Take Advantage of Love My Credit Union Rewards

Freedom members are eligible for exclusive discount offers as part of the Love My Credit Union Rewards program. Discounts offered on services from Sprint, TurboTax, DIRECTV, CU Road Pal, TruStage Insurance, ADT, Allied Moving Services, and cash-back shopping from Love to Shop’s ShopAmerica program.

The Love My Credit Union Rewards Discount Programs include:

  • Sprint: Receive 10-15% off most regularly priced service plans plus waived activation and upgrade fees.
  • TurboTax: Save up to $15 on TurboTax Federal tax products with the credit union member discount.
  • DIRECTV: Save over $200 on DIRECTV service, plus free HBO, SHOWTIME, Starz and Cinemax for 3 months and a free Genie upgrade.
  • CU Road Pal: Save up to 50% off other popular plans with Roadside Assistance, including family plans, with a CU Road Pal Discount.
  • TruStage Insurance: Receive significant discounts on auto, home, and life insurance.
  • ADT Home Security: Protect your home while getting $425 in exclusive member savings.
  • Allied Van Lines: Members receive over a 60% discount on local and interstate Moves.
  • ShopAmerica: Earn cash back when you shop online at your favorite stores.

Set Reoccurring Loan Payments

How to Set Reoccurring Loan Payments in Online Banking

Log-in to Online Banking and click the “Additional” tab. Click “Continue” to bring up the ACH Loan Payment screen. This screen shows what information you will need to set up a one-time or reoccurring loan payment. You will need:ACH Loan payment initiation

  • routing number
  • account number
  • savings or checking account number
  • a valid email address

Select “Proceed” and the below screen will appear:

loan payment infoYou must fill in each field, including “Account Nickname”. An account nickname is a name to help you remember where the loan payment is coming from; such as BOA for Bank of America or Navy for Navy Federal, etc.

 

 

Click “Submit” and the following screen will appear:

ACH Loan Payment screen

  • Select which payment account, if you have set up more than one financial institution.Enter the information about the paying financial institution.
  • Choose the loan you are paying.The current frequency of your loan payment will show.
  • Select the amount of payment. you can choose regular payment, payment due, or key in a different amount
  • Choose a frequency for the loan payment: one time, monthly, biweekly, or weekly. **Please note that semi-monthly payment is not an option.** If you have semi-monthly payments on your loan setup, a message will appear for you to contact us for assistance.
  • Enter the starting date that the payment is to be made. You can click on the field to bring up a calendar and select a payment date.

Once that information has been submitted, a verification screen pops up:

ACH loan payment verification screen

— If payment information is correct, clickCreate Payment”
— If corrections need to be made, click
Cancel” and begin again

Once you click “Create Payment” the below message will appear on the screen:ACH loan payment successfully created screenYou can then click “Cancel” and log out of Online Banking.

You will receive an email like the one below confirming your scheduled payment(s):ACH loan email verifcation image

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Military Saves Week!

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Celebrate Military Saves Week with us! As our way of giving back to the military and the APG community, we’re matching deposits up to $50 for new savings accounts!

This offer is available to:

  • All Department of Defense employees and contractors
  • Active duty, reserve, National Guard, and retired military personnel and their families

Freedom will match:

  • $50 for Adult savings accounts opened with a $50 deposit.*
  • $25 for Youth savings accounts opened with a $25 deposit.*
  • Match offer will be honored until March 15th!

Look for Freedom at on APG at the following locations from 11 AM to 1 PM:

  • Monday, February 27th, at the  APG PX
  • Tuesday, February 28th, at the Edgewood Shopette
  • Wednesday, March 1st, at the APG Shopette
  • Thursday, March 2nd:, at the APG PX
  • Friday, March 3rd, at the APG Shopette

*Bonus funds will be placed on hold and released for availability after 60 days. If after 60 days the new member account has not been activated, the funds will be withdrawn and no bonus will be paid out. This special is only available through March 15, 2017.

Freedom Staffer Heads to Harford Leadership Academy

Developing Community LeadersStacie Sloan, Freedom's Senior Vice President, Member Services

Congratulations to Stacie Sloan, SVP Member Services, who has been accepted into the 2017 class of Harford Leadership Academy.

