The most recent financial scam involves online payments to creditors using Federal Reserve Bank routing numbers. Fraudsters are attempting to convince consumers that there are “secret” accounts held for the consumer at the Federal Bank, and these accounts may be used to pay the consumer’s bills. In the process, scammers collect account numbers and balances from consumers. This scam has not impacted TNConnect or its members, but we take your financial security seriously and wanted members to be aware ofRead More About Beware! Recent Financial Scam
Auto Link by TNConnect is designed to streamline the process of researching, buying, and owning a car. How it Works: SEE what others paid for the new or used car you want and find rebates, pictures, reviews, safety ratings, used vehcile accident histories and more. GET your Guaranteed Savings Certificate with our pre-negotiated discounts through the TrueCar Certified Dealer network ($3,221* average savings off MSRP) for a hassle-free buying experience. SAVE with a low interest rate and an extended warranty throughRead More About Introducing…the New Way to Buy a Car
Not everyone has perfect credit, and there are a variety of things which may have negatively impacted our members’ credit scores in the past. We want to partner with you to help improve your scores where needed. Check out the below article from our partners at Balance for some tips! – Marty Bradley, CEO/President TNConnect Credit Union First thing’s first: there is no magic solution to raising your credit score overnight. If you have a low score due to, say,Read More About Tricks to Boosting Credit Scores
Online attacks are becoming more and more prevalent in our society. At TNConnect, we want to protect our members from identity fraud and/or financial attacks. Below is a great article with information on how to protect yourself from Social Engineering and Phishing attacks. We want to remind members: Do not give sensitive information to others unless you are sure that they are indeed who they claim to be and that they should have access to the information. – Thomas Lumadue,Read More About Avoiding Social and Online Attacks
For many of our members, paying on student loans is a simple fact of life. While there’s not a magic way to make them go away, you have options to help you with those loans. Read below from our partners at BALANCE. – Marty Bradley, TNConnect EVP Loan consolidation can give you access to different payment options for student loans. When you consolidate your federal loans, the government pays off your balances and substitutes them with one consolidation loan. ConsolidationRead More About To consolidate or not to consolidate… What’s the best move for your student loans?
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Will you be affected? Starting July 1, buying a home might get a little easier—for some. According to a recent report, the country’s three major credit-reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) are changing the way they calculate credit scores, a move that will boost certain consumers’ credit. What’s changing? The credit agencies rely on information from public records regarding tax liens and civil judgments. But the system isn’t perfect. Sometimes one person’s score is mistakenly calculated using another’s information, usuallyRead More About Your Credit Score May Jump in July
For most of us, our largest payment each month is our mortgage. Wouldn’t it be great to get rid of that expense sooner rather than later? Check out this tip from our partners at CUInsight.com. – Marty Bradley, Executive VP, TNConnect Credit Union There’s a simple trick to quickly pay off your mortgage. Anyone can do it. It costs very little in the short term, will save you thousands in the long term and will shave years off your mortgage. AllRead More About A Simple Trick to Quickly Pay Off Your Mortgage
As you may have seen in the media there is currently a massive global ransomware attack upon the Microsoft Windows® operating system variously known as WannaCry, WannaCrypt, WannaCrypt0r and WannaDecryptor. We take significant steps to protect your information and would like to ensure you your financial information is safe. Although this attack was geared toward Microsoft operating systems all operating systems are vulnerable to attacks. Here are some proactive step you can take: Ensure all your devices computers, laptops, phones, tablets areRead More About Your Financial Security
With our new Express Loan program, you are preapproved for your loan, and you can go shopping with a blank check for your new vehicle! Members are pre-qualified for a maximum loan limit, and you leave the credit union with a check to be used for the purchase of your car, truck, or motorcycle that is no older than 5 years old with mileage less than 100,000 miles. You can also use our express loans for a new boat orRead More About New! Express Loans