After all, you're a member and owner of your credit union, and earnings are returned to you in a variety of exclusive products and services.
- To reduce monthly bills: ask us about consolidating your debt or refinancing into a lower rate loan and more flexible terms. Start today by calling (855) LIV-GR8R (548-4787) to speak with a GNCU loan consultant.
- To build savings: let us help you automate your savings and build that long-needed emergency fund with the new I Can Save account
- To plan your financial future: Save on insurance and even rethink your home loan: Look inside this issue for ways Greater Nevada Financial Service, Insurance, and Mortgage can help you take action.
New! GNCU Cards App Enhancements
The free GNCU Cards App now offers the ability to change your Visa® debit card PIN on the go, as well as easily use Apple Pay® to make and track purchases. You can also set up alerts, track purchases and more. Download the app today from the App Store® or Google Play™ store. Also coming soon is the new GNCU Business Online & Mobile Banking!
From the President
As we ring in the New Year, I'd like to send a sincere thank you to everyone who participated in our member satisfaction survey last November. Your feedback, including recent testimonials below, gives us insight on how we can help you Live Greater!
I invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions and ideas any time at gncu.org/Feedback.
As always, thank you for your membership and best wishes for the New Year.
What Members Are Saying
- "I have been working with credit unions as my primary financial institutions for over 50 years, and Greater Nevada has impressed me with each interaction." -Tom
- "The fees are much lower and the benefits and customer service are so much better! I love doing my banking at Greater Nevada Credit Union." -Dian
- "GNCU has very professional staff that is also very friendly and courteous to me." -Robert
- "I appreciate Greater Nevada Credit Union so much. I love the team at my branch. They are always helpful and kind, even when they are swamped. I recommend them to everyone I know. Thank you Greater Nevada!" -GNCU Business Member
Tips from the Experts: Save Time and Skip the Line
By Tom Wambaugh, VP Member Services
GNCU is constantly looking for ways to make it easier to take care of your finances so you can spend more tim enjoying your life. Here are just a few ways we help do that.
Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs):
Many GNCU branches now offer ITMs to easily and securely conduct transactions via our video member service representatives. The next time you’re at a branch, try out the ITM to see for yourself how quick and convenient it is.
Telephone, Online, & Video Lending:
There are several different ways to speak with a loan consultant at GNCU, including via phone at any GNCU branch or by calling (855) LIV-GR8R. And in several branches members can enjoy private video teleconferencing with a GNCU loan consultant. Online applications are also available any time at gncu.org.
eBranch Online & Mobile Banking:
Of course, you can always skip a trip to the branch by using GNCU’s free, secure eBranch online and mobile banking. Check your balance, make transfers, and even deposit checks directly from your mobile device.
To discover more ways to streamline your banking, including accessing rates, calculators, forms, and more, click here.
At GNCU we help more people in the communities we serve Live Greater
in a variety of ways, including fundraising and volunteering. Following are a few highlights of our community outreach efforts over the psat several months.
- In October GNCU hosted the annual luncheon celebrating the GNCU Community Partners Program at Greater Nevada Field. Last year more than $80,000 was raised for 90+ local organizations that support our communities.
- November included helping Special Olympics Nevada athletes during their annual Bowling Regional. GNCU volunteers were on hand to cheer on th eparticipants and assist at the event.
- December featured our month-long Greater Giving donation drive, where GNCU collected toys, food, and other items for those in need. In totoal, 3,501 items were donated!
- In 2019 GNCU provided financial literacy to 1,300 students in 18 locations across northern Nevada. That included a hands-on financial simulation, Bite of Reality, presented in November to Silver Stage High School Seniors so they could better understand the importance of budgeting.
Through GNCU's community service program, employees volunteer an average of 2,800+ hours each year. Visit gncu.org or follow us on social media to find out where we'll be next and how you can get involved!
New I Can Save Account to Help More People Live Greater
Do you worry about not having enough money saved to pay for an emergency?
