Fall 2020 Newsletter

President's Message  •  HFCU Expands Field of Membership
Matt Levandowski Named Rutland Region's Business Leader of the Year  •  ICU Day is 10/15 

2021 Calendars Are Here  •   HFCUniversity  •   Heating Loans  •   Liberty Mutual 
Holiday Loans  •   Heritage Way


President's Message

As we all know, the past 7 months have been truly unprecedented and some of our lives have been completely rearranged and redefined by this pandemic. As your financial partner, we’ve worked diligently through these challenging times to assist our members navigating these waters, help our area businesses stay afloat and keep our employees safe. 


An image of Matt Levandowski, HFCU President/CEOJust like airline travel changed after 9/11, I believe financial institutions will be forever changed after this crisis is over. That’s why we’ve been researching new and existing technologies to help strengthen our service levels and extend the availability of our employees to you, beyond the walls of our branches.
 

To that end, we’ve recently partnered with one of the top-rated video banking solutions in the market. This new secure solution will allow you to use your smart device to meet with any of our knowledgeable staff, face-to-face, to service any of your accounts or loans AND obtain, review, and sign the appropriate documents needed in order to complete your transaction without coming into the branch. Video banking will improve our service levels to you by assisting you real time, allowing our staff to work remotely if needed and increasing operational efficiencies within the credit union.  We hope to have this new option available for member use by the end of 2020. 
 

  • Also, by August 2021, we should have self-service kiosks deployed at a few of our branches, similar to those used by the airlines. These new kiosks will allow you to conduct a wider variety of transactions than those found at our ATMs. Called Interactive Teller Machines, these devices will also allow you to “interact” with an employee through video, if need be, to complete more complex transactions.  After hours, these machines will act like a normal ATM. 
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  • I hope you are as excited about these new service delivery methods as I am and will plan to learn more about them as they become available for use. We will continue to look at technological options in discovering new opportunities to service you in a deeper capacity, cultivate our member experiences and reinvent our branches.
     

    As always, thank you for your membership in HFCU and please remain healthy and safe during these times.

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Matt Levandowski
President/CEO

 

New Field of Membership MapHFCU Expands Field of Membership

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's July decision not to hear the "American Bankers Association vs. National Credit Union Administration" case, Credit Unions across the country are now able to help more Americans through expanded fields of membership.

 

The Board of Directors of HFCU ratified an expanded field of membership in July 2020. In addition to the Vermont counties of Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham and Windsor and the Town of Hooksett, NH included in the previous field of membership, Heritage Family Credit Union is now open to those who live, work, worship, go to school, volunteer, or regularly do business in Sullivan, Cheshire, Merrimack, and portions of Hillsborough and Rockingham counties in New Hampshire; portions of Washington and Rensselaer counties in New York; and portions of Berkshire and Franklin counties in Massachusetts.

For a full list of communities included in our expanded field of membership, visit www.hfcuvt.com/become-a-member/membership-eligibility/

 


Matt Levandowski with Business Leader of the Year awardHFCU President/CEO Matt Levandowski Named Rutland Region's Business Leader of the Year

Chamber and Economic Development of the Rutland Region recently announced that HFCU President/CEO, Matt Levandowski, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Business Leader of the Year award.

 

For the past 29 years, Matt has been a part of our Heritage Family Credit Union team. He likes to say that he's done every job at the Credit Union that there is, which made him the ideal fit to lead after longtime CEO Ron Hance's retirement. Under Matt's leadership, we are proud that HFCU has routinely been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Vermont.

 

In addition to his commitment to our employees and 50,000 members, Matt also serves the community as a volunteer, most recently serving as the Board Chair of the Paramount Theatre and has helped organize their successful Festival of Trees event for many years.

 

Please join us in celebrating the Business Leader of the Year, Matt Levandowski!

 

ICU Day is October 15

ICU Day Logo
Every year, Credit Unions all over the world come together on the third Thursday of October to celebrate International Credit Union Day, raising awareness about the many ways that members can benefit by trusting a Credit Union to be their primary financial institution.

 

This year's ICU Day theme is "Inspiring Hope for a Global Community." Although we won’t be able to celebrate in person this year, we’d like to thank you for your membership in our credit union, and we hope you’ll look for opportunities every day to inspire hope in your community.

 
2021 Calendar

2021 Calendars Are Here

Our 2021 Calendars are available to members in all our branches! Get yours while they last.

 

As we continue to follow guidelines to keep our members safe in branches, we will be handling our calendars a bit differently this year - if you'd like a calendar, please ask your teller while visiting the branch.




 


HFCUniversity CrestHFCUniversity Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

Heritage Family Credit Union is pleased to introduce HFCUniversity, providing you with financial education resources, online and in-person, FREE of charge.

 

With a wide range of topics covered through classes, articles and more, HFCUniversity is a great tool for everyone from teens to retirees. Check out the online Financial Wellness Center which offers courses, a library and financial calculators. Visit hfcuvt.com and find HFCU University under “Learning,” or  visit the Financial Wellness Center here.

 

Ready to take it to the next level? Register for free and get full access to benefits such as:

•  Interactive exercises, assessments, videos, checklists, and printable fact sheets.

•  Exportable “Portfolio” of all site accomplishments.

•  Optional opt-in collaboration. Get help from a financial professional, when you want it!

 

To register, use code "HFCU" from the “Log In” tab at the Financial Wellness Center, from the HFCUniversity Link on eBranch, or register for HFCUniversity here.

 

If you are looking for a bit of a more in-person touch, you can work with a HFCUniversity Certified Financial Counselor to talk over your needs. Our financial counselors can assist you with topics including budgeting assistance, loan referrals, financial counseling, reading a credit report, credit-building options and more! Speaking with a Certified Financial Counselor is FREE for members, and meetings are 30-45 minutes. To make an appointment to talk with one, call 888.252.8932.
 


Image of Fuel Truck reading "Heating Loan"Heating Loans

Pre-pay for fuel oil, firewood, pellets, or heat pump installation before the weather gets too cold! Rates as low as 5.49% APR* for 12 months. Certain restrictions apply. Call or stop by your local branch to learn more.




 


Liberty Mutual. Image of person walking with umbrellaLiberty Mutual Has You Covered

Heritage Family Credit Union is happy to provide a full suite of insurance products through our partnership with Liberty Mutual.  Heritage Family Credit Union members are eligible for a special discount through our local representative Jen Goeke. You can stop into your local branch, visit our website, or contact our Call Center toll-free at 888.252.8932 for a free, no obligation quote!

Liberty Mutual is happy to offer you a variety of coverages options including: Home, Auto, Condo, Renters, Flood, Personal Liability, Watercraft, Motorcycle and Valuable Possessions Protection. 
 
Holiday Loans - Image of Family Enjoying Winter Landscape

Holiday Loans

Spread more joy this year with a holiday loan from Heritage Family. Rates are as low as 5.49% APR* for 12 months from date of finance. Certain restrictions apply. Call or stop by your local branch to learn more.




 


Image of couple using tablet to have conversation with Heritage WayHeritage Way

WHEREVER YOU WANT TO MEET,

HOWEVER YOU NEED TO MEET.

We're here to help you plan for your future.

 

Take control of your retirement today. Design, build and strengthen your financial future easily and conveniently, with someone who’s Familiar. Friendly. Family.
 

See one of our financial advisors today.

 

Please contact our Program Coordinator, Madeline Jockell at 802.776.2184 to schedule no-cost, no obligation appointment with a financial advisor.
 

*Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution.