Drive Thru Transactions

During the pandemic, members were able to do all of their banking through our drive-thru's. However, the time has come for our drive-thru lanes to get back to quick access for basic transactions. Please read about updates to drive-thru service.

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Posted On: July 25, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education, General

 

It’s July, and while Santa may have his toes in the sand, you can bet he’s already planning for the busy season, as should you! We know, it’s crazy to think about Christmas already; I mean we really just started enjoying Summer – but we suggest thinking about it now, to help prevent any stress, crisis, or lack of funds when Summer fades and then, suddenly, it’s holiday time.

Continue reading to learn 5 things you can do to tidy up your...

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Tags: Christmas in July, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Holiday Loan, Holiday Loans, Saving

Common CSE FAQs

Common CSE FAQs

Posted On: July 21, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, CSE News, Education, General

 

Get the most out of your CSE membership by knowing the answers to our top frequently asked questions, and a few important FYI’s all in one place. If you’re ever looking for other answers to your questions, check out our full FAQ list on our website. If you can’t find answers to your questions in this blog or throughout our FAQs we’re always happy to assist you with those questions, simply give us a call!

 

What is CSE’s Routing...

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Tags: COMMON QUESTIONS, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, FAQ, FAQs, FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Why does credit score matter?

Why does credit score matter?

Posted On: July 14, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Credit Cards, CSE, Education, General, Lending

 

Credit score isn’t one of those topics you bring up during dinner, but maybe it should be. Many people don’t realize how important credit actually is and the impact your credit score makes in the grand scheme of your finances. Think of your credit score like a report card, your financial report card - one that will follow you through your entire life. You are the one in control of your credit, so make sure you are doing the best things possible to improve your score...

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Tags: Credit, Credit Score, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE Loans, CSE News

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Mid-Year Financial Check Up

Posted On: June 21, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, Education

 

You spend your time on social media, watching Netflix, scrolling TikTok, and a number of other relaxing, yet frivolous things. Those are all great, however, we want to remind you that you need to save some time to actively managing your finances. Generally, we are more likely to keep tabs on our physical and mental health but studies have shown your finances can make a huge impact on your stress levels which eventually impacts your health. Digging into those financial matters...

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Finances, Financial Check Up, Financial Education, Financial Goals, Making Money Last

Keeping Vacations Practical for Your Budget

Keeping Vacations Practical for Your Budget

Posted On: June 1, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General, Lending, Personal Loan

 

As exhilarating as the idea is that you should ‘treat yourself’ on vacation, sometimes, it is probably not the right choice to make. If you don’t want to come home with sickening credit card bills, or a cash deficiency we encourage you to consider budgeting for your vacation.

Saving for a vacation doesn’t happen overnight. The best place to start is with a little account that we call a Vacation Club. This is a sub-account attached to your membership...

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Finances, Money, Personal Loan, Saving, Vacation

Dive into CSE’s Online & Mobile Services

Dive into CSE’s Online & Mobile Services

Posted On: May 24, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE News, Education, General, Mobile Services, Online Services

 

Technology within the banking industry is ever-changing, so we thought we would take a deep dive into our online and mobile services. Don’t worry you won’t need a breathing apparatus for this deep dive – we just want to remind you of these great convenient services which are available at your fingertips!

To start – there is the obvious and most convenient of our services, Online Banking & Mobile Banking with eBranch and CSE’s mobile app....

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Tags: Alerts, Bill Pay, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, eBranch, Estatements, Mobile App, Mobile Banking

Building & Repairing Credit Score

Building & Repairing Credit Score

Posted On: May 19, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE, CSE News, Education, General, Lending

 

A credit score is a number that is used by financial institutions and/or credit card companies to determine the level of risk for a person when issuing a loan or credit card. A person’s credit score may influence the limit of credit available to them, as well as the term, length, and interest rate of a loan.

One of the first items that you (or a potential creditor) will see when looking at a credit report is your credit score: a number between 350 to 850. Generally,...

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Tags: Building Credit, Credit Score, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Repairing Credit

Reasons to Refinance

Reasons to Refinance

Posted On: March 22, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Auto Loans, Education, General

 

Refinancing a loan is a fairly common practice for consumers, and refinancing debt can be beneficial if done right. “Essentially, refinancing replaces an old loan with a new one with terms that are better for your situation.” (BANZAI) There are multiple reasons why someone would consider refinancing a loan, so let’s start by evaluating what those reasons might be.

Here are a few reasons some people choose to refinance a loan:

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Tags: Auto Loans, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, Education, Refinancing

Mortgage Loans: Exploring Myths vs Reality

Mortgage Loans: Exploring Myths vs Reality

Posted On: March 10, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, Education, General, Lending, Mortgages

 

Purchasing a home can be one of the most exciting, while being equally one of the most stressful times of your life. The housing market has been on fire in recent years, so when you see a house that you’d like to explore buying, you’ve got to be prepared. To help provide some clarity, we want to provide some insight on some of the most common mortgage myths that consumers may question.

 

Myth #1 | You need 20% for a down payment....

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Tags: Buying a House, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE Loans, Home buying process, Homebuying, Mortgage, Mortgage Myths, Mortgage Process

You don't have to be elderly to do a checkup on your retirement plan.

Retirement Checkup - Don't wait 'til it's too late!

Posted On: February 27, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, CSE News, Education

 

Just the thought of retirement can be both exciting and terrifying at the same time. It’s what you’ve worked towards for your entire life, but it comes with many unknowns. You’re sure to be wondering if you’ve saved enough, can afford your expenses moving forward, and whether you’re truly ready to move into the next stage of your life.

The reality is that when it comes to retirement, many are unprepared due to a combination of increasing...

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Tags: Budget, Budgeting, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Retirement, Retirement Planning

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