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Advancial’s Summer Celebrations

August 27, 2013

DALLAS – Advancial Federal Credit Union’s top priority is its employees and one of the ways Advancial focuses on this is by bringing them together regularly, outside of work. This year’s summer celebrations included food, fun and employee excitement.

“It’s wonderful to see our employees come together in such creative and team-oriented summer activities,” said Brent Sheffield, President & CEO with Advancial. “Each of our regional summer events was a great way for employees to interact with their families and have a shared experience in a social environment. Advancial is proud to host such a wide array of employee events.”

Employees located in Dallas, Advancial’s city headquarters, enjoyed a Wolfgang Puck catered dinner and a private visit of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Since this newly opened museum is the hottest ticket in town, employees were excited to view the quad-level, ultra-modern museum with their family and co-workers in this exclusive after-hours event.

“Having the museum to ourselves made the whole experience even more enjoyable,” said Stephanie Simmons, Marketing Analyst. “My son especially enjoyed the privacy because he was able to interact with the exhibits without waiting in long lines.”

Employees from Advancial’s Alaska branches were focused on healthy and happy living when they participated in the Color RunTM 5K. The rules for the 5K are simply to “wear white at the starting line” and “finish plastered in color.” Houston-area employees arranged an outing to Main Event Entertainment for an evening of food and fun for all ages. Main Event offers indoor bowling, laser tag and even a ropes course. Advancial’s staff located in Louisiana chose to express their artistic side during an evening of Painting with a Twist®. Oklahoma employees took time to cool down from the summer heat with a fun day at White Water Bay water park.

Advancial ranks among the Best Companies to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly because of activities like these and many others. Throughout the year employees enjoy fun company contests, opportunities to volunteer for their communities and numerous outlets for giving feedback, such as one-on-one annual meetings with the President & CEO and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Advancial's Second Location in Lafayette Opens its Doors

November 1, 2012

LAFAYETTE— Advancial Federal Credit Union opened its second location in Lafayette, Louisiana on October 22. Located on Johnston Street, near The Mall of Acadiana, the newest location will serve members living or working in the southern portion of Lafayette.

“A large number of Advancial’s staff have contributed their thought and time in making our newest location in Lafayette another place where members are happy to conduct banking,” said Brent Sheffield, President and CEO of Advancial. “Our newest location has all the amenities of our original location but with some upgrades to provide convenience to members.”

While banking at the new South Lafayette branch, members can enjoy a coffee bar, iPads to keep kids entertained and privacy rooms for loan application discussions. Upon entering the branch members are welcomed with a hallway of multi-changing bubbles to provide a high tech feel in an otherwise old world styled building. Multi-changing lights, jumbo sized televisions and automated systems contrast with black wrought iron detailing, real barn house doors and exposed wooden beams. These features and décor elements deliver Advancial’s value of innovation while keeping with the local architectural style.

“We’re very excited to be welcoming members to this new location,” said Jackie Armentor, Branch Manager of Advancial’s South Lafayette branch. “Along with the obvious upgrades we have in the lobby there are many perks we’ve included in the break room to give staff a feeling of home while they’re at work.”

The break room features full tele- and video conference capabilities, spacious seating and high-end kitchen appliances. Staff also benefit from integrated automated systems for money handling and drive-thru service that deliver faster queuing for members. Plans are underway to promote the new branch with a Lafayette-wide campaign. Local residents can participate in an interactive “tag, you’re it” themed game for chances to win cash. Details are to come this month.

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 75,000 members worldwide and has assets of over $1 billion. For more information on this organization, please visit www.advancial.org.

Advancial Celebrates 75th Anniversary with a Grand Slam

September 19, 2012

DALLAS— Advancial Federal Credit Union has provided quality service to members for 75 years and in celebration of the Diamond Anniversary Advancial coordinated both member and employee baseball-themed contests that occurred throughout the month of August.

“Advancial is proud of our long history, and was excited to highlight 75 years with these events. Both employees and members have been critical to our successes over the years, and it was important that everyone be included in the celebration.” said Brent Sheffield, President and CEO of Advancial. “It adds a competitive element to the fun and pride that goes into the milestone that we’ve reached.”

