The last several months have been some of the most interesting times I’ve seen in my lifetime. The world and our country’s response to the Coronavirus has been unprecedented and affected so many facets of our lives—from our jobs and working remotely, to our social lives and how we stay connected to our loved ones while remaining socially distant.
These abrupt changes jumped to the top of everyone’s list and were difficult to prepare for. But we can now look ahead to the “New Normal” and take action by preparing for the future. We can help you prepare for your financial future.
Your credit union has prepared many programs to assist those in need with our Financial Relief programs that includes loan extensions, expanded services and auto loan payment relief. Reach out to us if you need assistance.
As the government prepares for another possible round of stimulus checks and more funds for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), AFFCU has services that may benefit you. We are an SBA approved lender and many of our savings products, such as the America Saves Club, can help you start saving automatically for emergencies.
Our website also features helpful financial education resources. AFFCU has partnered with EVERFI, a leading educational technology company, which has provided FREE educational modules that cover basic financial foundations to financial planning. There are over 20 modules available to you and we’ll be adding more in September, so please take advantage of it.
This road of uncertainty may go on longer that we can predict. Take the necessary steps to prepare for the journey and know that AFFCU is a resource for you. It’s why we’re here…for you.
In service I remain,
Final Days of Summer Skip-A-Pay
This is your last month to take a break from your next loan payment. With the AFFCU Summer Skip-A-Pay program, you may qualify to skip one or more of your eligible loan payments for the month of August. Use the extra money for back-to-school supplies, or to make a home improvement. The possibilities are endless.
It’s easy to apply! Log in to your account via CyberMAT and click on the ad to the right.
Free up some funds this summer and enjoy the break you deserve! For more information, call us toll-free at 800.227.5328.
Click here to view a full list of Terms and Conditions
Shut Down “Utility Shut-Off” Scammers
Many Americans are having trouble keeping up with their bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic, making them vulnerable to many all-too-common scams.
The National Consumer League, NCL, has recently seen an increase in utility scam complaints, such as scammers posing as local power company representatives threatening to shut off people’s utilities. The only way to avoid this is to pay up immediately, typically via wire transfer or gift card.
We know these calls can be scary. Here are some ways to spot the red flags and protect yourself:
- Don’t panic– Utility companies in all 50 states have temporarily stopped disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic. If someone contacts you claiming that they’re about to shut off your electricity, it’s a scam.
- Contact the power company– A utility company typically contacts customers through all methods of communication to alert you of a possible disconnection. If you feel that a caller is not who they say they are, hang up and contact your electric company.
- Beware of unusual payment methods– Power companies will not ask you to pay an overdue electric or other utility bills via unusual payment methods, such as wire transfer, gift card, bank-to-bank transfer, or bitcoin.
- Do not give out personal information– Utility imposters may mention federal assistance programs or payment plans to help you pay overdue bills. All you need to do is “verify” your personal information. In reality, these scammers are trying to gather the information they need to steal your identity.
If you suspect that you have become a victim of a utility scam, report it immediately at Fraud.org.
1 – Utility shut-off scammers threaten to turn off the lights on consumers during pandemic.” Fraud.org. 2020 National Consumers League, 13 July 2020
Refinance with Member Home Loan
Get your home for a better rate.
When you refinance your mortgage, you can lower your monthly payments, pay off your mortgage faster, switch to a fixed rate or get cash from your home’s equity.
Our highly qualified team at Member Home Loan is ready to guide you through the refinancing process. Whether you have an existing loan with AFFCU or another lender, we can assist you.
Support the Summer Meals For Kids Program
AFFCU is in its final month of the San Antonio Food Bank’s Summer Meals for Kids food drive. There’s still time to help fight child hunger in our community.
You can make a monetary donation now through the end of August. Every $1 donated can provide up to 7 meals.
When we come together as a community, incredible things can happen. Together we can support the San Antonio Food Bank’s mission of “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope”, and make sure no child goes hungry this summer.
No Payment for 90 Days
Say goodbye to your auto loan payment for the next 3 months!
If you’re in the market for a new or used vehicle, or simply want to refinance your existing loan, AFFCU has the best options for you.
We’re offering no payments for 90 days, rates as low as 2.50% APR*, with flexible terms up to 84 months.
The application process is fast and easy. But hurry, this promotion is only available through August 31, 2020.
*APR = Annual Percentage Rate as of July 1, 2020 and subject to change at any time without notice. APR based on evaluation of applicant’s credit, age of the auto, and term. Your APR may vary. Not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rate. Monthly payment is based on payment per $1,000 for term and rate shown above. For new auto, estimated monthly payment per $1,000 borrowed at 2.50% APR for 60 months is $17.75. Maximum rate reduction is 50 basis points. No vehicle payment for first 90-days excludes internal refinances and is subject to change at any time. All loans subject to credit approval. Membership eligibility required.
AFFCU Awarded Designation of Savings Excellence
AFFCU earned the annual Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence award. This honor is reserved for financial institutions that succeed in getting people to open or add to wealth-building accounts.
Military Saves Month, held in April, is an annual opportunity for the community to assess their savings status and make a plan to start or increase their savings, and for organizations to support good savings behavior.
We’re proud to provide our members and community with helpful resources to demonstrate the importance of building better savings habits.
Check Out Faster with Contactless Payments
We use our mobile devices for almost everything, why not use it to make purchases?
Now you can! Enroll your AFFCU Visa® Debit and Credit Card into your device’s digital wallet for secure, simple and contactless payments in-store, in-app and online.
Digital wallet makes sending money to friends and family easy and convenient. Better yet, it’s available on both smartphone and smartwatch devices, including Apple, Android, Samsung, Fitbit, and Garmin.
Ditch your wallet for a digital wallet today!