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23 04, 2021

Online Banking Downtime

By |2021-04-23T10:47:58-05:00April 23rd, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Online Banking Server Issues April 23, 2021 Online Banking continues to be down for all users as of 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 23. We became aware of the issue on Thursday morning and are working with our service provider to troubleshoot. At this time, we are told by FISERV (our banking software provider) that the [...]

19 04, 2021

Webinar: Score a better future | credit basics with FICO

By |2021-04-20T22:13:07-05:00April 19th, 2021|Financial, Improving Credit|0 Comments

Webinar: Score a better future | credit basics with FICO Friday, April 23 @ 11:00 a.m. (CST) We all have financial goals but knowing how to get there can be a challenge. Don’t understand how credit scores impact your financial health, or know your FICO® Score? We want to help! In celebration of Financial Literacy [...]

19 04, 2021

3 Ways to Teach Kids Good Money Habits

By |2021-04-15T16:32:46-05:00April 19th, 2021|Kids Corner|0 Comments

3 Ways to Teach Kids Good Money Habits Spend, Save and Share Jars Many parents teach their kids the value of hard work by paying them for chores. You can take this a step further by talking about what they can do with their hard-earned cash. Get three jars and add the label spend, save [...]

13 04, 2021

Forgiveness Information for PPP Loans

By |2021-04-14T10:08:31-05:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Forgiveness conditions of the Paycheck Protection Program The funds from your PPP loan can be used for the following purposes: Payroll—salary, wage, vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick leave, health benefits Mortgage interest—as long as the mortgage was signed before February 15, 2020 Rent—as long as the lease agreement was in effect before February 15, [...]

13 04, 2021

Am I eligible for the new round of PPP?

By |2021-04-13T15:36:24-05:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Am I eligible for the new round of PPP? Companies with 300 or fewer employees who suffered a 25% drop in any quarter’s revenue from 2019 to 2020 are eligible for the second round of PPP. This means a 25% or more reduction in gross income from any quarter in 2020 relative to that same [...]

13 04, 2021

Pandemic Assistance for your Small Business

By |2021-04-13T15:13:19-05:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Need pandemic assistance for your small business? Here's a rundown of several economic relief programs that are available. Despite the improved numbers for new cases and deaths compared to the peak of the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to have an outsized impact on small businesses. The passage and signing of the American Rescue Plan Act in [...]

8 04, 2021

Money Missteps – A Great Thing to Happen to a Kid?

By |2021-04-08T11:25:14-05:00April 8th, 2021|Budgeting, Kids Corner|0 Comments

Money Missteps - A Great Thing to Happen to a Kid? You Spent Your Money on What?! Any parent with a child old enough to have control over money has probably at least thought that, if not shouted it across a dinner table. While the outrage at a teenager spending an entire pile of birthday [...]

31 03, 2021

How To: Fold Bunny Money

By |2021-04-09T10:31:08-05:00March 31st, 2021|Kids Corner|0 Comments

  HOW TO: Fold Bunny Money This is a wonderful idea for an Easter basket, or to give older kids who feel they are too old for Easter baskets.     Materials. Crisp, New Dollar Bill (or any other denomination) Wiggly Eyes (Optional – but it looks more bunny-like with them) Small Pink Circle  (Card [...]

30 03, 2021

Webinar: Building Your First Budget

By |2021-04-16T09:54:29-05:00March 30th, 2021|Budgeting, Financial, Green Country News, Kids Corner|0 Comments

If you missed it last week, don't worry, you can still register for the 2nd broadcast of this highly informational teaching tool. Session 2: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Time: 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30 p.m. ET Sign Up If you can't view it live at 7:30 p.m. (CST) you will still have access to the [...]

25 03, 2021

Spring Webinars

By |2021-04-19T14:09:33-05:00March 25th, 2021|Budgeting, Kids Corner|0 Comments

Spring Webinars Upcoming Online Educational Webinars: APRIL – BUILDING YOUR FIRST BUDGET A smart budget helps you cover your expenses and still buy some of the things you want. Find out how to make—and maintain—a budget based on your needs. This session is specifically geared toward teens and pre-teens as part of Youth Financial Literacy [...]

