Idaho Credit Unions Continue to Step Up for Members

As essential financial services providers, they’re offering special services to members impacted by COVID-19.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Lynn Heider
[email protected]
503.329.7208 (Mobile)

Boise, Idaho (March 25, 2020) – As financial institutions, Idaho credit unions are considered essential, and remain open to serve members under the statewide “Stay-Home” order issued by Governor Brad Little today. As not-for-profit, cooperative financial services providers, credit unions are already mobilized to help their members through difficult times.

Credit Unions are Here for You

Idahoans may face life-changing disruptions as schools and many businesses close in order to stop the spread of coronavirus. For many, this could mean the loss of income or other financial setbacks. Idaho’s credit unions have special programs in place to help consumers through these difficult times. Solutions may include:

  • Loan modifications to make payments more affordable
  • Options to skip mortgage payments
  • Emergency low-interest to zero-interest loans

At a credit union, you’re not a number – you’re a member, and each member’s needs are unique. If you are being impacted financially by COVID-19, contact your credit union to find out about the solutions that are best for you. If you aren’t a credit union member, and unsure where to start, visit YourMoneyFurther.com to learn more and find one near you.

Still Connected During Social Distancing

Like your family, the credit union family is following best “social distancing” practices to keep members and employees safe. Some branches are closed, but drive-throughs remain open, ATMs are operating, employees are answering questions at call centers, and online and mobile apps are available for 24/7 account access.

There is no Need to Carry Large Amounts of Cash

With full access to your money through digital technology, there is no reason for you to withdraw large amounts of cash; in fact, we’re hearing many merchants may prefer that you use a debit or credit card right now. If your cash is lost or stolen, it cannot be replaced, but your credit union can fix you up with new credit and debit cards if they are lost or stolen.

We as credit unions understand the difficulty this situation presents, and we are working through this together.

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The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 175 not-for- profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 7.3 million consumer members. As not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions look out for their members’ financial well-being. Everyone should open their eyes to a credit union. For more information, please visit: https://yourmoneyfurther.com