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An African American couple shake hands with a lender after discussing a home equity loan vs. HELOC.

Home Equity Loan vs Home Equity Line of Credit: How Are They Different?

Home Equity Loan vs Home Equity Line of Credit: How…
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Freshen Up Your Home with 10 Unique Spring Cleaning Tasks

Freshen Up Your Home: 10 Unique Spring Cleaning Tasks Welcome…
Understanding Interest Rates in the Banking World

Understanding Interest Rates in the Banking World

Understanding Interest Rates in the Banking World In the realm…
Financial Must Knows as an Entrepreneur

Financial Must Knows as an Entrepreneur

Financial Must Knows as an Entrepreneur As an entrepreneur you…
Buying Your First Boat; What You Should Know

Buying Your First Boat; What You Should Know

Buying Your First Boat; What you should Know Buying a…
5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Succeed

5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Succeed

5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Succeed From establishing…
How to Effectively Apartment Hunt in Utah

How to Effectively Apartment Hunt in Utah

How to Effectively Apartment Hunt in Utah Whether you’re a…
Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing

Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing Real estate investing can…
Things to Know When Buying an RV

Things to Know When Buying an RV

Things to Know When Buying an RV The allure of…
How to Know Which Checking Account is Right for You

How to Know Which Checking Account is Right for You

How to Know Which Checking Account is Right for You…
Benefits of Opening a Checking Account

Benefits of Opening a Checking Account

Benefits of Opening a Checking Account Navigating the world of…
The Benefits of Banking at Multiple Places

The Benefits of Banking at Multiple Places

The Benefits of Banking at Multiple Places In the realm…
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Don’t become the victim of Screen Sharing Scams

Don’t become the victim of Screen Sharing Scams As technology…
2023 Summer UCCU Smart Decisions Newsletter

Summer 2023 Smart Decisions Newsletter

President’s Message Enjoy our Summer 2023 Smart Decisions Newsletter…
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Credit Union Personal Loan Requirements

Credit Union Personal Loan Requirements If you’re looking…
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Credit Card Benefits: How to Use Credit Cards to Your Advantage

Credit Card Benefits: How to Use Credit Cards to Your…
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Your Personal Loan Questions Answered By UCCU Loan Experts

Your Personal Loan Questions Answered By UCCU Loan Experts Understanding…
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Your Money at UCCU is Insured by the NCUA

Your Money at UCCU is Insured by the NCUA Your…
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UCCU Board Member, Carine Clark, named 2022 Pillar of the Valley

UCCU Board Member, Carine Clark, named 2022 Pillar of the…
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New Tech Makes UCCU Banking Even Easier

New Tech Makes UCCU Banking Even Easier Utah Community…
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What is considered a good credit score?

What is considered a good credit score? Understanding your credit…
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How to Prevent Credit Card Fraud

How to Prevent Credit Card Fraud Credit…
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How to Create a Strong Password in 4 Simple Steps

With so much of our lives being online...
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Understanding Credit Card Debt: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention

Understanding Credit Card Debt: Causes, Solutions, and Prevention…
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UCCU Best in the Valley

UCCU Best in the Valley 10 Years Straight For an…
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Phishing Scams

Phishing Scams Recently Reported Phishing Scam: Scammers are…
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Save money faster with UCCU’s Savings Goals

Save money faster with UCCU’s Savings Goals Saving…
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Understanding the Benefits of Savings Certificates

Understanding the Benefits of Savings Certificates What is a Savings…
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Used Cases of a HELOC

Used Cases of a HELOC A Home Equity Line of…
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Building and Protecting your Credit Score

Building and Protecting your Credit Score There are many keys…
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Understanding HELOC

Understanding HELOC A Guide to Home Equity Line of Credit…
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Back to School: What you Need to Know

Back to School: What you Need to Know…
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Elevate Your Financials with Learn & Earn

Elevate Your Financials with Learn & Earn In an age…
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A First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Thriving and Surviving

A First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide to Thriving and Surviving…
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How to Create a Budget

How to Create a Budget Creating a budget is a…
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Credit Builder: How it Works

Credit Builder: How it Works UCCU Credit Builder is…
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Why UCCU Business Accounts Are a Smart Choice for Your Business

UCCU Business Accounts: A Smart Choice for Your Business When…
The Best Way to Budget Travel

The Best Way to Budget Travel

The Best Way to Budget Travel Traveling is a passion…
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Automating Your Savings with Savings Goals

Automating Your Savings with Savings Goals Automating Your Savings with…
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Activate Your Elevated Checking Benefits

Access and Activate Your Elevated Checking Benefits Congratulations on your…
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Why Should I be a Member of a Credit Union?

