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The first quarter of 2017 has been an exciting time for Wymar FCU. In February, we rolled out our Mobile Deposit Capture product, which allows you to easily deposit checks from anywhere by taking a picture of the check with your iPhone® or Android™ device. (Unfortunately, Windows® phones are not supported at this time.) These checks will automatically post to your account at different intervals throughout the day and on the weekends. Please note that any items deposited over $500 require further review before posting, so those may be delayed.
In March, we changed our phone system from being part of the BASF phone system to our own internal system. This will allow us more flexibility in the way we design our phone menus and rollover groups, which will provide our members better service in the long run. Go to our website to see all of the new phone numbers.
Also in March, we rolled out our new GAP Insurance product with Auto Deductible Reimbursement. This means if your car is wrecked you will be reimbursed for your insurance deductible up to $500. You can take advantage of this up to two times per year, and it applies to all of the vehicles you own even if they are not financed with us! This can be a great product for parents with young drivers!
2017 is shaping up to be a great year for your credit union as we continue to grow, add products and services and improve our service to you, our owners. I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. at the BASF Picnic Grounds for some great jambalaya, door prizes and fellowship. Plus, you might learn a few things you didn’t know about your credit union!
Ronnie L. Stephens, CEO
A Message from the CEO
On Saturday March 4, Wymar FCU employees teamed up on the grounds of LSU, along with many other companies, to participate in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” walk. It was our first annual Wymar “Team,” and we look forward to making this an annual tradition among the staff. A great day was had by all, and the employees were honored to contribute money and time to such a worthy event.
Susan G. Komen was started in 1982, when Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister Susan, who was dying of cancer, that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer forever. This organization that has created a global movement started out as just $200 and a shoe box filled with names of people who could potentially become donors. Susan G. Komen is the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this deadly disease.
So Long and
Good Luck to Our Friend Reggie Gremillion!
On January 13, 2017, around 100 friends celebrated Reggie Gremillion’s retirement after 18 years as President of Wymar FCU. The reception was held at Mike Anderson’s in Gonzales and included lots of food and cake. Reggie was presented with an authentic LSU football helmet signed by LSU Football Coach Ed Orgeron and a framed picture of the plans for the new renovations at Wymar FCU that he spearheaded, signed by all of the staff. We wish Reggie much happiness and relaxation in his retirement!
On February 1, we began a month-long promotion to raise awareness of our Wymar Facebook page. We invited Members to “Like” our Facebook page and submit a picture of themselves holding an “I Love Wymar” sign. Each Member who participated was entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch®. On February 28, we drew our lucky winner: Megan Lambert. Congratulations to Megan and stay tuned for our next promotion…
Wymar Annual Training Day
On Monday, January 16, Wymar was closed to Members, and the entire staff gathered in our offices for our First Annual Staff Training Day. Throughout the day, staff completed compliance training, listened to guest speakers and received in-depth training on our existing and new products and services. When the learning and hard work were done, the staff showed their team spirit and had some fun bowling!
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Check out our rates on car loans,
as low as 2.24% APR!*
*APR=Annual Percentage Rate
If you have an auto loan from another lender and are unhappy with your monthly payments, talk to us.
You may be able to get a lower rate at Wymar and save hundreds – even thousands – over the life of your loan. Rates are as low as 2.24% APR,* so it’s worth checking to see if we can help put the brakes on high rates.
Plus, benefit from optional extras, such as GAP Insurance, that are for Wymar members only.
Call us to see if we can beat your current rate on your car loan that you have financed somewhere else. If we can, we will pay all of the fees to transfer the loan to us!
As a member of Wymar FCU, you have access to one of the largest branch networks in the financial industry – branches where you’ll feel right at home even when you’re far from it! Shared Branch credit unions are available at 5,000+ locations nationwide, and they partner to provide personal service and easy account access for each other’s members wherever they are. At a CO-OP Shared Branch, you will have the ability to make deposits, withdrawals, transfers and other transactions at locations convenient to you. You will always have access to your accounts even if you move, are on vacation or are out of town for business or an emergency.
To access your accounts, you will need the name of your credit union, your account number and a valid U.S. photo identification.
To find a convenient location near you, visit our website, www.wymarfcu.com, or co-opcreditunions.org.
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April's tax deadline is quickly approaching and hopefully you're on track to meet the filing deadline, but before you put all that behind you, you must decide what documents to save and for how long.
Here are three tips to consider:
Tip 1: Store your prior year’s tax returns and the supporting documents in Virtual StrongBox. It can be helpful to refer to the prior year’s tax return as a guide when preparing the current year’s return.
Tip 2: As a general rule of thumb, the IRS recommends keeping tax returns and supporting documents for three years.
Tip 3: Quick access to tax information is also essential when applying for mortgages, financial aid or other loans.
It can be helpful to use a secure online tool such as Virtual StrongBox, an online safe deposit box offered by Wymar FCU free of charge to our members. Tax returns and documents can be scanned, stored and shared for as long as necessary. Unlike paper files stored in bankers’ boxes, digital documents are also protected from unforeseen household problems such as fires or water damage.
What to Do with Your Tax Documents
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