Free checking is harder to find…

But not at First Castle FCU!  Hurry in to your nearest branch, or read on to learn more about it. According to an article in today’s LA Times, banks have increased the minimum balance requirements and fees associated with checking accounts.  Data released Monday from show that the average minimum balance requirement for a […]

Earn extra points when you buy costumes, airfare, and more!

These are just a few of this month’s special offers from UChoose Rewards… How does it work? Simply use your First Castle debit or credit card to take advantage of these offers (via the UChoose website), and as long as you are enrolled in our Relationship Rewards program, the points will show up in your […]

Your Credit Union – Don’t Shop Online Without It

August 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Debit Card, FCU Blog, Uncategorized

In today’s busy world, many people turn to online shopping for convenience, variety, and competitive pricing.  According to, roughly 83% of people are said to have shopped online at least once in their lifetime, although many of us purchase things online every day. As a credit union member, be sure to take advantage of two great […]

Free and Convenient for College Students

August 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Debit Card, FCU Blog, shared branch network

Is your family taking advantage of the many products and services to which you are entitled as Credit Union members?  Many college students will soon head back to campus, and with the vast array of expenses pertaining to a college education, we strive to provide you with products and services to make your lives so […]

You Can Choose Better Rates with UChoose Rewards

July 23, 2011 by  
Filed under credit union, Debit Card, FCU Blog

We work hard to spread the word about our Relationship Rewards program, and it seems that many of you are catching on!  Did you know that amongst the millions of redemption options available to you lies the option to buy .25% off of a new loan or add .25% onto a certificate of deposit? Just […]

You just can’t beat free money

June 30, 2011 by  
Filed under credit union, Debit Card, FCU Blog

Sometime back in April, my husband asked me to start using my debit card as a credit card. In other words when I check out at the grocery store and Target and Walmart, I need to make sure I ask the clerk “how do I make this a credit?” Unless they have a handy handwritten […]