The Northwest CUDE-certified universe grew by four recently as part of a 40 person training was held with the Foundation.
The big annual prize caps the second successful year for the Washington prize-linked savings program, as it carries that momentum into year three.
Duane M., who said he never wins anything, said he’ll use the money to pay things off and boost his savings.
A savings habit that started with a $25 deposit in April 2013 paid off big for TwinStar Credit Union member Janet Gullberg on Friday, when the Brush Prairie woman picked up a $5,000 check as the winner of Washington’s first annual Save to Win prize drawing.
Three credit union members who deposited at least $25 in their Save to Win accounts in March were rewarded Tuesday with celebrations in their honor and checks for $5,000 each – the biggest prizes yet in Washington’s year-old, prize-linked savings program.
The spotlight shines on financial literacy all month and in particular on young people during national “National Credit Union Youth Week” April 21-27, 2013. But for Northwest credit unions, helping consumers manage their money and grow their financial capability skills is a year-round focus.
According to a study of savings accounts at more than 4,000 financial institutions, TwinStar Credit Union offers the highest savings account interest rate in the nation with its Planned Savings account, a program that encourages members to develop good savings habits.
TwinStar CEO Marshall Ellison is retiring after 17 successful years that have helped strengthen not only his credit union, but the entire credit union movement.
The NWCUA announced its support of Denny Heck, a former credit union employee and current Democratic candidate for Washington’s new 10th Congressional District, presenting him with a $10,000 CULAC check at a fundraiser at TwinStar Credit Union.
Thanks to a partnership with MAP, a Strategic Link business partner, Visa prepaid cardholders can now load cash onto their cards at any TwinStar ATM in Washington using TwinStar Credit Union’s new ReadyLink service.
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