THE SWACU NEWSLETTER SPRING 2021 WINTER 2022 As we leave behind the holiday season of 2021 and look forward to the coming year,
there are a few words that hit me in a special way, both as a reflection of the fading season and excitement for what is yet to come. The word ANTICIPATION, which means the arrival of something exciting, is relevant during Christmas even as adults. We have anticipation of the season, what it means to each of us, the time spent with family, gift giving and expectation of a new year. Do you remember the ANTICIPATION of Christmas as a child? You probably hoped Santa would squeeze down the chimney and bring the gift you had been hoping for all year, what FUN!
$705,607,420 TOTAL ASSETS
$787,245,468 TOTAL MEMBERS
As of November 30, 2021
At SWACU we are in another season of ANTICIPATION. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our new CORE operating system. As I’ve shared in the past, we have been working on this project to upgrade our system for nearly two years and at the end of this quarter, the time will have finally arrived to GO LIVE! We cannot wait to have this huge project behind us and to also begin experiencing the benefits of our hard work as a SWACU team over these last couple of years. To learn more about this change, visit our website at www.swacu.org/ coreconversion. Please know that we are here for you, our members. Explore this newsletter, our website and/or chat with our team members to see all the ways SWACU can assist with your financial needs in 2022.
IN THIS ISSUE: • Join SWACU’s Ultimate Financial Challenge
• CORE Upgrade Update • Daniel J. Kimber Scholarships Are Now Being Accepted
Three more of my favorite words for each holiday season
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and more importantly for the new year: JOY, HOPE and
PEACE. At SWACU, it is our desire that you experience
• Turbo Tax
JOY, HOPE and PEACE in 2022 both personally and financially and if we can help you achieve these financially, let us, it’s what we do best!
Happy New Year!
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WE’RE STRENGTHENING OUR CORE TO SERVE YOU BETTER Everything You Need to Know about SWACU’s System Upgrade We are excited to announce that we will be upgrading our core computer system starting at 5:00 pm, Thursday March 31, 2022! This new and updated system will help us enhance efficiency, meet long-term growth objectives, and provide a better banking experience for you. Please look over the information provided below and make note of anything you may want to do to ensure a smooth transition. Call, click or drop by if you have any questions or concerns – we’re here to help. Thank you for allowing us to serve you!
BEFORE F Note the System Upgrade Dates on Your Calendar. The branches and all digital services will be closed and unavailable Friday, April 1st through Sunday, April 3rd. F Schedule All Bill Payments or Transfers on homebanking by Wednesday, March 30th. Your payments will be processed as scheduled through March 31st. However, you’ll be unable to schedule, modify or check the status of any payments during the system upgrade, from 5:00 pm Thursday, March 31st – Sunday, April 3rd. F Get a SWACU VISA® Debit Card. If you don’t have a SWACU VISA® Debit Card, sign up for one now so you can access your money 24/7, even during the system upgrade. F Update your contact information. If you’ve moved, changed email accounts, or have a new phone number, please call us at 800-262-5325 to update your information.
F Safety and Security. Your personal data and account information will stay secure and insured, as always. F Debit and Credit Cards. SWACU Credit and Debit Cards will work as usual. F Direct Deposit. All direct deposits and ACH payments will be credited as usual. F ATMs. SWACU ATMs will work but you will not be able to perform balance inquiries. You can also access your money using one of our 55,000 nationwide surcharge-free ATMs.
F Improvements to our core system will mean faster member service. Many of our manual processes will now be automated, which means better service for our members.
CONVERSION SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST
Branches/ Shared Branches
Y- Until 5pm CST Time & 3pm MST for Phoenix Branch
FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST
SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND
SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD
MONDAY, APRIL 4TH
Y- Until 5pm CST
Y- Until 5pm CST
VISA Debit & Credit Cards
Y = Yes Available N = Not Available
*Digital Services - Mobile Banking, Online Banking, Phone Banking, Bill Pay, Person-2-Person Payments, Online Loan Payments, Account Transfers and ACH/Direct Deposit
SECRET CODE >> JOY, HOPE, PEACE <<
U P C O M I N G
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS We are now accepting scholarships for the 2022 Daniel J. Kimber Scholarship Program.
Application submissions will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2022 through March 18th, 2022. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to graduates who plan to continue their education at an accredited college, junior college or university no later than the Fall 2022 session. Please note: Winners will be contacted by May 5th and will be announced on social media and in the 3rd Quarter Newsletter.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
NOW ACCEPTING DANIEL J. KIMBER
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
t Be a primary member of a
SWACU savings account with a minimum balance of $5
t Be a graduating high school senior
t Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher t Complete an application and essay t Be accepted as an incoming freshman to an
accredited college, junior college or university
Scholarship applications are always available online. All applications must be received no later than March 18th, 2022. Apply online at www.swacu.org/scholarship.
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No matter if you’re traveling to another state or around the block, with CO-OP Shared Branching you can access your account at over 5,000 shared branches across the country.
TAX TIME IS HERE! As a SWACU member, you can get special member savings
Visit swacu.org/coop to find a branch nearest you.
and expert help with Turbo Tax and H&R Block. File your taxes
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scroll down to the “Members
CHANGE IN FEE ANNOUNCEMENT – EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2022 OUR STOP PAYMENT FEE WILL BE $32.00.
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