Reader Question: How does Auto Refinancing Work?

December 11, 2012 by  
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Refinancing your auto loan is a very simple process. Basically, it involves paying off your existing loan with a loan from another lender, at a more favorable rate. The first step in refinancing is to find a lender who is willing to offer you a lower interest rate.  According to Danny Trahan,  V.P. of Lending, […]

What You Need to Know About Compromised Debit Cards

November 28, 2012 by  
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If your debit card has been compromised, it does not necessarily mean that you have fraud on your account, but rather that your card is at risk of being used fraudulently due to computer hacking, network intrusion, or a variety of other issues.  This can happen when you use your debit card in person, or […]

Gift Yourself While Shopping for Others

November 27, 2012 by  
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With holiday shopping officially in full swing, most of us will invest lots of time (and an even more money) getting all of those gifts together for our loved ones. Not to mention all of the money we will spend on travel, decorations, and more.  While busy shopping, don’t miss out on the opportunity to […]

Happy Thanksgiving

                  On behalf of all of us at First Castle Federal Credit Union, we genuinely appreciate your membership and support.  We opened our newest Slidell branch this past June, and membership continues to grow in all of our branches as more people become aware of the credit […]

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Giving Back on a Budget

November 6, 2012 by  
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Reaching out to those less fortunate is an important part of the holiday season, but how can you afford to help others when your budget is already tight?  Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can donate to charity even on a limited budget.  Helping others also provides a wonderful learning experience for children. Donate […]

Coloring Contest Winners

October 30, 2012 by  
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We are pleased to announce the winners of our International Credit Union Day Kids’ Coloring Contest! We chose one winner per age group via random drawing, and our winners are as follows: 1)      Ages 2-5: Josh, Age 4 2)      Ages 6-9: Elaina, Age 8 3)      Ages 10-12: Whitney, Age  11 We were thrilled to receive […]

Take advantage of this free benefit

October 16, 2012 by  
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Many of our members are still not taking advantage of one of the best free benefits we have to offer… Electronic Statements!  Even for those currently enrolled in Online Banking, E-statements are not automatic and members must “opt-in” in order to begin receiving them. The benefits of E-statements include: •    Convenient – statements and canceled […]

Annual Meeting/ Board Elections

October 9, 2012 by  
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The annual Meeting of First Castle Federal Credit Union will be held Friday, January 11th, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the lobby of the Covington facility, 100 Cherokee Rose Lane, Covington, LA.  All members are invited to attend. The annual meeting will concentrate on the business of the credit union and light […]

Coloring Contest

October 2, 2012 by  
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In honor of “International Credit Union Day” on Thursday, October 18th, First Castle FCU is holding a coloring contest for children ages two through twelve.  The theme is “Members Matter Most.”  There will be three winners, one per age category: 2-5, 6-9, and 10-12.  Each winner will receive a $25 VISA Gift Card.  The deadline […]

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