CWCU News

25 Oct 2016

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DEBIT CARD

  In the coming months CWCU will be begin migrating all current debit card holders to our new  EMV chip debit cards. This will be conducted via a mass re-issue of ALL debit cards and is not predicated on the expiration date of...
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27 Apr 2016

3 Things To Never Pay For With Your Credit Card

When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with debit cards, credit cards carry some hidden dangers that all consumers should be aware of in order to protect their financial future. When used responsibly, credit cards can be very...
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27 Apr 2016

Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

Make sure your credit is in good working order If you're in the market for a mortgage, begin by visiting myFICO.com and getting your true credit score. If you and a partner or spouse want to buy a home, you may want to try to qualify for mortgage underwriting on just the...
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25 Mar 2016

5 Credit Card Myths

We’ve debunked five of the most common credit card myths and rumors that permeate the Web to prevent you from harming your credit. 1. Credit cards are bad for your credit. This myth is popular due to the countless horror stories of people falling behind on their...
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25 Mar 2016

4 Places to NOT use your Debit Card

Debit card account fraud is on the rise. I want to tell you the best way I know to protect yourself.  If your credit card is compromised, the harm to you is relatively small. You contact the issuer to report false charges and you may have to do some paperwork, but no money leaves your...
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10 Mar 2016

IMPORTANT - Data Breach at Wendy's Restaurants

Wendy’s International, LLC is investigating a pattern of unusual debit card activity at some stores. Wendy’s confirmed that malware designed to steal card data was found on some systems. The company says it doesn’t yet know the extent of the breach or how many customers may have been impacted....
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07 Mar 2016

How to Improve Your Credit Score

Your credit score shouldn't be a mystery. Now there's a new way you may be able to see your FICO score for free every month. CreditKarma.com is a website which allows you to see your non-FICO credit score for free. CreditKarma is a totally free service that makes money by recommending...
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07 Mar 2016

Know Your Real Credit Score

What is a credit score? Your true credit score is a number between 300 and 850 that evaluates your risk as a borrower. There is one source and one source only for your true credit score (aka FICO score) -- the Fair Isaac Corporation. A score of above 700 on...
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26 Feb 2016

Reason To Belong

Looking for a reason to become a member of Central Wisconsin Credit Union? How about $706,345.00? That's how much money we've given back to our members since 2005. How do we do it? At the end of the year, the Board of Directors declares a “Special Dividend” on savings accounts and a “Loan...
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26 Feb 2016

Our Roots Run Deep

  This year begins our 16th year as Central Wisconsin Credit Union. While most folks only know us in our current situation, the credit union has a long history of serving our members. As a matter of fact, we are the oldest credit union in Portage County. It all starts back on March...
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