Why Should I be a Member of a Credit…
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What Should My Financial Health be in my early 20s?

What Should My Financial Health be in my early 20s?…
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Understanding the Basics of Personal Loans

Understanding the Basics of Personal Loans Navigating the world of…
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Learning to Invest in Your 20s

Learning to Invest in Your 20s Investing in your 20s…
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How to Prepare for Buying Your First Home

How to Prepare for Buying Your First Home Buying your…
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Budgeting

The Importance of Budgeting Wisely Track your money and know…
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Real Estate Market in Today’s World

Jeff PorterMortgage Sales ManagerUtah Community Credit Union…
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The Mobile Revolution

The Mobile Revolution The Future of Banking In the digital…
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Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips Taking Care of your New Car…
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What is a FinTech & is UCCU a FinTech?

What is a FinTech &is UCCU a FinTech?…
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Additional Tips for Saving Money

Additional Tips for Saving Money Saving money is a goal…
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Maximizing Rewards and Security

Maximizing Rewards and Security The 4-3-2-1 Cash Back Credit…
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First Year of Owning a Home

First Year of Owning a Home Things to Check…
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First Time Homebuyer: Things to Know

First Time Homebuyer: Things to Know Congratulations on taking the…
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Simplify Your Budgeting with UCCU’s Budget Tool

Simplify Your Budgeting with UCCU’s Budget Tool Managing your finances…
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The Art of Managing Money: A Key to Financial Freedom

The Art of Managing Money: A Key to Financial Freedom…
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Why Having a Bank Account is Essential in Today’s Digital Age

Why Having a Bank Account is Essential in Today’s Digital…
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Banking Simplified: A Guide to Understanding the Basics

Banking Simplified: A Guide to Understanding the Basics…
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Banking: The Backbone of the Economy

Banking: The Backbone of the Economy Banking plays…
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Why Banks Are Essential:

Why Banks Are Essential Understanding the Importance of the Banking…
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Winterizing Your Assets

Winterizing Your Assets Protecting Your Investments During…
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4-3-2-1 Cash Back vs Low-Rate Credit Card

4-3-2-1 Cash Back vs Low-Rate Credit Card Choosing…
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Protecting Your Identity During the Busiest Shopping Season

Protecting Your Identity During the Busiest Shopping Season…
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The Powers and Pitfalls of Money

The Powers and Pitfalls of Money Money is…
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When Is a Good Time to Start Building Credit?

When Is a Good Time to Start Building Credit? Building…
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Investment Planning 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Building Wealth

Investment Planning 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Building Wealth…
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The Importance of Money: Beyond the Materialistic Perspective

The Importance of Money: Beyond the Materialistic Perspective Money is…
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How do I calculate my home’s current market value?

How do I calculate my home’s current market value? Understanding…
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What Credit Card Brand is the Best?

What Credit Card Brand is the Best? Choosing the right…
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Is it better to save money or pay off loans?

Is it better to save money or pay off loans?…
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What are credit card fees? UCCU Credit Cards

What are credit card fees? UCCU Credit Cards Navigating the…
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Investment Planning: Your Path to Financial Freedom

Investment Planning: Your Path to Financial Freedom Investment planning is…
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Three Common Scams to watch out for in 2024

Three Common Scams to watch out for in 2024 In…
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Commercial Loans To Grow Your Business

Commercial Loans To Grow Your Business Whether you’re…
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Different Ways To Save For The Future

Different Ways To Save For The Future Whether you’re planning…
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Tips to protect seniors from Fraud Attacks

Tips to protect seniors from Fraud Attacks As…
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How to Prevent and Detect Fraud

How to Prevent and Detect Fraud What to do…
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UCCU’s Continuous Battle Against Financial Fraud

UCCU’s Continuous Battle Against Financial Fraud At UCCU, the continuous…
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Investment Planning: Your Path to Financial Success

Investment Planning: Your Path to Financial Success Making…
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Wolverine Credit Card

Wolverine Credit Card At Utah Community Credit Union, we are…
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Cash-Out Refinance vs. Home Equity Line of Credit

Cash-Out Refinance vs. Home Equity Line of Credit…
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How to maximize your credit rewards for holiday shopping

How to maximize your credit rewards for holiday shopping…
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5 Way to Protect your kids from Fraud

5 Way to Protect your kids from Fraud…
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The Secret to Financial Success: It’s All About the Money

The Secret to Financial Success: It’s All About the Money…
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Benefits of Online Banking

Benefits of Online Banking In today’s fast-paced world,…
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Summarizing your Loans (Auto, Boat, RV Home etc.)

