Community News

Best of Boise Award

Jun 03
2019
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For over 10 years, we have been voted Best Bank/Credit Union by Boise Weekly readers! Over 300,000 nominations and votes were cast to determine the Best of Boise, and we are grateful to make it on this list. More people participated in this year’s vote than any year before. Congratulations to all Best of Boise 2019 organizations!

For over 10 years, we have been voted Best Bank/Credit Union by Boise Weekly readers! Over 300,000 nominations and votes were cast to determine the Best of Boise, and we are grateful to make it on this list. More people participated in this year’s vote than any year before. Congratulations to all Best of Boise 2019 organizations!

In 2019, we were also honored as Best Credit Union of Idaho Business Review, Best Credit Union of CDA Press, Financial Services Industry Excellence Award recipient of Boise Metro Chamber, and one of the top 3 Best Places to Work in Idaho. We have been nominated for “Best of 2019” for multiple presses across the state and await those results coming later this year.

Thank you for all of the community support. It is our privilege to work in this wonderful state.

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2019 Idaho Gives

May 03
2019
ICCU employees in front of an Idaho Gives sign.

Idaho Gives is a great day that brings nonprofits and Idahoans together for a day of giving.  It’s a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many.  Idaho Central Credit Union was honored to be a sponsor of this year’s Idaho Gives!

Idaho Gives is a great day that brings nonprofits and Idahoans together for a day of giving.  It’s a day to celebrate the awesome work of Idaho’s nonprofits and benefit from the power of many.  Idaho Central Credit Union was honored to be a sponsor of this year’s Idaho Gives!

During the 24-hour period nearly 12,000 Idahoans contributed $1.91 million dollars for 589 local nonprofits.

The final contributions easily surpassed the 1.56 raised in 2018. For details on the final numbers raised for each nonprofit you can visit the Idaho Gives website.

When asked why Idaho Central likes to be a part of this event, Laura Smith, Director of Public Relations, said “Here at ICCU, we love Idaho Gives because it’s a way to support, highlight and celebrate the nonprofits throughout Idaho and the wonderful ways they are contributing to the communities where we live and work.”

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Save with Idaho Central for America Saves Week

Feb 14
2019
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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!

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International Credit Union Day 2018

Oct 17
2018
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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!

Financial Education News

Youth Savings & Checking Accounts

Sep 09
2018
Kid holding a green piggy bank.

With the new school year comes new changes. Thinking about opening a savings or even a checking for your child? Here are some updates about our youth accounts.

Youth savings and checking accounts are an important start to your financial success. Do you remember your first account? Here are some updates on our accounts.

Account Age
Share Bear Savings 0-11
Starter Savings 12-17
Starter Checking 12-17
Share Savings 18+
Free Checking 18+

What changed?

Central Explorer and New Generation accounts no longer exist. If you had one of these accounts, you will be transitioned to the current account for your age after receiving a 30-day notice. These new accounts are simpler and more beneficial for our members.

Starter Checking is available at 12 years old. We see more and more youth opening checking accounts and starting young with a job and learning about responsible saving and spending.

Starter Savings members can enter to win a quarterly prize for every “A” they receive on a report card (report card with 3 As = 3 entries) or every deposit of $10 or more they make (one deposit of $50 = one entry). Every quarter, EVERY BRANCH will now have a winner! The winners will receive $50 to go in their savings account or to purchase something they’ve been saving for. If you win, we will take your picture with a giant $50 bill!

Have any questions? You can read more on our website about Youth Accounts, Savings Accounts, and Checking Accounts. Or you can visit a branch near you.