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Ways to Identify a Scam Call

Ways to Identify a Scam Call

Posted On: September 21, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE News, Fraud Tips

 

When it comes to unknown numbers calling your home or mobile device, most of us just let it go to voicemail to see if it’s a legitimate call or a possible scam call. We want to remind you of the best practices to keep you, and your financial and/or personal information safe.

If something seems too good to be true, it may be. Recognizing the following red flags may help you avoid falling victim to fraud or a scam:

They prey on urgency or fear and you are...
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Tags: Credit Card, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Debit & Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Education, Fraud Protection, Fraud Protection Service

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Understanding the 2021 Child Tax Credit

Posted On: September 10, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Budgeting, Education, General

 

Taxes and deductions can be complicated, especially when tax credit eligibility constantly changes. For families with children, understanding what child tax credit assistance is available and how it will be distributed provides helpful insight on how best to optimize personal finances.

Recent changes to the Child Tax Credit expand its reach to help more families for the 2021 tax year. Advance payments, based on 2020 returns, began rolling out in July 2021 and will continue...

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Tags: Child Tax Credit, Credit Unions, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Education, Finances, Money, Taxes

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

Forbes Names CSE Federal Credit Union Best Credit Union in Ohio

Forbes Names CSE Federal Credit Union Best Credit Union in Ohio for Second Consecutive Year

Posted On: July 2, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, CSE News, General

CSE Federal Credit Union was recently named the #1 Credit Union in Ohio by Forbes for the second consecutive year, and one of the top overall credit unions in the United States. Our ranking was derived from a series of independent surveys by Statista, a leading global provider of market and consumer data. You can read all about how the survey was lead, here.

Forbes and Statista worked together on a list of Best Banks and Credit Unions to provide consumers with information on...

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Tags: Best Credit Union, Best Credit Union Ohio, Credit Unions, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Forbes

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

Watching out for Summer scams

Watching out for Summer scams

Posted On: May 7, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE, CSE News, Fraud Tips, General

 

Although many of us take vacations or breaks through the Summer season, fraudsters work all year long. During the Summer months, there are some specific scams to watch for along with typical scams we see all year long.

 

The Home Repair Scam

This time of year, home improvements seem to take over. In some cases, those home improvements start with or include a repair person…and fraudsters know this. This type of scheme typically begins with...

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Tags: CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Fraud Protection, Fraud Tips, Home Improvement, Scams, Summer Scams

Parents’ Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

Parents’ Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

Posted On: April 5, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: CSE News, General, Youth Accounts

 

Teaching your children about money is one of the most important lessons and skills that you may teach them in their entire lifetime. The topic of money and personal finance doesn’t always come up in school curriculum, other than showing them what a penny is versus a nickel – that’s why it’s important that money and finances are a regular and comfortable conversation in your household.

It can be an overwhelming thought when you start thinking about...

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Tags: Credit Unions, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE News, Teaching kids about money, Youth Accounts, Youth finances

Don’t fall for financing traps when shopping for your next auto loan.

Don’t fall for financing traps when shopping for your next auto loan.

Posted On: March 1, 2021 by CSE Federal Credit Union in: Auto Loans, CSE News, General, Lending

 

Buying a car, whether it’s new or used, is almost always an exciting purchase. Whether it’s a car with better features, something that is more ‘your style’, or something else, it’s just fun to drive around in something new. But, with a new car, usually comes a new loan. To make sure you are having the ultimate fun with your new vehicle, make sure you have the best financing.

Here’s what to watch out for when car shopping at dealerships...

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Tags: Auto Financing, Auto Loans, Car Buying, Car loans, Car Shopping, CSE, CSE FCU, CSE Federal Credit Union, CSE Loans, CSE News

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