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You Could Win $10,000 for Saving Your Money

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Posted On: August 7, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, Banking, Savings

Meet Lynette P. who recently won $10,000 just for saving with American First Credit Union! Her Big Prize Savings account paid off in a huge way. When asked how she felt after learning she won, Lynette responded, “I said to my husband, ‘Maybe our luck is changing’ and it did. This is amazing, just amazing.” You Could Win, Too Lynette joins a list of lucky savers as the sixth recipient of the $10,000 quarterly prize since the program launched in February 2019.  Anyone can reap the benefits of this program! Still on the fence about Big Prize Savings? Just ask Lynette if it was worth the time. What is Big Prize Savings? Big Prize Savings is a free savings account that was made with healthy savings habits in mind. At the end of each month, Big Prize Savings account holders who maintain an average daily savings balance of $500 or more for that month receive one entry for every $25 saved. Account holders have a greater chance of winning prizes when
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You Could Win $10,000 for Saving Your Money

You Could Win $10,000 for Saving Your Money

Posted On: August 7, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, Banking, Savings

Meet Lynette P. who recently won $10,000 just for saving with American First Credit Union! Her Big Prize Savings account paid off in a huge way. When asked how she felt after learning she won, Lynette responded, “I said to my husband, ‘Maybe our luck is changing’ and it did. This is amazing, just amazing.”

You Could Win, Too

Lynette joins a list of lucky savers as the sixth recipient of the $10,000 quarterly prize since the program launched in February 2019....

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Online Safety Tips for Remote Workers

Online Safety Tips for Remote Workers

Posted On: August 3, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Cybersecurity, Digital

Whether you’ve been working from home for a while or just recently started, a refresher on staying safe online is always a good idea. Working remotely comes with being at risk for a cyber-attack, which can be dangerous for your private work data. Read these online security tips to ensure you’re doing what you can to keep cybercriminals away. 

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Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud

Posted On: July 17, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Banking, Credit, Cybersecurity

In the modern world, almost everyone holds a credit card. Reportedly, 7 in 10 American’s have at least one credit card and there are 364 million open credit card accounts in the U.S. as of November 2018.

The reach and popularity of credit cards have made it a major target of fraudsters out there. Many fraud schemes target credit cards, such as skimming (copying the credit card details electronically and duplicating the card), card theft, identity theft, phishing, vishing (voice...

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Credit Union Assists in Fight Against Cancer

Credit Union Assists in Fight Against Cancer

Posted On: June 26, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Community, COVID-19

American First Credit Union (AFCU) donated over $2,700 to Relay for Life of Northwest Orange County this year and participated in their event to raise awareness and funds against cancer.

Covid-19 has changed the way we Relay, an event that American First has been proud to support since 2004. Even though we can’t currently be face-to-face, we continue the support for our community by raising awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society, a cause near and dear to many of...

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Caring First Receives Diamond Award

Posted On: June 23, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, Community, General

American First Credit Union (AFCU) was recently honored with the prestigious Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.

AFCU won the Ongoing Events - Diamond Award for the Credit Union’s community service efforts through our Caring First program. Caring First is one of our most prominent community-based programs that was created to give back to communities, engage associates, and develop leadership...

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AFCU Aids Local Homeless

AFCU Aids Local Homeless Organization

Posted On: June 19, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Community, COVID-19, General

As part of our Caring First community service efforts, American First Credit Union (AFCU) donated various supplies to Mary’s Kitchen to assist the homeless population in Orange County, CA. AFCU purchased containers, utensils, and other necessary supplies to help ensure the organization could continually provide and support the community with fresh, clean materials amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19.

COVID-19 has changed how so many businesses operate, including non-profits...

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Credit Union Awards $50,000 Grand Prize

Credit Union Awards $50,000 Grand Prize

Posted On: June 19, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, General, Savings

American First Credit Union awarded Nick H. $50,000, the grand prize in our newest savings program, Big Prize Savings (BPS).

Nick is a long-time saver that joined Big Prize Savings in March 2019. When asked how he felt after learning he won, Nick responded, “I’m still dreaming. I haven’t woken up from my dream. My family won’t believe me when I tell them how much I won.” That money is staggering, but AFCU aims to reward members who save their money.

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Real-World Financial Simulation for Youth

Real-World Financial Simulation for Youth

Posted On: May 29, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Banking, Community, General, Savings, Youth

Bite of Reality aims to educate adolescents on real-world finances in an engaging simulation. It’s a FREE interactive financial literacy event that American First Credit Union hosts along with other credit unions in the nation. Our aim is to help young people learn the importance of saving money, developing wise spending habits, living within your means, and planning for their future!

Participants receive a fictional occupation, salary, spouse, children, student loan...

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What is Big Prize Savings?

Big Prize Savings: Save Money, Win Money

Posted On: May 29, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Awards, Banking, Savings

Big Prize Savings (BPS) is a savings account at American First Credit Union that rewards you with chances to win cash prizes by saving more. There are monthly, quarterly, and yearly prizes. Part of our mission is to promote better savings habits, so we encourage them with a savings product exclusive to American First.

We offer a chance to win $1,000 every month. On top of that, you have the chance to win $10,000 every quarter and $50,000 every year. Big Prize Savings provides an...

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The New & Improved amerfirst.org!

Posted On: May 26, 2020 by American First Credit Union in: Banking, Community, General

Welcome to American First Credit Union’s new online home! We listened to a lot of feedback and suggestions to bring you our new and improved website.

We’re still the credit union you can rely on for all your financial services, but with a revamped online experience. Our goal was to bring American First to modern standards making browsing accessible, efficient, and effortless on any device.

The beautiful homepage is intended to be your ultimate go-to location...

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