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Read below to learn what’s new and upcoming with South Jersey FCU.

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Little Rhino Books Signings

South Jersey Federal Credit Union Partners with Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard

DEPTFORD, NJ (October 16, 2017) – South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU) is hosting two book signings featuring the Little Rhino Book Series authors Ryan Howard, former Phillies first baseman and World Series Champion and partner at SeventySix Capital, and Krystle Howard on Saturday, November 11th to promote good sportsmanship and the importance of literacy and education.

The first book signing will take place at the Vineland branch, located at 106 W. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. The second book signing will take place at the Camden branch, located at 225 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm. Both book signings will only be open to the first 125 SJFCU Members in line.

The book signings will feature the first two books of the Little Rhino Book Series, My New Team and The Best Bat. They can be purchased at both signings or Members can bring their own copies. For every book purchased at the signings, SJFCU will donate a book to the school of the Member’s choosing.

In addition, SJFCU has also donated over 650 Little Rhino books to all 2nd and 3rd grade public school classrooms in the communities that it serves. This includes Camden, Deptford, Glassboro, Moorestown, Pleasantville, Vineland and Voorhees, New Jersey and Philadelphia and Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

About South Jersey Federal Credit Union

South Jersey Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Deptford, New Jersey, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and governed by over 47,000 members. SJFCU has nine branches in Gloucester, Burlington, Camden, Atlantic and Cumberland Counties in New Jersey and Philadelphia and Lycoming Counties in Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit www.SouthJerseyFCU.com.

About Ryan Howard & Krystle Howard

Ryan Howard is a world-class, championship professional baseball player and Partner at SeventySix Capital, a leading venture capital firm based in the Philadelphia area.

Ryan was the Major League Baseball 2005 Rookie of the Year, the 2006 National League MVP, a 2008 World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, and the fastest player to reach both the 100 and 200 home run milestones in Major League Baseball history. He is recognized as one of the all-time great home run hitters and is known as a great teammate, friend and mentor by his peers, both on the field and in business.

He joined SeventySix Capital as a partner with a strong business acumen and passion for investing. Ryan has made a number of successful investments and is transitioning his knowledge, relationships and focus towards consumer technology startups in the sports, retail and wellness industries.

He is an author, active member of the community, and founder of the Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation. Ryan attended Missouri State University.

Krystle Howard is a former elementary school teacher with a passion for education and childhood literacy. She graduated West Chester University with a degree in elementary education and a minor in literacy. She was instrumental in developing and implementing Ryan's Reading Challenge — a program that resulted in more than 1 million minutes of reading by the children involved. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Ryan Howard Big Piece Foundation.

Important Notice: ACH Electronic Debits

IMPORTANT NOTICE
 

Effective September 15th, ACH electronic debits could possibly post to your account on the same day that they are authorized. Please check your account to ensure you have sufficient funds on the day your payment is made. If you do not have the funds in your account, you could incur NSF (non-sufficient funds) fees or overdrafts.   To make a same-day transfer before submitting your payment, please log onto online banking, our mobile app, or call at 1-800-582-7640.

New Board of Directors Member, Loretta Winters

Ms. Winters is the current President of the Gloucester County NAACP chapter has been District Registrar of the Deptford Township school district for the past 5 years.  She has held numerous Board positions in nonprofit organizations and has been a recipient of multiple awards for her dedicated commitment towards community service.

She has over 25 years of experience in Public Relations and 21 years of experience in the private sector industry as a finance manager at Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

South Jersey Federal Credit Union (SJFCU), headquartered in Deptford, New Jersey, is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and governed by more than 45,000 members. SJFCU has six conveniently located branches in Deptford, Voorhees, Camden, Moorestown, Vineland, and Pleasantville For more information, visit www.SouthJerseyFCU.com or call 800-582-7640.

Important Notice Regarding eBanking

In an effort to improve eBanking security, there will be upgrades made to our system. Due to these upgrades, on May 19th all members using online banking will be required to re-enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) at their first log in. This process is similar to when you signed up for online banking for the very first time.

You will need to:

  1. Clear all cookies from your computer — not doing this could cause older site cookies to be used and generate some misleading displays or errors.
  2. Select three new questions in the drop downs provided. You may see previously selected questions. They can be reused with the same security answer.
  3. Select a new image and passphrase; this can also be the same information that was previously entered. Once the enrollment is completed, you will follow the normal log in process. Please note that there will be no change to the mobile app.

Here’s our ABA Routing Number — 236077755 — for your IRS Refunds!

Don’t let a small error cause a delay in getting back any 2014 IRS tax refund money that is due you this tax season.

We want to make sure that our members don’t experience any such delays!

Please remember these important points:

  • The Direct Deposit request on your tax form must be listed in your name, or the joint owners’ names; if not, it will be returned to the IRS.
  • The IRS Refund should be posted to our SJFCU Routing Number— 236077755.
  • Prior to submitting your refund, reconfirm your SJFCU account number.
  • If the account number you list on your IRS return differs from the account number
    we have on file for you, it will be rejected, and returned to the IRS, causing a delay.

Please be accurate about correctly entering the above information. By filling out your tax refund forms accurately for a direct deposit, you get your refund earlier – in some cases, up to three weeks earlier than if you received a refund check by mail!

Another Great Travel Benefit for Members

Planning to visit friends in Canada, or take a winter vacation in Mexico? Maybe it’s a Caribbean vacation you’re planning, or a fabulous week in London or Paris.

