NZCU News

It’s never too early or late to open a Christmas Saver Account

Save for Christmas all year to give your family an extra special Christmas each year with the CHRISTMAS SAVER ACCOUNT.

With a CHRISTMAS SAVER ACCOUNT, you can deposit regular amounts into your account throughout the year to give your family the special things at Christmas time.

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Credit Unions VS. Banks

Credit unions are similar to traditional banks in the sense that both institutions offer financial products to customers. Credit union members, like bank customers, have access to everyday and savings accounts, loan products, and credit cards. Instead of working for profit, credit unions work for you.

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Inspiring Hope for a Global Community

October 15th was International Credit Union Day celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences. International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.

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NZCU Employees and NZCU Steelsands Look to Unite

The Board of New Zealand Employees Credit Union Incorporated (NZCU Employees) has been in discussions to join forces with Steelsands Credit Union Incorporated (NZCU Steelsands) to merge into one single credit union. This proposed merger will create scale efficiencies to better serve its member-owners.  As a result, the credit union will have approximately $35m in assets, serving around 5,000 New Zealanders. 

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Building Strength & Capacity for Our Members

A Special Meeting of members will be called to vote on a merger between NZCU Employees and NZCU Steelsands.

The merger is considered a leap forward towards building strength and capacity for members.  The capacity created will enable a focus on growth and competitive advantage.

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COVID-19 may be helping Kiwis become better with money

The financial impact of COVID-19 may have a silver lining in helping some New Zealanders become better with money. One group, however, is bucking the trend and showing signs of becoming worse. 

Research undertaken by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) between January and June showed an upswing in most people’s knowledge and attitudes around their personal finances.  

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Financial Resilience

Part of being financially capable is being financially resilient
This means people can ‘weather life’s storms’, or unexpected financial hits, without falling into damaging debt. 

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Enrol ELECTION 2020 – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

On September 19th New Zealanders will vote in the 2020 general election. It’s an important occasion, as it will not only decide who will lead the country for the next three years, but voters will also have their say on two important conscience issues – the legalisation of assisted dying and the potential legalisation of cannabis.   

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Beware of Scammers

A scam is any scheme designed to trick people out of money or steal their personal information that uses, or is delivered via, digital communications.  

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