We're christening our newest branch in Illinois with an open house on Saturday, April 26! Join us for prizes and giveaways, food trucks and fun — plus plenty of special offers for people doing business with us for the first time or expanding their relationship with us. Click here for full details and rules.
You may have heard news reports about the Heartbleed computer bug. We want to assure you that your personal and financial information has never been at risk as a result of this vulnerability. Digital Insight, which provides our website and our online banking service, has run extensive tests and tells us that their systems are safe; DI does not use the OpenSSL platform that has been found vulnerable to Heartbleed, nor does Arsenal. We will continue to follow reports on Heartbleed vigilantly as part of our commitment to keeping your money safe.
Don't miss our FREE paper shredding and electronics recycling events in May! Bring in your old personal documents to be safely and securely shredded and recycled. We'll also take your broken, obsolete and unwanted electronics for safe recycling so they'll stay out of landfills. Our popular recycling events are scheduled for Saturday, May 3, at our Jefferson County and North St. Louis County branches, as well as Saturday, May 10, at our Mid St. Louis County branch. We'll also be accepting paper only on May 3 and electronics only on May 11 at our St. Clair County branch. (Please note that at our Missouri events only, one TV per vehicle is free, with a $15 cash fee for each TV thereafter; at our Illinois event only, there is no cost for TV recycling, but each vehicle may drop off only two TVs.) Can't make those dates with your documents? Click here to find out when and where other local credit unions are holding paper shredding events. Because we're part of a cooperative effort with these other credit unions, you can drop off your documents at those credit unions' paper recycling events at no charge.
We'd like to inform you of a change in our slate of candidates for open volunteer positions on our board of directors and supervisory committee. Four seats are open on our board of directors, and two seats are open on our supervisory committee. The slate of candidates is: Gary Dierks, Dawn Eddins, Bob Killion and Adam Thurau for the board, and Kelly Wisness-Semchee and Peggy Haberberger for the supervisory committee. Dierks and Thurau are incumbent board members, each running for a three-year term. Killion, a board member since 2007 at Southern Illinois Area Credit Union (our recent merger partner), was recently appointed to fill an unexpired term on our supervisory committee and is now running for a three-year term on the board. Eddins was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the board and is running for a one-year elected term. Wisness-Semchee was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the supervisory committee and is running for a three-year term. Haberberger, a board member, is running for a two-year term on the supervisory committee; she will remain on the board as well, serving a dual role. Elections will be held at our annual membership meeting on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. at our Jefferson County branch; RSVP to Heather Reed at 314.919.1002.
The big card security compromises at Target this past winter and at Schnucks last spring were a big pain for many of our members. Did you know it's credit unions and banks who end up paying for such data breaches? This article breaks down the cost.
The secret is out! We have one of the best auto loan rates in the St. Louis area. Check out this St. Louis Business Journalstory that recognizes our notable low rates, and read our expert interview on auto loans at GoBankingRates.com.
We have been made aware of a widespread telephone phishing scam. You may receive what appears to be an automated phone call or text message that tells you your ATM or debit card has been locked. Please be assured that Arsenal Credit Union will never ask for your card number, account information or PIN over the phone or via email. If you receive such a call or text, please report it to us and include the number from which you received the call or text. (Learn more about this type of scam and how you can protect yourself.