Spread more magic this Holiday Season when you unwrap special savings with a White Eagle CU Holiday Loan. With the holidays and festive seasoning fast approaching, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for everything. It is a wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends and it can also be a stressful time for your budget. Plan ahead to reduce the stress and enjoy all the festivities with a 2022 Holiday Signature Loan.
For a limited time you can apply for a Holiday Signature Loan with rates as low as 7.9%. Apply between November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023. Apply today!
*APR – Annual Percentage Rate. Lowest possible APR for Qualified Borrowers. Limited time offer: 11/1/22 thru 1/15/23 only. Example $1200 @ 7.9% APR for 12 months plus origination fee = $105.38. *All loans subject to approval.
Don’t forget to check out our other Holiday Specials.
Opening a checking account is an important first step to establishing your finances. A WECU Checking Account gives you the ability to keep your money safe while being able to access it when you need it. You will receive a Visa Debit Card and have access to our WEOnline Services.
YOUTH Checking (Basic Checking)
Ages 14 and up
Show State ID
Parent or Guardian also on the account *until you are 18
Unlimited check writing
FREE Instant Issue VISA Debit Card available*
No-Fee Overdraft Protection from your Share Account
Take advantage of White Eagle’s August Skip-A-Pay and give yourself a break from loan payments.
White Eagle is pleased to offer a Skip-a-Payment program for the month of August this year. This includes all WECU loans except first mortgages or fixed rate second mortgages. *Subject to loan approval.
You must be current on all loans and have made at least one payment on your loan(s).
You must have good loan payment history and be in good standing on all WECU accounts.
No late fees will be added to your loan and your regular payment will resume the following month on your regularly scheduled payment date.
Loan interest will continue to accrue and will be collected with your next payment.
A $25.00 processing fee will be charged for each loan payment advanced or 10% of the payment amount, whichever is less.
**Credit Life and Disability Insurance, GAP Insurance or warranties may be affected, if you choose to defer payments on loans with any of those coverage. For more details, visit with a loan officer today!
“Hello Summer”! Enjoy every moment of your summer and make your days sunnier with a “Hello Summer” Signature Loan from White Eagle Credit Union. This special summer Loan comes with a low rate of *7.9% APR for twelve months. (subject to approval)
Don’t miss out on this limited time offer – Apply Today! This limited time offer begins June 01, 2022.
*Loans Subject to Approval. Limited time offer. Hello Summer Signature Loan begins 6/1/22. Example :$1,500 loan at 7.90% for 12 months is $130.44 per months. Federally Insured NCUA. * Rates are subject to change.
White Eagle Credit Union Welcomes New President and CEO
Augusta, KS – The Board of Directors has chosen Eric Brown as President and Chief Executive Officer of White Eagle Credit Union (WECU), starting Monday, May 23, 2022. The Board followed the succession plan to ensure an orderly process for executive leadership transition. WECU’s Board of Directors are elected by membership and give their time and experience to ensure the organization meets the needs of its members and the community.
“Eric excelled among a very strong pool of candidates and has demonstrated a solid vision for the future of WECU,” said Ron Reavis, Board Chair. Ron continued, “Over the past five months, the Search Committee and Board worked to find someone that would meet the current and future needs of White Eagle Credit Union. I am proud to say that White Eagle Credit Union’s reputation of changing lives and lifting communities through financial wellness and involvement inspired so many wonderfully gifted people to apply to lead our organization.”
Eric is an accomplished senior executive who brings more than 23 years of experience, growth, and leadership in the financial services industry. Eric has served as Senior Vice President – Branch Delivery with Emprise Bank and Vice President – Sales and Service with Meritrust Credit Union.
Today looks quite a bit different than it did 23 years ago. Eric explains, “Then, it was locations, locations, locations. Convenience of those locations was vital, being able to meet your member where they were shopping, living, or driving by. We did not have smartphones back then or the branch right in our pockets. Branches are important and will always have a key role in our Credit Union. However, meeting the member where they are now includes the branch that sits on their phone. So, continuing to evolve that channel and its capabilities while remaining safe and secure will be important for continued growth.”
