Check Fraud – Be Alert

Use CAUTION when making a check deposit of one of the following items: Personal | Business | Official | Cashier’s | Money Order | Traveler’s or Gift Check, if… You do not know the sender personally or are required to send back monies to: a person you do not know personally Funds are from an item you sold on the internet Funds are from a lottery or sweepstakes in a foreign country Notice of an inheritance Internet job to cash checks and or to facilitate money transfers through your account... Read More

The Benefits of Opening a Credit Union Checking Account

Most people have an idea of what a checking account can do for them. You can use it to make purchases and pay your bills. However, not all checking accounts are created equal. The same can be said for banks and credit unions. People may have an idea of what a traditional bank can do for them, but credit unions offer the same convenience and easy banking options, often with better benefits and rates. There are definite benefits of opening up a Credit Union of Denver Rewards Checking Account. But... Read More

Credit Score & More!

Credit Union of Denver has another FREE benefit! Credit Score & More Your credit score is more than just a number – it’s a way for lenders to determine whether you are eligible for a loan, for apartment complexes and insurance agencies to give you rates or access based on your credit worthiness. Managing your credit is an important part of managing your financial well being. It will guide your financial picture on how much interest you pay, which affects your payments, which effects your budget, etc. It’s important Smart... Read More

Cyber Tech Security – 4 Simple Steps for Safety

Four Simple Steps to Staying Secure Making the most of technology safely and securely can seem overwhelming and confusing. However, regardless of what technology you are using or how you are using it, here are four simple steps that will help you stay secure. Unfortunately, technology itself cannot protect you from hackers. Many hackers are now attempting to target you rather than your computer or electronic device. They try to achieve this through deception and trickery. For example, they might call you pretending to be Microsoft tech support, claiming that... Read More

Protect Accounts By Being Informed

One of our main goals is to keep your account safe from fraud. One of the best ways we can do this is to inform our members about prevalent scams. We would like to bring awareness to scams we have noticed becoming more common and widespread. One specific scam we have witnessed is the Secret Shopper Scam. This scam typically begins as an email or a pop-up on your computer from a well-known retailer asking if you would like to make some additional money secret shopping their stores. This seems... Read More

Toby’s Pet Parade Recap for 2019!

Credit Union of Denver was once again the Presenting Sponsor for the 4th Annual Toby’s Pet Parade held in Parfet Park in Golden on Saturday (Sept 7th). Toby’s Pet Parade is a pet costume parade and fair, benefiting more than 12,000 animals that Foothills Animal Shelter cares for annually. Hundreds of pups in costume parade down Washington Avenue followed by a family-friendly fair in Parfet Park that draws in over 2,000 people each year. We had a wonderful time! Here are some of the highlights and fantastic pet costumes we witnessed... Read More

12 Common Financial Mistakes to Avoid

Credit Union of Denver Financial Tips Just as to-do lists can be a key part of planning, do-not-do lists can be helpful reminders to avoid mistakes that others have made. 1. Impulse investing. Avoid investing based on a whim or a tip. Don’t invest a certain way just because a friend or colleague does. Instead, be thoughtful and strategic. 2. Lacking an overall plan or strategy. Don’t look a financial decisions in isolation. Think about how they affect or are affected by other elements. For example, when deciding on your... Read More

Too Young to Think About Investing? Think Again…

“How did it get so late so soon?” — Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss’s simple but powerful words continue to resonate today, even in the context of planning for a financially secure future. Because when you get right down to it, the younger you are, the more potential you have to gain, by taking advantage of the time ahead of you. For example: Let’s say you started investing $100 per month. Assume over time you earn an average of 6% interest per year. The chart below shows how much money you’d... Read More

Stickley Seminar was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our inaugural Cyber Security Seminar at the Lakewood Cultural Center featuring Jim Stickley on July 30th. We had a great turn-out and received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our members and community. As promised, here are the slides Mr. Stickley said he would share. If you would like to view Stickley’s presentation, click here. We promise it’s safe to click on, pinky swear. We strive to provide our members with relevant and meaningful seminars, so be sure to check out our Events Calendar for... Read More

Shared Branches

What are they and why it’s important to know… The main branch for Credit Union of Denver is located in Lakewood, Colorado, but we have members all over the United States. It is important to us that the members living thousands of miles away find the credit union to be just as convenient as those members living in Lakewood. In an effort to be as convenient as possible for our members, Credit Union of Denver chooses to participate in the Shared Branch Network (CO-OP Network). Belonging to this network provides... Read More