Washtenaw Federal Credit Union Blog Postings

PitchYpsi Was A Great Success!

WFCU had an awesome time yesterday evening at PitchYpsi hearing from a number of incredible local startups looking to bring additional value to our community! We are very excited and proud to have been able to help support this great cause and to continue showing support for Ypsilanti’s entrepreneurship community. Washtenaw Federal Credit Union would like to thank the many organizations that helped support this event and also the many volunteers who worked diligently to put this together! The collaboration we saw was incredible – folks from SPARK East, EMU, WCC, the City of Ypsilanti, Growing Hope and a number of other organizations that all helped contribute to making PitchYpsi a success. We also want to thank the community leaders that helped narrow the pool of PitchYpsi applications (which was certainly not an easy task) and also the five judges that agreed to volunteer for an equally difficult role – selecting last night’s winner of the $5,000 grand prize. We’d like to give a special shout out to our very own CEO Jason Matley, who served as one of the five judges last night! After hearing a pitch from five different startups and much deliberation the judges decided to award the grand prize money to Solartonic, a startup company creating innovative and unique solar equipment right here in Ypsilanti! Solartonic hopes to use the money to pilot a unique solar creation somewhere in the City of Ypsilanti for all residents to enjoy! Again, we also want to thank all the startups that participated in PitchYpsi last night and that submitted an application for the organization to see! We enjoyed...

Exciting News! WFCU Members will be receiving NEW EMV Debit/ATM CHIP Cards!

Hello WFCU Members! We have some exciting news to share with you – over the next couple of weeks we will be upgrading your debit cards! All WFCU members that currently have Debit/ATM cards will be receiving a new WFCU EMV Chip Card that will also feature a brand new design on the front, which you can see a sneak peek of below! Why are we doing this? In addition to the exciting new design and the fact that we are seeing more and more merchants using chip-activated terminals at their registers every day, your security is always a top priority of ours! Your new chip enabled card will provide you with greater security as well as additional protection against fraudulent activity. Your new card, just like your current card, can be used anywhere VISA debit cards are accepted! Simply swipe your card as you do now or insert your card and follow the prompts if a chip-activated terminal is available. When you use your new card this way the embedded chip generates a one-time use code, which is virtually impossible to counterfeit and helps reduce in-store fraud. What else should you know? We have a few other very important things to share that will help ensure this conversion goes as smoothly as possible. First, all WFCU members with a current Debit/ATM card will be issued a new card starting October 16, 2017. These Debit/ATM cards will have a new card number and new PIN number that are different from your existing card. Your new card and PIN number will arrive separately so please pay close attention to your...