For 2019 and 2020, Utilities Employees Credit Union has been ranked in the top 200 credit unions in the United States.
DepositAccount.com has ranked UECU as one of the healthiest credit unions in America for 2019 and 2020. Out of 5,335 credit unions in the country, UECU is in the top 200. DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of over 10,000 banks and credit unions in the United States once per quarter and has been tracking healthy institutions since 2010. 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.
For 30 years, Utilities Employees Credit Union has consistently received the 5-Star “Superior” Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., an independent firm that analyzes banks and credit unions. To achieve this status, every quarter in which it has been ranked, Utilities Employees Credit Union has been assessed as having the highest ranking level in capital adequacy, asset quality and stability.
BauerFinancial, Inc. recommends those credit unions rated either 5-Star or 4-Star on a zero-to-five-star scale. These credit unions are deemed safe, financially sound credit unions that are operating well above their regulatory requirements. Bauer classifies each ranked U.S. credit union through a complex formula based on factors including capital, historical performance trends, loan delinquencies and charge-offs, investment portfolio quality, capital reserves, regulatory compliance, and total asset quality. The BauerFinancial, Inc. Star Ratings Scale uses five levels for credit union ranking: Superior (5 Stars), Excellent, Adequate, Problematic, and Troubled (1 Star). Information about Bauer Financial and its standards for evaluating financial institutions is available on their website at www.bauerfinancial.com.
Utilities Employees Credit Union holds a Superior Rating from IDC Financial Publishing, Inc., an independent firm that provides key performance measurement data for government-reporting financial institutions across the country. IDC Financial Publishing, Inc. calculates a one-number quality rank for each institution along with over 35 key financial ratios. There are six categories: Superior (200-300), Excellent (165-199), Average (125-164), Below Average (75-124), and Lowest Ratios (2-74) and Rank One. The analysis is based on the financial information each institution reports to the Federal Government.
Credit unions rated Superior are classified as the best in all measures. On average, they have the strongest capital ratios, the best asset quality, and are the most profitable. Many of these institutions demonstrate an ability to generate a core return on net worth (ROE) above cost of net worth (COE). For more information about IDC Financial Publishing, Inc. please visit their website at www.idcfp.com.
UECU News Releases
- DepositAccounts.com Announces Annual Top 200 Banks and Credit Unions in America
- Utilities Employees Credit Union Launches Digital Financial Education Initiative for Utility Workers and Their Families
- Utilities Employees Credit Union Increases Student Scholarship for 2019
- Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU) Helps Utility and Energy Employees Get Financially Fit in 2019
Message from the President
Moving Forward Together
COVID-19 has affected our lives and our communities in ways we never could have imagined. As we prepare to move forward, we remain committed to helping you and your loved ones. If you’re struggling with a financial hardship, or you just have questions about your UECU accounts and loans, please reach out. Our Member Service Representatives and Financial Service Consultants are only a phone call away. We’ve added an emergency relief webpage at uecu.org/emergencyrelief, where you can find information about special payment and borrowing options. If you have concerns about how the market downturn has impacted your retirement investments, our Investment Services Team, Utilities Employees Investment Services^, can help you assess what to do next. Our National Account Representatives are also available to assist our partner companies virtually.
Thank you to our employees for your dedication and support through this difficult time. And, thank you to all of the utility employees and essential workers who continue to provide essential services in our communities. I truly admire what you’ve done and what you continue to do every day.
^Securities and insurance products are offered through Cetera Investment Services LLC (doing insurance business in CA as CFG STC Insurance Agency LLC), member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC.Neither firm is affiliated with the financial institution where investment services are offered. Advisory services are only offered by Investment Adviser Representatives. 11 Meridian Blvd, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Investments are: *Not FDIC/NCUSIF insured *May lose value *Not financial institution guaranteed *Not a deposit *Not insured by any federal government agency.
