Winter 2015 - Connections - Ent Federal Credit Union

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Expanding Electronic Banking
Convenience in 2015
Increasingly, businesses are adopting
New Initiatives to
new technologies and mobile devices
Help You Manage
in order to streamline processes,
Your Financial Life
increase efficiency and provide added
convenience to their employees. As
part of our ongoing efforts to allow you to access your money – your
way – we have several initiatives planned for the coming year.
Direct Deposit:
Fast and Secure!
Tired of having to stop by a service center
to deposit your paycheck or having to
wait for your annual tax return check in
the mail? Sign up for Direct Deposit, a
secure and reliable way to electronically
deposit your checks into your Savings,
Checking or Money Market Savings Account. You can use Direct Deposit for:
Recent Online Banking Enhancements
• Payroll checks
We continue to regularly expand our electronic banking products and
services to provide you with the secure convenience you need to
manage your money.
• Government checks, including Income Tax Refunds
Members can now take advantage of:
• Additional Users – allowing you to create additional Online
Banking user profiles for a spouse or child, eliminating the need to
share a Username and Password.
• Social Security payments
• Pensions and Retirement income
• And other regular monthly checks
For questions about Direct Deposit, contact a Member Service Representative at
(719) 574-1100 or 800-525-9623, or stop by any of our local service centers.
• Entitlements – providing you with greater control over what your
additional users can see and do on your account.
•And, Switch Accounts – a feature for members with more than one
Ent account which allows you to quickly and securely switch between
your accounts within Online Banking, without having to log off and
log back on.
Upgraded Online Banking for Business and Corporate Accounts
Later this year, we will be assisting Business and Corporate accounts in
migrating to our upgraded Online Banking system. Instead of using
separate Online Banking systems to access their individual and business
Ent accounts as they do today, all members will use the same Online
Banking system. As part of this upgrade, Business and Corporate
accounts will be able to take advantage of our Mobile Banking Website
and free Mobile Banking App – including the ability to deposit checks
via mobile devices.
All of these initiatives are guided by you – our member-owners – and
our desire to continue providing the products and services you need to
conveniently manage your financial life.
Proudly Serving You,
Tim Rickert, Chairman
Free Business
and Individual
Recycling Events
Do you have old computers,
laptops, printers and other
electronics you no longer need?
The Better Business Bureau, in partnership with Ent, Blue Star Recyclers, Navakai and Fox 21, is
sponsoring free electronics recycling events next month. The business event will take place on
Friday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the event for individuals will be on Saturday,
February 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events will be held in the parking lot adjacent to our
Woodmen Service Center in Colorado Springs.
As part of recycling this equipment, hard drives and other data storage devices will be shredded
in order to safeguard any sensitive business or personal data they may contain. Computer
monitors and televisions will also be accepted; however, there will be a fee of $1 per diagonal
screen inch to cover the glass recycling cost.
Applications Open for Ent’s 2015
Youth Endowment Series Grants
Ent’s Youth Endowment Series (YES) grant program, established in 2000, provides
grants to organizations benefiting children and young people in our communities.
Non-profit agencies serving youth in the Pueblo, Firestone and Colorado Springs
areas are invited to apply for a YES grant. Applications must be received by
February 6, 2015 for evaluation by a volunteer panel of Ent employees. Awards are
determined based on the organization’s general benefit to the community,
potential ability to use the Ent grant to obtain additional funds and degree of
current community support, among other criteria.
For more information, or to apply, visit
Another Successful United Way
Campaign in 2014
Ent employees wrapped up another successful United Way campaign at the end of
2014 – raising a record-breaking $186,753 to help those in need in our
community. All funds raised came directly from Ent employees in the form of
payroll deductions and internal fundraising efforts. Ent has been a strong
supporter of United Way for more than 20 years and for the past eight years our
employees have raised more than $100,000 a year!
Pictured here are
Mike Grady, Service
Center Manager, and
Mel Kerr, Business
Banking Specialist,
employee co-chairs of
Ent’s 2014 United Way
Ent is committed to financial literacy. That’s why we offer free seminars and webinars
on a wide variety of financial topics, including these featured presentations:
Home Buying
Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m. to noon, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor,
Colorado Springs. Learn about the financial steps in the home buying process –
preparing for home ownership, a mortgage loan application checklist and details on
the variety of mortgage loan products available, including special loan options for
first-time and medium- and low-income home buyers.
Kids and Money (ages 5-11)
Saturday, February 21, 10 to 11 a.m., iT’Z Family Food and Fun, 3035 New
Center Point, Colorado Springs. Learn where money is made and how to save and
spend wisely. Plus, participating kids will receive a free lunch buffet and game card just
for attending! Space is limited; reservations are required.
Credit Construction: Building New Credit and Renovating
Existing Credit
Thursday, March 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 7350 Campus Drive, second floor,
Colorado Springs. Learn about credit bureaus, what affects your score, why your
score is important, tips on building good credit, and rebuilding credit if you’ve had
problems in the past.
For Your Business – Digital Marketing Series:
Websites & Blogging
Wednesday, March 11, 9 a.m. to noon, 7350 Campus Drive, second floor,
Colorado Springs. Websites are central to your business online marketing strategy.
Join us for this hands-on workshop on driving leads with a well-structured website.
The session will also cover blogging as a means to gain visibility, increase credibility in
your industry and drive leads to your business. Presented in partnership with the Small
Business Development Center.
Find our complete schedule and reservation links at
Ent’s Annual Meeting ...
19, 2015, at 5 p.m.
YOU’RE March
Ent Operations Center
Conference Room – 2nd Floor
INVITED! Breckenridge
7350 Campus Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Attendees can expect a report by Randy Bernstein, Ent’s president and
CEO, and a message from Tim Rickert, Ent’s Chairman of the Board.
As of November 30, 2014
Assets: $4,080,764,977
Shares: $3,203,796,784
1st Choice Flooring Swiped Their Way to $25k!
Congratulations to 1st Choice
Flooring of Colorado Springs for
winning $25,000 in our “Swipe
Your Way To $25k!” Ent Visa®
Debit Card Sweepstakes.
Pictured here are business owners
Mark Duskus and Bruce McRae,
with Randy Bernstein, Ent’s
president and CEO.
Loans: $2,566,614,549
Members: 243,534
For the most current statistics, visit
(719) 574-1100 • 800-525-9623 •
Equal Housing Lender • Federally insured by NCUA • Equal Opportunity Lender • © Ent Federal Credit Union, 2014 • Ent is a registered trademark of Ent Federal Credit Union.
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