NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY

Big believers in philanthropy

Philanthropy may be a big word, but it describes a pretty simple idea. It’s a term that describes the people and organizations who give their money and other resources to improve the lives of others. If you regularly donate to charitable organizations because you want to help others who are less fortunate, you’re a philanthropist.

Putting philanthropy in action is an important part of our organization and as a member of Indiana Members Credit Union, you’re a part of that. As a non-profit cooperative, our credit union subscribes to the seven cooperative principles, one of which is supporting the sustainable development of the communities we serve. Our credit union philosophy is built around the basic idea of People Helping People. Continue reading

NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY

Savings can head off financial crises

Most people have good intentions when it comes to money. They try to be careful when buying things and look for ways to save a few dollars here and a few dollars there, believing that will put them on the right path for financial security.

What keeps them from achieving that security? Often, it’s life’s unexpected events. Just when everything is going well, the car breaks down and you discover you need a new transmission. Or you get sick and miss two weeks of work. Maybe the washing machine leaks, leading to an expensive repair and having to replace the flooring. Continue reading

Indiana Members Foundation Awards Over $80,000 in Scholarships and Grants

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, recently hosted its 2019 Grant Recipient Awards Banquet at Primo’s South in Indianapolis and awarded over $80,000 in grants through its Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program, Mike and Marti Ney “People Helping People” Grants, Terry Renick Legacy Golf Grants, and the Joan Wolfe Legacy Grant for the Arts Program.

The Robert E. Martin Collegiate Scholarship Program was established to honor Robert E. Martin for more than four decades of dedication and service as a board member of IMCU as well as his commitment to education throughout his career as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at Indiana University Purdue-University at Indianapolis (IUPUI).  The scholarships are available to college students that are members of Indiana Members Credit Union.  Applications are accepted annually from January 1 through March 31. Continue reading

National Family Health and Fitness Day

Using your HSA can keep your family healthier

Indiana Members Credit Union believes it’s important to improve your family’s financial fitness all year long. That’s why we offer a wide range of programs for saving money, affordable ways to borrow when you need to, and free online services to help you stay fiscally fit in less time.

September 28 is National Family Health & Fitness Day, so we also wanted to take the opportunity to encourage you to focus on your family’s physical well-being, too. After all, when people stay fit and healthy, they enjoy life more and are less likely to face hefty medical bills. Continue reading

Why Our Non-Profit Status Matters To You

Why our non-profit status matters to you

Many don’t give much thought to the ownership of the companies they do business with. But when it comes to financial services such as your checking and savings accounts, whoever makes the decisions about your business matters more than you may realize.

When you need accounts or other services like auto and mortgage loans, you can turn to a credit union like IMCU or you can go to the bank down the street. The accounts and services may seem to be quite similar, but there are very important differences. Continue reading

National Non-Profit Day August 17

We give back to the community in so many ways

The fact that Indiana Members Credit Union is a non-profit organization is one of the most important things about us. Why? As a non-profit, we’re all about serving you and members like you. By managing our organization well and keeping costs under control, we’re able to offer higher dividends on savings accounts and make loans at remarkably affordable rates.

We also serve you by giving back to the communities our members call home. Just as we help our members enhance their financial well-being, we help the places they live become stronger and healthier. A key channel for that support is the Indiana Members Foundation, which we created to provide Indianapolis-area schoolchildren with what they need to support learning and educational success. Continue reading

Paying for College Responsibly

INVEST IN THE FUTURE WITH SALLIE MAE’S 1-2-3 APPROACH TO PAYING FOR COLLEGE

When you’re planning for college, the first question is often which school to choose. But just as important is the question of how you’ll pay for it. That’s why we’ve partnered with Sallie Mae® to bring you their 1-2-3 Approach to Paying for College. These three steps can help you make more informed, responsible financial decisions for a big investment in your future. Continue reading

National Ice Cream Day

Treat yourself with financial security

President Ronald Reagan is remembered for many things, but the tastiest thing he did while in office was to issue a proclamation declaring the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. That favorite summertime treat has been a part of American life since Colonial times, with First Lady Dolley Madison the first to serve it at a formal White House event. Today, our nation consumes more than 1.6 million gallons of frozen dairy treats annually.

Treating yourself to a sundae, a scoop, or a drumstick makes you feel great for a short time, but if you want a good feeling that will last for years, the best treat you can give yourself is financial security. As a member of Indiana Members Credit Union, you have access to a complete family of savings choices. That way, you can choose the savings account that fits your goals. Continue reading

Handshakes and Other Great Ways to Connect

Handshakes are such an important part of our society that there’s even a day to recognize them. Thursday, June 27 is National Handshake Day. While we may think of that ritual as a modern invention, historians say it goes back to the ancient Greeks, who used handshakes as a gesture of peace to prove they weren’t holding weapons. Continue reading

National Nurses Day

There’s a link between your health and your credit union

24 hours a day, 365 days a year, America’s nurses are hard at work taking care of the health needs of people of all ages. On one day each year, we take a moment to thank them. May 6 is National Nurses Day, and it’s a great time to stop and thank nurses you know for being there in many of life’s toughest moments.

Did you know our roots are actually in healthcare? Back in 1956, the Indiana University Medical Center Federal Credit Union opened its doors, serving the nurses, doctors, technicians, and all the other people who worked at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Over time, we began serving employees of other organizations and eventually became Indiana Members Credit Union. Today, we serve more than 125,000 members from 27 full-service branch offices, making us Central Indiana’s largest credit union. Continue reading