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March 1, 2017
If you or someone in your family is starting college in the fall, you may be eligible. We’re accepting applications now through April 1.
Sure, you could use your tax refund on a 4K TV, but there are a few more savvy ways to take advantage of that money.
Speaking of taxes, we’ve put together a list of all relevant tax forms and where you can find the info you need.
The sooner you get into the habit of saving for retirement, the more time your money has to grow.
- Your credit score has a huge impact on your financial life, but how is it calculated? This short video explains the basics.
January 1, 2017
Your relationship with your financial institution should always be transparent, fair, and mutually beneficial. We're committed to keeping it that way.
Through a new partnership, we’re proud to offer trust services to our members, helping to protect assets when it’s time to pass them on.
Last November, SELCO became Apple Pay®, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay compatible. For those of us who aren't early adopters, what's so special about these services?
It's that time once again. We've put together a list of all relevant tax forms and where you can find the info you need. Check back here once you start filing!
Yikes! Oregon came 3rd in the list of states with the most reported incidents of identity theft. Luckily, the best protection is just a matter of small changes to everyday habits.
Weatherizing your home is cheaper in the long run than cranking your thermostat. (More eco-friendly, too!) But it requires an upfront investment.
October 1, 2016
We're turning 80, and we want to thank our member-owners for making this milestone possible. Throughout October, enjoy a special 18-month .80% annual percentage yield on new share certificates,* fun events at our branches, and (for the musically inclined) a song contest for prizes.
*See SELCO for details. New and renewing share certificates only. $1,000 minimum deposit and balance required. Additional deposits not allowed and early withdrawal penalties apply.
Are you approaching 65 (or older)? Then it's time to sign up for or update your Medicare coverage. The Open Enrollment Period starts October 15, and to help you understand your options, we're hosting a series of free seminars in Springfield and Portland. We hope to see you there.
Through the end of November, members who set a personal budget goal with our Money Manager tool could win a cash prize.
Speaking of the holidays, as a SELCO member, you could be eligible to delay a payment and free up extra cash when needed. Just let us know!
Every time you use your credit or debit card on Thursday, October 20, we'll donate $0.25 to Children's Miracle Network.
Car buyers have a TON to keep in mind, and it doesn't have to be your first time to feel overwhelmed by the process. But not to worry. We've narrowed it down to the fundamentals.
July 1, 2016
As SELCO begins rolling out its new chip cards, you might be asking yourself what's so special about this new technology. How do they work? What makes them more secure? And what do you need to know about the new process?
Debt isn't all bad. While the term might sound a little like a dirty word these days, responsibly managing debt is actually one of the most valuable processes in building your financial identity.
For longtime renters, purchasing a home for the first time might seem like an insurmountable expense. But it might be more attainable than you think. Here are a few indicators that it could be time to start house hunting.
SELCO's roots in education run deep. Every year, we hand out dozens of mini-grants to teachers around Oregon with big ideas. Here are just a few of their engaging, inventive projects.
Heading out of town this summer? A few extra precautions before you hit the road could prevent fraud and protect your money.
April 1, 2016
For those of you wondering when SELCO debit and credit cards will transition to the new chip technology, the wait's almost over. This summer, SELCO will begin rolling out chip cards (also known as EuroPay MasterCard Visa—or EMV—cards).
Talking to your kids about money can be difficult, but it's also one of the most important conversations you can have. Learning how to earn, manage, and appreciate the value of money at an early age gives children the foundation they need to succeed down the road. Here are ten ways to get the discussion started and keep it going.
As a homeowner, you know your work is never done. Whether you're making improvements to perfect your forever-home or preparing to sell, there are ways to add enjoyment and value to your house without opening your wallet too wide. We asked Paula Thompson, a Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker with Key Realty Group, to share five inexpensive additions or repairs you can make to increase the value of your homes.
If you're like most people, you have accounts and loans at multiple financial institutions, and keeping tabs on your finances can feel like more trouble than it's worth. But we don't think it should be a chore to track what's in your wallet, which is why we've introduced Money Manager, a free and easy-to-use tool available through SELCO Online and Mobile Banking.
January 1, 2016
At SELCO, we know that celebrating the holidays can put you in the red for the new year. That's why we offer ways to take control of your finances and start the year right! We have several tools to help you set a budget, monitor spending, and protect your SELCO credit and debit cards from potential fraud.
SELCO Cheer is back! Once again, we're kicking off the new year by celebrating you, our valued members. Throughout January, we'll be spreading cheer in the form of $100 SELCO Visa® gift cards to 150 randomly selected members.
If you're a new parent, it might feel like there aren't enough hours in a day. When it comes to saving for your child's education, though, time is on your side.
SELCO's mission is to improve the social and economic position of not only our members, but also our broader communities. That's why we proudly support Pearl Buck Center's commitment to the community.
October 1, 2015
As a SELCO member, you will soon have a powerful new tool in the fight against fraud. Introducing SELCO Card Manager, a free, mobile app for your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet that puts card security in the palm of your hand.
