANCE counselors can answer your questions immediately. If you're wondering how long something stays on your credit report or whether it's better to lease or buy a car, you'll get the answers as soon as you call. For those with more complex issues, like debt problems or budget issues, an appointment will be scheduled, allowing enough time to go over your budget and discuss options.

 

 

Scholarships for High School Seniors

Pittsford FCU is once again presenting college-bound high school seniors with the opportunity to compete in three scholarship programs: Rochester Chapter of New York State Credit Unions Scholarship Program, The Credit Union Association of New York (CUANY), plus Pittsford FCU will be awarding five additional $1,000 scholarships exclusively to Pittsford FCU member-applicants. The process starts with one application, which is available for download at PittsfordFCU.org or pickup at either branch location.

With the increase in college costs, this is an opportunity high school seniors shouldn't pass up. Just don't delay! The application deadline for all scholarships is January 27. For more information about these scholarships, call our Member Services Department at 624-7474 or (800) 836-8010.

 

 

Surcharge-Free Program Update

Effective January 1, KeyBank ATMs will no longer be surcharge-free. You may find other convenient surcharge-free ATMs with our ATM locator available online at PittsfordfCU.org/ATM, or with our new mobile banking app on your iPhone or Android.

 

 

Go Green

 

 

Tax Tools

Pittsford FCU is committed to making things as easy as possible for our members. With tax time coming up, Member Service Representative Kathy VanPatten wants to remind you of the resources we provide to help you with your taxes.

TurboTax

Preparing your own taxes with TurboTax® is easy. Just log into Internet Banking at PittsfordFCU.org and click on the "My TurboTax" tab to get started.

E-filing

Electronic filing can save you time and get your refund deposited to your account more quickly. To ensure proper credit to the account you designate, use the account number listed on your statement and Pittsford FCU's R/T #222381918. If you have any questions call 624-7474 or visit PittsfordFCU.org.

Free Tax Guides

Our free Income Tax Handbook is now available at both Pittsford FCU branches.

eTax Forms

Go paperless with eTax Forms. Click on eStatements within Internet Banking.

 

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