Protecting Your Identity

In a breach revealed last month, 143 million Americans may have had their personal information exposed.

Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, reported a massive data breach lasting several months. Hackers were able to access people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers of 209,000 people and dispute documents containing personally identifying information of 182,000 people.
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Growing to Support our Communities

Bill Lawton
Chief Executive Officer

I am extremely excited to see the start of fall as leaves change colors and apple orchards get busy. I enjoy the many celebrations of fall in our communities and visiting the cider mills for a taste of cider and donuts. This is also the time for children to head back to school for another year of learning. Community Financial appreciates the opportunity to help teach basic financial skills to students in our communities through our partnerships in local school districts. Our Financial Education Partnership Coordinators are hard at work providing financial lessons to students of all ages.

We recently wrapped up our 7th Annual Summer of Sharing program, where we donated $1,000 a day for 60 days to local service groups and non-profits in our communities. The recipients were nominated by our members and our community for the great work they do and the impact they have in our neighborhoods. Read more

Committed to Financial Education

Student-Run Credit Union Program Expands

Introducing our 2017-2018 Student-Run Credit Union team: Back row: Back Row: Karie Gonczy, Suzanne Sundberg, Kristen La Forest, Jeremy Cybulski;
Front Row: Julie Blaylock, Erin Ilg, Angela Corbin.

Community Financial is committed to education and is excited to see continued growth in our school partnership program. This year is no different, as we are excited to announce two new partnerships in our communities. Welcome students of Coolidge Elementary in Livonia and Ridge Wood Elementary in Northville. With the addition of these two schools, we now have 48 partnerships. Students at these schools are able to experience financial education presentations and have the opportunity to make a deposit into their credit union savings account at the school.

We are aiming to reach over 18,000 students this year and expect to have over 2,000 students participate in the program as members. We also expect to have nearly 1,000 students participate as volunteers working as a branch manager, teller, accountant, computer operator or a marketing representative. This opportunity gives students a real world experience of what it is like to work within the credit union. Read more

Reward Yourself

Community Financial now offers two great reward credit cards.

When you open a NEW Community Financial Platinum Rewards or World MasterCard® credit card by October 31, 2017, and spend $1,500 by December 31, 2017, you will earn 10,000 bonus points! It’s as simple as that. Get the rewards, savings and benefits of the Community Financial credit card. Whichever card you choose, you’ll receive MasterCard’s Zero Liability Program.

Plus, MasterCard also provides additional purchase protection, personal assistance and travel benefits. You can apply by calling (877) 937-2328, visiting a branch or online at www.cfcu.org/cards. Read more