Insights and tips to help you with your finances, plus information from The Summit’s community partners.
December 1, 2023
Our phone system will be upgraded soon, offering better service than ever before. Our new phone system will offer capabilities to get you speaking to a live person as quickly as possible. These features are user-friendly and aim to get you to the right representative for your specific questions.
November 27, 2023
One of the things that differentiates credit unions from banks, and even The Summit from some other credit unions, is its membership in the Co-Op Shared Branching Network.
November 17, 2023
It is important that you protect that investment and take care of your car or truck in all seasons. In our region, it is inevitable that winter will take a toll on vehicles whether it be the salt used to add traction on highways, unplowed roads, or potholes.
Here are some tips to prepare you for the long winter season and to help make sure that your vehicle in good shape for winters to come.
November 15, 2023
We hear the terms “fraud” and “scam” often and sometimes interchangeably. Both are ways of separating honest people with their hard-earned money, and no one wants to be a victim of either. However, the two are not synonymous.
November 7, 2023
In the region of the country where we live, winter inevitably takes a toll on our property. Your home is your biggest asset, so why not take extra steps to protect it as we near the colder weather? The purpose of winterizing your home is to avoid higher energy costs and any damage caused by ice and snow. Even if you are a renter, it’s important to protect your contents against the ravages of winter.
November 2, 2023
As a credit union, we have the unique opportunity to help other businesses and organizations promote the wellbeing and effectiveness of their workforce. We accomplish this by partnering with hundreds of companies and organizations throughout our regions through The Summit at Work Program.
October 16, 2023
Credit Scores are a snapshot of your individual credit profile at a specific point in time when the scores are generated. There are two main credit scoring models used to determine your credit score: FICO® and VantageScore®. Both use data obtained from consumer credit reports to generate credit scores. Depending upon which model is being used, data affects scores differently and your credit score could vary between the two models.
October 3, 2023
We all incur medical expenses. It’s a fact of life. It could be something as simple as bandages from a pharmacy, or something more complex like a surgery. Most of us pay for these costs through our medical insurance, or out of pocket. But a Health Savings Account (HSA) offers a way to save for these types of expenses and make purchases using a tax-free account.
September 28, 2023
The final in a four-part series about how to build credit and best practices for healthy credit habits.
September 21, 2023
The third in a four-part series about credit: what it is, why is it important, and how to build your credit.
September 11, 2023
The second in a four-part series about credit: what it is, why is it important, and how to build your credit.
September 5, 2023
Imagine this: You’ve just received an unexpected letter that looks like it comes from your mortgage lender. But then look closer and realize that something isn’t adding up. According to the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker, some letters are a crafty solicitation for an illegitimate home warranty service. Here’s how to spot the scam.