You're not alone. In fact, 25% of Americans have nothing saved for an emergency or unexpected expense¹, and 58% of adults have less than $1,000 in total available savings². An emergency expense to may people could mean years of financial hardship as they look to recover. Thats why GNCU has introduced the I Can Save
account, to help qualifying* members start a basic savings plan and learn how to routinely contribute to their financial well-being. It's as easy as 1,2,3!
- Open your I Can Save account- No minimum deposit required!
- Make a deposit each month- You'll earn a generous 5.00% APY* to help your savings grow.
- If you need to access emergency funds, I Can Save is here for you.
This year, resolve to get on the greater path to savings. Learn more about the I Can Save account at gncu.org or visit your local GNCU branch.
Your Board of Directors Candidates
Its election time at Greater Nevada Credit Union, and this year we have four individual seeking to fill two available positions on the Board of Directors.
We thank them in advance for their interst in being part of a Board who volunteer their time, experience, and knowledge to oversee the direction of your credit union. The GNCU Board is comprised of seven Directors, all elected to serve three -year terms, which expire on a rotating basis. As a member-owned financial cooperative, Greater Nevada has a uniqe operating structure that gives members the opportunity to choose who will serve on thier Board through the annual election process. This means that you play an important role in Greater Nevada's future by completing and returning the ballot below.
Rob Joiner (Incumbent)
Member: 35 years
Residence: Carson City, NV
Occupation: Self Employed – Land Use Planning Consulting/Commercial Real Estate
Education: AA Management, American River College; BA Urban Geography, University of California, Davis; MS Land Use Planning Administration with Minor in Public Administration, ABT, University of Nevada, Reno
Statement: It has been a pleasure to serve the owner-members of GNCU over the past several years, currently as Board Vice-Chair. With you constantly in mind, we strive to maintain fiscal health and high standards. Due largely to the strength and experience of our management and staff, and guidance of a dedicated Board, we have enhanced cutting-edge technology to meet the financial needs of our members. We continue to increase branches and services such as reward checking accounts, interactive teller machines, mobile services, expanded student scholarships and lending. I respectfully request your vote to continue representing the owner-members of GNCU.
Alex Talmant (Incumbent)
Member: 29 years
Residence: Reno, NV
Occupation: Retired Deputy Comptroller – Nevada Army National Guard
Education: MBA Golden Gate University; BS University of Idaho
Statement: It has been my pleasure to serve our members on the Board of Directors for the past 23 years. Again, I am seeking re-election to continue using my experience, education and skills to further our credit union's growth and financial security. My background in finance and budgeting will benefit the Board as Greater Nevada continues to grow in assisting members in meeting their financial goals. Our credit union will continue to be challenged as our state's growth and needs rapidly expand, and my experience will be a valuable asset to the Board as we move into the future.
Member: 44 years
Residence: Carson City, NV
Occupation: Retired CEO of Greater Nevada Credit Union
Education: Western CUNA Management School – Ontario, CA 6/84-6/87, Financial Management – Economics; CUNA Financial Management School – University of Colorado, Boulder, 6/89 – 6/91. Attended numerous other credit union schools during my career
Statement: As a fourth generation Nevadan who has seen many challenges, I believe opportunities are born from challenges and life experiences. I faced such challenges and became a leader. I hope my leadership skills will contribute to the success and potential of GNCU. Those skills include financial management, business planning, business development, strategic planning, and being a dependable team player. I have over 25 years of service with GNCU, including involvement in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Northern Nevada Railway Foundation, Wells Alumni Association and the Nevada Credit Union Advisory Council. It would be an honor and a privilege to represent the membership on this Board.
Member: 4 years
Residence: Reno, NV
Occupation: Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager at Paterson Pacific Paper
Education: MBA Western Governor's University; BA University of Nevada, Reno; Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt at Villanova University
Statement: GNCU is the first financial institution that I have been a part of in 20 years of banking that I can honestly say I enjoy being a part of and have had nothing but a great experience. I have a unique skill set and education that has been tailored toward increasing value to customers and improving overall user experiences. I am a native Nevadan and would love the opportunity to be able to participate and give back to my community.