Eric’s passion and leadership style are centered on people helping people and neighbors helping neighbors. When asked why he chose WECU, Eric stated “When people can grow personally and professionally at the same time, they can achieve exponential growth. WECU’s employees have terrific tenure. What excites me about this, is our ability to grow together. When our employees are growing, our membership benefits from that and will grow as well.”
Community service is a key part of what makes White Eagle CU. “When it comes to community service it goes beyond sponsorships and donations. These are just a couple of ways we can help support our communities. But beyond that, connecting with your community and having your community connect with WECU is about volunteering. It is about getting our hands dirty right next to the other people doing the work” Eric explains.
Eric’s main goal is with every person he meets or encounters that their day should be better. Whether it is a simple smile, a light-hearted laugh together, a cup of coffee or a financial product that can make your financial life better.
Eric lives in Augusta, KS with his wife Tricia. They have three sons – Easton, Ericson, and Emmett where they live by their passion as a family of people helping people. “When we bow our heads to pray at dinner, the one phrase we always pray is “help us be blessings to others”. For those of you that we have been fortunate enough to know, I hope you have felt that in one way or another. For those of you we have yet to meet, we very much look forward to it.”
Eric currently serves on the AHS CTE Advisory Committee and University of Kansas Advisory Council and has been involved in Augusta Youth Basketball, Football, Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Augusta Inc (currently known as GoAugusta!). Eric studied and graduated from Butler Community College, Emporia State University, Stonier Graduation School of Banking and received a Certificate of Leadership from the Wharton School at Penn.
Incoming WECU President and CEO Eric Brown officially assumes his duties on May 23, 2022. White Eagle Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those in Butler County and the surrounding counties/communities. White Eagle has three convenient branch locations in Augusta, El Dorado and Newton. Currently, White Eagle Credit Union serves more than 14,000 members with assets exceeding 140 million. For 87 years White Eagle Credit Union has been serving its members and communities. Nothing has changed. They are Here to serve YOU today.
White Eagle CU will be hosting Open Houses at each branch during the months of June and July. Please follow us on social media and visit us online at WhiteEagleCU.com for dates and times.
We would like to thank everyone that has served in the past, currently serve and all those that will volunteer in the future. We appreciate you.
Become a White Eagle CU Volunteer!
Would you like to serve at WECU? Become a White Eagle CU Volunteer. We are seeking applications from our membership that would like to serve as volunteers on the WECU Board of Directors or on a Committee. Please inquire at any branch location and pick up or download a Volunteer Application below. Applications are due by April 03, 2022.
At WECU, we are more than just a credit union. We are community builders, friends and neighbors and we give back to our communities every day and it starts with people like YOU.
Volunteers are the heart of White Eagle – they are members like you who donate their time and expertise governing our financial cooperative. Our volunteers provide WECU with leadership while gaining opportunities for personal satisfaction, growth, education and experience. Volunteers are an integral part of White Eagle CU’s success.
Our volunteers know its a commitment of time and effort that includes attending monthly committee and board meetings.
A volunteer must be a member of WECU in good standing for a minimum of six months.
Volunteer positions are held for a three year term.
All volunteers are expected to understand and fulfill the attendance requirements of their respective role and are expected to maintain confidentiality, abide by all policies and governance as required by White Eagle CU and the NCUA.
Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee members may be required to attend continuing education opportunities regarding the credit union industry. All volunteers are expected to support the strategic goals of the credit union and carry forward the mission statement.
White Eagle Credit Union, a financial cooperative dedicated to outstanding personal service, the latest technology and products, and empowering members to improve their financial well-being.
Ready to apply?
Simply fill out an application and email to: HR@WhiteEagleCU.com, drop off it at one of our convenient branches or mail to: White Eagle CU Ref: Volunteer Interest: 2830 Ohio St, Augusta, KS 67010
Announcing: 2022 WECU Scholarship Program for HS Seniors 2022.
If you will be a 2022 High School graduate from one of the schools listed below and meet the necessary requirements, you are eligible to apply for our 2022 WECU Scholarship Program. Visit with your counselor today for your application.
