Correction to ATFCU Board Election Mailing

ATFCU Board election materials were mailed on March 11. We have determined that the Biographical Information page contains an error and will be mailing a replacement early next week.

Board candidate Andrew Prince is incorrectly described as being employed by Hardin-Simmons University as the Dean of the Fine Arts College. Mr. Prince is actually employed by Abilene ISD as the Dean of Students at Cooper High.

We apologize for the confusion. Please watch your mail early next week for the corrected version.

2017 Scholarship Program

Abilene Teachers FCU is offering scholarships to outstanding young members who are graduating from high school in 2017.  At least ten recipients will receive $1,000 awards to assist with expenses during their freshman year of college. Here are the guidelines for interested applicants:

  • Applicant has an account in his/her own name at ATFCU. It is not sufficient to be listed on a parent's membership.
  • Applicant is in good standing with the credit union and an ATFCU member of record as of December 15, 2016.
  • Applicant has been accepted as a full time student for the Fall 2017 semester at an accredited college, university, or technical school in the United States.
  • Applicant is not related to an ATFCU employee, Board member, or Supervisory Committee member.

The online application can be downloaded here. Applications are also available at all branch locations, by mail, and in high school counselors' offices throughout our service area. The application deadline is April 17, 2017.

 

Member Security & Inbound Phone Calls

The first priority at ATFCU is protecting our members' funds and their personal financial information. In recent months we have become concerned about emerging fraud patterns associated with incoming phone calls. The continuing data breaches of retailers and internet browsers means that information such as mother's maiden name, birth date, and Social Security number are not as confidential as they once were.  Bottom line - fraudsters can use this information to misrepresent themselves on the phone. 

ATFCU management has determined that we must take the next step forward to secure member data. Each member and join owner is being asked to establish an individual verification code that will be used to validate your identity on incoming phone calls. This code is separate from any passwords currently on your account.   Please use the following parameters for your verification code:

  • Codes consist of 4 to 18 alpha-numeric characters
  • Codes should be in English
  • Codes must be easily pronounceable
  • Codes cannot be obscene or profane

To establish your code, please visit the teller windows at any branch or call our Member Information Center at 677-2274 (toll free 800-677-6770).

Should you forget your verification code, or decline to establish one, your identity will be verified by a series of questions about your account(s) and/or membership.  Of course, no code will ever be needed for face-to-face transactions at ATFCU branches!  Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Newsletters

Stay up to date on the latest credit union happenings. Use the links below to view our most recent newsletters.

January 2017 Newsletter – Member Verification, Health Savings Accounts, Turbo Tax

October 2016 Newsletter –Member to Member Transfers, Skip-A-Pay, Scholarship Recipients

July 2016 Newsletter - Call Center Staff, Lower Vehicle Loan Rates, Discount Tickets

April 2016 Newsletter - Eyeprint ID, Scholarships Available, Annual Meeting