Fee Schedule Information
|Effective August 1, 2020 – Changes are shaded.|
|CHECKING AND MONEY MARKET SAVINGS ACCOUNTS|
|Rewards Checking (free checking) – no minimum daily balance requirement or monthly fees.|
|Rewards Checking PLUS (interest checking) – A $500 minimum daily balance is required to avoid a monthly fee of $10. Minimum balance fee will be waived if a total of $500 in electronic deposits is made to your Rewards Checking PLUS during the month.|
|Green Light Checking™ (second chance checking) – A $12 monthly service fee. No minimum balance requirement.|
|Advantages Money Market Savings™ (high-yield savings) – A $2,500 minimum daily balance is required to avoid a monthly fee of $10.|
|Deposited Item Returned Unpaid (check, ACH)||$15.00|
|Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF)
(check, debit item, ACH or other electronic debit)
|Advantages Overdraft Defense™
(check, debit item, ACH or other electronic debit)
(per day used from Savings, PLOC, Visa®)
(Item posted with exception due to incorrect account information. Fee charged for each occurrence after 30 days from date of notification)
|Replacement Copy of Statement (per copy)||$5.00|
(check, ACH, withdrawal check, loan check, Treasurer’s Check)
|Replacement Withdrawal Check||$15.00|
|Copy of Member Check (mailed to member)
Please Note: Members enrolled in Advantages Online™ have unlimited access to check copies via online and mobile banking.
|Temporary Checks (set of 4)||$2.00|
|Check Printing Charges||$ Depends on Quantity/Style|
|Copy of Withdrawal Check or Treasurer’s Check||$10.00|
|Dormant Account**||$15.00 per quarter|
(Statement undeliverable during consecutive 12-month period — member is responsible for updating address with credit union OR a closed account check not cashed within six months.)
|Direct IRA Transfer||$35.00|
|Account Balance/Deposit Written Verification||$5.00 (per item)|
|Incoming Wire Transfer Service
(UECU may deduct additional processing fees charged by intermediary financial institutions. To avoid additional fees, contact the Credit Union at 800.288.6423 or click here for wire instructions.)
|$5.00 (per transfer)|
|*A stop may only be placed on a Treasurer’s Check if lost or stolen. **No member-generated activity in last 12 months and aggregate deposit account balance is less than $1000, unless under age 25 or member has an active Loan, IRA or Certificate of Deposit, or if member lives in an active household.|
Loan-Related Fees will be assessed at time of service and may be financed.
|Payoff Request (faxed or mailed)||$30.00|
|Returned Loan or Visa Convenience Check||$25.00|
|Loan or Visa Payment Returned Unpaid
|Loan Disbursement by Wire Transfer||$20.00 per transfer|
|Telephone (TEL) Loan Payment
First two payments are free. Fee will be assessed for each payment over two unless, you have written authorization on file.
(Offered on eligible loans. Skip-A-Pay requests must be submitted to the Credit Union seven days prior to payment date. To set up a Skip-A-Pay, click here.)
|Satisfaction of Mortgage Fee when refinancing HE Term Loan or HELOC with another lender||$35.00|
|Loan Modification Fees may apply, contact the Credit Union for details.|
|Replacement Card Fee (per card)||$5.00|
|Expedited Card Delivery||$30.00|
|Copy of Card Sales Draft||$12.00|
|Notice: A charge may be imposed on debit card transactions by a.) the automated teller machine (ATM) operator, if the member initiates a transaction from an ATM that is not operated by the institution issuing the card and b.) by any national, regional or local network used to complete the transaction.|
|Account Forfeiture Fee
Account closed within 45 days due to incomplete member documentation or no member transactions within six months.
|$5.00 plus dividends paid and accrued|
|Unlocated Member (bad address)||$10.00|
|Levy, Attachment, Garnishment, Writ, or other legal process||$75.00|
|Research Fee (1 hour minimum)||$25.00 per hour|
|Duplicate Tax Form||$5.00|
|EXPEDITED MAIL SERVICE (where available^):|
|Monday through Friday 2nd-day delivery||$27.00|
|Monday through Friday Standard Overnight||$35.00|
|Monday through Friday Priority Overnight||$40.00|
|Saturday Delivery Priority Overnight||$45.00|
^Additional fees will apply for delivery outside the contiguous United States. Fees will be deducted from the member’s account at the time of service. Additional fees could be charged if you utilize services not listed on this website.
Federally Insured by NCUA
Utilities Employees Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Lender.
2020 © Utilities Employees Credit Union. All Rights Reserved.
At Utilities Employees Credit Union we are actively working to increase accessibility and usability of our website for every visitor in accordance with ADA standards and guidelines. If you are using an auxiliary aid or a screen reader and need assistance please visit our accessibility page and use the contact information to be connected to a UECU Representative.
All products and services available on this website are available at Utilities Employees Credit Union at 11 Meridian Boulevard in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.