SJFCU is now offering a service that makes one important aspect of your trip easier – and helps you save money, too! The service is called eZForex — a simple and convenient way to buy your foreign currency here at an SJFCU branch before you travel. The name says it all — it’s “eZ” to do Foreign Currency Exchanges. It’s a hassle-free currency exchange at competitive consumer rates.

Whether you need Euros, British Pounds, Mexican Pesos, Canadian Loonies or Chinese Yuan, eZForex is the service for you!

Among the benefits:

  • eZForex has more than 100 currencies available for your purchase, done with secure point-of-sale technology.
  • No more rushing around at a foreign airport or hotel lobby, wondering where to get currency for the best rate. Just visit any SJFCU branch to purchase the specific amount of foreign currency you require in advance of your trip and it’s delivered to your home!
  • Orders are shipped via UPS delivery and you will receive it at your door 3 to 5 business days from the date you order it. There’s only a nominal shipping charge, a very small price to pay for less hassles once you arrive at your foreign destination!
  • You’ll save up to 3% on credit card surcharges on items purchased overseas by using your pre-purchased foreign currency instead. You’ll also avoid escalated fees and inflated exchange rates in airports, hotels and foreign banks.
  • There’s another benefit– Currency Price Protection (CPP). With CPP, you can return any leftover foreign currency and have it exchanged for U.S. currency at the same exchange rate for up to two weeks after your return from your trip!

Learn more by stopping in at any branch to ask a member service representative about eZForex, or call 800-582-7640.

Introducing: Member's Choice™ Borrower Security

We at SJFCU are proud to offer a product that will benefit our members in many ways — and provide a real sense of safety and security for them and for their families!

Introducing Member's Choice™ Borrower Security: It’s a loan payment protection product that’s an agreement between SJFCU and a borrowing member that can cancel a debt, or postpone the principal and interest of a loan payment, in the event of disability, loss of life and even involuntary unemployment.

It’s good to know that with the Member's Choice™ Borrower Security program, you can rest assured that your payments will be covered in the event of sudden illness or injury, or if you’re laid off from your job.

Member's Choice™ Borrower Security is available for many loans including auto loans and home equity loans. Plus — it’s also available for your SJFCU Visa credit card! The Member's Choice™ Borrower Security program also covers multiple loan signers.

The new Member's Choice™ Borrower Security program helps members in many ways. A member can:

  • Keep paying bills — If their income is lost, or reduced, during a time of financial
    hardship (such as an involuntary layoff), payments for covered assets are made, freeing up a member’s income to pay other household bills.
  • Save assets — A family’s standard of living is preserved, savings aren’t depleted, and assets are saved.
  • Maintain their credit rating — By ensuring loan payments are made on financed assets, a member’s credit rating is protected and the ability to get future credit isn’t compromised.

Those who wish to sign up for the Member's Choice™ Borrower Security program for their loan(s) and/or credit cards can take advantage of the extra benefits the new program offers. Enrollment for Member's Choice™ Borrower Security can occur at any time during a loan’s term.

Learn more about this great new program — speak to one of our staff today at a branch, or call 800-582-7640 to get all the details!

Watch Out for Fraudulent Texts!

Members – be aware and be alert! Several SJFCU members are reporting they have received a text message that appears to be from the credit union, asking for debit card information. The text message claims that a restriction is being placed on their debit cards, and asks that they call a number and speak to the “Customer Care Department.”

These “phishing” or “smishing” (smartphone phishing) messages are fraudulent!

Please rememberSJFCU never solicits sensitive member information from its members, neither by texting nor by phone. Protect yourself and DO NOT RESPOND to them. Should you receive this fraudulent message asking for your debit card (or credit card) information, do not reply to the texter. Instead, you should notify SJFCU of this attempt, by calling us at 800-582-7640.

Your Funds are Safe and Secure at SJFCU!

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, signed into law in July 2010, includes provisions making permanent the $250,000 maximum federal deposit insurance level (which had been temporary until December 31, 2013).

Federal deposit insurance for both credit unions and banks was first increased to $250,000 (from $100,000) as a provision of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

Your funds are safe and secure at SJFCU!

All Over the Media: Credit Unions are Good for You!

If you’ve been following the news — on the internet and financial blogs, in print, or on television — you’ve likely heard some of the prominent coverage the media has bestowed on credit unions!

A growing number of media outlets have put credit unions front-and-center in the last few months. Stories highlighting the benefits of credit unions have appeared on networks and programs including CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, CBS This Morning, and the Huffington Post. The stories all encourage consumers to move their business away from big banks in favor of local institutions and credit unions.

The news media has been advising consumers to go to their credit union to get great deals from people they can trust. Whether a consumer is searching for lower fees, great rates on auto and home equity loans, or a better rate on credit cards, they can find it at a credit union.

Here are a couple of recent quotes:

“Had it with your bank this year? It’s time to start fresh. Fees are lower and rates are more attractive. Credit union credit cards are also a bargain. You might as well go with people who are willing to pay you.”
-Gerri Willis, CNN personal finance editor and host of “The Bottom Line”

“There are any number of reasons switching from a bank to a credit union is appealing right now. Credit union loan portfolios are up. This means that if you are a credit worthy customer, and your credit history is in good standing, you stand a better chance of getting a personal loan at a credit union…. They’re in a better position to loan.”
-Vera Gibbons, CBS This Morning financial contributor