December 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

Home Equity Loans, mix memories with modern . . . Refinance your mortgage, call for a fitting today! You’re gonna LOVE our debit card . . . Protect your profile from identity theft . . . The benefits of Online Banking.

With a Home Equity fixed rate loan, you can update your home and make more memories. The Advantage Mortgage has lower rates, contact one of our Mortgage Specialists today! Open a checking account with us and receive a fee-free debit card! Learn how to protect your social media profiles from identity theft. One of the many features of Online Banking . . . Move money between accounts . . . learn more.


November 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

The Advantage Mortgage has new lower rates and levels. Our VISA rates are better! New branch opens in Stratford High School. Do you know when you shouldn’t give out your SS#? SCU and Enterprise team up to give you a great deal! Boost your credit

At Sikorsky CU, we realize that everyone’s mortgage status is different and one size does not fit all . . . learn more. Our VISA credit card rate is low every day, no teaser rates here. We are excited to announce the opening of our third high school branch in Stratford High School! We have teamed up with Enterprise Car Sales to give you a great deal! Know when you should refuse to give your Social Security number. Learn how you can boost your credit score.


October 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

Love your car; love your payments . . . Discount Power -- Save & Dine . . . Refinance your Mortgage to Save BIG Bucks . . . Online Banking Upgrade . . . Is your CD maturing soon?

Now you can love your car payments almost as much as you love our car when you refinance you auto loan with us! Enroll with Discount Power to save on the generation portion of your electric bill and receive a $100 Dining Card! Find out how refinancing your fixed-rate home loan to a shorter term can save you BIG bucks! Online Banking will be upgraded in the near future, new login enhancements for a secure connection. If you have a CD maturing soon, it is time to decide the best course of action.


Shred Day - Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sikorsky CU will sponsor a "Shred Day" on Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (rain date Saturday, October 20th). This event will be held at our Oronoque branch location. This service will be provided by CINTAS Document Management. Anyone interested in bringing documents to be properly and securely disposed of is welcome to attend.


August 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

Puzzled about Mortgage Options? Congratulations to our 2012 College Scholarship Winners! Send your kids to college this year with Scheduled Transfers . . . Do you have questions about required minimum distributions?

Puzzled about Mortgage Options? We can make it simple! At Sikorsky CU, we have a variety of mortgage products to fit your needs. Meet and read what our College Scholarship winners had to say . . . Send your kids to college this year feeling confident they will have access to the money they need, when they need it.


September 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

The Extra Advantages of Membership . . . We want you to SAVE & WIN! 1st Annual Milford Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk . . . The advantages of team work . . . 3 Steps to Simple . . . Online Banking Login Upgrade . . . Shred Day.

At Sikorsky CU, we work for our members to offer money savings opportunities. Enroll with Discount Power and begin saving money on the generation portion of your electric bill and be entered to win a Kindle Fire! The 1st Annual Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 to benefit the Beth-El Center of Milford. Get an exceptionally low auto loan rate from us when you purchase a car from Enterprise Car Sales. Pay your Bills with the Online Bill Pay Advantage . . . you may win big! We will sponsor a Shred Day on Saturday, October 13. We are bringing even stronger safeguards to your Sikorsky CU Online Banking account on October 9th.


July 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

Put a smile on your face . . . Don’t forget to tell us . . . Relax, we can help reduce your mortgage payments with lower rates! Youth week winners . . . Online Banking – let us make your life easier . . . Like us on Facebook.

We have the lowest Auto Loan rates in town! Refinance your mortgage with our Advantage Mortgage and reduce your monthly payments. Congratulations to our Youth Week winners – you too can be a Super Saver @ the CU! The Online Banking Advantage can make your life easier. Are you on Facebook? So are we!


June 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

We were Voted #1 Credit Union in the area . . . Enjoy your summer with lower mortgage payments . . . The Advantages of an SCU VISA® Platinum credit card . . . SCU in the Community . . . FinanceWorks™ . . . Saving for college.

Reduce your mortgage payments with an Advantage Mortgage. With a VISA Platinum credit card you can earn bonus points towards merchandise, travel or experience rewards, find out more. Sikorsky CU employees attend the Walk for Wishes event at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. A new advantage to Online Banking, it’s called FinanceWorks™. Find out how a 529 Plan can help you send a child to college. SCU was voted the #1 Credit Union in Fairfield County, according to Fairfield County Readers’ Poll for 2012!


May 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

Check out these rates . . . 4th Annual SCU Reality Fair . . . Having trouble affording your dream home? Online Banking, setting your account to private . . . Last call for college scholarship entries.

