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Donate to End Hunger

There are many of our family, friends & neighbors who go without adequate food every week and those who don’t know where they will get their next meals.

Thankfully, your generosity has always worked in opposition to this trend and we’re again asking you to ensure the Greater Good food drive is a lasting and successful tradition.

We’ll be accepting canned & non-perishable items — as well as other necessities, such as toothbrushes, diapers, soap and toilet paper — at our branches through Saturday, October 22.

You’ll be entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch for each contribution. And you’ll be making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate & the communities we share.

Click here to locate an office near you. Then stop by and donate. We appreciate your support.

*Drawing eligibility & conditions apply. Must be 18 years old to participate.

America First Credit Union Presented “Best Credit Union Website” in 2016 WebAward Competition

Riverdale, Utah – (Sept. 27, 2016) – America First Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution servicing Utah and Nevada and the 12th largest credit union in the U.S. in terms of assets, took home the coveted “Best Credit Union Website” award from the 2016 Web Marketing Association’s WebAward competition.

Each year, the Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition names the Best Credit Union website. Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria: design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content. Now in its 19th year, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

“It’s an honor for America First to receive this esteemed accolade from the Web Marketing Association,” said Rich Syme, executive vice president of electronic services and product management at America First Credit Union. “We provide our members the absolute best in products and services and our web presence reflects that. We’re proud to have taken the top honor in this category.”

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing and website promotion.

For additional information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

Open for Your Business

Whatever goals your business has, America First is here to help you reach them.

• Small business loans

• Commercial loans

• Business accounts & services

Choose us and your door to success will always be open.

Learn more here.

Protecting your Resources Online

In today’s 24/7 online culture, it’s essential to stay alert and protect yourself against fraud. Here are some tips that can help:

• Review your credit report at least once a year from each of the three national reporting agencies. These are available to you without a cost

• Monitor your account activity as often as possible, easily and conveniently, with free online & mobile banking.

• Take advantage of our Card Guard® mobile security app that puts you in control of your America First Visa® — you decide when, where, and how it’s used.

• Beware of unfamiliar attachments & links. If you’re not sure of the source, don’t click.

• Add a firewall to your devices. These prevent unauthorized users from gaining access.

• Properly dispose of your documents & statements containing personal and financial information. America First hosts free events at which you can bring materials to one of our branches and we will shred them for you. Check out a schedule here.

Remember, it’s always wise to take every available precaution when you’re navigating the Internet for personal, social, and business reasons. And be sure to use this link for updates regarding how we are constantly working to safeguard your resources.

Don’t Wait until Next Year!

The RV you’ve always dreamed of owning can become a reality with an affordable loan from America First.

We offer:

· Rates as low* as 3.50% variable APR
· Flexible terms
· The best in member service

Apply today.

*Annual percentage rate, on approved credit, subject to change.

Make the Exchange before your International Trip

If you’re traveling abroad, America First offers foreign currency exchange services to help you make the most of your journey.

We offer low fees, competitive rates, overnight delivery & more. Here are the details:

· $5,000 per-transaction limit
· Purchases by cash or collected account funds only
· Two-day pickups requested (orders are returned after five days)
· $10 per transaction (buying or selling)
· Additional $10 for orders under $300 U.S.
· $15 for FedEx Priority overnight express (available by noon the next business day)

This option is available at select branches — click here to find one near you.

America First Sizzles with Hot Loans, Cool Giveaways “Summer Better Than Others” Loan Campaign

Click-to-Tweet: @afcu offers hot rates and cool prizes during summer loan campaign. Members can enter to win prizes through Aug. 31! americafirst.com/summer

Riverdale, Utah –  Summer is upon us and Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, is sizzling with low rates on auto, RV, mortgage and home equity loans and Visa credit cards during its “Summer Better Than Others” campaign of giveaways, running through Wednesday, August 31. Members can take advantage of loan opportunities, while also being entered to win a selection of prizes awarded each day of the promotion, to include loan payments, electronics, Disneyland vacations, and more.

Members can take advantage of low rates to make summer purchases, including RVs, automotive and home equity loans. Individuals are automatically entered to have loan payments made for a month, as well as to win a host of summer giveaways when they finance a new loan, use an America First credit card, become a member, follow America First on its social media platforms or enter via the online form on the America First website.

Prizes will be drawn daily and include Get Away Today Disneyland vacations, loan payments, BBQ grills, $300 Amazon and Wal-Mart gift cards and more.

Members can enter to win a selection of prizes via the America First Facebook page, as well as at americafirst.com/summer.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

America First Credit Union Opening New Branch Location in West Point Smith’s Marketplace

Riverdale, UTAH Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, joins in the growth in West Point City with the opening of its newest branch location on Wednesday, June 8 inside Smith’s Marketplace at 217 North 2000 West  North in West Point, Utah. As part of the first commercial retail center in the city, the Smith’s Marketplace will anchor a 19.4 acre commercial development named “The Point,” paving the way for additional jobs in the community.

The branch location marks the fifth branch opening of 2016, on the heels of the Jeremy Ranch branch opening in Park City, Utah on May 31. America First has 117 branch locations serving Utah and Nevada.

Amanda Thornton will serve as branch manager of West Point Smith’s Marketplace. An employee of America First since 2006, Thornton worked her way up through various roles within the credit union, including lead teller, assistant manager, market assistant manager, then service center manager.

A grand opening celebration will be held the week of June 13 – 18. The West Point Smith’s Marketplace branch is located at 217 North 2000 West  North West Point City, Utah 84015. Branch hours are Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

America First Credit Union Continues Second Quarter Growth with Opening of Jeremy Ranch Branch

Riverdale, UTAH – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, continues its growth in second quarter 2016 with the opening of its newest branch location at 3151 W. Kilby Road. Serving members in Park City area and beyond, Jeremy Ranch welcomes members as it officially opens its doors today, Tuesday, May 31. Jeremy Ranch is the fourth America First branch to open thus far in 2016 for a total of 117 branch locations servicing Utah and Nevada.

The Jeremy Ranch branch will be led by Branch Manager, Nate Hathaway. A part of the credit union his entire life, Hathaway holds fond memories of sleeping in the manager’s office while his mother worked late shifts in the check processing department. Hired at age 16 as a student trainee, Hathaway was promoted throughout the ranks to lead teller, then loan officer. In July 2014, Hathaway was hired as a service center lead teller at the Centerville Pages Lane Branch, then in March 2015 was promoted to assistant branch manager of the Kaysville Bowman’s Branch.

There will be a grand opening celebration the week of June 6 – 11. The Jeremy Ranch  branch is located at 3151 W. Kilby Road, Jeremy Ranch, UT 84098. Branch hours are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.