17 03, 2021

Homeless Americans can get their $1,400 stimulus check

By |2021-03-17T13:25:40-05:00March 17th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

Homeless Americans who don’t have a fixed address or bank accounts will have to jump through an array of hoops to claim their payment If you are homeless, you can go to a tax return office where they will file something called EIP return. They will put the money on a debit card after, What [...]

12 03, 2021

6 Things to do with your Stimulus Check

By |2021-03-12T13:58:50-06:00March 12th, 2021|Financial|0 Comments

6 Things to do with your Stimulus Check (if you've already paid your bills)   Pay off (or Pay Down) High-Interest Debt Interest rates are low for student loans, mortgages, and savings accounts, but if you're carrying credit card debt, you're probably paying upwards of 15%. You can free up a lot of cash by paying [...]

12 03, 2021

Stimulus Checks Round 3 Arriving Soon

By |2021-04-09T10:34:57-05:00March 12th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

Stimulus Checks Round 3 Arriving Soon: Key Things To Know The IRS and Treasury will begin processing and sending the $1,400 stimulus checks as soon as this weekend. But not everyone will get their money at once. The $1,400 stimulus checks are officially arriving this weekend -- that is, for some of the people qualified to receive [...]

11 03, 2021

Annual Business Meeting

By |2021-03-30T12:18:07-05:00March 11th, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Annual Business Meeting - Online Recapping 2020 Green Country FCU Statement of Condition Re-nomination for two expiring terms on the Green Country FCU Board of Directors There are two (2) terms expiring on the Board of Directors. The following Directors have been re-nominated for election by the Nominating Committee: Marcia Haley (Incumbent) Running for a [...]

8 03, 2021

Webinar: Women & Money

By |2021-03-08T11:30:56-06:00March 8th, 2021|Budgeting, Financial|0 Comments

Free Educational Webinar: Women & Money Whether it’s having children, career advancement, divorcing, or becoming a widow, there are certain pivotal times in women’s lives that can occur. This special educational session addresses considerations for budgeting, credit, and insurance. Let's celebrate International Women's Day. Session 1: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 @ 11:30 a.m. (CST) [...]

5 03, 2021

PPP Loan Applications Online

By |2021-04-14T10:39:43-05:00March 5th, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline Extended Through May 31 UPDATE March 26, 2021 | Small businesses scrambling to stay afloat as a result of COVID-19 are getting extra time to apply for low-interest, forgivable loans. Congress extended the deadline for Paycheck Protection Program applications through May 31, 2021. The popular Small Business Administration program was [...]

28 02, 2021

Self-Employed Apply for a PPP Loan Now!

By |2021-02-28T23:38:30-06:00February 28th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Self-employed and gig workers could get bigger loans under new PPP rules.  It just got easier for businesses with less than 20 employees to obtain a PPP loan. The Government changed how the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program calculates forgivable loans for the smallest firms and sole proprietors. The updated formula — which will likely [...]

19 02, 2021

Six Factors That Could Hurt Your Credit Score

By |2021-04-09T10:36:09-05:00February 19th, 2021|Improving Credit|0 Comments

Six Factors That Could Hurt Your Credit Score It's no secret that maintaining a good credit score is essential to strong financial health. It is a must if you ever wish to take out a substantial loan or need to apply for rental properties. Most people know the basics of what may hurt and what [...]

18 02, 2021

What to do if you see something wrong on your credit report

By |2021-02-18T20:01:34-06:00February 18th, 2021|Improving Credit|0 Comments

What to do if you see something wrong on your credit report Under the FCRA, both the credit reporting company and the information provider (that is, the person, company, or organization that provides information about you to a credit reporting company) are responsible for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information in your report. To take advantage [...]

18 02, 2021

13 Interesting Facts about Credit Reports

By |2021-02-18T17:56:09-06:00February 18th, 2021|Improving Credit|0 Comments

13 Interesting Facts about Credit Reports According to a study from the Federal Reserve, the larger the gap between your credit score and your spouse’s score, the greater you are at risk for divorce. Speaking of spouses and credit scores, you can now find a date based on credit score at CreditScoreDating.com. After all, they [...]