In its twenty-seventh year, the Harford Leadership Academy is a Community Development Program, co-sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. The Academy is designed to promote the development of existing and emerging leaders and to create a committed, involved, and diverse network of leaders in Harford County. More than 850 individuals have completed this outstanding program, including leaders representing the areas of business and industry, education, government and civic organizations.

Stacie joins other Freedom employees and volunteers who have also graduated from the Academy: Board members George Heidelmaier (2000), Ronnie Davis (2009), Tony Belcastro (2011), and Rick Gerety (2016);
Employees: Mike MacPherson (2000), Dawn Hamilton (2005), Patrice Ricciardi (2013), Sue Manning (2014), and Bob Wehland (2016).

Military Saves Week Starts Feb 27

Military Saves Week is February 27 – March 4, 2017

As our way of giving back to the military and the APG community, we’re matching deposits up to $50 for new savings accounts!

This offer is available to:Military savse logo

  • All Department of Defense employees and contractors
  • Active duty, reserve, National Guard, and retired military personnel and their families

Whether you’re saving to reduce debt, buy a home or pay for a child’s education, this special match program could help you get a jump start on your efforts.

Freedom will match:

  • $50 for Adult savings accounts opened with a $50 deposit.*
  • $25 for Youth savings accounts opened with a $25 deposit.*
  • Match offer will be honored until March 15th!

Pledge to Save:

Be sure to take the pledge to build wealth – not debt! Go to militarysaves.org to submit your pledge today!

Don’t miss out on this special savings match offer. Join Freedom with at least a $50 deposit to a savings account today!

 

*Bonus funds will be placed on hold and released for availability after 60 days. If after 60 days the new member account has not been activated, the funds will be withdrawn and no bonus will be paid out. This special is only available through March 15, 2017.

It’s Tax Time! Get Your Tax Documents

How to Get Your Tax Documents

  • If you have Electronic Statements (e-Statements)
    For members who have e-Statements, 1099s and 1098s are archived and available in Home Banking. Log in to Home Banking, click on “e-Statements”** and then select the tab for “Tax Forms” to view and/or print your document.
  • If you DO NOT have Electronic Statements (e-Statements)
    If you are not registered for e-Statements, your tax forms were mailed to the mailing address we have on file.

Not registered for e-Statements yet?  Simply log in to Home Banking, click on the e-Statements tab** and complete the registration steps to take advantage of this convenient service.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-440-4120, or email memberservices@freedomfcu.org.

 

**Please be sure to disable your browser’s pop-up blocker to ensure our e-Statements page will load successfully for you.

Freedom Loses Long-Time Advocate

In Memory Of Hugo Biermann, 1940 – 2017

Hugo Biermann, former Freedom board member and chairman of the board, who was active in various committees, passed away January 7.Hugo-Biermann_color-edited

Retired Colonel Biermann was 77 and a resident of Bel Air. He was a 1958 graduate of Woodstown High NJ. He earned an AA Degree in Applied Science from Salem County Technical Institute, and in 1974, he graduated with a BS Degree from Wilmington College.

He retired in 1997 with 34 years of service as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army. He also served as an officer with the Army Reserve with 29 years of service.  He and his wife Elaine had two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Hugo served as a volunteer on Freedom’s Credit Committee from 2000 to 2004. He was a member of the Board of Directors from 2004 through 2009. He served on the Supervisory Committee as Chairman from 2004 to 2006. He was a long-time member of Freedom.

Debt Left You Hungover?

Find a Cure with Our Debt Consolidation Loan!

Now’s the time to take advantage of Freedom’s special low rate to pay that debt.

Debt Consolidation

For example, if you have $1,000 to pay off, your monthly payment on a 12-month term would be $86.41, including $36.88 in interest over the term of the loan.**

Need more than $1,000 or longer to repay? No problem, you may qualify for a larger loan or longer term.

Let Freedom help you get out of debt so you can start a savings plan for the new year!

To apply, call 1-800-440-4120, go to www.freedomfcu.org,or stop by any of our five branches.

 

Some restrictions may apply. Rates available on approved credit. Not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rate.
* Rate available for a limited time offer with automated payment and e-Statement enrollment. The standard rate is 6.99% APR without automated payments and e-Statements.
** Monthly payment would be $58.57 if paid off in 18 months with $54.20 in interest, or $169.96 if paid in 6 months with $19.75 in interest.