You are also invited to Greater Nevada's Annual Meeting on March 3, 2020. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at 211 E. 9th Street (The Plaza Event Center in Carson City). Meet the members of your Board of Directors as well as Greater Nevada's management team and staff. The results of the Board of Directors election will be announced at the Annual Meeting. We hope you will be there to join us! Refreshments will be available.
Click here to download the official 2020 ballot.
Get Your Complimentary Consultation
Whether your need is large or small, the Greater Nevada Financial Services program is here to help you with a variety of insurance and investment needs, including:
- Wealth Building
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Retirement Planning
- College Savings
- And More
Simply call (775) 334-3168
or (775) 886-1468
to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.
Advisors are registered representatives offering securities and advisory services through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, a broker/dealer and a Registered Investment Adviser. Cetera is under seperate ownership from any other named entity. Registered address:481 Eagle Station Lane, Carson City, NV 89701 / 6745 Sierra Center Parkway, Reno, NV 89511 / 4131 N Carson st., Carson City, NV 89706. Investments are not deposits. -Not NCUSIF insured -Not insured by any federal government agency -No credit union guarantee -May lose value.
How Much Can You Save on Insurance This Year
On average, our members save $647!
Start the New Year with a complimentary checkup from Greater Nevada Insurance agent Brent Cordell. He’s here to help review your current policies and advise you on the best coverage. On average, our members save $647 by bundling home and auto insurance policies.* Call Brent at (775) 886-1967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
"I had recently purchased a vehicle and called Brent at Greater Nevada Insurance to check on my options for coverage. Brent was prompt with his response, and I was able to save a good deal of money on a monthly basis. I couldn’t be happier with my experience." -Steve W.
*Available insurance products are not deposits of Greater Nevada Credit Union and are not protected by any type of deposit insurance, are not obligations of or guaranteed by Greater Nevada Credit Union or its affiliates, and may be subject to risk. Insurance products are not insured or guaranteed by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) or any other agency of the United States. Any insurance required as a condition of the extension of credit by Greater Nevada Credit Union need not be purchased from our Agency but may, without affecting the approval of the application for an extension of credit, be purchased from an agent or insurance company of the customer’s choice. Figure of $647 is a national average savings number from the previous 12 months of auto, homeowner, and packaged policyholders’ savings when compared to the policyholders’ former premiums. Individual premiums and savings will vary.
At Your Service
- Apply For A Loan: itstimetolivegreater.com or (855) LIV-GR8R (548-4787)
- eBranch Online Banking: gncu.org
- Mobile Banking App: Free download at the Apple® App Store or Google Play™
- Phone Activated Teller: (775) 885-0924, or outside local calling area: (800) 421-6674, press *, press 1
- Member Resource Center: (775) 882-2060 or (800) 421-6674
Greater Nevada is part of the CO-OP ATM and CO-OP Shared Branch Networks. which provide free ATM and Shared Branch access nations wide. See a complete listing of locations at gncu.org.
For updated on GNCU special offers, new products and services, and more, sign up for our eNews at gncu.org/opt-in.
GNCU is proud to be the title sponsor of Greater Nevada Field, home to the Reno Aces and the Reno 1886 FC. See current events and schedules at GreaterNevadaField.com
Up Your Savings While Mortgage Rates Are Down!
At Greater Nevada Mortgage (GNM), we're ready to help you take advantage of the current rate environment with a range of financing options from fixed- and adjustable-rate mortgages to FHA loans, VA loans, and more. Plus, we make the process easy with:
- Local mortgage consultants
- Digital closing options
- Online Resources and mortgage calculators
Contact GNM today and we'll help you decide if now is a good time to purchase or refinance. Just call (800) 526-6999
or visit GreaterNevadaMortgage.com
For even more savings opportunities, ask us about special discounts and bonuses for GNCU members!
GNM NMLS ID: 279738 | CA ID: 41DBO-61467 Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act.