18 02, 2021

How to get a copy of your credit report

By |2021-02-18T17:01:58-06:00February 18th, 2021|Improving Credit|0 Comments

How do I get a copy of my credit reports? You are entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the three major consumer reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). You can request a copy from AnnualCreditReport.com. You can request and review your free report through one of the following ways: [...]

17 02, 2021

A note from our CEO on the Online Banking Outage

By |2021-02-17T11:34:21-06:00February 17th, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Dear Green Country family, I wanted to give everyone an update on the continuing online banking outage we’re experiencing and hopefully explain a little as to why this is such a big incident. This unprecedented winter weather event is affecting everyone across the U.S., and Oklahoma and Texas are getting hit especially hard. We utilize [...]

15 02, 2021

Credit Union Winter Hours Due to Severe Weather

By |2021-02-17T10:37:23-06:00February 15th, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Green Country Moves to Winter Hours Due to Severe Weather and Road Conditions February 17, 2021 We are still operating under winter weather hours - our drive thru's are open 8:00 - 5:00. We also made the decision to close our Coweta branch today. February 15, 2021 In anticipation of hazardous road conditions continuing into [...]

15 02, 2021

Online & Mobile Banking Outage

By |2021-02-18T08:44:44-06:00February 15th, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Remote Services Offline February 18, 2021 8:00 a.m. | Online and mobile banking are back up but there are still intermittent issues. Fiserv is continuing to work toward a complete and full restoration or services and we expect more updates as the morning progresses. February 17, 2021 4:00 p.m. | Our latest update from Fiserv is [...]

8 02, 2021

Closing Early due to weather

By |2021-02-10T13:21:25-06:00February 8th, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Winter Weather Hours in Effect Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021  |  1:30 p.m. Green Country FCU is moving to winter weather hours for the remainder of the week. Our drive-thru's in Sand Springs will open at 8:00 a.m. and close early at 5:00. Saturday our drive-thru's will be open for normal hours: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 [...]

1 02, 2021

Lobbies Re-Opening March 1

By |2021-02-28T23:11:27-06:00February 1st, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Lobbies Now OPEN! As of Monday, March 1, 2021, all Green Country FCU lobbies are re-opened for in-person banking services. We are a community credit union, and the health and well-being of our communities continues to be our top priority - including making the decision to close our lobbies back in January. By limiting access [...]

29 01, 2021

Free Webinar – SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS

By |2021-01-29T14:38:19-06:00January 29th, 2021|Budgeting, Green Country News, Improving Credit|0 Comments

Free Webinar SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS Credit report scores hold a lot of power—they can help buy that first home but can also take away financial opportunities. This session provides an overview of credit bureaus, credit scoring, guidance to dispute inaccuracies, improving credit scores, and dealing with identity theft and fraud. Join us [...]

29 01, 2021

Scam Alert – COVID Vaccinations & Oklahoma Vaccine portal

By |2021-01-29T13:22:46-06:00January 29th, 2021|COVID-19, Fraud|0 Comments

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out continues, it’s important to be on the lookout for scams. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) recently issued a new warning about vaccine scams: Beware of scams offering early access to vaccines for a fee. Keep an eye out for phishing scams where scammers email or text you with phony [...]

18 01, 2021

Farmers/Ranchers Eligible for PPP Loans

By |2021-01-18T22:19:55-06:00January 18th, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Farmers gain greater access to small business support as PPP reopens Farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or [...]

18 01, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Now Available

By |2021-01-27T11:28:07-06:00January 18th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Notice: Paycheck Protection Program resumed January 11, 2021 at 9am ET SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA will begin accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021. I'd like more information about PPP [...]

14 01, 2021

PPP-Application

By |2021-01-16T08:30:38-06:00January 14th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update January 14, 2021 Paycheck Protection Program applications are open again There are two applications available:   First Time Borrower Application - You did not receive a PPP loan in 2020 APPLY NOW - PPP First Time Borrower Second Time Application  - You received a PPP loan in 2020 2nd Time Borrower Application [...]

14 01, 2021

2021 Holidays

By |2021-02-09T10:47:20-06:00January 14th, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Green Country FCU will be closed the following federal holidays in 2021: 2021 New Year's Day Friday, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 18 President's Day Monday, February 15 Memorial Day Monday, May 31 Independence Day Sunday, July 4 Labor Day Monday, September 6 Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day Monday, October 11 [...]

