Benefits of Having a Debit Card

January 19, 2017

Do you pay for everything with cash? Are you tired of getting that handful of change back from your transactions and having it fill up in your car cup holder or the bottom of your purse? Swapping that cash out for a debit card can help save on clutter and provide many other great benefits.SecurityOne of the biggest advantages of having a debit card is that you don’t have to carry large amounts of cash on you. Since most businesses are set up to take plastic, there is no need to carry much cash...

What Is a Home Equity Loan?

January 9, 2017

What Is a Home Equity Loan?Like lots of folks, you may have some big expenses on the horizon this year:An upcoming wedding?An outdated kitchen to remodel?Outstanding debt to pay off?A long-overdue vacation?So, how will you pay for everything?If you’re a homeowner, one option you may have heard about is a home equity loan. Also known as a “second mortgage,” it’s a very simple method that lots of people choose for financing a wide variety of common expenses.Let’s talk about what we mean ...

Teach Good Financial Habits

December 29, 2016

Teach Good Financial Habits with a Children’s Savings AccountLike every parent, you want to give your children the best start in life. You teach them important health and safety habits. You encourage them to do their best in school. You teach the importance of kindness towards others.But what’s the best way to teach them about money? Where do you start?That’s where a savings account for kids can help. Let’s take a look at some of the short- and long-term benefits of establishing an accou...

Year In Review: 2016 at BluCurrent

December 28, 2016

Between all the fun events, the roll out of our Merchant Partner Program, and everything in between, 2016 was a great year to #BankwithBlu! We have to give credit to our awesome staff, incredible Board, and outstanding members for making this one of the best (and most fun) years yet. Here is a quick recap of some of the fun we had in 2016:#PartywithBlu: BluCurrent Member Events2016 was a year full of BluCurrent parties! In April, we hosted our Annual Meeting at White River Conference Center. Thi...

Account Fraud

December 20, 2016

We’re always keeping an eye out for suspicious activity on your account. We do our best to keep your hard earned dollars protected from being used by someone else. Our recent addition of the EMV security chip to our BluCurrent cards is a great example of how we are constantly striving to protect your account. But, have you ever wondered what happens when your account is being used by a fraudster? We’ve got your back:If we detect fraud, your card will be temporarily blocked and you will recei...