News & Updates
The ViaVISA Credit Cards have many benefits that will make you believe you’ve found the perfect card.
- No Annual Fee—you shouldn’t have to pay to use a credit card.
- Local Service—all inquiries are handled by ViaCU, not a third party.
- Transfer Balances with No Fees—take advantage of an introductory rates of 3.5%-5.5% APR1 for 12 months.
- 25-day Grace Period—a nice cushion for all purchases.
- Low APR—everyday low rates for purchases, balance transfers and cash advances2.
- CU Rewards—earn one point for each dollar you spend on purchases with the Platinum Rewards3 VISA.
To apply for a ViaCU VISA credit card:
1 Approval is based on credit score. Platinum Rewards card has a 3.5% APR for 12 months from the time of posting before the balance reverts to 10.9% APR. Rewards are only earned on purchases. Classic card has a 5.5% APR for 12 months from the time of posting before the balance reverts to 12.9% APR. Balance transfers are treated as cash advances so interest accrues form the date of the transfer is posted to account.
2 Cash advances and balance transfers accrue interest from the date the advance is posted to the account.
3 Approval is based on credit score. Rewards are only earned on purchases.
Via Credit Union awarded nine grants totaling nearly $3,000 to local teachers for the funding of special classroom projects. Over the years, ViaCU has funded 81 projects totaling over $34,000 to area teachers.
President/CEO, Dave Abernathy and Warsaw Branch Manager, Tracy Speigle, delivered checks and offered congratulations to each grant recipients. The Teacher Grants fund innovative classroom projects for which no other funding is available. “Via Credit Union is proud to fund these projects. School budgets are extremely tight and the grants enable teachers to develop programs that would not exist without this financial help,” said Abernathy.
Grant winners competed with numerous teachers for an opportunity to make their projects come alive in the classroom. The winning teachers will use the grant money in various ways:
- Kellie Boucher, Swayzee Elementary, purchased Boogie Board LCD writing tablets as a way to keep student captivated as they take notes and plan for oral presentations in her English class.
- Robin Coffman, Lakeview Middle School, plans to buy a small sized incubator so her Science students can study prokaryotic organisms such as bacteria.
- Brooke Detamore, Oak Hill High School, plans to buy an electric violin that will allow students to create a varied repertoire by composing and arranging music using a nontraditional method.
- Stephanie Hickman, Riverview Elementary, will purchase a ladybug and butterfly growing kit for her preschool students to observe the growth cycle while reading text to compare and contrast.
- Hanna Kikendall, Missisinewa High School, plans to purchase Rocketbooks and accessories so her English students can create their own Illustrated Interviews to introduce themselves to partnered schools.
- Scott Simpson, Marion Regional Career Center, purchased Tello Quadcopters to allow his aviation students the opportunity to program the done to flay a specific route during FAA rules and guidelines.
- Nicholas Sparks, Elwood High School, will purchase 3D printers that will allow his manufacturing students to produce more lightweight parts for their rocket powered car project.
- Carla Trible, Eastbrook High School, will allow her Science students to learn methods of animal locomotion utilizing the technology of PocketLab Voyager sensors with their iPads and Chromebooks. (Principal, Pat McLaughlin, is pictured accepting check)
- Joshua Wall, Washington STEM Academy, will teach his 2nd grade students how to design and test computer games with Bloxels equipment.
ViaCU gives back to our communities throughout the year, but know the need is always greater during the holidays. Therefore, we will be collecting non-perishable food and toiletries in our lobbies.
- East Marion: Harvest House
- Gas City: The Well
- Hartford City: The Senior Center
- South Marion: Homeland Mission
- Warsaw: Combined Community Pantry
- West Marion: Salvation Army Food Pantry