** Please note: All applications are due back to your counselor by March, 31, 2022.
The Recipient must demonstrate exceptional character, community involvement, an interest in school activities and the potential for academic success. A grade-point average of no less than 3.00 is highly recommended but not required for application. The recipient must be planning to attend a 2–year community college or an accredited 4-year university as a full-time student
When you download CardValet for your White Eagle Visa Debit card you are protecting yourself against theft and also giving yourself the options of setting the amount you spend when and where. Download CardValet today.
Moo-ve over your White Eagle Loan payments with Holiday Skip-a-Pay! It’s your Holiday Budget, Flexible Pay. Your Way!
White Eagle Credit Union is pleased to offer its members, the 2021 Holiday Skip-a-Payment. Members can choose to skip their qualified loan payments for either the month of November OR December of this year. This does include all White Eagle Credit Union loans except first mortgages and fixed rate second mortgages. *All loans are subject to qualifications. Check to see if your loan qualifies today. Fill out and bring in the form below or stop in and see a loan officer today.
Don’t forget to also check out our Holiday Signature Loan Special that will be coming in November.
White Eagle Credit Union Recognized by DepositAccounts.com in 2021
Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America
Charlotte, N.C., 8-10-2021— DepositAccounts.com, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2021 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America.
“It is such an honor to have our White Eagle Credit Union recognized among the top 200 healthiest in America,” said Jennifer Pazzie, Interim President/CFO “Being part of this list shows our commitment to excellence.”
DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally-insured bank and credit union in the United States once per quarter. To determine bank ranking and recognition, DepositAccounts.com grades each institution on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.
“We believe it is important to give consumers a way to evaluate the financial health of their institutions,” said Ken Tumin, founder of DepositAccounts.com. “Our list empowers consumers to make informed decisions when selecting a financial institution.”
DepositAccounts.com is the largest and most comprehensive online publication in the U.S. dedicated to banking and deposits product information for consumers. Covering every federally insured bank and credit union and utilizes its patented technology to track approximately 275,000 consumer deposit rates, each updated nightly. The site features more than 11,000 editorial articles detailing depository strategies and highlighting current bank rates and offers. DepositAccounts.com is also home to one of the largest communities of depositors on the Web, hosting more than 100,000 comments, customer reviews, and forum threads.
For those of you that may not be aware, our president, Richard G. Blue, passed away on July 5, 2021. We know you would join us in sending our deepest sympathies to his wife, Shawn, and daughters, Coleen and Crystal, as well as all the members of his family.
How does one close a chapter of a CEO/president who gave 36 years to the White Eagle Credit Union? What words accurately express our gratitude to the man that led this credit union from a tiny office on State Street in Augusta to an organization of three full-service locations in Augusta, El Dorado and Newton?
We don’t have them. But we believe that collectively as a board of directors, employees and members of the White Eagle Credit Union, we could fill pages in his honor. We are grateful and are determined to carry out the legacy of not only Rick Blue, but all those who have come before him for the last 86 years. From the humble beginnings of seven men meeting under an oak tree in Augusta in 1935, to what we are today.
The Board of Directors, in accordance with the Succession Plan of White Eagle Credit Union, has named Jennifer L. Pazzie as Interim President. She will continue with her duties as Chief Financial Officer as well as the presidency at this time. Our Management Team has over 175 combined years of experience with this credit union. They are up for the task and look towards the future with the combined resolution of fulfilling our mission statement of providing “dedicated and outstanding personal service, the latest technology and products, and empowering our members to improve their financial well-being.”
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our President/CEO, Rick Blue on Monday, July 5, 2021. Rick was our president for 36 years and a staple in the community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and to our staff.
In honor and remembrance of Rick, our branches will be closed on Thursday, July 8, 2021.
We would also like at this time to announce that The White Eagle CU Board of Directors has met and in accordance with our Succession Policy, the Board has appointed Jennifer Pazzie as interim president of White Eagle Credit union. The appointment is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until further notice.
Although we have suffered a tremendous loss, White Eagle CU remains the same and is here for you.
Don’t fall for Gift Card Scam. Gift cards are for gifts, not for payments.
If someone calls with urgent news or a convincing story and pressures you to pay them by buying a gift card, like an iTunes, WalMart, or Google Play card, and want you to give them the codes on the back of the card – stop. It’s a scam. Here are couple scenarios that scammers may use.
