2015 Member Information update request
On July 2, 2015, Alternatives Federal Credit Union sent out an email request to our members asking them to update their personal information using a secure, encrypted, web-based form. This was a legitimate request. We are deeply committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of your information.Your account number is an optional field within the form.
Information can also be updated through online banking or in the branch where one of our staff members can assist you.
Join us for Member Appreciation Days - in the lobby from 10am - 6pm.
July 17: Financial Independence
August 21: Schools and daycare groups
September 18: Home improvement
October 16: Harvest festival
November 20; Giving thanks and philanthropy
Celebrating diversity and holiday markets
If you are interested in tabling for a specific event that is relevant to your member business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatives Federal Credit Union Announces 2015 Living Wage
How much does it cost to live in Tompkins County? According to Alternatives Federal Credit Union’s bi-annual Living Wage Study, a single person working full time would have to make $28,637.40 a year, or $13.77 per hour 40 hours a week.
On May 28, 2015 Alternatives’ Board of Directors voted unanimously to raise starting wages for Alternatives’ staff to the new Living Wage level, continuing its commitment as a role model employer for the community.
All Together Now
Our 2014 Annual Report is hot of the press and available online, or stop by the branch, say hello and pick up a copy.
BusinessLoanConnection.org is a unique collaboration between Community Development Credit Unions in Central and Upstate New York.
By connecting existing and aspiring business owners to financial and skill-building opportunities, we work to cultivate successful small businesses throughout our combined service area.BusinessLoanConnection.org is brought to you by CDFI-certified Credit Unions: Alternatives Federal Credit Union and Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union.
Members should be aware of an automated phone scam currently in the wild. If you receive a phone call, with a recorded message indicating that there is a hold on your M&T debit card, do not return the call, and do not provide any card information. If you have provided your Alternatives FCU card information in response to this scam, please contact Alternatives FCU immediately.
Learn more about how you can help local non-profits with this exciting new program.
We are completely honored and thrilled to receive this award! This award "honors credit unions that consistently excel in the advancement of credit union ideals, are proactive in their communities and meet the needs of their own diverse member bases."
Unexpected expenses can be tough. We are here to help. If you can document emergency medical, dental, veterinarian, home, or auto repairs, Alternatives FCU offers a loan at a much lower rate than most credit cards.
Mobile Access is our new mobile banking app for your smartphone. The conveneniece of transactions, transfers, loan payments, BillPay, and more are right at your fingertips.
Learn how registering with Verified by VISA will help protect your online purchases.
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