14 01, 2021

Credit Card Makeover in Review

By |2021-01-14T12:29:57-06:00January 14th, 2021|Budgeting, Improving Credit|0 Comments

Credit Card Makeover A look at our first financial education webinar of the year. Quick - without looking it up, do you know how much you owe on all your credit cards? If you're not sure, it could be a sign that you're getting into credit card trouble. Not knowing how much you owe, or [...]

5 01, 2021

New stimulus package makes it easier to qualify for food stamps.

By |2021-01-05T15:17:47-06:00January 5th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

New stimulus package makes it easier to qualify for food stamps. Here’s what you need to know Millions of Americans report not having enough money to pay for food during the pandemic. The latest Covid relief package expands food benefits, giving further aid to millions of Americans who are facing financial difficulty because of the [...]

5 01, 2021

When will you get your stimulus payment and how?

By |2021-01-05T09:24:57-06:00January 5th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

People can check the status of both their first and second payments by using the Internal Revenue Service's Get My Payment online tool. When will you get your stimulus payment and how? A second round of stimulus payments are on the way and many eligible families are expected to receive the money this month. The first payments started [...]

1 01, 2021

Lobbies Closing – COVID Update

By |2021-02-15T19:15:20-06:00January 1st, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

UPDATE 2/15/2021 - Lobbies will ReOpen March 1st Now that staffing levels are back to almost normal and we're seeing a decline in community-wide COVID-19 cases, we will reopen our lobbies for in-person services on Monday, March 1st. UPDATE 1/28/2021 - LOBBIES CLOSED After reviewing staffing levels and community case levels, we have decided to [...]

31 12, 2020

WEBINAR Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt

By |2021-01-05T16:02:13-06:00December 31st, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Green Country News, Improving Credit|0 Comments

WEBINAR Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt Please join us for a free educational webinar. Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt Credit cards can be a great financial tool, but for some, can lead to debt and financial trouble. This session provides an overview of credit card usage, warning signs of credit issues, [...]

31 12, 2020

Second Round Stimulus Checks Start Soon

By |2020-12-31T08:51:29-06:00December 31st, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Will you get a stimulus check? And when? Check your payment status here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment The $600 stimulus checks from the latest Covid relief bill are officially on their way to bank accounts. The IRS also confirmed that initial direct deposits began December 30th and will continue through next week. “Some Americans may see the direct [...]

15 12, 2020

Online Shopping Safety

By |2020-12-15T09:20:16-06:00December 15th, 2020|Fraud|0 Comments

Online Shopping Safety In today's electronic world, it is extremely easy to shop and purchase goods or services on your computer, without ever leaving your home. Certainly, there are many benefits — cyber storefronts are always open and bargains are abundant. It is simple to comparison shop with the click of your mouse, and sellers [...]

1 12, 2020

Get Creative! Ways to Lower Holiday Spending

By |2020-11-20T11:00:07-06:00December 1st, 2020|Budgeting|0 Comments

Get Creative! Ways to Lower Holiday Spending Holiday spending is often a spending plan-buster. The expenses can be numerous: presents, wrapping paper, cards, decorations, food, and travel, to name a few. Yet very few people have an unlimited holiday budget. If you do not have the funds to buy everything you want, there is no [...]

30 11, 2020

Cyber Monday: 7 tips for safer online shopping

By |2020-11-30T08:56:15-06:00November 30th, 2020|Fraud|0 Comments

Cyber Monday: 7 tips for safer online shopping Are you one of the many shoppers planning to click for holiday gifts this year? Don’t let the numerous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and distractions cloud your judgment. It’s always important to pay attention to signs that your online shopping transactions are secure. The holiday [...]

27 11, 2020

Masks are now required in Green Country branches

By |2020-11-24T16:21:16-06:00November 27th, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

Updated - Friday, November 27, 2020 Sand Springs City Ordinance Now Requires Masks in All Local Businesses In accordance with the recently passed City Ordinance No. 1359, face masks or coverings are now required in all Sand Springs businesses. We ask that you please help us comply with this new regulation by wearing a face-covering [...]