A scammer calls and pretends to be from a government agency. Such as IRS or Social Security. The scammer says that you owe money for taxes, bail money, debt collection, and more. They then tell you have to pay them with gift cards.
A scammer claims to be a family member in trouble or someone you know. The scammer tells you that they need to be paid in gift cards in order to remedy the situation. Don’t believe them. Never buy gift cards for them or provide them with any gift card codes.
You receive an email that looks like it from someone you know i.e.: your boss, mother, spouse, friend, family member and the person asks you to go buy gift cards and give them the code on back…. STOP! It’s a scam.
Let’s make some quick money scam. You are short on money and you see the “Make Quick Money” advertisement. Beware this is a scam. The way it works: The scammer is always excited when someone answers their ad. All you have to do is buy them a few gift cards. They will deposit money in your account for the cards plus a few extra dollars for your time. However, they need your banking information in order to deposit the money. DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR INFORMATION. It is a SCAM.
If you are ever in doubt if something is correct. Just stop. Give us a call and whatever you do… do not share your personal information and banking information. Thank you.
Each year, the Board of Directors offers a one-time $500.00 Scholarship to a full-time college student. The Quest Scholarship is a non-renewable award which is awarded to a credit union member, child or grandchild of a credit union member.
The applicant must be currently enrolled as a full-time student in a 2-year community college, an accredited 4-year university or graduate school. Also, all applicants must be planning to continue their pursuit of a higher education. (High school seniors, Class of 2021, are not eligible to apply). Applications will be available through the office and/or on-line from May 1, 2021 with an application deadline of June 30, 2021.
Please return completed application forms no later than June 30, 2021 to the branch nearest you . The Board of Directors of the White Eagle CU will then review the applications and notify the winner of the scholarship.
Recipient of the scholarship will receive the monetary compensation for this award. Recipient will be required to provide proof of enrollment per the above guidelines along with copy of billing or payment of fees and tuition will be required.
If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Britain, Executive Administrative Assistant, at 316-775-7591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down load your application here or pick one up at any White Eagle branch.
Just when you thought 2020 was devoid of good news for Americans – here is a small financial reason to smile! U.S. consumers paid down a record amount of credit card debt this past year.
Tips to paying down credit card debt
Paying off credit card debt can seem daunting – especially if you’ve amassed quite a bit. But with determination and some solid advice, living credit-card-debt free is possible. Here are some tips from Credit.com to get started in the right direction:
Get organized – Gather all the information for every card on which you’re carrying a balance. Note the balances, interest rates, due dates and minimum payment for each card. Add up all the minimum payments on each of your credit cards to determine how much you must pay each month just to stay on top of credit card bills.
Consider paying off the card with the highest APR first –Try boosting your payments on the card with the highest APR and paying the minimums on the remaining cards. Once that card is paid off, move on to the card with the next highest APR.
Or consider paying off the card with the lowest balance first –This may be a method that’s easier to stick to for those who have a difficult time staying motivated without quick gratification. Enjoy the feeling of paying off that lowest balance – then keep paying off from there!
Create a budget –If you’re not spending within your means, you’ll likely never be able to pay down debt. Create a budget that works for you, leaving wiggle room to pay down that credit card debt. WEBudget is the perfect tool that shows your spending and allows you to create your budget. Check it out in WEOnline Services.
Be realistic – It’s important to remember that you still need to spend money on necessities (food, clothes, rent, etc.). So be realistic about how much you can put toward your credit card debt each month.
Schedule Payments – You can schedule ongoing payments in WEPay. You set the dates and amounts. Making it easier to stay ahead and payoff items quicker.
Make deposits to your account without having to make a trip to White Eagle.
Make deposits with your smartphone conveniently and securely with Mobile Deposit from White Eagle. Just install our Mobile App, and you’ll have FREE access to this easy-to-use tool that will save valuable time every time you use it! With Mobile Deposit, you can deposit checks anytime.*
To get started, simply:
Just install our Mobile App, and you’ll have FREE access to this easy-to-use tool that will save valuable time every time you use it! With Mobile Deposit, you can deposit checks anytime.*
Endorse your check as follows: Complete Name (Pay to the Order of) with the words For WECU Mobile Deposit Only”, your signature and date.
