CardValet and Credit Cards

CardValet now works for both debit and credit cards.  Get the same instant alerts for your credit card that you get with your debit card.  Just add your credit card into the same app and help protect them both with your phone.  (5/31/17)

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CardValet - Let your phone protect your wallet

Click here for CardValet demo

 Payment cards offer both convenience and risk. You can make purchases easily, but if your cards fall into the wrong hands, your personal accounts are vulnerable. Safeguard your information with CardValet, the mobile app that lets you protect your cards against fraud and theft by receiving real-time alerts to ensure your cards are used only by you. (5/1/17)

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New Board Member

We would like to welcome Kelli Garrett, a local realtor, to the Board of Directors. (12/7/16)

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Home Mortgage Center opens

Our Home Mortgage Center is now open at our Lynn Haven location.  Call directly at 850-814-7325 for help in refinancing your current home or purchasing a new one in Bay or surrounding counties.  Click here to apply for a mortgage (10/25/16)

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NSF notification change

We are speeding up notification of insufficient funds notifications (NSF) by exclusively sending them by eNotification in Netbranch.

 

(7/15/16)

Large Cash Transactions

Federal law requires us to report currency (cash or coin) transactions over $10,000 to the government.
Click here for more information

 

(4/22/16)

New counties added for membership

If you live or work in Bay, Gulf, Jackson, Walton or Washington counties, you may now be eligible to become a member of Bay Credit Union.

 

(2/1/16)

Refer a friend, earn up to $50 each

Refer a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker for services and earn FAST CASH.
Click here for more details

 

(10/8/14)

FAQ

What’s a Credit Union?

A credit union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution organized to promote thrift and provide credit to members. It is member-owned and controlled through a board of directors elected by the membership. The board serves on a volunteer basis and may hire a management team to run the credit union. The board also establishes and revises policy, sets dividend and loan rates, and directs certain operations. The result: members are provided with a safe, convenient place to save and borrow at reasonable rates at an institution which exists to benefit them, not to make a profit.

Who owns a credit union?

Most financial institutions are owned by stockholders, who own a part of the institution and intend on making money from their investment. A credit union doesn't operate in that manner. Rather, each credit union member owns one "share" of the organization. The user of credit union services is also an owner, and is even entitled to vote on important issues, such as the election of member representatives to serve on the board of directors.

How did credit unions start?

The first credit union cooperatives started in Germany over a century ago. Today, credit unions are found everywhere in the world. The credit union movement started in this country in Manchester, New Hampshire. There, the St. Mary's Cooperative Credit Association, a church-affiliated credit union, opened its doors in 1909. Today, one in every three Americans is a credit union member.

What is the purpose of a credit union?

The primary purpose in furthering their goal of service is to encourage members to save money. Another purpose is to offer loans to members. In fact, credit unions have traditionally made loans to people of ordinary means. Credit unions can charge lower rates for loans (as well as pay higher dividends on savings) because they are nonprofit cooperatives. Rather than paying profits to stockholders, credit unions return earnings to members in the form of dividends or improved services.

Are savings deposits insured?

Yes. All savings accounts are insured up to $250,000 by the NCUA, the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the federal government.

Who can join a credit union?

A credit union exists to serve a specific group of people, such as a group of employees or the members of a professional or religious group. This is called a "field of membership." The field of membership may include where they live, where they work, or their membership in a social or economic group.


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