23 11, 2020

Tips for safe Cyber Monday shopping (or really any day)

By |2020-11-23T16:01:20-06:00November 23rd, 2020|Fraud|0 Comments

Tips for safe Cyber Monday shopping (or really any day) Are you one of the many shoppers planning to click for holiday gifts this year? Don’t let the numerous Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and distractions cloud your judgment. It’s always important to pay attention to signs that your online shopping transactions are secure. [...]

20 11, 2020

A step-by-step guide to making a holiday budget

By |2020-11-20T10:47:25-06:00November 20th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial|0 Comments

A step-by-step guide to making a holiday budget Ah, the holidays. It’s a time for seasonal cheer, catching up with family, and for some—financial panic! If you recently looked at the calendar and realized gift-buying season is closer than you thought, don’t worry. We are here to help you organize your finances by making an [...]

20 11, 2020

How to Make the Most of a Reduced Paycheck

By |2020-11-20T10:37:47-06:00November 20th, 2020|Budgeting, COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

Bubbles burst, the economy falters, companies downsize, and personal disasters happen which can result in a reduced paycheck. Perpetual salary growth or even maintenance is simply not guaranteed. However, by adopting the right tools and attitude, you can make the most of a reduced paycheck and not just survive, but thrive. Determine whether your situation [...]

12 11, 2020

How to Budget for Christmas Shopping

By |2020-12-15T09:29:39-06:00November 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you are like me, you are completely blindsided by the end of the year. Wasn’t it just the 4th of July? Why is it so cold all of a sudden!? December is here, and it’s human nature to get stressed out by the holidays, the shopping, the parties, the travel… and put thinking about [...]

9 11, 2020

Five Ways to Cut Monthly Expenses

By |2020-11-09T11:09:40-06:00November 9th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial|0 Comments

Ever notice how your monthly expenses always seem to equal whatever salary you’re making, even after you get raises? The phenomenon is called “lifestyle creep” and it can keep you from reaching all kinds of financial goals, from paying down debt to saving for retirement. One way to get lifestyle creep under control is to [...]

9 11, 2020

3 Ways to Refinance to a VA Loan

By |2020-11-09T10:07:54-06:00November 9th, 2020|Home Buying|0 Comments

3 Ways to Refinance to a VA Loan A VA refinance is brand new loan, not just an adjustment of a current one. A VA refinance will require a new loan application, a new title report and depending upon the type of VA refinance, more paperwork. Today, there are three different VA refinance loans. The [...]

9 11, 2020

Do you qualify for a VA Loan?

By |2020-11-09T09:55:02-06:00November 9th, 2020|Home Buying, Uncategorized|0 Comments

VA Loan Eligibility Requirements To be eligible for a VA loan, you or your spouse must meet the basic service requirements set by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), have a valid Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and satisfy credit and income requirements. You may be eligible for a VA loan by meeting one or more of the [...]

9 11, 2020

All About VA Loans

By |2020-11-09T09:47:08-06:00November 9th, 2020|Home Buying, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Veterans Should Use a VA Loan VA loans are federally backed loans available to eligible military service members who are looking to buy a house. In many cases, it will be your best option thanks to the perks like no down payment, competitive rates, limited closing costs, and no private mortgage insurance premium (PMI). [...]

15 10, 2020

A New PPP Forgiveness Application is Out: What You Need to Know

By |2020-10-15T10:10:01-05:00October 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

The Application The 3508S is a one-page application, with a second page for demographic information. Instead of having to show your forgiveness amount calculation as you do on the 3508EZ, you simply certify seven things: The dollar amount for which forgiveness is requested does not exceed the principal amount of the PPP loan and: a) [...]

23 09, 2020

Relief from Federal Student Loan Payments Extended through the End of the Year.

By |2020-09-23T13:52:21-05:00September 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

If you lost your source of income or had reduced income because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making payments on your federal student loans may be nearly impossible. With the extension of The CARES Act, those borrowers have relief from paying through December 31st. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says if you have qualifying student [...]

14 09, 2020

5 Actions Grandparents Raising Kids Should Take Now

By |2020-09-14T13:58:59-05:00September 14th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial|0 Comments

National Grandparents Day was this weekend and we know that more older adults have primary responsibility for raising grandchildren or other young relatives. If this describes you or the older adults you work with, here are a few financial tools that can help. Get a clear picture of monthly income and expenses. If you’re raising [...]

