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Advancial Asks Members to Oppose Proposed IRS Reporting Rules
We want to inform you about legislation currently being considered that would negatively impact you – our members – and to ask for your help in fighting it.

WHAT IS HAPPENING

The infrastructure bill being debated in the United States Congress contains a proposal that would require financial institutions, including Advancial, to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) the amount of money that flows through accounts holding more than $600.

HOW THIS IMPACTS YOU

Personal privacy – this proposal would violate your privacy by forcing Advancial to provide the government with extensive, detailed data about nearly all of your financial transactions.

Extraordinary regulatory burden creates added costs – Advancial is a not-for-profit cooperative and it would be very costly for us to comply with this burdensome regulation. Higher costs for us mean we would have to raise loan rates and fees and lower our dividend rates in order to pay for this compliance, providing much less value to our members.

More unbanked Americans – such regulation would promote mistrust and dissuade Americans from using safe and sound financial institutions like Advancial. Initiatives to promote financial inclusion for underserved and low-income population segments would be set back decades.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please consider lending your voice to this important effort and use this link to the Grassroots Action Center for the Credit Union National Association(cuna.org) to notify your Representatives in Washington, D.C. that you oppose this new legislation. The form will automatically find your representatives based on your address. In only a few clicks, you can help fight this legislation.

 
Advancial has been notified by the CFPB and NCUA of a scam targeting people with fraudulent cashier’s checks purporting to be from Advancial. If you receive one of these scam…
Fraud Alert – Secret Shopper Scam
Advancial has been notified by the CFPB and NCUA of a scam targeting people with fraudulent cashier’s checks purporting to be from Advancial. Individuals receive these checks by mail and they’re presented as a part of a “secret shopper” program. They’re instructed to contact “Courtney Sanders” to let them know they received their assignment. They’re instructed not to tell anyone about the program.
 
The individual is instructed to cash the fraudulent check and then take the funds to purchase a variety of gift cards. Once they’ve purchased those gift cards, they’re instructed to fill out a survey where they’ll submit the gift card numbers. They’re told if they do it quickly they’ll receive a “bonus” payment. This rush is a key detail – the fraudster needs the individual to act quickly before the check they cashed gets returned and the victim realizes they’ve been defrauded.
 
This scam is in no way affiliated with Advancial. If you receive one of these scam communications, DO NOT cash the check or follow any of the instructions. Contact Advancial directly via phone at 800.322.2709.
 

DALLAS (June 10, 2021) — Advancial Federal Credit Union was named the winner of the 2021 Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year award at…

Advancial Wins 2021 FEM Americas EMMA Award

Advancial Wins 2021 FEM Americas EMMA Award for Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year
DALLAS (June 10, 2021) — Advancial Federal Credit Union was named the winner of the 2021 Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year award at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) on Thursday, June 10, 2021 during an online ceremony.

“The FEM EMMAs remain the gold standard awards for the global mobility and international HR industry. They are the only truly global, yet region-specific awards with the greatest breadth of categories for both corporate professionals and service providers” said Claire Tennant-Scull, Global Director of Content & Events at FEM.

This is the second win in a row for Advancial, after winning for the first time in 2019. The awards were cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Advancial’s Inbound USA program serves international assignees who are relocating to the United States for employment. These individuals often have difficulty obtaining financial services since the credit history they have in their home country doesn’t carry over to the credit system in the United States. Advancial recognized this distinct group and has worked to create a program to help these individuals obtain the financial tools they need.

“Our Inbound USA program has grown so much since we set out to help this underserved market,” said Jennifer Bell, Business Development Manager at Advancial. “It’s been a challenging process and we’ve encountered some unique obstacles, but our talented team has tackled each one to create a rich and unique suite of offerings for expats. We’re thrilled that our efforts have been honored again!”

“Advancial has tapped into a much needed market to provide financial services to individuals inbound to the US without credit. Their creative approach to supporting one of the biggest barriers in mobility, while ensuring they limit their organizations risk is top notch,” said the judges, commenting on Advancial’s entry for the 2021 competition.

“I have been so impressed to see the quality of work undertaken by individuals, teams and organizations in the midst of so many challenging circumstances,” continued Tennant-Scull. “It is a demonstration of how resourceful and resilient the people who work in this industry can be, and I think everyone who took part should feel very proud of what they have achieved.”

ABOUT ADVANCIAL
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 100,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $2 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.

ABOUT FEM
The Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) is a real-world and online community for the global mobility and HR industry. Our mission is to distil best practice across regions, industries and functions while providing valuable networking opportunities for knowledge sharing and program support. Through our multi-platform of content and events we encourage dialogue and enable mobility professionals to unite, learn and grow. FEM holds annual Summits and EMMAs awards ceremonies in the Americas, APAC (Asia Pacific region) and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) as well as Conferences in Amsterdam and Australia. FEM also has a worldwide network of Chapters.
For more information, visit the FEM website: https://www.forum-expat-management.com/

DALLAS, TX (May 20, 2021) — Continuing a multi-year streak, Advancial Federal Credit Union won multiple 2021 Communicator Awards, snagging one gold Excellence Award and…
Advancial Wins Gold and Silver at 27th Annual Communicator Awards
DALLAS, TX (May 20, 2021) — Continuing a multi-year streak, Advancial Federal Credit Union won multiple 2021 Communicator Awards, snagging one gold Excellence Award and three silver Distinction Awards.

