Giving Back on a Budget

November 6, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog

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  
Filed under FCU Blog

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  
Filed under Announcements, FCU Blog

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  
Filed under FCU Blog, Uncategorized

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 […]

Free checking is harder to find…

But not at First Castle FCU!  Hurry in to your nearest branch, or read on to learn more about it. According to an article in today’s LA Times, banks have increased the minimum balance requirements and fees associated with checking accounts.  Data released Monday from Bankrate.com show that the average minimum balance requirement for a […]

How to Teach Kids about Money

September 18, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog, Uncategorized

According to a recent article on Forbes.com, one lesson kids do not learn in school is how to responsibly handle money.  “Parents do a great job teaching kids good manners and how to be safe…” says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author, “but so often parents neglect the most important thing of all – […]

Earn extra points when you buy costumes, airfare, and more!

These are just a few of this month’s special offers from UChoose Rewards… How does it work? Simply use your First Castle debit or credit card to take advantage of these offers (via the UChoose website), and as long as you are enrolled in our Relationship Rewards program, the points will show up in your […]

Fan Up! Pep Rally

September 1, 2012 by  
Filed under credit union, FCU Blog, St Tammy Parish

Get ready for football season by joining the East St. Tammany Chamber’s Fan Up! Pep Rally! September 6, 2012 5PM – 8PM Location: The Arcade Theatre 2249 Carey Street, Olde Towne Slidell     Silent Auction Items Include: Les Miles Autographed Football in Case Thomas Morstead Autographed Football Jonathan Vilma Autographed Player Card in Frame […]

Potential Emergency Closings. Let’s Be Prepared!

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under FCU Blog

Due to the unpredictability of potential storms we are not always in the position to give you notice when the Credit Union may have to close.  We always anticipate being open for our regular business hours.  However, due to inclement weather or a variety of other factors, it may become impossible for FCFCU to open […]

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