25 08, 2020

Small-Business Owners: Don’t Forget Special Pandemic Tax Breaks

By |2020-10-20T15:02:57-05:00August 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

shared from the Wall Street Journal Whatever shape your business is in, here are tax moves to consider now Note: All are likely to require professional help but could provide big benefits. If you’re a small-business owner, don’t overlook tax breaks that could help this year—whether your business is on the ropes or is booming. [...]

21 08, 2020

Tips To Help Your Business Stay Afloat During Uncertainty with Guy Kawasaki

By |2020-12-15T09:35:18-06:00August 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We're sharing a post from A Daily Dose of OPTIMISM! recorded with Guy Kawasaki on LinkedIn Live. We hope you find this enlightening! In today’s conversation with Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur, author of 15 books, marketing expert, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist—we discuss some of the tactical ways that entrepreneurs and CEOs can navigate leadership during the [...]

6 08, 2020

Keep Calm & Avoid Coronavirus Scams

By |2020-08-06T15:28:14-05:00August 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Fraud|0 Comments

There are so many COVID-19 scams circulating right now. Everything from stimulus money fraud to imposter contact tracers and everything in between. Stay aware and keep your personal information safe. Here are some tips from the FTC. KEEP CALM & AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS Learn how to tell the difference between a real contact tracer and a scammer. [...]

13 07, 2020

Reg CC

By |2020-07-13T12:47:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Green Country News|0 Comments

Green Country FCU is part of the National Credit Union Administration and thereby adheres to policies and regulations set forth by the Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Federal Reserve and CFPB in late June finalized amendments to Regulation CC to implement a statutory adjustment to adjust the dollar amounts under [...]

7 07, 2020

Should I Refinance?

By |2020-07-08T11:47:53-05:00July 7th, 2020|Budgeting, Home Buying|0 Comments

Even when rates are low, refinancing your mortgage isn't always the right choice. Here are some points to consider before you refinance. Deciding when to refinance your home loan depends on several factors besides whether you can get a better mortgage rate than you already have. And though there are many reasons people refinance their [...]

7 07, 2020

Three signs you’re more prepared than you think to buy a home

By |2020-07-07T16:22:57-05:00July 7th, 2020|Home Buying|0 Comments

No doubt about it—buying a home is a big investment. You’re on the hook for a long-term mortgage, and responsible for repairs and any other unforeseen expenses. But don’t get discouraged just yet. If you have strong money management skills (and cash saved up), you may be ready for homeownership. Here are three signs that [...]

7 07, 2020

Home Buying 101 – your complete guide

By |2020-09-01T13:06:21-05:00July 7th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Home Buying|0 Comments

Buying a home is at once an exciting and challenging venture. With commitment and planning, you can become a successful homeowner. This post covers everything you need to know to start the home buying process off right, including: Preparing for Homeownership Understanding Mortgages Getting a Loan Searching for a Home and Making an Offer Closing [...]

6 07, 2020

Is It Time to Refinance Your Mortgage?

By |2020-07-06T10:27:33-05:00July 6th, 2020|Financial, Home Buying, Improving Credit|0 Comments

Refinancing is the process of paying off an existing loan with the proceeds from a new loan and using the same property as collateral. Usually, the interest rate on the new mortgage will be less than the old, the loan will cost less and you will save money. However, refinancing isn’t appropriate for every homeowner. [...]

6 07, 2020

Guide to Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES Act

By |2020-07-06T09:39:44-05:00July 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

If you have been impacted by the national COVID-19 health crisis and are having trouble paying your mortgage payment, forbearance may be an option for you. Forbearance is offered by some lenders to borrowers who have experienced a financial hardship such as a loss of income or increased medical expenses. Eligible borrowers approved for forbearance [...]

30 06, 2020

Apply for Oklahoma Business Relief Program Today

By |2020-12-15T09:27:47-06:00June 30th, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Applications are no longer being accepted for this program. Oklahoma Business Relief Application & Guidelines Green Country is participating in the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) which is a one-time grant for up to $25 million for qualified businesses. The OBRP is a state-level program administrated by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. OBRP requires that [...]

