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Earn More. Grow More.


We eliminated the balance tiers for all Certificate accounts! All new Certificate balances will now receive our highest rate for each term! Ambassador and Partner members will continue to receive the 0.25% certificate bonus rate. Open a Certificate with as little as $1,000 and get the same great rate as a member who opens a […]



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Free Home Buying Seminars


Tired of paying rent? Come to one of our free Home Buying Seminars to get industry insight from experts! View our schedule of upcoming seminars at sfcu.org/events. Seminar Overview: Purchasing real estate in the current market. The truth about foreclosures, short sales, probates, corporate-owned homes and For Sale By Owners. Defining your ownership goals and […]



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Your Financial Safety is our top priority: Beware of advance-fee scams


There is a lot of fraud going on right now with people trying to scam you out of your money. One common fraud scheme is called advance-fee scam. An advance-fee scam occurs when the victim pays money to someone in anticipation of receiving something of greater value—such as a loan, contract, investment, or gift—and then […]



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Knowledge is Power!


Nearly two-thirds of Americans struggle to pass a basic financial literacy test, and the statistics on how we manage our finances are alarming: 43% of Americans with student loans are not making any payments to cover their debt 38% of U.S. households have credit card debt averaging $16,048 33% of American adults have saved nothing […]



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Save more. Save smarter.


A little savings can go a long way. A recent Fed Survey highlights that 46% of Americans struggle financially to cover an unexpected expense of $400, and would have to borrow or sell something to raise the money. Although this impacts lower income families the most, 38% of middle class and 19% of Americans who […]



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SECURITY ALERT – Phishing email to Stanford FCU members


Please be aware that members are receiving phishing emails sent by people claiming to be Stanford FCU employees. The phishing email asks members to log in, but this is not our website. Do not click any links in the email, respond, or provide any information. Here is an example of the phishing email that a […]



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New and Improved – Simply Free Student Checking!


At Stanford FCU, we stand for making students’ lives easier. That’s why we just upgraded our Student Checking account to make it even better — you can now use any ATM in the world, and we’ll reverse all the fees (as of April 3, 2018). We didn’t just remove all the ATM fees, we removed […]



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8 Steps to Talk Money with Your Partner


What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money? How do you bring up this loaded topic without it spiraling into a heated argument? Read on for the ultimate guide to discussing finances with your partner. 1.) Dedicate a time Let your partner know you’d like to talk about money and pick […]



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Credit Unions vs. Banks


While banks and credit unions offer nearly identical services and account choices, there are several differences. Because credit unions are member-owned and not-for-profit, they are more attuned to the needs of their members. There are five key differences. 1.) Account fees To the unsuspecting consumer, big banks may not feel like they’re completely driven by […]



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