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Fall 2018 Announcements

New! Set Up Appointments with Us Online
Connecting with us just got easier! You now can quickly schedule appointments with the click of a button on our Contact Us page.

Set up in-person or phone appointments to get help with checking, loans (other than mortgages), credit cards and savings, and various services such as credit consultations, notarizations, and safe deposit box access.

New Law to Make Credit Freezes Free
Good news! Proactively protecting your credit just got better—and a little more affordable. A new federal law went into effect on Sept. 21, 2018, letting consumers freeze their credit free of charge. Previously, most states (including Wisconsin) allowed credit bureaus to charge a fee for this service. Credit freezes restrict access to your credit file, making it difficult for identity thieves to open new accounts in your name. When you need to apply for new credit, you can unfreeze your account using a PIN. You need to contact the credit companies to request a credit freeze:

Equifax
1-800-349-9960
Experian
1-888‑397‑3742
TransUnion 
1-888-909-8872

Additionally, you can place a year-long “fraud alert” on your credit reports; previously fraud alerts lasted only 90 days. Fraud alert messages notify potential credit grantors to confirm your identity before extending credit in your name, which can make it harder for fraudsters to use your identity to open more accounts in your name.

To request a fraud alert, you should contact one of the three credit reporting companies, and they will inform the other two companies:

Equifax
1-800-525-6285
Experian
1-888-397-3742
TransUnion
1-800-680-7289

UW Credit Union Celebrates Forbes’ Best-in-State Credit Union Ranking
Forbes recently ranked UW Credit Union as the top-rated credit union in Wisconsin in their America’s Best-in-State Banks and Credit Unions Report. Study participants rated us on factors such as trust, branch services and transparent fees.

We’re proud to be recognized for consistently delivering good value and serving the best interest of our members. 

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