Summarizing your Loans (Auto, Boat, RV Home etc.) As the…
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Navigate 4 Commonly Used Tools in UCCU Mobile Banking App

Navigate 4 Commonly Used Tools in UCCU Mobile Banking App…
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How to Access Disneyland Tickets with Elevated Checking

How to Access Disneyland Tickets with Elevated Checking In our…
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Unlocking Your Dream Home: Exploring Diverse Mortgage Options

Unlocking Your Dream Home: Exploring Diverse Mortgage Options…
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Navigating the Road Ahead with UCCU’s Insight

Navigating the Road Ahead with UCCU’s Insight When…
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Maximizing Savings: Unlocking the Benefits of UCCU’s Offerings

Maximizing Savings: Unlocking the Benefits of UCCU’s Offerings…
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Why you should get life insurance

Why you should get life insurance Life insurance is more…
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What Type of health insurance should I get?

What Type of health insurance should I get? Navigating the…
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Why you should get home insurance

Why you should get home insurance Your home is more…
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What type of car insurance should I get?

What type of car insurance should I get? Navigating the…
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Requirements for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

Requirements for a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)…
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How Does a Home Equity Line of Credit Work?

How Does a Home Equity Line of Credit Work? Your…
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Understanding the Importance of Federally Insured Credit Unions by NCUA

Understanding the Importance of Federally Insured Credit Unions by NCUA…
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I’m a First-time Car Buyer: What Do I Do?

I’m a First-time Car Buyer: What Do I Do? Buying…
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Safeguarding Your Finances: NCUA Insurance Explained

Safeguarding Your Finances: NCUA Insurance Explained Understanding the protection of…
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The Future of Banking: ITMs vs ATMs 

The Future of Banking: ITMs vs ATMs In the rapidly…
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Pros and Cons of using an ITM vs ATM 

Pros and Cons of using an ITM vs ATM In…
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Understand the Differences Between ITMs and ATMs

Understand the Differences Between ITMs and ATMs Understanding the Differences…
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7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means And How To Fix Them

7 Signs You’re Living Beyond Your Means And How To…
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Navigating Tax Season: Maximizing Returns & Breaking Even

Navigating Tax Season: Maximizing Returns & Breaking Even…
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Maximizing Your Car’s Lifespan: A Guide to Replacing Parts

Maximizing Your Car’s Lifespan: A Guide to Replacing Parts As…
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Navigating the Roads Between Electric Vehicles and Gas Vehicles

Navigating the Roads Between Electric Vehicles and Gas Vehicles In…
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Navigating the Current Utah Housing Market

Navigating the Current Utah Housing Market The Utah housing market…
Woman holding UCCU card and typing in card information into computer to make a purchase.

How to Choose the Right Payment Method

How to Choose the Right Payment Method In today’s fast-paced…
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Student Loans: What You Should Know

Student Loans: What You Should Know A basic understanding…
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Understanding Good Interest and Bad Interest Rates

Understanding Good Interest and Bad Interest Rates Interest rates are…
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How many lines of credit should I open?

How many lines of credit should I open? Navigating the…
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UTV Financing

UTV Financing Navigating the world of UTV financing can be…
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What is a Money Market Account?

What is a Money Market Account? Navigating the world of…
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Driving Towards Savings: Tips to Improve Gas Mileage

Driving Towards Savings: Tips to Improve Gas Mileage As a…
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10 Car Buying Tips To Make Your Next Purchase Easier

10 Car Buying Tips To Make Your Next Purchase Easier…
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Roth IRA Plans – What is this and should I get one?

Roth IRA Plans – What is this and should I…
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Roth 401k plans – What is this and should I get one

Roth 401k plans – What is this and should I…
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Is it better to increase savings or pay off debt faster?

Is it better to increase savings or pay off debt…
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401k plans – What is this and should I get one?

401k plans – What is this and should I get…
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Traditional IRA Plans; What is this, and should I get one?