The 75th Anniversary promotion for members ended with a drawing for a 75” television. Members were encouraged to sign up for online services in order to receive entry drawings. Online services highlighted include online banking, eStatements, bill payer and iDeposit, Advancial’s remote deposit product. As a result of the online services push, individual services increased by 832. iDeposit was the leader in new users with 325. At promotion-end there was also a total increase of 447 users that signed up for all four online services. With the technical advancements Advancial has made to improve these online services, the benefit to sign up is clear to members. Members also visited their local branch for a chance to win fun prizes in a baseball-themed member appreciation event.

For Advancial’s internal celebration, each week Advancial staff participated in activities that awarded them drawing entries for a separate, internal prize. These activities included coordinating clever baseball-themed photos, completing trivia about Advancial’s history and, lastly, trading baseball cards customized for each employee of Advancial. To add to the fun atmosphere, employees were allowed to wear Advancial branded baseball shirts and hats to work weekly. The lucky employee to win the grand prize giveaway received a television and baseball watching party.

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 75,000 members worldwide and has assets over $1 billion. For more information on this organization, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org.

Advancial Releases iPhone App

August 7, 2012

DALLAS— Advancial Federal Credit Union has released their first wave in mobile apps. The Advancial App for iPhone was released June 11, 2012. The first day of release, the app was downloaded through the iTunes App Store onto 1,617 devices. Currently, there have been 3,774 downloads for iPhones.

“We are happy to be able to offer our members the ease and convenience of the ultimate mobile banking experience through the Advancial App,” said Larry Burwell, Chief Information Officer with Advancial. “It has been well received by users, and we look forward to expanding the services offered to members.”

The Advancial App is a step above the basic financial institution app with many differentiating factors, including iDeposit, which allows members to make a remote deposit by uploading an image of a check. Users will also be able to view past iDeposit history and update contact information directly from their device.

Advancial plans to release an app for the iPad and all Android devices in the coming weeks, which will also host the great features available on the Advancial App for iPhone.

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 73,000 members worldwide and has assets over $1 billion.

Advancial Awards Three Savvy Saver Dinero Teens Scholarships

July 26, 2012

DALLAS— Advancial Federal Credit Union continued the initiative to support education by awarding scholarships in the amounts of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 to three Dinero Teens members. Dinero Teens is a financial services program designed for Advancial members aged 13 to 18.

“This year’s applicants were especially creative” said Brent Sheffield, President and CEO of Advancial. “We were thoroughly impressed by the unique ways that the students chose to showcase their financial planning knowledge.”

This year’s task for Dinero Teens was to create a thorough, organized and creative budget presentation for their college expenses. Many times high school teens underestimate the cost of tuition, books, room and board and the many other costs incurred during college years. This scholarship activity is meant to encourage junior high and senior aged high school teens to create a presentation detailing those costs. In order to involve employees in the selection process we opened voting company-wide to determine the top three winners. Applicants were judged on academic achievement and the content, organization, clarity and creativity of the budget project submitted.

The first place winner received a $3,000 scholarship for a creative song about budgeting. The song was a parody of the song Viva la Viva by Coldplay and was transformed by the winning contestant into Viva la Budget. A professional and well thought PowerPoint presentation earned a Dinero Teen member from Heath, Texas the spot as Advancial’s second place winner. She outlined costs for housing, tuition and other expenses she will face in secondary schooling and the steps she will take to bridge the gap. Advancial’s first ever blog entry earned the third place recognition and a total of $1,000 for the Dinero Teen winner. This creative Dinero Teen included daily entries in the blog about such topics as the cost of a new bicycle lock to researching a new cell phone plan on billshrink.com.

Advancial supports financial education through programs such as Dinero Teens. The Dinero Teens program gives members access to a range of financial products and services including savings accounts, low minimum starter certificates, checking accounts and credit cards. Members can also enjoy several perks, such as a quarterly newsletter and the annual scholarship contest.

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 73,000 members worldwide and has assets of over $1 billion.

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