Community

Earth Day – Live Green!

Apr 15
2019
Earth Day ICCU Construction

With Earth Day on April 22, many people wonder how they can live more “green”. At Idaho Central Credit Union, we love the color GREEN, from what we wear to how we do things! Here are some things we do to stay green!

With Earth Day on April 22, many people wonder how they can live more “green”. At Idaho Central Credit Union, we love the color GREEN, from what we wear to how we do things! Here are some things we do to stay green!

Documents

Offer electronic applications, documents, statements, and signing, which saves on paper.

Lighting

Install LED lights for ATMs, night drops, new facilities, and when upgrading existing facilities.

Energy

Control power for best usage with Variable Frequency & Adjustable Speed Drives (VFDs) and high-efficiency HVAC systems. Install high value insulation in buildings and use roofs that reflect heat when possible.

Water

Prevent off-site runoff and responsibly manage storm water management during and after construction.

Recycle

Donate old electronic equipment and computers to local schools and organizations. Use recyclable materials and recycled flooring in construction where reasonable. Recycle paper, cardboard, and construction waste to extent possible.

As an organization, we continuously focus on energy management and ways to be more green. If you want to live more green, you can find some great ideas from Idaho Power.

Passionate about this or another cause? Find a local nonprofit to support on May 2, 2019 for Idaho Gives!

Community

Battle of the Domes 2018-19 Season

Mar 19
2019
Idaho State University Basketball Players with Battle of the Domes sign

Congratulations to the Idaho State University Bengals on winning their second consecutive Battle of the Domes championship!

For the second year running, the Idaho State University Bengals pulled ahead to win the Idaho Central Battle of the Domes Championship!

We want to extend our congratulations to both teams for a great series.  We are already excited for next year!

The Battle of the Domes series operates on a point system where each school can earn a maximum of sixty points per year based on head-to-head competition between the Bengals and Vandals.

Battle of the Games Final Score: Idaho State: 60, Idaho: 30

“We’re thrilled to be involved with these universities in the Battle of the Domes rivalry series,” said Idaho Central Credit Union CEO, Kent Oram.

This year the scores for each game were:

Football:

10/6: Idaho State: 62, Idaho: 28

Men Basketball: 

12/29: Idaho State: 72 , Idaho: 55

3/9: Idaho State: 70, Idaho: 68

Women’s Basketball:  

12/29: Idaho: 86, Idaho State: 72

3/9: Idaho State: 73, Idaho: 67

Community News

Save with Idaho Central for America Saves Week

Feb 14
2019
America saves week graphic of family laughing

Celebrate America Saves Week with us from February 25 through March 2! Watch our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily savings themes, highlights of what local members are saving for, and fun contests. And don’t forget to help friends and family save this America Saves Week by referring them to join Idaho Central!

Bulk up your savings during America Saves Week! Now through March 2, 2019, every referral you give earns $100 for you AND $100 for your friend! Take advantage of this promo before it expires for the most saving power.

In addition to this $100 bonus, we offer our members even more great ways to save!

  • Free savings, free checking, and free coin counting machines
  • Great rates on home loans, auto loans, and Visas
  • Several options for CDs and IRAs
  • eBranch, mobile banking, and convenient locations to save time and travel
  • A dedicated Green Team to support your needs wherever you are to save headache and stress

Celebrate America Saves Week with us from February 25 through March 2! Watch our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily savings themes, highlights of what local members are saving for, and fun contests. And don’t forget to help friends and family save this America Saves Week by referring them to join Idaho Central!

Community News

International Credit Union Day 2018

Oct 17
2018
International Credit Union Day Graphic

For Idaho Central, and credit unions all over the world, International Credit Union Day provides an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the history and success of the “People Helping People” philosophy. This year’s theme emphasizes the credit union movement’s loyalty to its members and its mission to provide them financial support and guidance.

Idaho Central is excited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day on October 18, 2018. This year’s theme is “Find Your Platinum Lining.” It combines the traditional gift of platinum for 70th anniversaries with a play on the saying “every cloud has a silver lining.”

For Idaho Central, and credit unions all over the world, this day provides an opportunity to reflect and celebrate the history and success of the “People Helping People” philosophy. This year’s theme emphasizes the credit union movement’s loyalty to its members and its mission to provide them financial support and guidance.

The movement began in the 1840s as a democratic consumer cooperative by weavers in Rochdale, England. Frustrated by bankers who denied them loans simply because they weren’t wealthy, the weavers and workers decided to pool their incomes and loan money to each other. In time, this cooperation put each member on solid financial ground and encouraged their own businesses to flourish.

The need for equitable financial institutions grew and, in 1971, the World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) was created to help establish and maintain viable credit union movements. It has become the leading voice for advocacy and governance on behalf of the international credit union community.

Today, over 235 million people are served by credit unions in 109 countries and 6 continents.

Credit unions across the world are committed to their communities, offering financial services and education and returning profits to their members.

To learn more about what credit unions are and how they differ from other financial institutions, please contact an Idaho Central team member today!

Community

Serving All Idaho Members

Oct 13
2018
ICCU Team Members Volunteering Making Fences at the Zoo

Idaho Central Credit Union provides financial services to many individuals and businesses throughout Idaho. We value every member and the important role they play in our community and economy. At Idaho Central, we understand the importance of our Hispanic population and make an effort to provide them the financial services they need. As we wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to share a couple ways we serve the Hispanic population, not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, but all year long.

Idaho Central provides financial services to many individuals and businesses throughout Idaho. We value every member and the important role they play in our community and economy. At Idaho Central, we understand the importance of our Hispanic population and make an effort to provide them the financial services they need. As we wrap up Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to share ways we serve the Hispanic population.

 

Language

Not all Hispanic members prefer services in Spanish, but many do, and those that do, have that option at Idaho Central. Many members of the Green Team are fluent in Spanish. These team members may be reached through multiple channels including in branches, by phone, and through online chat services at iccu.com. We provide materials in Spanish and launched our Spanish website earlier this year. We even have an internal certification employees must pass before they are designated as Spanish-speaking. This certification includes mastery of vocabulary, terms, and requirements specific to financial services we offer. Of course, all of our Spanish-speaking employees can provide services in both English and Spanish.  They are that good!

 

Financial Services

Idaho Central is unique because we can open accounts and give loans with an ITIN, or Individual Tax Identification Number. Even if someone does not have a Social Security Number, if they pay taxes on their income, they have an ITIN number that qualifies them for membership. We also specialize in providing assistance for people to build credit. Some loans can be given on ITINs, and though the down payment or other requirements may be different, it is still a possibility that may not have been opened up otherwise.

 

Community Involvement

As always, you can find our logo, sponsorship, and the Green Machine associated with many Hispanic events in the community. Follow our social media linked in our website footer to hear about more ways we serve our Idaho community.