Applications are now available for our 2019 Dale Rosenbery Memorial Scholarships. We will award (4) $500.00 scholarships to 2019 high school graduates pursuing a higher education. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2019Scholarship applications
Coats for Christmas
We have coat collections boxes at each office for A Community Christmas of Stark County. We can accept your gently used coats to help those in need in our community through December 7th. Last year, 4,278 coats were collected for the residents of Stark County.
2018 Dale Rosenbery Scholarship Winners Announced
Congratulations to our 2018 scholarship winners
Katelyn K who will be attending Walsh University to study nursing
Jeremy M who will be attending The Ohio State University to study Environment and Natural Resources
Mary R who will be attending Cleveland State University to study nursing
Madilyn S who will be attending The University of Akron to study Political Science and Public Relations
Congratulations and best of luck to all our high school graduates
Our New Website Is Here!
We have switched to a newly designed website. This new site offers all the features of our old site, is more easily accessible for all users, and is fully functional on Smart Phones and Tablets.
Golden Circle Credit Union is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its website, goldencirclecu.com, for all people with disabilities. To fulfill this commitment, we have contracted with our service provider to redesign any deficient content of this site to become compliant with the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level as our standard. It is projected that this remediation will be completed by March 31, 2018.
On an ongoing basis, we will conduct periodic accessibility audits to ensure ongoing compliance with accessibility guidelines and standards.
Please contact Golden Circle CU with your questions or concerns regarding accessibility and how we may assist you as we transition to our updated content. If you have any specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any web page on goldencirclcu.com, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to specify the web page in your email and we will make all reasonable efforts to assist you regarding the information provided.
Equifax Data Breach
On September 8th, the Equifax reporting agency reported a data breach occurred earlier this summer which could affect 143 million people. Golden Circle Credit Union does report loan information to Equifax. Information is developing as to who was affected and what information may have been compromised and how individuals can get more information and how to access free credit monitoring if applicable. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and provide additional information as available.
Debit Card Fraud Protection Center Phone Number
Golden Circle Credit Union is now working with Fraud Protection Center to monitor debit card activity. If the Fraud Protection Center suspects fraudulent activity, they will block the card and contact the card holder. Please make sure the credit union has current phone numbers for you. The Fraud Protection Center will leave a case number if no one answers, and the phone number to call them back is: 1-877-253-8964. Please have your case number available when you call, if you do not have a case number, you will need to verify your name and zip code. They will be the ones unblocking your debit card if there is no fraudulent activity. It is not necessary to give your card number over the phone.
New Jumbo Certificate Program
Starting May 4, 2016, we now offer Mini-Jumbo Certificates: $50,000.00-$99,999.00 and Jumbo Certificates: minimum deposit $100,000.00. Rates are set weekly and may change without notice. Please call for current rates.
- What is EMV?
You've probably been hearing lately about something called EMV OR "CHIP CARDS"
U.S. financial institutions are switching up the insides of our credit and debit cards.
We're adding something called EMV technology, which stands for "Europay, MasterCard, and Visa." Translation: Cards will be equipped with a super-small computer chip that's extremely hard to counterfeit. It provides enhanced security when used at a merchant with an EMV or Chip Card reader. The full phase in of EMV cards and EMV readers could take a few years so in the meantime, non EMV cards and card readers will continue to work and you will enjoy the same liability protections regardless of what type of card you use. Our EMV cards are now in final testing and we will start to replace your current cards next year as your current cards expire.
EMV isn't new technology. Most of the world including Europe have been using chip cards for years.
The United States is actually the last major market still using magnetic stripe only cards. And for you as a consumer, you still have the consumer protections regarding fraudulent card use you enjoy today regardless of which type of card you use. And chip cards offer no additional protection for uses where the card is not present such as phone or internet based transactions so you still need to practice diligence regarding your credit and debit cards. What will change is "Chip-and-dip" will replace the "swipe". Chip cards are inserted, or "dipped," into the merchant card reader and left in place for the entire transaction as the reader and card talk back and forth to authorize the transaction. This is similar to what you experience today at many ATMs that hold your card until the transaction is complete. We will provide additional information as we get closer to issuance date.
- Group Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) InsuranceGroup Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance available for our members, we are offering $2,000 of coverage, at no cost to you! You may also choose additional coverage at competitive group rates. Visit www.goldencirclecu.com to get your $2,000 of AD&D Insurance at no cost to you. Call 1.877.665.7563 for more information including features, costs, eligibility, renewability, limitations and exclusions.
