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IMPORTANT NOTICE – Equifax data breach


Credit bureau Equifax has reported a data breach that could impact as many as 143 million U.S. customers. The breach was discovered on July 29th, and includes birth dates, credit card numbers and other information that can be used for identity theft and fraud. Although this is not a Stanford FCU data breach, we encourage […]



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SECURITY ALERT – Scam calls and emails to Stanford FCU members


Please be aware that members and non-members are being contacted by phone and email by people claiming to be Stanford FCU employees, and using our executives’ names to add validity. Members are asked to visit a link that looks similar to SFCU.org, but this is not our website! Do not enter or provide any information! […]



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Important information about your 2016 Tax Forms


Your tax forms will be mailed out and available to you according to the schedule below.  You can access them online. Simply log in to online banking and click on the Statements tab.  Your available Tax Forms will appear under Documents. Form Mailing Deadline Availability of eTax Form in Online Banking 1042-S March 15, 2017 […]



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3 Ways To Build Your Credit History Before You Graduate


If you keep up with financial news at all, you know your credit score is one of the most important and widely circulated bits of information about you. It determines the outcome of many of your adult life decisions. The kind of car and house you can afford, the rates you’ll pay for insurance and […]



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4 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Phishing Scams


Scammers never take a break! Just when you think they’ve run out of steam, another scam surfaces in which fraudsters try to quietly take both your money and information. Don’t be the next victim! Here are four tips to help you protect yourself from phishing scams: 1.) Ignore suspicious emails When online, be on guard. […]



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Buying A Home In Today’s Economy


The only thing certain about today’s economy is that it is uncertain. While things look relatively stable now, no one can guarantee what the next few years will bring. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up on the home of your dreams because of a fluctuating economy. Read on for four steps you can take […]



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Security Alert – Phishing Attempt for Stanford FCU login credentials


Please be aware of a phishing email making the rounds. The email appears to be coming from visitorinfo@stanford.edu. This is a phishing scam attempting to get your Stanford FCU Online Banking login credentials. Please don’t click any links within the email.  If you have entered your credentials for this site, you should reset your password immediately […]



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Feeling Stuck with Your Car Loan? It Might Be Time To Shop Around!


3 Indicators That Now is a Good Time to Refinance Some bills can’t be changed. For other bills, though, a little legwork can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Your car payment is a great example. Refinancing your vehicle loan can lead to a lower monthly payment, a shorter payment term or both! […]



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The College Student’s Most Important Financial Tool: The Checking Account


According to StatisticBrain.com, teens collectively spend more than $258 billion annually, yet many young adults enter college without any practical financial guidance or accountability. And that’s why it is also important to educate college students about their most important personal financial tool: the checking account. Checking accounts help students pay everyday bills. Combined with a […]



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