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CHEERS TO 80 YEARS! 
We are celebrating our 80th anniversary and the Grand Opening of our newest branch in downtown Grand Rapids at Arena Place.  Enter to win a number of prizes including Kayaks for two, a tent package, camp chairs, coolers, gift cards, and more!  The entry runs through July 31 and is open to Adventure Credit Union members 18 years of age or older.  No purchase or transaction is necessary to enter.  Simply stop by any of our convenient branch locations and enter to win! 

ADVENTURE IS ONE OF AMERICA'S HEALTHIEST CREDIT UNIONS

Adventure Credit Union was notified by CUNA (Credit Union National Association) on June 20, 2016, that Adventure was ranked #80 out of the nation's top 200 credit unions for superb financial health by DepositAccounts.com.  Adventure Credit Union ranked #80 out of 6,600 credit unions with an A+ financial health rating!

From the list of over 6,600 credit unions, DepositAccounts.com recognizes those who have shown exceptional fiduciary responsibility in its 2016 edition of the top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. 

Each year DepositAccounts.com, the largest online publication in the United States dedicated to banking information for consumers, evaluates the financial health of every federally insured credit union in the nation - more than 6,600 total.  Each credit union is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score. 

View our report card, click here. 

ARENA PLACE -

The new Adventure Credit Union branch office located on the ground floor of Arena Place in downtown Grand Rapids at 45 Ottawa is now open for business.  This branch offers new technology along with member-focused service and options that provide ease, simplicity, and value to our members. This is our 7th branch office in Grand Rapids along with our 3 offices in Lansing and East Lansing.  Click here to read our MLive article or visit the Adventure Credit Union Facebook page.

NEW NAME
Option 1 Credit Union's new name is Adventure Credit Union.  Since 1936 we have been helping people with their dreams, their banking, and their money.  At Adventure, have a passion for improving the banking experience. Somewhere along the line, banking based on individuality gave way to bigger and less personal.  In every sense it became a commodity – a bland version provided by our competitors rather than a true financial solution.  Here, things are different.  At Adventure, we offer a higher value, locally blended with technology, convenience and personal service.  It is based on solving members’ financial problems rather than just selling them a product off the shelf.   It is looking at the way we do business from the member’s point of view, embracing new delivery channels to enhance the member experience and providing employees the tools to make decisions more quickly.  We call this unique way of conducting business … Michigan Craft Banking


 
OPTION 1, ONE OF WEST MICHIGAN'S BEST AND BRIGHTEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR - 

Option 1 Credit Union was selected as one of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For"  and was honored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association on May 5, 2016.  Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be selected.  The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association which celebrates the winning companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community.   


EDGE CHECKING
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Free Checking with interest!  Earn 4% apy on balances up to $10,000 with Edge Checking at Adventure Credit Union.  As an added feature of Edge Checking, we offer a .25% apr loan rate discount on consumer loans such as auto loans, recreational vehicle loans, personal loans and more.  In addition, with Edge Checking, you get up to 10 free ATM transactions per month at non-Adventure CU ATMs.  For all the details and more benefits and to sign up, click here.  


BUNGOBOX
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At Adventure Credit Union we help our members make moving easier with an alternative, eco-friendly way to pack. We provide a coupon for $100 toward BungoBox moving rentals.  It's our gift to you when you close your mortgage loan at Adventure.  BungoBox is an alternative way to pack - they are durable, stackable, eco-friendly containers that cut the cost of packing supplies in half and protect your belongings better than cardboard boxes. Visit our Mortgage page for more details.

   
REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE IS HERE -

Depositing your checks has never been easier.  Use your MOBILE Banking app and deposit.  Click here for more details!

 

Specials

LOW AUTO RATES - Making sure you have an affordable monthly payment has a lot to do with rates.  Our auto loans are as low as 1.99% aprClick here for details. 

HOME EQUITY LOAN SPECIAL - Are you ready for those Spring Improvement projects?   With the Home Equity Loan Special at Adventure Credit Union,  you can borrow up to $15,000 at a low fixed rate of 3.50% APR*  with no closing costs.  Click here for details. 

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KEEP YOUR PASSWORDS SAFE

For the latest in scams and alerts, visit our Security Pages, click here.

FINANCIAL TIPS and TIME SAVERS

In today's world, we all need some extra help. Here are some tips to help you save time, protect your money, and make the most of your time:

  • Protect your Debit and Credit cards. If you are traveling out of the area and plan to use your Adventure Credit and/or Debit card, make sure you contact us and let us know.
    • You need to know there is a difference in how the transactions are processed and how best to protect yourself. If you are traveling outside of the United States, we strongly suggest you use your Adventure VISA card and DO NOT use your Adventure debit card. Read more here...
    • For additional protection, register your cards with:
  • Set Up Automatic Bill Payments. Many of us are traveling, busy with the kids, or simply trying to squeeze in some extra time this holiday season. Arrange for your bills to be paid electronically through the Adventure Bill Pay service. BILL PAY is free and easy to set-up. Click here for details.
  • Alerts and Mobile Banking. Keep your budget on track with tools like Alerts to remind you about bills that are due, account balances, and more. With our new MOBILE Banking app, you can easily do your banking on the go, wherever you are. Click here for details.

MEMBERS FINANCIAL SERVICES for 2015 - Financial planning isn't just for retirement! As a member of Adventure Credit Union, you have access to professional financial advisors with many years of experience in helping people just like you. Everyone needs a plan for financial success. Update yours or start one.Click herefor more information.

HOME RESTYLE - new loan option to help you with your home improvement projects no matter how large or small. Adventure can help you add value to your home, click here for details!

ONLINE APPLICATIONS - safe and secure online Adventure application is now available! Click here to apply for a loan, credit union membership, or to add additional services to your Adventure account.

24/7 CONTACT CENTER - Adventure Credit Union offers personal access to your accounts with our extended Contact Center to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Talk with one of our professionals and even apply for a loan by calling 800-323-2129.

KEEP YOUR PASSWORDS SAFE - For the latest in scams and alerts, visit our Security Pages, click here

LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

DON'T TAX MY CREDIT UNION - Credit unions are different for a reason. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), a trade group that represents credit unions, has launched a new campaign to protect credit union federal tax-exempt status. The campaign, "Don't Tax My Credit Union," is asking all credit union members to petition Congress to preserve the federal income tax exemption that credit unions enjoy as not-for-profit, member-owned cooperatives. Keep in mind, credit unions DO pay taxessuch as property tax, sales tax, and payroll tax. This new effort, which is being heavily lobbied for by banking associations, will eliminate the federal income tax exemption for credit unions. Credit unions have been exempt from federal income tax since our inception and many credit unions were born out of the Great Depression, for a reason. Visit our Legislative Advocacy page for updates. 

Please share this information. Click here for more information. To visit the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Facebook page for additional information, click here. Thank you for your membership and support of credit unions.


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