All offices will be closed November 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving.
November 20, 2015
October 26, 2015
Due to our drive up being out of commission until repairs can be completed, the Silverdale office will have temporary office hour changes. The new hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the repairs completed quickly.
October 23, 2015
August 21, 2015
A credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative which is a group of people in a common situation who through work or community, have shared financial needs and goals. Some are needing to save money to meet a goal and some are needing to borrow money and need some financial help. A credit union is a place where they come together to help one another.
The savers make their money available to the friends, co-workers or other members in our community who have a financial need like an auto loan. Funds are not invested in risky ventures but is invested in members of our community that need help. The borrowers pay back the money with interest which gives a dividend to the savers and pays the expenses that are incurred in keeping track of the transactions, serving the members and setting some aside for rainy days.
Every member has a share in the business and as such has a say in how the operation is run. The Board of directors and committee members are all volunteers from the membership. When we take good care of our members, they put trust in this relationship and and refer their friends and family to the credit union. Loyalty is gained when help is provided when others won’t and the help is provided at a fair price. That trust is rewarded when members continue do their part and pay their loans on time.
This concept represents the principles and common bond upon which Connection Credit Union (formerly Kitsap County Public Employees Credit Union) was founded. We were formed by the employees of the City of Bremerton in 1958 and expanded to include all public employees in Kitsap County and eventually anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Kitsap county. Our common bond has expanded over the years but our core principles remain the same. There is a connection to our community and a great example of ‘keeping it local’.
December 2, 2014
Fraud Prevention Checklist:
- Fraud is on the rise and it is always wise to be aware o the heightened risk of attacks and scams, such as phishing attacks, scams where the victim is asked to pay the scammer money, and recruitment scams where the victim is asked to pay a bit of money up front to earn more money later on. Remember, if you did not initiate the conversation or transaction – do not give out your account information or PIN number!
- We recommend that you more closely and more frequently monitor ACH items, outgoing wires, and online transaction activity on all of your cards and accounts to look out for any unauthorized activity. Let us know right away if you spot anything that is suspect.
- We have systems in place to help flag or block any unusual out-of-state card purchases. Please alert us if you will be traveling over the holidays, so that they are not affected by these preventative measures. These systems will also generate verification calls to ensure transactions on your account were performed by you. Please respond promptly to these as legitimate transactions may not be processed without this verification.
- In the event of a compromise, we will determine if we will block and reissue or monitor compromised card numbers. In cases where the full unaltered magnetic stripe has been compromised, we would most likely block and reissue the card data. If this happens we will contact cardholders to let them know when they are part of the compromised breach and will place a message on our website or phone system with any updates about the breach.
September 10, 2014
Connection Credit Union is aware of the data breach at Home Depot and we are doing everything we can to safeguard our member’s accounts. We will be in contact with our members that have been affected once we receive information on any potentially fraudulent transactions. With our data processing conversion in 2013, we added more robust fraud monitoring tools to our member accounts. It is also prudent to closely monitor the transactions on your account and if you have concerns with your CCU debit or credit card, please contact us at 360-307-6400 and we would be happy to help you in any way.
January 9, 2014
As a Connection Credit Union member, you now have access to first-class advice and management for your retirement investment accounts through FutureAdvisor’s online-based investment advisory solution. In just a few minutes, FutureAdvisor can help you to enhance your portfolio’s diversification and increase your savings on investment fees and taxes across all of your accounts – in one clear dashboard.
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September 18, 2013
MoneyDesktop Now Available
MoneyDesktop is seamlessly integrated into online banking with a “widget” like implementation and functionality. Now you can have an engaging money management experience securely within online banking.
MoneyDesktop includes features like Bubble Budgets, Expense Tracking, Debt Management, and more. Not only will you be able to see all your financial accounts, balances, and transactions in one place – you will be able to visualize and interact with that data in new and meaningful ways – all conveniently and securely within online banking.
Login to Online Banking to start using MoneyDesktop today!
Visualize and interact with your budgets in a more meaningful way – using bubbles!
Since not all budgets are created equal, using circles or “bubbles” to represent budgets allows you to quickly identify budgets that need the most attention.
At a glance, you will be able to determine a budget’s:
- State/Status (color)
– over, under, or near budget
- Relative Value (size)
- Spending Progress (meter)
- Relationship to other budgets
Don’t just track spending, know your spending! Get powerful insights on where, when, and how you spend.
MoneyDesktop automatically categorizes and tracks spending from all your accounts, so you can see where your money is really going. Unlike other spending pies, MoneyDesktop reinforces the parent – child relationship of categories, giving you in-depth insights into your spending habits.
MoneyDesktop allows you to create a customized financial plan that fits your lifestyle. It also helps you stay on track with a financial GPS that keeps you on the path to financial freedom and well-being.
The new version includes an updated data visualization that reflects debt details more accurately – allowing a user to quickly see which debts are being paid down and for how long.
At some point in our lives, most of us have borrowed beyond our means. If you’re in over your head, MoneyDesktop is designed to give you step-by-step instructions on how to get out of debt, and stay out for good.
The updated Net Worth app displays data that can be immediately actionable and motivating.
For those users that have a lot of debt and slow changes each month, net worth can be a daunting report. The new Net Worth app shows you a contextually accurate data visualization of your assets vs. liabilities.
Quickly determine if you are moving in the right direction – and to what degree. Even the smallest changes are easy to see and place in context.
Login to Online Banking to start using MoneyDesktop today!