We have the lowest Auto Loan rates in town, in effect until May 31, 2012. SCU recently held their 4th Annual Financial Reality Fair at local high schools. Afford your home today, we can help with a 5/1 ARM. Helpful tips on how to set your computer to private with the Online Banking Advantage. Last chance to apply for the SCU scholarship!


In the Community 4th Annual SCU Financial Reality Fair

A unique partnership took place during the month of April between Sikorsky Credit Union, students at Stratford, Bunnell and Seymour High Schools, and local businesses. It’s called a “Financial Reality Fair.” SCU organizes the Reality Fair at each h

The Financial Reality Fair gives students the opportunity to experience financial planning based on their chosen profession. The scenario follows:


In The Community - SCU Employees Bowl 2 Benefit the Umbrella Program

Sikorsky Credit Union recently joined forces with BHcare (Birmingham Foundation) for their 24th Annual Bowl 2 Benefit the Umbrella Program and Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven.

BHcare provides comprehensive behavioral health, prevention and domestic violence services that improve the lives and health of the individuals, families and communities they serve. Last year the Center for Domestic Violence Services provided emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis, counseling, advocacy and other support services for more than 10,000 adults and children fleeing abusive homes. We take great pride in supporting an organization that helps maintain and expand critical services to people in the community that need their assistance.


April 2012 Member Advantages Newsletter

Own your home sooner with the Advantage Mortgage . . . Auto Loan madness continues . . . Celebrate Youth at the CU . . . We have an Online Banking winner! . . . College Scholarships available . . . .SCU in the community.

Own your home sooner, refinance your mortgage with us. There’s still time to Score BIG with great Auto Loan rates. Take the Super Saver CU Challenge during the month of April, 2012. College Scholarships available, hurry, deadline is May 15, 2012. SCU in the community.


Celebrate Youth @ the CU

Take the Super Saver CU Challenge during the month of April, 2012

This year National Credit Union Youth Week is April 22-28, but at SCU, we’re celebrating the entire month of April! We’re holding a Super Saver CU Challenge for all young members 17 years of age and younger.


IMPORTANT Security Alert

Beware of Malware with Pop Up Screen Asking for Social Security Number.

If you are presented a pop up screen asking you to enter your social security number after logging into online banking, please do not continue and contact the credit union immediately. Your computer may have become infected with malware that targets users of the CashEdge Funds Transfer system. The scam involves a fraudulent attempt to gather member information for verification purposes. Below is an example of the actual pop up. If you have fallen victim to this scam, please contact the credit union immediately. Remember to always keep your computers properly patched and ensure you have an up to date antivirus/antimalware application installed.


March 2012 Member Advantage Newsletter

March Madness-Best Auto rates in the region! College Scholarships available . . . Direct Deposit your Tax Return . . . The NEW Online Banking Advantage is live! . . . Tax Tips.

Get a Slam Dunk Rate with our March Madness Auto Loan special! College Scholarships are available for high school seniors who are planning to further their education. Sign up to Direct Deposit your Tax Return. The NEW Online Banking Advantage is live March 7, conversion details. Tax Tips – April 17, 2012 is last day to contribute to your IRAs for 2011.


College Scholarships to be Awarded

Attention all high school seniors.

Sikorsky CU will award five (5) $1,000 college scholarships. Any high school senior who is a member of Sikorsky Credit Union and is planning to attend a university, college, or accredited trade, vocational or technical institute as a full-time student in the fall of 2012 may apply. Not a member yet? To join, stop by a branch today to open a membership. Click the link below for an application.


February 2012 Member Advantage Newsletter

IMPORTANT Information about our Online Banking Conversion . . . The NEW Online Banking Advantage will go live on March 7, 2012. First-time log in process . . . IMPORTANT Steps to prepare for the conversion . . . Online Banking conversion schedule .

The NEW Online Banking Advantage will go live on March 7, 2012. First-time log in process and additional information are detailed in the February newsletter. Creating a New User ID and Password . . . Easier log in process . . . Enhanced log in security . . . Important steps to take in preparing for the conversion . . . Online Banking conversion schedule . . . Exciting NEW home page is a combination of tools that will make daily money management quicker and easier!


January 2012 Member Advantages

Happy New Year! We can help with your resolutions for 2012! Get the Auto Refi Advantage and receive a $50 gas card. The NEW Online Banking Advantage coming this spring! Reduce your monthly mortgage payments. “Be Prepared” this winter.

We can help you achieve all of your resolutions for 2012 with lower rates and advanced technology. Reduce your mortgage payment. Refinance your auto loan with us and receive a $50 gas card. Sign up for Online Banking and Bill Pay and experience the ease of electronic banking. Are you prepared for an emergency this winter?