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You and OCCU is a brand-new hub we created for our members to have access to all our exciting announcements.

You’re an important part of our growth and vision. Join in and come along with us as we explore new paths, member experiences, services and more together.

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OCCU snapshot: a quick take on what’s new

  • Going somewhere? Open an Ignite Savings account and we’ll help you get there a little faster – but not just because of our competitive interest rates that will push you toward your savings goals. Now through August 27, if you open a new Ignite Savings account at OCCU, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a $200 gas gift card! Find out more and get ready to hit the road.*
     
  • Protect yourself against inflation. When it comes to the economy, there are plenty of challenges our members face: inflation, rising interest rates, recession … you get the idea. But a little preparation and a little saving goes a long way when it comes to protecting your finances. And we have just the tools to help you get started. Meet your financial superheroes.
     
  • Start next year off right…now. With summer in full swing, it may seem too soon to think about 2023. But hear us out: Our 7-month CD special will let you start the new year with more money in your pocket. And if you take advantage of our 13-month promotion now, it will mature just in time for a late-summer adventure. Invest now and thank yourself later.  Start saving.
     
  • You are a force for good. At OCCU, we’re people helping people. We accompany our members on their financial journeys with products, services and insights to help them thrive, and we work to improve and enrich the lives of our community at large. But we can’t do any of it without you. When you choose OCCU to invest in yourself, you’re investing in others as well. Your membership creates momentum that leads to a brighter future, for you and your community. Discover how.

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+   State of Oregon one-time assistance payments   

The State of Oregon is providing one-time assistance payments to households who received the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for the 2020 tax year. These payments are expected to begin being disbursed starting Tuesday, June 21. Here’s the rundown:

Who is eligible for the payments?

Oregon households who received the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit for the 2020 tax year. To find out if you qualify, please review your 2020 tax return.

How much will the payments be?

All payments will be in the amount of $600.

If I qualify, do I need to do anything to get a payment?

If you filed your 2020 tax return by Dec. 31, 2021, and received the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit, you don't need to do anything. You will receive your payment by direct deposit or check.

When will the payments be issued?

  • All payments will begin Tuesday, June 21.
  • Paper checks should start arriving by Thursday, June 23.

How will I get my payment?

The state department of revenue will use account information from most recently filed tax returns. If the state does not have account information for you, the state will mail a paper check.

Where is the money coming from?

The payments are being paid from federal pandemic funds.

What is the earned income tax credit/who qualifies for the earned income tax credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax benefit; if you qualify, it can reduce the taxes you owe or increase your refund.

Where can I get more information?

The state has this one-time assistance payments FAQ posted online.

Contact information

Phone: 503.378.4988 or 800.356.4222

Phones are closed 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays

Email: questions.dor@dor.oregon.gov

+   COVID-19 updates   

Effective March 12, 2022: OCCU members and employees are not required to wear face coverings but may choose to do so. Social distancing, plexiglass shields and enhanced cleaning protocols will remain in place until further guidance from the CDC is received and reviewed.

OCCU continues to offer many contactless banking options: MyOCCU Online & Mobile, ATMs, using drive-ups at our branches, or calling our member contact center.

Note: Members who choose to wear a face covering may be asked to lower their face covering for identification.

+   Secured investment, guaranteed interest  

Right now, we’re offering a limited 1.00% annual percentage yield* with our 13-month certificate of deposit (CD) special. Set aside savings for your future today. Start saving.

*Promotion is for a 13-month CD with an APY of 1.00% or a 27-month CD with an APY of 1.20% . Annual percentage yield (APY) accurate as of 2/14/2022. Minimum balance of $500 to open certificate and obtain APY. Fees may reduce earnings. Early withdrawal penalty may apply. Federally insured by NCUA. Offer may end at any time, contact OCCU for more details. Promotion available by phone or in-branch only.

+   We’ve got your back   

It’s perfectly natural to be concerned about your financial security. Even in times of prosperity, you should be mindful of potential issues with your savings and investments. And as news swirls about a potential government shutdown, it’s OK to worry.

But there’s no need to stress.

Remember: This isn’t the first time the country has faced a roadblock like this. And banking systems have evolved considerably since the Great Depression, or even 1987’s Black Monday. “There wasn’t the huge, centralized banking system we have now,” says Heather Metcalf AWMA® , OCCU financial advisor. “There are a lot of rules in place to prevent that from happening again.”

It’s also important to keep in mind that when your money is deposited into a checking or savings account, it’s insured. Your OCCU accounts — all credit union accounts, in fact — are insured by the NCUA up to at least $250,000 per individual depositor. If it’s in an OCCU account, it’s safe with us.

If you’re concerned about how a shutdown might affect your financial well-being, let us help. No matter where you are on your financial journey, our team of advisors can help you get on track, stay the course, or reroute. Let’s talk.

“There will always be movements in the market,” Metcalf said. “And you can’t have a rainbow without rain.” As an OCCU member, you have a partner with a vested interest in your financial success. When you bank with us, we have your back, rain or shine.


*Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.  Financial Advice & Investment Advisory Services offered through PFG Advisors, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). PFG Advisors, OCCU Investment Services, Oregon Community Credit Union and Securities America, Inc. are separate entities. Securities America and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice; therefore it is important to coordinate with your tax or legal advisor regarding your specific situation.
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+   OCCU is growing   

OCCU is growing, and we recently put down roots in Junction City. The branch is open and we can’t wait to meet you there!

You can also visit us at our other newest branch locations:

  • Keizer branch.
  • Salem branch.
  • Wilsonville branch.

Visit our locations page here for more details.

+   Enhanced ATMs & ITM technology  

We’re rolling out new automated teller machines (ATMs), video teller service and upgraded interactive teller machine (ITM) technology!

ATMs: Our new machines offer all the ease and convenience of automated banking, but with a more human touch. Your visits will be more member-centered with updated self-service and security enhancements.

ITM technology: We’re introducing a new member experience! Now available is upgraded technology for select ATMs. ITM technology allows you to connect with our team by video. This new member experience is secure and expands the service options available to you. Get ready for a convenient way to complete in-branch transactions — without leaving your car!

The new video teller experience is now available at these locations:

Salem branch
2755 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97302

Thurston ATM Kiosk
Northwest corner of 58th and Main streets,
Springfield, OR 97478

Mohawk Branch
1981 Mohawk Boulevard
Springfield, OR 97477

Coburg Road branch
2525 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97408

South Eugene branch
2890 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR 97405

Downtown branch
488 E. 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Campus Service Center (located at The Duck Store)
895 East 13th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Royal branch
4770 Royal Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Thanks for growing with us!

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 *OCCU will award twenty (20) $200 gas gift cards to eligible members who open an Ignite Savings account from July 25, 2022, to August 27, 2022. Ignite Savings gas card promo eligibility is based on the following requirements: (1) Must be 18 or older (2) Ignite Savings account was opened in branch or online (3) Cannot have had an Ignite Savings account in the past 12 months (4) Account must have a minimum account balance of $100 on August 27, 2022. (5) Individuals can also enter by mailing a 3” x 5” note card with their name, address, and telephone number to: OCCU’s “Ignite Savings Gas gift card PROMOTION” Contest, P.O. Box 77002 Springfield, OR 97475-0146. OCCU will select at random twenty (20) winners who will be contacted by email or by phone.  If members do not respond within 5 business days a new winner will be selected. Odds of winning depends on the number of accounts opened. Sponsored by OCCU, PO Box 77002, Springfield, OR 97474-0146. View full contest rules visit MyOCCU.org/IgniteGiveaway/rules