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eNews                                       August 2017
The answer doesn't have to be a hypothetical one. Right now, Progressions Credit Union will pay you $100.00 when you set up a new direct deposit of at least $500.00 per month into a new or existing Progressions Credit Union Checking Account. Payroll, Retirement, or Social Security Benefits qualify for this offer!

What are the benefits of direct deposit to a Progressions Credit Union Checking Account?
  • You save valuable time!
  • You do not have to worry about loss or theft.
  • NO HOLDS - Money sent electronically is as good as cash, so you can safely use it right away!
To claim your $100.00 bonus, simply print this coupon within 60 days of your direct deposit posting to your checking account at Progressions Credit Union. Full details can be found on the back side of the coupon.

Learn more about opening your account and setting up your direct deposit here, by contacting us, or applying online today!

Everyone wants control over their financial lives, but how do we get it? In one word: budget. During this free webinar you will identify your short and long-term goals and learn how to design realistic spending and saving plans to reach those objectives, including options for getting out of debt (and staying there).

Session 1: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 10:30am-11:30am (PST)
Session 2: Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5:30pm-6:30pm (PST)

Be sure to secure your virtual "seat" today by clicking here.
Progressions Credit Union has a fraud monitoring system called Falcon for all Visa debit and credit card transactions.  The Falcon system monitors suspicious transaction activity and in some cases, puts temporary blocks on debit and credit cards until the cardholder is able to verify if transactions deemed "risky" are valid.  Falcon monitors PIN and signature transactions that happen in person, via phone, and online.  If a crook or thief is using a debit or credit card number fraudulently, this is a quick way to detect possible fraudulent transactions. 

What happens if there is a suspect transaction on my card?
Falcon fraud analysts will call you at the phone number you have on file with us. They will review recent transactions and ask you to confirm if they are valid. If they are not able to reach the cardholder, a temporary block may be placed on the card to prevent any additional fraudulent transactions that may be attempted.

What if I am not available to answer the call?
A message will be left with a call-back number and a case number. Call the fraud center back as soon as possible and have the case number handy. When you call back, an automated system may walk you through the steps of confirming the transactions are valid or you may be directed to an analyst to go over the suspect transactions.

What happens when I confirm whether the transactions are valid or fraudulent?
If the transaction is valid, any temporary block will be removed and you will be free to use your card as usual. If the transactions are confirmed as fraudulent, you will be transferred to an analyst and a permanent block will be placed on your card. You will be then directed to contact the credit union for additional follow-up.

How do I know the call from the fraud department is not a scam?
Falcon investigates cases 24 hours a day, 365 days a year but will only call members between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm in the cardholder's local time zone for verification. The fraud analysts will identify themselves as representing Progressions Credit Union or calling on our behalf. They will NOT ask for the full card number or your Social Security Number but they may confirm other identifying information. If you are ever in doubt, contact the credit union and we will be happy to go over the transactions with you.

Can I call the fraud department with questions regarding my debit or credit card?
No. The fraud department can only help you with transactions they have deemed as suspicious. You will be referred back to the credit union for other questions regarding your account.

Progressions Credit Union is committed to keeping your accounts with us safe while minimizing any inconvenience protecting your account may cause. If we believe your card is being used fraudulently and we are not able to reach you at the phone number on file, we may block your card for additional charges. It is crucial that you keep your contact phone number current with us at all times. If you are going to be traveling, be sure to let us know your travel dates, location, and a contact phone number so we can let the fraud department know how to reach you while you are traveling.

Note:  While fraudulent Visa transactions are covered by the credit union, it's possible that the cardholder may be required to cover the first $50.00 in some cases.  An Affidavit of Forgery and a police case number may be requested as well.
SmartDeposit is a feature found within our SmartMobile app that allows you to deposit an image of your check vs. coming into our offices. You simply sign your name on the back of your check with the words "For PCU Remote Deposit Only", take a picture of the front and back, using your phones camera through the SmartDeposit feature, and submit with a click! It is user friendly and saves you time. SmartDeposit is free and works using an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Learn more and download your SmartMobile app here.

Did you know, in the event your vehicle is involved in a total loss due to theft or collision, you are responsible for the gap between your auto insurance limits and the outstanding balance of your loan? Most insurance policies only cover the actual value of your vehicle at the time of loss, which means the settlement you receive could be less than the amount you owe.
Consider the benefits of a GAP Waiver:
  • Waives the difference between the actual cash value of your vehicle and the balance remaining on the vehicle up to 125% of the vehicles value.
  • GAP benefits waived up to $5,000.
  • Protection begins immediately after your lender processes your enrollment and continues for the entire term of the loan.
  • Peace of mind with a one-time fee.
Contact us today or visit for a FREE, no obligation quote.
Look no further than Progressions Credit Union for an extended warranty plan for your vehicle. Car repairs are costly and seem to come at the most inconvenient time. With a protection plan from Progressions Credit Union, you can have peace of mind that the cost of most repairs will be covered.
Coverage benefits:
  • 24-hour roadside assistance
  • Rental vehicle assistance
  • Tire protection
  • Trip interruption protection
We have four different protection plans available. Let us help you find the right plan for you.

Contact us today or visit for a FREE, no obligation quote.
On Sunday, August 27th, 2017 there will be scheduled maintenance and an update to our data system. This is expected to begin at 5:00 AM (PST) and last approximately 8 hours; therefore we estimate completion around 1:00 PM (PST).

You may experience intermittent downtime and/or reduced functionality during this time frame when using SmartLink, SmartLine, and SmartMobile. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have vital transactions to perform using any of our remote access systems, we encourage you to do so prior to 5:00 AM (PST) or after 1:00 PM (PST) on Sunday, August 27th. Thank you for your patience.

In a world dominated by automation, Progressions Credit Union takes pride in keeping the human connection. Here are just a few of the comments our members have made recently:
  • "Barb was amazing. I was frustrated with the loan process at another bank and she went above and beyond for me."
  • "Loretta was great. She really helped me with my uncles estate account. Thank you very much."
  • "Very friendly and kind. Provided exceptional customer service." (Dionne)
  • "She is top rate." (Shannon)
  • "Always great." (Kathryn)
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