Our very own Holly Baumel is hard at work raising money for the Alzheimer's Support Center with her participation in Dancing with the Stars. Will you join her for a good cause? East Point Sportz Pub is holding a meat raffle on Saturday from 1-4 pm with the proceeds going to Holly's dance duo and ultimately the Alzheimer's Support Center.
Have you recently used an ATM or gone shopping and noticed that you were prompted to check your balance? Many ATM owners and retailers have started adding balance inquiries to the withdrawal and check-out processes in order to generate more income from fees. Each time you check your balance at an ATM or retailer there is a service charge passed on to Blackhawk from the ATM owner or retailer. Because of this change, the cost of using an ATM that is not owned by Blackhawk and checking out at a store is increasing. Blackhawk is charging $.50 for these types of balance inquiries; however, we provide you with many ways to avoid this fee. There are lots of options to check your savings and checking balances for FREE ! They include: Online banking at www.bhccu.org Mobile banking anywhere, anytime at www.bhccu.org Text for your balance by texting “bal” to 89549* (requires set-up in online banking) Phone banking at 800-779-7778 Talking with us in our Call Center at
After careful consideration of our market presence, as well as the costs and benefits to the entire membership, we have decided to consolidate our Stoughton branch into our Edgerton branch in 2014. This is a sale of the building and equipment. All member accounts, loans and credit cards will remain with Blackhawk. The branch will continue to operate as Blackhawk Community Credit Union until the consolidation is complete. At that time, it will likely switch to a new financial institution. Access to accounts is available online at www.bhccu.org, by phone with our Call Center at (608) 755-6065, and in our other branches in Janesville, Edgerton, and Delavan. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions here or our Call Center staff is ready to help you at (608) 755-6065. We value your membership and appreciate your business.
Like you, we have read all of the news stories about the data breach at Target recently and learned that it was larger than originally reported. To learn more and to read Target's latest statement, please visit their update here. We take the security of your cards and personal information very seriously. It is our utmost priority, which is why we are monitoring this news as information develops and are staying in constant contact with both VISA and MasterCard. Although this was not a breach of Blackhawk's systems, the unauthorized party may have gained access to your private information tied to your Blackhawk Community Credit Union credit or debit card if you used a debit or credit card at Target between the dates of November 27 - December 15, 2013. The private information may include your name, debit or credit card number, expiration date, and CVV code, which is a 3-digit security code. If your card was part of this compromise, we will be contacting you directly and ordering you
For the 2014-15 school year, we are awarding 17 scholarships to eligible students who are members of Blackhawk and graduating from all local high schools in Rock, Dane, Jefferson, Walworth, and Green Counties. Click here to apply today! Submissions are due by March 31, 2014.
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Blackhawk Community Credit Union was recently awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation to help offer web-based personal finance lessons to students in grades K-12 in the Janesville School District. To help accomplish this goal, we purchased 10 iPads that serve as portable teaching devices. Each iPad includes 20 applications that we researched and selected to meet the needs of various grade levels on key financial topics and to appeal to student interests. This summer we have been designing lessons for students to use with the iPads to engage in financial learning and decision-making. Lessons will cover such areas as saving and wealth building, improving creditworthiness and budgeting. We are also training six of our student tellers to be Financial Literacy Student Ambassadors. They will serve as role models and leaders in their schools providing peer-to-peer financial education. With the partnership we established with the Janesville Schools, the District is now
Call your Legislators today! Help us let our representatives know that credit unions should continue as tax exempt cooperatives. Please read more about what's happening in a letter from Blackhawk's CEO, Sherri Stumpf here and visit www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org to help.
Want to know when a deposit was made or a large withdrawal was taken from your account? Send yourself an e-Alert by email or text. You have many options to set up notices to yourself. eAlerts are a FREE resource offered to help you take control of your finances. Transaction Alerts - Get an alert for a particular check that clears, deposits, or withdrawal. You set the amount and the type of transactions you want to monitor. Overdraft Alerts - Receive a message when your overdraft protection is activated. Balance Alerts - Be notified when your account reaches a high or low-balance threshold that you determine. It can save you from expensive overdrafts! Loan Alerts - If you have a loan or mortgage at BHCCU, you have many loan alerts options like loan due dates, payment notifications, line of credit balances, and past due alerts. Online Security Alerts -Be sure your online account is secure by sending yourself an alert every time your account is accessed on Online Banking,