Fall is fast approaching, bringing leaf-covered lawns, last-second touchdowns, and—for many of us—Medicare open-enrollment season. If you or someone close to you is 65 or enrolled in Medicare, mark your calendar for October 15 through December 7—the window for choosing Medicare health insurance coverage.
You've researched gas mileage, test-driven your friends' cars, finally picked your favorite color, now it's time to find your driver's seat. Whether this means a new or pre-owned car, let us help you save money on an auto loan.?
As a community credit union, we believe in taking an active role in the communities we serve. This summer, we had the privilege of working with several organizations that reach out to those in need all across our state.
With all the news about the current market turbulence, it's easy to second-guess your investment strategy. With this in mind, we asked Ted Rubin, CUSO Financial Services, L.P. ("CFS")* Financial Advisor and Program Manager, to share his perspective on what's driving the fluctuations and what steps you can take as a savvy investor.
*Securities offered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (Member FINRA/SIPC) Not NCUA/NCUSIF Insured, Not credit union guaranteed, May lose value.
It seems as soon as one potential threat to our finances is thwarted, a new one is waiting to take its place, and now is no exception. The latest scheme is called card skimming, which is when a fraudster places a device over—or in place of—a card reader to capture card information.
July 1, 2015
The summer is a great time to travel to new destinations across the globe, close to home, or somewhere in between. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure this summer, we'll be there at every step of the journey.
Buying a car, whether used or new, is a big milestone in life. From your first car to your latest, SELCO helps with great rates on car loans, full insurance coverage, and now, Extended Vehicle Warranty coverage, so you can get everything you need for your new car in one great place.
Ten years ago, we expanded our branch network to better serve the Salem and Albany communities. Since opening our doors, each branch has been able to provide great banking and customer service to our members, as well as contribute to the greater communities through volunteer and sponsorship work.
Over our nearly 80 year history, our credit union has put an emphasis on being a supportive community resource, providing financial and volunteer resources. As our membership in Central Oregon has grown, so have our charitable efforts within those communities.
April 1, 2015
We continually explore emerging technologies, carefully considering the potential benefit for our members. Advancements are exciting, and we are always seeking ways to better your experience and provide convenience.
If you visited our downtown Eugene branch in the last three months, you may have noticed a transformation underway. It's been nearly 20 years since our last remodel and we're excited to make the member experience more enjoyable.
Buying a home can be an exciting and challenging endeavor. A lot of times, it can be hard to know just where to start. Here are some great tips on what to do when looking to buy a home.
The world of insurance can be hard to navigate and when you're looking to protect yourself or your family, you need someone you can trust. SELCO Insurance Services has specialists that work for you, not the insurance companies.
January 1, 2015
We're kicking 2015 off by celebrating you, our valued members, and the communities we serve. We appreciate the opportunity to serve your financial needs and thank you for choosing SELCO Community Credit Union as your financial partner.
As we progress through life, there can be many changes—small or large—that affect our financial records. When changes occur, we'd like to know. That will help us continue to provide you with the best possible service; here's how.
File your taxes accurately, quickly and securely using TurboTax online. SELCO members can prepare, print, and e-file simple federal tax returns FREE with TurboTax Federal Free Edition.
Every spring, we award scholarships of $1,500 to high school seniors to help cover the cost of their continued education at an accredited college or university. We're proud to continue this tradition in 2015. This year, use our updated, simple application for a 2015 SELCO Scholarship.
October 1, 2014
Last winter, looking to work with a local financial partner, Bend Golf and Country Club made the switch to SELCO—another likeminded business working to serve the community.
Like SELCO, Bend Golf and Country Club has been member-owned since its inception in 1925.
These days, mass data compromises and security breaches are occurring with unfortunate frequency. Target, Home Depot, Michael's, and other national and regional retailers have fallen victim to criminal activities that compromised the security of their customers' credit and/or debit cards.
With the holiday season just around the corner, consider the great gift of a SELCO Visa® gift card. It's accepted everywhere that Visa is, and it allows your recipient to choose the gift they really want. After a $2.50 activation fee, you can load the card with any balance between $10 to $1,000.
For 25 years, children from all over Oregon have enjoyed creative, hands-on educational experiences thanks to the Gilbert House Children’s Museum, part of A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village. From summer camps to family learning activities, the Museum is a great place to spark your kiddo’s imagination as they learn about science, art, geography, healthy choices, and more.
July 1, 2014
It all starts with a vision. That's been true for many business owners and has been the case for Rob Lawler, owner of Willow Creek Self Storage in Eugene.
Our phones have become the easiest way to document our memories. Use your smart phone’s camera to snap a photo of a check, then deposit it into your SELCO account.
SELCO Community Credit Union has deep roots in education. Decades later, we continue to support the educational aspirations of our members and their families.
Every year, SELCO teams in Eugene, Albany and Central Oregon participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life to help raise money for cancer research.