News & Updates
ViaCU is a Safe Haven for Deposits
On Friday, March 10, 2023 Federal Regulators shut down Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) due to its lack of liquidity. SVB had a structure very different than traditional financial institutions, as it was a key player in the tech and venture capital community. Closely connected with SVB, regulators also closed Signature Bank, on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Signature Bank provided banking services to real estate companies, law firms and cryptocurrency companies. All depositors of both institutions will have access to and receive their full deposits and losses will not be borne by taxpayers, according to regulators.
Via Credit Union members should know that ViaCU is a safe place to save money. ViaCU has sound financial policies and receives high rankings annually from regulators for safety and soundness practices and management of risk. Deposits at ViaCU are protected by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund and insured up to at least $250,000 per individual depositor – the same as any other federally insured financial institution. That means backing by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government. ViaCU is well capitalized and in solid financial position to meet the saving and borrowing needs of its members.
Members should also be aware that scams have already been reported, trying to alarm consumers. In this sophisticated scam the scammers are communicating that a bank or credit union is under Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) review and the person needs to take out their cash from their bank/credit union or risk losing it. Please be aware of suspicious calls or emails at all times.
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ViaCU Gives Back During the Holidays
ViaCU gives back to our communities throughout the year, but know the need is always greater during the holidays. Therefore, ViaCU staff and members gave back in various ways.
Angel Tree Programs
ViaCU’s staff, along with Taylored Systems, raised $2,000 for local Angel Tree programs:
Blackford High School: Abbie Townsend, Toni Coffel, Pam Wentz, Kelli Ruble, Todd Hill and Christy Burbank
Grant County Salvation Army: Lt. Michaela Lendt with Santa and Cindy Kohlmorgen
Kosciusko County Salvation Army: Tracy Speigle, Ken Locke and Cindy Kohlmorgen
Stocked Local Food Pantries
Non-perishable food and toiletries were collected at each branch.
East: The Harvest House
Gas City: The Well
Hartford City: Senior Center
South Marion: Homeland Mission
Warsaw: Combined Community Service
West Marion: The Salvation Army
Via Credit Union Awards Grants to 15 Teachers
Via Credit Union awarded 15 grants totaling over $6,000 to local teachers for the funding of special classroom projects. Over the years, ViaCU has funded 146 projects totaling nearly $60,000 to area teachers.
The recipients of this year’s Teacher Grants will fund the following projects:
Jennifer Burley, Warsaw Community High | Lupa
Paige Dick, Riverview Elementary | Sensory Bins
Dan Graney, Harrison Elementary | Economics Showcase
Amanda Green, Blackford Intermediate | Great Grow Along
Jaena Hardin, King’s Academy | Movement & Meaning
Kari Johnson, Oak Hill Junior High | Love it or List it
Melissa Kessler, Eastbrook South Elementary | Rainmaker Instruments
Hanna Kikendall, Mississinewa High | Everything’s an Argument
Julia Moore, Riverview | Engineering
Shalee Myron, Blackford Primary | Fidget Frenzy & Calming Corner
Dianna Oney, St Paul Catholic | Playful Classroom
Greg Perkins, Oak Hill High | Chemisty & physics through everyday items
Carrie Ross, Eastbrook Middle | Germs
Seth Trotter, Eastbrook South Elementary | Spanish FUN
Kristina Wagner, Frankton High | Quitapenas
Greatest Credit Union for the 16th Year!
Thank you for your votes!
ViaCU won FIVE of the Chronicle-Tribune's Greatest Awards!
GREATEST CREDIT UNION [16th year in a row!]
GREATEST PLACE TO GET A LOAN [11th year in a row!]
GREATEST PLACE TO GET AN AUTO LOAN
GREATEST PLACE TO GET A MORTGAGE
GREATEST INVESTMENT COMPANY
A special thank you to our staff who makes ViaCU the greatest!
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