Traditional IRA Plans; What is this, and should I get…
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How to Avoid Money Transfer Scams

How to Avoid Money Transfer Scams Fraudsters are…
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5 Reasons to Use a Credit Card Over Cash

5 Reasons to Use a Credit Card Over Cash…
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What Is a Credit Card Balance Transfer?

What is a Credit Card Balance Transfer? Credit…
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Getting Your First Credit Card: What You Should Know

Getting Your First Credit Card: What You Should Know…
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How to Choose the Best Credit Card

How to Choose the Best Credit Card There…
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Best Things to Use Your Credit Card For

Best Things to Use Your Credit Card For…
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How Does Cash Back Work on Credit Cards?

How Does Cash Back Work on Credit Cards?…
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3 Reasons Why You Should Tap to Pay

To make life easier for consumers and to keep your critical financial information safe...
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UCCU + Utah All-Star Mike Conley and Family

UCCU + Utah All-Star Mike Conley and Family November 2021…
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Credit Cards vs. Personal Loans: How Are They Different

Credit Cards vs.Personal Loans: How Are They Different?…
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Home Equity Fees and Terms Explained

Home Equity Fees and Terms Explained A…
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8 Ways to Save on a Vacation

8 Ways to Save on a Vacation…
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UCCU Debt Tool

UCCU Debt Tool A tool to help…
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UVU PlusCard: What to Know

UVU PlusCard: What to Know Welcome to…
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Using Your HELOC for Big Purchases

Using Your HELOC for Big Purchases Using your…
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Tips For a Budget Friendly Holiday Season

Tips For a Budget Friendly Holiday Season The…
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Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank…
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How to Create a Holiday Spending Plan

How to Create a Holiday Spending Plan The…
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Credit Union CD Rates: What You Need to Know

Credit Union CD Rates: What You Need to Know…
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Creating a Strong and Secure Password

Creating a Strong & Secure Password The…
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Benefits of a Money Market Account

Benefits of a Money Market Account When it…
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Financial Tips and UVU Money Success Center

Financial Tips and UVU Money Success Center Tips for…
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Debt Snowball

Debt Snowball Debt is something that almost everyone…
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What is Credit Card Interest and How Does it Affect Me?

What is Credit Card Interest and How Does it Affect…
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6 Questions to Ask Before Getting a HELOC

6 Questions to Ask Before Getting a HELOC…
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8 Reasons to Get a Home Equity Line of Credit

8 Reasons to Get a HomeEquity Line of Credit…
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How Much HELOC Can I Get?

How Much HELOC Can I Get? A…
Draper Branch

New Branches: Draper & Herriman

New Branches: Draper & Herriman Now open, to better serve our…
DATATRAC 2021 great rate award seal

UCCU Members saved $10.5M in 2020!

UCCU Members saved $10.5M in 2020! Certified by Datatrac* As…
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Credit Unions VS. Banks: The Choice is Clear

Credit Unions VS. Banks: The Choice is Clear…
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Why Mortgages Are Different From Other Kinds of Debt

Why Mortgages Are Different From Other Kinds of Debt…
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Canadian Check Policy

Canadian Check Policy Starting July 1, 2024, UCCU will discontinue…
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Shred Fest

Shred Fest Schedule and Locations Dispose of important…
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Understanding the Impact of High-Interest Rates

Understanding the Impact of High-Interest Rates High-interest rates…
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5 Essential Tips for Combating Inflation

5 Essential Tips for Combating Inflation Understanding Inflation and Its…
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The Inflation Cycle: What Comes Next?

The Inflation Cycle: What Comes Next? The inflation cycle is…
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UCCU Earns Top Workplace Honor

UCCU Earns Top Workplace Honor Utah Community Credit…
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UCCU to Become Naming Rights Sponsor of New UVU Soccer Stadium

UCCU to Become Naming Rights Sponsor of New UVU Soccer…
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New Vineyard Branch to Open in Spring 2022

Understand the Differences Between ITMs and ATMs Utah Community Credit…
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Love Where You Bank

Love Where You Bank Empowering you to Truly Love…
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Experience Utah

Experience Utah We sat down with Chris Tolman, Vice President of…
Teri Chatterton

Meet Teri Chatterton

Voluntary Visionaries UCCU Board of Directors…
President's Message

President’s Message

President’s Message Spring 2021 Experience UCCU’s Super Easy Banking…
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Children and Charities Win Big

Children and Charities Win Big with UCCU’s 2020 Short Film…
Super Easy Banking

Super Easy Banking

The UCCU Mobile Banking app makes it…