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08.16.16

OE Federal is continuing to improve fraud security by extending embedded chip technology to all of our Visa Debit Cards.

Our members’ financial security is at the forefront of everything we do, which is why we are proud to offer this additional security measure. In order for us to make this switch, we will be automatically issuing new OE Federal Visa EMV Debit Cards in batches over the next few months. Members receiving a new card will receive a notice prior to their card being issued so the member will know when to expect it.

Once the new Visa EMV Debit Card is received, please activate it immediately as the old Debit Card will be deactivated shortly after. To learn more about the EMV Chip Card technology and to view frequently asked questions, click here.

If you have any questions regarding the switch over to EMV Chip Debit Cards, please call us at 800.877.4444 to speak with an OE Federal Member Service Representative.

07.25.16

OE Federal Credit Union would like to thank all of our members and their families for attending this year’s Pre-Owned Auto Sale. The event was held on July 23rd-24th, 2016 in Livermore, CA, and (despite the heat) we had another record-breaking weekend!

We were joined by so many of our loyal members who traveled from afar to shop the 200+ pre-owned vehicles we had on site. Free food, fun giveaways, a jump house, and a raffle to win a vacation package seemed to be the perfect amenities to such an exciting event.

Of course we could not have done all of this without the help of our partners and volunteers: Cars-Net, AutoNation, and our OE Federal employees that spent time with us this weekend. Each and every person played an important role towards the success of the event.

Some fun statistics we gathered from this year’s Auto Sale:

  • 102 vehicles sold
  • 816 hot dogs eaten
  • 1,400 waters and 1,184 sodas were consumed
  • 1,000 happy members were served

We know that our members look forward to this event each year, so be sure to keep an eye out for an announcement of our 2017 Auto Sale date in future MoneyWise newsletters! Again, thank you for such a successful weekend, and for continually reminding us how great it is to be able to serve our amazing members.

To view a video of photos from our event, click here!

07.15.16

Time flies! OE Federal’s Annual Pre-Owned Auto Sale is right around the corner. We invite you to come visit us on July 23rd and 24th for over 200 pre-owned vehicles, free food, refreshments, and a bounce house for the little ones.

Join us at 250 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore, CA 94551 from 9 am – 6 pm on Saturday July 23rd and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday July 24th.

We have reduced pricing for first time buyers and economy vehicles--come find yourself a vehicle priced around $10,000! Be sure to visit us early as this inventory may not last long.

As if the invitation wasn’t appealing enough

  • Enjoy incredibly low rates along with unparalleled, on-site financing options.
  • Receive a $100 Bonus Deposit* when you finance an Auto Loan with us, as well as a special gift when you purchase a vehicle at the event.
  • All eligible attendants can enter to win a vacation package to Disneyland or SeaWorld.
  • The first 25 members to attend each day will get a FREE Starbucks Gift Card.  

We can’t wait to see you there!
For more information on our Pre-Owned Auto Sale, or to get pre-approved, click here or call us at 800.877.4444

07.05.16

OE Federal is happy to announce that our Visa STEEL and STEEL Rewards Credit Cards are now accepted at Costco. That means you can enjoy all the benefits of your card, plus exceptional prices on everything from groceries to electronics and more. Costco is one of the world’s leading retailers, dedicated to providing you with the best possible prices on quality brand name merchandise. Not a Costco member? Visit www.visa.com/Costco for the location nearest you.

OE Federal Visa STEEL and STEEL Rewards Credit Cards offer you the flexibility and convenience you deserve. Accepted at locations worldwide, with no balance transfer fee, no annual fee, and no cash advance fee, the Visa STEEL or STEEL Rewards Credit Card is the perfect card for you.

Don't have a Visa STEEL card? Don't worry, applying is easy. Just log in through your online banking account or call us at 800.877.4444 to get started today!

04.18.16

OE Federal Credit Union is always looking for ways to enhance our members’ banking experience. That’s why we offer AutoSmart, a quicker and better way to purchase your next vehicle. 

AutoSmart is a free one-stop auto buying resource offered to OE Federal members that puts you in the driver’s seat. You can research, compare, and locate a vehicle at a local dealership. You even have the ability to calculate auto payments and apply online for an OE Federal Auto Loan.

There’s no need to visit multiple auto buying websites when you can do it all in one place! Go ahead, click here  to test drive AutoSmart for yourself.

