Credit Union Grassroots & Information
The iBelong campaign is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of credit union membership. Designed and hosted by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association as well as Pennsylvania credit unions,iBelong.org is an easy to use tool to find out more about credit unions.
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is the independent federal agency that charters and supervises federal credit union. NCUA, backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, operates the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF) insuring the savings of 80 million account holders in all federal credit unions and many state-chartered credit unions.
Since 1891, Pennsylvania’s Department of Banking has ensured the safety and soundness of state-chartered financial institutions. Financial services have changed dramatically in the past 100 years and so has the department. Of course, we still make sure that the financial institutions licensed in Pennsylvania act responsibly and comply with the law. It’s the heart of what we do because we know that these institutions hold the hard-earned money used to pay the mortgages, buy the groceries, and reach the dreams of Pennsylvania’s families.
The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association is the trade association for Pennsylvania’s credit unions created in 1934 as a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Association is owned by its member credit unions and is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, elected by, and from, affiliated credit unions in nine Districts. Nearly 90 percent of Pennsylvania’s credit unions are members of the Association.
The mission of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association is to provide leadership to promote credit unions and their unique philosophy. We are committed to serving credit unions through quality products and services to meet the financial needs of their members; to maintaining a dynamic organization that fosters employee growth and mutual respect; and to exercising prudence and the highest ethical standards.
Your Money’s Best Friend is a website just for Pennsylvanians brought to you by the PA Office of Financial Education. On this site you can find resources to deepen your understanding of financial issues, deal with major milestones in life, and connect with state and local services to help you make the most of your hard-earned money.
Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
The premier national trade association serving credit unions. Ninety percent of America’s credit unions are affiliated with CUNA.
Credit unions make a difference for their members and the communities they serve. ASmarterChoice.org, a project of the nation’s credit unions, was developed to help everyone understand that credit unions are the best option for consumers for conducting their financial business.
Lovemycreditunion.org was created in 2005 as a call to action in support of the CU Difference campaign. The campaign and website are a statewide effort by Michigan credit unions and the Michigan Credit Union League to create public awareness of credit unions. The website is directly tied to an annual TV and radio advertising campaign in Michigan that seeks to educate consumers about how credit unions are different from banks and why we are so sure that our way of doing business is better for consumers.
BankOn Lancaster is a voluntary partnership between banks, credit unions, and community based organizations that provide a path to mainstream banking for all residents of Lancaster County. We can help you open a low or no cost checking or savings account and register for free financial education.
Fraud and Security
- Lost or Stolen VISA Debit Card & ATM Card Hotline: 1-800-523-4175
- Lost or Stolen MasterCard Credit Card Hotline: 1-800-472-3272
- If you prefer not to receive pre-approved offers of credit, you can opt out of such offers by calling: 1-888-5 OPT OUT. (1-888-567-8688)
- If you want to remove your name from many national direct mail lists, send your name and address to: DMA Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
- If you want to reduce the number of telephone solicitations from many national marketers, send your name, address, and telephone number to: DMA Telephone Preference Service, P.O. Box 9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9014
- Consumer Protection – If you think you have been taken advantage of or if you have questions about an offer you received in the mail, online or on the phone, call the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-441-2555 or visit the Attorney General’s website. For more information, visitattorneygeneral.gov.
- The Federal Trade Commission – Protect Consumers: Prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. For more information, visit ftc.gov.
- USA.gov – Find information just for you – whether you’re a kid, parent, teen, senior citizen, veteran, Native American, researcher, teacher, government employee, American abroad, Spanish-speaker, or visitor to the U.S. For more information, visitusa.gov.
- Identity Theft Resource Center – www.idtheftcenter.org
- Government ID Theft Resource – www.idtheft.gov
- Find out more about fraud and security through LRRCU.
Important Fraud Alerts
How Do I Contact the Three Major Credit Reporting Agencies?
Equifax, P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, Georgia 30374-0241.
- To report fraud: (800) 525-6285 or write to address above.
- To order a credit report: (800) 685-1111.
- To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit: (888) 567-8688 or visit http://equifax.com/.
Experian, P.O. Box 2104, Allen, Texas 75013.
- To report fraud: (888-397-3742) or write to address above.
- To order a credit report: (888) 397-3742.
- To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit: (888) 567-8688 or visit http://www.experian.com/.
Trans Union, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, California 92634.
- To report fraud: (800) 680-7289 or write to address above.
- To order credit report: (800) 916-8800.
- To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit: (888) 567-8688 or visit http://www.transunion.com/.