26 06, 2020

Teaching Kids And Teens Smart Money Habits

By |2020-06-26T09:42:25-05:00June 26th, 2020|Budgeting, Financial, Kids Corner|0 Comments

Think back to how you formed your financial habits. Did you learn everything you needed in school? From your parents? If you could go back and talk to your younger self, what financial pitfalls would you tell yourself to avoid? If you have children of your own, you may be wondering how and when to [...]

24 06, 2020

5 tips for social media security and privacy

By |2020-06-24T09:03:44-05:00June 24th, 2020|Fraud, Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 tips for social media security and privacy Social media accounts are powerful tools in the wrong hands. We’ve recently seen hackers take over the Twitter accounts of media outlets and large corporations, using them for anything from basic spam to drawing attention to global issues. Your own accounts might seem too small to tempt [...]

18 06, 2020

Annual Business Meeting Saturday

By |2020-06-19T11:19:35-05:00June 18th, 2020|Green Country News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Green Country FCU Board of Directors Annual Business Meeting Saturday, June 20, 2020 @ 10:00 a.m. Virtual Business Meeting As you know, Green Country FCU is member-owned and part of that ownership includes annual reports from the Board of Directors, along with elections/re-elections for Board positions. We will be holding our Board of Director's Annual [...]

8 06, 2020

Verify or Notarize your absentee ballot at Green Country locations

By |2020-06-08T09:49:27-05:00June 8th, 2020|Green Country News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We're pleased to offer free absentee voter services to assist Tulsa area voters with absentee ballot affidavit verification. We have notaries at both our Morrow Road and Prattville locations. Here’s some general voter information: OKLAHOMA PRIMARY ELECTIONS – JUNE 30th Mail Absentee Request Deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 5 p.m. Here’s what’s on the [...]

29 05, 2020

5 Tips to Maximize PPP Forgiveness

By |2020-05-29T17:48:07-05:00May 29th, 2020|COVID-19, Financial, Small Business|0 Comments

Tip #1: Use the Covered Period for Payroll Costs A first tip to maximize PPP forgiveness? Use the eight-week covered period that starts when you get the PPP loan. Not the alternative covered period which starts the day the next payroll period starts. (You get to choose which eight weeks you look at.) The reason? [...]

29 05, 2020

Lobbies Reopening

By |2020-05-29T16:35:25-05:00May 29th, 2020|Green Country News|0 Comments

Effective Monday, June 1, our lobbies will reopen for member access.   For the health and safety of everyone, we highly encourage the continued use of the drive-thru for all teller and simple transactions, whenever possible, as well as remote banking services.  If you do choose to come into the lobbies – welcome!  It’s good to see [...]

21 05, 2020

Small Business Support through the Pandemic

By |2020-05-21T08:18:56-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Financial, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Paycheck Protection Program Update Our commercial lending team has worked tirelessly since late March helping our small business members and new relationships stay afloat by utilizing the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program. To date, we've helped 90 business owners receive an average of $35,010 in what should be forgivable loans to pay employees and utilities. We've [...]

21 05, 2020

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks – When will you see your money?

By |2020-05-21T08:13:38-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

When will you see your Stimulus Check? Please note that Green Country FCU cannot see your stimulus payment until it is direct deposited or until you deposit a paper check. We do not have control over when these funds are deposited. The Internal Revenue Service started sending out stimulus payments this week and while some [...]

21 05, 2020

Small Business Relief – What is the Paycheck Protection Program

By |2020-10-20T15:33:17-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

► APPLY for the Paycheck Protection Program What is the Paycheck Protection Program? The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is a nearly $350-billion program intended to provide American small businesses with eight weeks of cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans. Program highlights All [...]

15 05, 2020

Celebrating Milestones During the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:16:25-05:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life and cancel plans across the world, people are finding creative ways to celebrate. From drive-by weddings to birthday car parades to virtual graduation ceremonies, there are so many ways you can celebrate while still maintaining proper social distancing. Let’s take a look at some of the [...]

15 05, 2020

Managing your money during the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:14:14-05:00May 15th, 2020|Budgeting, COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us into financial situations that we could never have predicted. Country-wide shelter-in-place orders have left many without work, and businesses without customers. Now more than ever, it’s important to think about the way we spend or save every dollar we make. In some cases, the quarantine orders have [...]

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