For questions about AutoSmart or any of our other products and services, call 800.877.4444.

01.28.16

OE Federal Credit Union is dedicated to the safety and security of our members, especially when it comes to identity theft. 

With the tax season here, scammers are on the lookout to steal your personal information. To help combat identity theft, the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) has put together online resources to help members of credit unions, like OE Federal. 

To learn more about how you can protect yourself from would-be scammers, visit www.MyCreditUnion.gov. You’ll find useful information on how to prevent and report identity theft that may be committed using fake contacts from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that request taxpayer information. Click here to visit the page.

OE Federal Credit Union would like to remind its members that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels to request personal or financial information.

The NCUA’s MyCreditUnion.gov website provides additional information on how to prevent and protect you from identity theft, as well as other frauds and scams. Click here to learn more.

01.14.16

At OE Federal, our Union family always comes first in everything that we do. To show our appreciation, for a fifth year in a row, OE Federal gave back to our Union family in the form of a Loyalty Deposit.

This Loyalty Deposit was given to members in December of 2015 and amounts to 1% of the annual interest paid on members’ applicable OE Federal Loans. In total, the Credit Union returned $213,748 back to members. 

It has and always will be our privilege to serve our Union brothers and sisters. We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and continued support. We look forward to providing you with outstanding financial services for years to come.

12.28.15

OE Federal is happy to announce an upgrade to our 24/7 Member Service Line, Phone Activated Teller (P.A.T.) on Monday, December 28th, 2015, to provide you better service and a more efficient user experience.

The features you’ve come to know and love will remain the same such as: Balance Inquiry, Loan Payments, Transfers, etc. However, you will notice a change in the Menu Options as well as two new features: a Dynamic Menu System and an Account Listing Menu.

The Dynamic Menu System provides you with a streamlined menu, based on the services you have with OE Federal. For a more efficient experience, only options relevant to your membership will be provided. 

The Account Listing Menu provides a listing of all your accounts and sub-accounts with OE Federal.

When you are ready to get started, simply call our P.A.T. system phone number at 925.454.4040 or toll-free at 800.499.6328. Please listen carefully and follow the menu options to your desired transaction. If you have questions or need more information, please visit our dedicated P.A.T. Information Page or give us a call at 800.877.4444.

11.25.15

At OE Federal we believe it’s important to enjoy the holidays to the fullest- the decorations, the food, the presents, everything with those that matter. But, sometimes we understand that other responsibilities get in the way… Like your Loan Payment.

That’s why we offer Skip-A-Pay*. Instead of worrying about buying presents, affording travel, and making your loan payment, we decided you could kiss your December payment goodbye.

To learn more and to activate Skip-A-Pay,* please contact a Member Service Representative today by calling 800.877.4444 or visiting your local OE Federal branch.


*You are responsible for stopping any automatic payment(s) from outside institutions, or funds received will remain in your OE Federal savings or Checking Account. The following loan types are not eligible for SKIP-A-PAY: Visa Credit Cards, Mortgages, Home Equity Loans, Certificate Secured Loans, Mobile Home, Annuity, or Work Out Loan types. Loan must be funded prior to October 15, 2015. In addition, all OE Federal loans must be current and November 2015 payment must be made in order to qualify for SKIP-A-PAY. SKIP-A-PAY applies to December 2015 payment only. Interest will continue to accrue on your outstanding principal balance during this time and the term of your loan may be extended. Other terms and restrictions may apply.

11.09.15

We are happy to introduce a new rewards program for our Visa STEEL Rewards cardholders!

UChoose Rewards is an enhanced rewards program that offers more options and more choices, so that you can redeem your points for more of what you want. 

With our new UChoose Rewards Program, you earn 1 point for every dollar you spend using your Visa STEEL Rewards Card. Whether you want merchandise from some of the biggest retailers, tickets to the upcoming game, or to take a trip, you can redeem such items using your points with UChoose Rewards. Not to mention, you can also redeem your points for cash!

All new and current cardholders are automatically enrolled in the new UChoose Rewards Program. As we move forward, you need to be aware of the redemption blackout period as we change over to the new rewards program. Between November 1st, 2015 - December 11th, 2015, you will be unable to redeem your rewards points, it is important to note that you will however continue to accumulate points during this time.

If you would like to apply for a STEEL Rewards Card or have any questions regarding the new UChoose Rewards Program, please give us a call at 800.877.4444 or click here

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