Take a photo of the front and back of your check
Send using the Deposits tab in our Mobile App
With an update to our remote check depositing processing; you will now receive an automatic reply via email once your transaction is complete. The email will let you if your deposit was accepted or rejected with a transaction number
Download the mobile app today and start snapping away.
It is a new year and a busy time of year for everyone including the fraudsters.
Unfortunately, fraudsters have been getting cardholders to share the information they need to commit fraud. One way is by posing as financial institution call center agents. They are also known to send text messages that look like they are coming from your financial institution. These text messages may contain a warning of suspicious transaction activities.
Here are some following points to help you avoid compromising your personal information:
First things first, Download CardValet for your WECU Visa Debit Card.
CardValet® is ideal for cardholders who want to protect and manage their debit cards through their mobile devices.
You manage your finances while guarding fraud by using CardValet. Simply download the app and start protecting yourself and your card today.
Text and Phone Alerts
A text alert from Fiserv warning of suspicious activity on a cardholder’s card will NEVER include a link to be clicked. Cardholders should never click on a link in a text message that is supposedly from Fiserv. A valid notification from Fiserv will provide information about the suspect transaction and ask the cardholder to reply to the text message with answers such as ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘help’, or ‘stop,’ and will never include a link.
A text alert from Fiserv will always be from a 5-digit numberand NOT a 10-digit number resembling a phone number.
What should I do if I receive a phone call from Fiserv
No information should have to be provided by the cardholder other than their zip code
Only answer “yes” or “no” to their questions.
Fiserv will NEVER ask for the PIN or the 3-digit security code on the back of a card. Only a fraudster will tell you that they are going to issue you a new card and need your PIN number
If a transaction is confirmed fraudulent, then Fiserv will ask for more information. The cardholder will then be transferred to an agent who will ask questions to confirm the card member’s identity before going through their transactions.
Feel uneasy about the call or questions, please hang up and call WECU.
Final note: Please check your account(s) regularly for online for suspicious transactions. Especially if you are unsure about a call or text message you have received. If anything looks amiss, please call WECU directly for assistance.
Spreading Holiday Cheer in 2020 to our communities is a must here at White Eagle Credit Union.
Recently we brought some holiday cheer to our friends in the Covid Unit at LakePoint Nursing Home in Augusta. We delivered 27 holiday gift bags for patients and nurses there.
On Tuesday, 12/1 – Giving Tuesday 2020, we delivered Holiday Cups filled with goodies along with signed cards for the 80 Holiday bags to the Butler County Dept. of Aging. The Butler County Department of Aging will be distributing them to shut-ins during December.
Our El Dorado branch is currently taking food donations (non-perishable items only) for the Salvation Army. Give them a call at (316)320-7649 to schedule a time to drop off.
Next on our list will be our JAG kids and their annual Christmas party and gathering Christmas gifts for 6 families in need in Augusta.
Don’t forget to watch here and social media for other ways we will be spreading Holiday Cheer. We wish you a very nice holiday season and Merry Christmas. Stay safe and healthy.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F Kennedy
Thanksgiving and Gratitude for our members and the communities we serve.
This is the time of year that we take time to acknowledge the things that we are thankful for. Things like family, friends, health, and also the things we take for granted. With the current pandemic that we are going through we pray for those that feel isolated and lonely. We encourage you to reach out to someone you know that is in this position.
Also, we want to thank our members and our communities for allowing us to serve you. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe and stay healthy.
White Eagle CU’s Holiday Skip-a-Pay is back. Holiday Budget, Flexible Pay. Your Way!
White Eagle Credit Union is pleased to offer its members, the 2020 Holiday Skip-a-Payment. Members can choose to skip their qualified loan payments for either the month of November OR December of this year. This does include all White Eagle Credit Union loans except first mortgages and fixed rate second mortgages.
Check to see if your qualify today. Fill out and bring in the form below or stop in and see a loan officer today.
Don’t forget to also check out our Holiday Signature Loan Special that will be coming in November.