Every year, Community Choice team members come together for a weekend of service. That weekend, Give Big Weekend, is dedicated to serving our communities. We participate in walks, rehab shelters and many more activities that benefit various community organizations. With Give Big Weekend, our main goal is to make a difference in our communities, which is what we strive to do daily. Check out the impact we made this year.
Recently, various media outlets have reported on ATMs located within 7-Eleven’s around the Metro-Detroit area that have been compromised by hackers through skimming. In the last 90 days, you used one of these ATMs.
Read more here and protect your card from skimming by following these tips.
With so many financial insitutions to choose from, have you ever wondered: which financial insitution is the best for me? It's a valid question to ask and we believe the answer is simple: a credit union. With a credit union there are no account maintenance fees, lower rates and, best of all, we're community based and member focused. Need more convincing? Check out these facts that detail the differences between banks and credit unions.
October 20, 2016 is International Credit Union Day and credit unions around the world are celebrating the act of putting people before profit, for 160 years…and counting. International Credit Union Day is a time in which credit unions celebrate their history, mission and for Community Choice, members too.
In light of recent news regarding unethical and illegal banking practices at a national financial institution, we wanted to remind you that your finances, not ours, are the focus at Community Choice Credit Union.
At the Credit Union, it’s all about you and that’s truly the difference between us many other financial institutions
A credit score of 720 or more is considered prime—this means you’re in good shape. Scores under 550 mean you could be turned down for a loan. Scores in the good-not-great range (550 to 720) might get you loan approval, but your interest rates will be higher than if you had a prime credit score. Nobody likes the idea of paying more money for no reason, so it makes sense to adopt credit habits that will boost your overall score.
Have you ever wondered: why is my credit score so important? Then you’re in luck, because we have the answer, or in this case, answers, to your question. Your credit score is a three-digit number than can affect everything from your ability to get a loan to your career growth. Here’s what you need to know about your credit score.
You’ve likely heard about credit scores before (thanks to all those commercials with terrible jingles), but what do you actually know about them? How long have they been around? And what’s the deal with checking them?
Calling all nonprofits!
In efforts to further strengthen ties within Michigan communities and expand its Give Big culture, the Community Choice Foundation will now offer quarterly grants, up to $3,000, to nonprofits in Michigan.
“The new grant program will now allow us to help fund the nonprofits we’ve spent so many years volunteering with and believing in,” said Steven Hernandez, Foundation Development Coordinator. “With four grants to be awarded per year there is plenty of love to go around, and awardees just might also benefit from our annual Give Big Weekend volunteer event.”
It is with great honor that I can say I am a Community Choice Scholar. I am truly thankful for everything the foundation has done for me. Being a part of this select group has allowed me to feel connected with the community I call home and has allowed me to understand the value of hard work, recognition and what it truly means to Give Big.
Personally, giving big means what you do for your community. Community service has always been a major part of my life. It is more than just volunteering to help out, it’s the extra step of putting others before yourself, the awareness of all the different struggles and problems in our world that people face, and realizing you can do something to enact a change, no matter how small.
Recently I have realized I am more than just a volunteer in my community: I am a student, athlete, friend, employee, and sister who is dedicated to making a change for the better in Michigan. As I embark on my journey at Michigan State University in hopes of becoming a future veterinarian, I will seek every opportunity to immerse myself in clubs, organizations, and study aboard experiences. The great resources at Michigan State will allow me to pursue my interest in gaining hands-on research opportunities, internships, and experiences which will further my education. I will enrich my mind, keeping an open perspective to all aspects of life, and I will always stay determined to achieve my goals because with hard work and motivation anything is possible.