Have you recently used an ATM or gone shopping and noticed that you were prompted to check your balance? Many ATM owners and retailers have started adding balance inquiries to the withdrawal and check-out processes in order to generate more income from fees. Each time you check your balance at an ATM or retailer there is a service charge passed on to Blackhawk from the ATM owner or retailer. Because of this change, the cost of using an ATM that is not owned by Blackhawk and checking out at a store is increasing. Blackhawk is charging $.50 for these types of balance inquiries; however, we provide you with many ways to avoid this fee. There are lots of options to check your savings and checking balances for FREE ! They include: Online banking at www.bhccu.org Mobile banking anywhere, anytime at www.bhccu.org Text for your balance by texting “bal” to 89549* (requires set-up in online banking) Phone banking at 800-779-7778 Talking with us in our Call Center at
There are two openings on Blackhawk's Board of Directors and two nominees with incumbent, Tom Osmond and Associate Director, Edmund Halabi. To petition to become a nominee, please email our Executive Assistant, Colleen Curtis-Trappe at firstname.lastname@example.org. All petitions must be submitted by March 3, 2014.
If you have a mortgage with us, we'd like you to know that all tax escrow checks have been mailed to pay taxes. Next, we will run your escrow analysis to calculate mortgage payments to cover taxes for 2014. Later in January, we will be mailing our annual Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) notice. This notice informs you of your current loan to value ratio and explains when the PMI will end. If you have any questions, please contact us at (608) 755-6065.
Like you, we have read all of the news stories about the data breach at Target recently and learned that it was larger than originally reported. To learn more and to read Target's latest statement, please visit their update here. We take the security of your cards and personal information very seriously. It is our utmost priority, which is why we are monitoring this news as information develops and are staying in constant contact with both VISA and MasterCard. Although this was not a breach of Blackhawk's systems, the unauthorized party may have gained access to your private information tied to your Blackhawk Community Credit Union credit or debit card if you used a debit or credit card at Target between the dates of November 27 - December 15, 2013. The private information may include your name, debit or credit card number, expiration date, and CVV code, which is a 3-digit security code. If your card was part of this compromise, we will be contacting you directly and ordering you
If you use Blackhawk's Mobile Banking web app through a browser on your mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.), you will notice some upgrades starting on Monday, November 4. Although our browser app will have a new look and feel, you will still have the same functions as before with a few more options. Please note that the new mobile look applies only to the browser app and will not impact Blackhawk's Android and iPhone apps. If you have any questions, please call us at 800.779.5555. http://mobilebanking.bhccu.org/
What is a cash mob? It's an event where folks come together to support local businesses by shopping, learning more about the business and the overall operation. On Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 pm, local area credit unions will be hosting a cash mob at Book World at 2451 Milton Avenue in Janesville. Join us, support local businesses, and learn more at http://www.cashmob.com/janesville-wisconsin-cash-mobs-book-world.
Buying Janesville Jets tickets? Use promotional ticket code 8457bshd to ourchase tickets for $6 a piece. Go to www.janesvillejets.com to purchase them today. Go Jets!
AnnualCreditReport.com is a helpful source for viewing your credit history and learning more about how it is calculated. It is the only authorized source for the free credit report that you are entitled to by law. Beware of other ads or websites run by companies promising free credit reports. While the sites may provide legitimate services, they often allow only a short trial period for the “free” report. If you don’t cancel in time, your credit card may be charged.
It has come to our attention that people have received text messages originating from a 608 area code stating that their Blackhawk Community Credit Union debit and credit cards have been deactivated. The messages request that members text or call back to reactivate their cards. Members are then prompted to enter their card number in an automated system. Please remember that Blackhawk will never ask you for this kind of information via text, over the phone or online. If you received this text and entered your card information, please contact us immediately at 608.755.6065 and we will stop your card and order you a new one. If you received the text and did not share any information, your card is safe.
Come visit us at the Westgate Corridor Block Party on Saturday, August 24 from 4:00-8:00 pm in Bond Park in Janesville. This is a wonderful family event! There are games and prizes for kids, food by Westside Dairy Queen, My Apartment and Pizza Hut, music by Skeptical Surfers, and fireworks at dusk. Blackhawk Community Credit Union is a proud sponsor of this event. Join us!