“It’s always exciting to be recognized by the annual Communicator Awards,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer of Advancial. “Our marketing team works hard to help grow our credit union with creative materials and engaging communications, so it’s great for all of us to have those efforts validated by these distinctions.”

This year, Advancial’s Banking Redefined financial education presentation was honored with the gold Excellence Award in the Design Features – Overall Design for Corporate Communications category. Silver Distinction Awards were won for the Individual – Infographic for Branded Content, the Annual Report – General – Corporate / Business for Corporate Communications, and the General – Banking/Bill Paying for Websites categories.
 
About The Communicator Awards
 
The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for marketing and communications professionals. Founded by passionate communications professionals over two decades ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best digital, mobile, audio, video, and social content the industry has to offer. The Communicator Awards is widely recognized as one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.
 
The Communicator Awards are judged and curated by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an assembly of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current AIVA membership represents a "Who'sWho" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: GE Digital, Spotify, CondèNast, Disney, Republica, Majestyk, Fast Company, Upstatement, and many others. See aiva.org for more information.
 
About Advancial
 
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 100,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.8 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.
 
LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a…
Advancial Wins 2020 Best Bank in Acadiana for Third Year
LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a virtual event on September 24. The Acadiana community has honored Advancial with this award for three years in a row.

With one branch located on Kaliste Saloom and another branch on Johnston Street, Advancial has served the local community with great financial products and personal service since they first opened a branch in Lafayette in 1985.

“We’re humbled to be chosen for the third time as the Best Bank in Acadiana,” said Brent Sheffield, President and CEO of Advancial. “This has been a challenging year for all of us, so we’re thrilled to have something so wonderful to celebrate.”

Darla Mire, South Lafayette branch manager, was excited – but not surprised. “We’re invested in this community. Our members are our friends and neighbors and we work every day to help them reach their financial goals” she said. “Three years in a row is a huge achievement, but we’re not slowing down any time soon!”

Community Development Manager Lacey Maynor echoed Mire’s enthusiasm. “Even with the turmoil we’ve all experienced this year, our team here in Acadiana has remained committed to bringing the best, most innovative financial tools to our community so that we could all weather this storm together,” she said. “It’s so rewarding to know that our efforts have earned us such a high honor.”

ABOUT ADVANCIAL
With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 90,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.
 
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Advancial Asks Members to Oppose Proposed IRS Reporting Rules
We want to inform you about legislation currently being considered that would negatively impact you – our members – and to ask for your help in fighting it. WHAT IS HAPPENING The infrastructure bill being debated in the United States Co…
Fraud Alert – Secret Shopper Scam
Advancial has been notified by the CFPB and NCUA of a scam targeting people with fraudulent cashier’s checks purporting to be from Advancial. Individuals receive these checks by mail and they’re presented as a part of a “secret shopper” progr…
Advancial Wins 2021 FEM Americas EMMA Award
Advancial Wins 2021 FEM Americas EMMA Award for Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year DALLAS (June 10, 2021) — Advancial Federal Credit Union was named the winner of the 2021 Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innova…
Advancial Wins Gold and Silver at 27th Annual Communicator Awards
DALLAS, TX (May 20, 2021) — Continuing a multi-year streak, Advancial Federal Credit Union won multiple 2021 Communicator Awards, snagging one gold Excellence Award and three silver Distinction Awards. “It’s always exciting to be recogni…
Advancial Wins 2020 Best Bank in Acadiana for Third Year
LAFAYETTE, LA (September 24, 2020) — Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at a virtual event on September 24. The Acadiana community has honored Advancial with this aw…
Recent App Updates Make your Experience Quicker and Easier
We recently rolled out improvements to balance transfers, enrollments and international wire transfers through the Advancial mobile app.   Balance Transfers Eligible members can now submit a balance transfer through the mobile app. Th…
Advancial Wins 2019 Best Bank in Acadiana for Second Year
Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at an event on June 26 at The Victorian in Broussard. This is the second year in a row for Advancial to receive that recognition. …
Advancial Wins 2019 FEM Americas EMMA Award
Advancial Federal Credit Union was named the winner of the 2019 Banking, Tax & Financial Services Innovation of the Year award at the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) Americas Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) on…
Supervisory Committee member, Bob Deputy, retires after 15 years
After 15 years of service, Bob Deputy has retired from Advancial’s Supervisory Committee. The Advancial Supervisory Committee is a team off five volunteers appointed by the Board of Directors and is responsible for ensuring that Advancia…
Advancial Ranked 21st Medium-Sized Company for 2019 Best Companies to Work for in Texas
Advancial Federal Credit Union ranked 21 st in the Medium-Sized Companies category for the 2019 Best Companies to Work for in Texas . The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of Texas Monthly , the Texas Association of Bus…
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