How to be Young, Smart and Use a Credit Card

March 24, 2014 by  
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Welcome to being a grown up! Here are some tips to become the responsible adult your parents think you are: 1. Start off slow and small. Credit cards are here to help you build credit and even I am surprised at what I can buy in a day. Put small, recurring charges on your card […]

Gift Yourself While Shopping for Others

November 27, 2012 by  
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With holiday shopping officially in full swing, most of us will invest lots of time (and an even more money) getting all of those gifts together for our loved ones. Not to mention all of the money we will spend on travel, decorations, and more.  While busy shopping, don’t miss out on the opportunity to […]

Happy Thanksgiving

                  On behalf of all of us at First Castle Federal Credit Union, we genuinely appreciate your membership and support.  We opened our newest Slidell branch this past June, and membership continues to grow in all of our branches as more people become aware of the credit […]

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Coloring Contest

October 2, 2012 by  
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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 show that the average minimum balance requirement for a […]

Budget and Savings Made Simple

August 13, 2012 by  
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With the kids going back to school and summer drawing to a close, now is the time to get your budget back in order and brush up on your financial goals.  After all, there are approximately only four months left until Christmas! When asked about their budget, many people report that doing the math can […]

New Slidell Branch – Coming Soon!

May 3, 2012 by  
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Message from our CEO, Kirk Arnold: In 2007 when we received our new charter to serve all of St. Tammany Parish, we chose Covington for our initial location. After construction of our Covington building was completed in 2008 we knew we would soon be looking east to Slidell for our next branch location. Slidell represents […]

Congratulations Risa – Winner of our iPad Giveaway!

March 29, 2012 by  
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Thank you to everyone who completed our recent survey.  To show our appreciation, we randomly drew one name from among all participants and gave away an iPad2!  Our lucky winner was Risa Dalton (right), pictured with our Teller Sylvia. We value your feedback and we will carefully consider your suggestions.  Please stay tuned for more […]

Redeem Your Uchoose Points for the Gifts Santa Forgot

January 24, 2012 by  
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The holidays may be over, but now is the time to get what you really want… redeem your Uchoose points for gift cards, merchandise, travel, and more! While shopping for others, you earned points every time you used your First Castle FCU debit card or credit card to make a purchase, and you deserve to […]

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