New at Golden Circle Credit Union - GAP Plus Waiver!
GAP Plus Waiver (Guaranteed Auto Protection) is total loss protection and then some. We have offered GAP Waivers for vehicle loans at Golden Circle Credit Union, but now we have added Plus! If your vehicle is stolen or damaged and deemed a total loss, you are responsible to pay the difference between what you owe and what your insurance company says your vehicle is worth. GAP can help cover the difference. Now for the Plus. The Plus is the additional benefit of $1,000.00 deduction toward your next vehicle loan at Golden Circle Credit Union if financed within 90 days of the GAP claim settlement! Ask us today how GAP Plus can help you!
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING DEBIT CARD USAGE!
We have been experiencing an increase in fraudulent transactions using debit cards at certain types of merchants. As a precaution to safeguard your accounts, debit transactions performed at the following merchant types will require you to use your PIN-Drug Stores, Department Stores, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores, and Convenience Stores. Signature transactions will not be permitted until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but the safety of your account is our top priority. If you require a new PIN for your card, please contact our office and we will order one for you free of charge.
The Canton Regional and Greater West Virginia Better Business Bureau offer tips and advice for consumers to avoid fraudulent practices.The Concern
You see a classified ad for a late model luxury used car, but the advertised price is less than what you’d expect to pay. When you call the seller, he says his family has large medical bills or credit card debt and he needs cash quickly.
You jump at the bargain, meet to inspect the car, transfer the title at the motor vehicle office and pay him the cash and you drive off in your new car. All seams well until the police knock on your door and inform you that the car you are driving is a stolen car.
You have just lost your cash and your car and joined the ranks of victims of the growing scam called vehicle identification number (VIN) cloningThe Facts
Motor vehicle offices require a VIN to register a vehicle, and the number is also recorded on the vehicle’s title. A VIN cloner takes the unique identification number from a legally owned or junked vehicle and uses it to forge documents for a stolen vehicle of a similar make and model.
CARFAX estimates that more than 225,000 of the 1.5 million vehicles stolen each year end up with VINs from a legally owned vehicle and are resold.How the Scam Works
VIN cloners steal VIN’s from high-end vehicles and expensive SUV’s because they can get a higher price in the used car market than standard makes and models. (VIN’s are found on the driver’s side dash, driver’s side door jam, engine, or rear wheel well.)
Once the VIN is obtained, the thieves find a similar vehicle and steal it; create new documents, sometimes even create a new VIN tag and replace the one on the dash. The vehicle is then sold or traded in.Avoid the Scam
To help prevent falling victim to VIN cloning, the Better Business Bureau suggests the following:
- Be extremely cautious if you see a late model vehicle selling significantly under normal market price.
- Do not fall for the “we need cash quickly” excuse; exercise due diligence.
- Check the VIN on the dash with the door jam, on the engine and title documents; making sure they all match.
- Closely examine the car’s title, registration, and other documents. Fake documents sometimes contain misspelled words.
If you have questions about the validity of the vehicle’s VIN, obtain a comprehensive history report.
If you think you may be a victim of VIN cloning, contact the police.
With Virtual Branch Home Banking you can have Internet Access to your credit union accounts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. BankIT Home Banking is free for anyone who has a checking account with Golden Circle Credit Union. If you just have a savings account, the cost of the service is just $1.95 a month if the account drops below $500.00 any time during the month.
With PayIT Bill Payment Service (includes BankIT), our bill paying service, you can pay almost any bill through your account, at any time. You can pay an unlimited number of bills each month. PayIT is a free service with any Golden Circle Credit Union checking account.
** PayIT requires a checking account that is set up with Courtesy Pay or qualify for a no cost, low interest, overdraft line of credit loan.
Stop in any of our offices for an application. (Application is required prior to accessing your account.)
Golden Circle Credit Union is pleased to announce our new Credit Rebuilder Loan Program!
This loan is specifically designed to help members with credit scores below 620 re-establish responsible credit. For members who want to rebuild their credit, this program will offer interest rate rewards on both new and future loans, and will help improve their credit score.
- Initial interest rates which are higher than prime rates, but below those offered by predatory lenders.
- Good payment history qualifies you for an interest rate reduction in as little as six months.
- Good payment history qualifies you for initial interest rate reduction on future loans.
- Credit Rebuilder Program is available on all non-mortgage term loans.
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