For 29 years, Utilities Employees Credit Union has consistently received the 5-Star “Superior” Rating from Bauer Financial 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 Bauer Financial 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.
Notice of the Annual Meeting
The Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Utilities Employees Credit Union office, 11 Meridian Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA. The agenda will include the election of Directors and reports by the Board of Directors, the President, and Committees. Nominations for Director vacancies will be submitted by the Nominating Committee. Nominations may also be made by petition signed by 1% of the members and may be submitted to the Secretary at the Credit Union no later than February 14, 2020. Please contact Bret Krevolin, Secretary, for details on the nominating petition process. The election of Directors will be conducted at the Annual Meeting, and nominations from the floor are not permitted by the bylaws.
UECU News Releases
Message from the President
Coming Soon – New Digital Experience for 2020
UECU is reinventing your digital credit union experience. We’re working to improve your financial life today and to create the banking tools that will continue to make your life easier.
- Take UECU anywhere – Take care of your banking any time – wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you. You’ll get the same consistent experience on all of your devices.
- You’re in control – With your new one-stop digital banking experience, you’ll be able to manage all of your UECU accounts, as well as your external financial accounts from one convenient platform. You’ll have the tools to help you easily manage your accounts, pay your bills, track your spending, control your overall budget, set up custom alerts, make P2P payments to your friends and family, and more!
- Be ready for the future – UECU’s new digital experience opens the door to a world of services at your fingertips. As a UECU member, you’ll benefit from the newest features as soon as they’re available.
“We’re excited to announce that enhancements to your virtual banking services will be coming in the summer of 2020. We’re building a digital foundation to deliver the experience you deserve now and into the future. Come on the journey with us as we reinvent your digital credit union experience together. We’ll be with you step by step to help you prepare for a smooth transition. And, we’ll continue to provide updates along the way – be sure to check our website and your UECU email for special announcements. ”
Fee Schedule Information
|Effective August 1, 2019 – Changes are shaded.|
|Rewards Checking PLUS – 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. Please Note: the Rewards Checking is a free alternative that has no minimum daily balance requirement or monthly fee.|
|Green Light Checking™ – A $12 monthly service fee. No minimum balance requirement.|
|Advantages Money Market Savings™ – A $2,500 minimum daily balance is required to avoid a monthly fee of $10. A $10 excess transaction fee will be charged for each check, draft or debit card payment, above the regulatory limit of six, which posts to your account in a monthly statement cycle.|
|ACCOUNT RELATED FEES|
|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|
|Copies of Member Checks
(per check – after 12 free per year)
|Temporary Checks (set of 4)||$2.00|
|Check Printing Charges||$ depends on quantity/style|
|Excess Transactions for Savings Accounts**||$10.00 (per item)|
|Savings Withdrawal by Check
(per check after 15 free per year)
|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||$5.00 (per transfer)|
*A stop can only be placed on a Treasurer’s Check if lost or stolen.
**There is a fee for check withdrawals and transfers from a savings account exceeding the Federal Regulation D limit of six (6) per monthly statement period.
Refer to your Account Agreement and Disclosures for complete details.
^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|
|Payoff Request (faxed or mailed)||$30.00|
|Expedited Mail Service||See Miscellaneous Fees|
|Returned Loan or Visa Convenience Check||$25.00|
|Loan or Visa Payment Returned Unpaid
|Loan Disbursement by Wire Transfer||$20.00 per transfer|
|REAL ESTATE SECURED LOANS AND LINES OF CREDIT|
|Loans Secured with Multiple Deeds||$150.00
per additional deed
(term, payment and/ or rate)
|Satisfaction of Mortgage Fee
when refinancing HE Term Loan or HELOC with another lender
|Refinance UECU Loan
– Refinance HE Term Loan or HELOC (with less than $10,000.00 new money).
– Refinance HE Term Loan or HELOC during first six months.
|Subordination/ Release of Lien Agreement||$ 150.00 per agreement|
|UNSECURED, SECURED, AUTO, MOTORCYCLE, RV & BOAT LOANS
Loan Modification (term, payment and/ or rate)
|Refinance UECU Loan
Term Loan (less than $5,000.00 new money)
|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.
|Loan Related Fees will be assessed at time of service and may be financed.|
|Debit Card (ATM) FEES|
|Replacement Card Fee (per card)||$5.00|
|Expedited Card Delivery||$30.00|
|Copy of Debit 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.
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