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GNCU Awards $56,000 in Scholarships
Since 1999 Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has awarded more than $320,000 in scholarships. This year GNCU received 108 scholarship applications, and 28 students were selected to receive $2,000 each for the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship program, sponsored and administered annually by the credit union, is available to Greater Nevada members and their families. Scholarships are awarded based on each applicant’s financial need, academic performance, community involvement, and educational and career goals.
Click here for this year's scholarship recipients.
Greater Nevada Named Best Place to Work Again!
Since 2008, Greater Nevada has participated in and been recognized as one of the best places to work in northern Nevada. This year, Greater Nevada, which encompasses our credit union employees, Greater Nevada Mortgage employees and Greater Commercial Lending team, took First Place in the 11th Annual Best Places to Work Greater Reno-Tahoe competition for the extra-large company category. This is Greater Nevada’s second time taking first place and first time in the extra-large (251+ employees) category!
This recognition is a tribute to each and every employee's support of Greater Nevada’s passion, dedication, hard work, relationship building, positive attitudes, and commitment to serving members and our community.
Click here to read more or visit our careers page to join our team!
New! Touch ID on your Apple® iPhone® or Fingerprint Login on your Android™
Tired of entering your username and password every time you login to your mobile banking app? Now you can login quickly and securely with just a touch of your finger! Follow the “What’s New” screen displays upon opening the GNCU mobile banking app to set up your phone.
Questions? Call our Member Resource Center at 775-882-2060 for more information or to get help with setup. If you have a new Apple iPhone 10 with facial recognition, you can choose to use that too!
Greater Nevada Mortgage Awarded International Service Excellence Award
Greater Nevada Mortgage has received the 2017 International Service Excellence Award in the Small Business category by the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA).'
Click here to read more about the service award.
Click here to learn more about Greater Nevada Mortgage, a Sierra Nevada mortgage company offering a variety of home loan options to those in California and Nevada.
GNCU Board Election Results
Greater Nevada Credit Union’ Annual Meeting was held March 13, 2018 during which the Board of Directors election results were announced. This year two Director positions were available and three GNCU members who were successful through the nomination process sought to fill those seats. The two members who were elected by the membership were Travis Lee, Douglas County Community Services Manager, and Jon Steele, CPA and Principal, Steele and Associates. Read more about GNCU’s Board of Directors here.
GNCU Recognized for Its Commitment to Financial Education
February 27, 2018
"From working with at-risk individuals and educating high school students through hands-on experience and financial simulations to sponsoring financial literacy programs and resources at the college level, GNCU helps Nevadans live more sustainable financial lives." Click here to read the complete article to learn how GNCU received BadCredit.org's Editor's Choice Award for its commitment to financial education.
Greater Nevada once again named USDA National Lender of the Year
For the second year in a row, Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) was named the National Lender of the Year by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In 2017 GNCU obligated more than $472 million in loans, all guaranteed by the agency’s programs, representing a nearly 400% increase over loan obligations from 2016. In Nevada alone, GNCU obligated $320,830,000 in guaranteed loans.
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Greater Nevada & Frontier Financial Merger
The world of financial institutions, including credit unions, is more competitive and consolidated than ever. Regulations and other factors have made it increasingly difficult for smaller credit unions, such as Frontier Financial, to continue expanding products and services to meet members’ growing needs. The merger with Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) was proactively pursued by Frontier Financial Credit Union (FFCU) to partner two financially sound organizations and capitalize on their collective strengths.
GNCU Earns Another Best of Award
Greater Nevada Credit Union won Best Bank/Credit Union in the Record-Courier's Best of Carson Valley 2017 awards. Thank you to the Carson Valley residents who voted for us as well as for Greater Nevada Mortgage who took second place for Best Mortgage Lender.
For the 11th consecutive year, Greater Nevada Credit Union was voted "Best Financial Institution" in the annual Best of Carson City poll in the Nevada Appeal.
Congratulations to all the Greater Nevadans who provide a level of service that gets recognized year after year, and a big thank you to the Nevada Appeal readers who voted for us!
Greater Nevada Credit Union was also voted Best Credit Union and Best Bank by Reno News & Review, GNCU won a silver award for best Bank/Credit Union in the inaugural Reno.com / Nevada Magazine "Best of" Readers Choice Awards for 2017 and took third in the Best Lender, Commercial and Consumer category in Elko Daily Free Press' 2017 Readers Choice awards.
Update on Recent Equifax Breach
September 8, 2017
The Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Inc. today announced a cyber security incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017.
The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.
Greater Nevada Credit Union reports consumer loan information to the three major Credit Reporting Agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.) This information could potentially be included in the incident described above. In order to protect yourself and your account information, we recommend considering the following actions:
- Go to www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. Under the “Potential Impact” button, fill in the information requested. This will tell you if your information could have potentially been part of this data breach.
- When asked to enroll, it will give you a date to return to the site to complete enrollment. Note this date on your calendar and access this link again at that time. This will give you free access to the Equifax complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services. Please note that you do not have to be a victim of the attack to receive this service. (Note that you also have free access to view all of your credit reports once a year at www.annualcreditreport.com.)
- As always, conduct periodic reviews of your account statements to ensure all activity is appropriate.
- Consider Identity Theft Coverage. Greater Nevada Insurance offers LifeLock Protection. Click here to review the various available plans.
- Greater Nevada will continue to provide members with safe and sound business practices to protect your sensitive information.
We're Honored to be Recipients of the Dora Maxwell Award
Greater Nevada Credit Union was recently awarded the 2017 Dora Maxwell Award for Nevada Community Achievement. Thank you GNCU team members for making this possible by continuously helping more people—and communities—live greater!
Click here to read more about the award.
Greater Nevada Named SBA Lender of the Year
Greater Nevada Credit Union was recognized as a 2017 Small Business Administration (SBA) National Lender of the Year at the fourth annual Small Business Awards Luncheon. The luncheon recognized Nevada businesses that had an exceptionally positive impact on the small business community.
Click here for more details.
GNCU's Fee Free ATM Network Just Got Even Greater!
In addition to the 30,000 CO-OP locations nationwide, members can now access 80 more ATMs in Nevada, that includes southern Nevada. These additional ATMs are located at CVS locations, as well as at Greater Nevada Field in Reno.
Click here to see all the ATM locations
GNCU members can access for free!
Announcing Greater Nevada Credit Union’s Financial Education Center!
You now have free access to a series of interactive modules covering hot financial topics like saving, investing, credit scores, mortgages, and identity protection. These short, self-paced programs focus on helping you learn how to take greater control of your finances. They also help you put that knowledge to work with simple yet effective action plans that include budgeting and planning tools.
And since we know you’re busy, this system is designed to stay on the go with you. Courses are available online, including mobile and tablet, take only 2 to 7 minutes each, and are available in both English and Spanish.
So whether your goal is to get out of debt, build your savings, invest in your future, or protect what you have, it’s easy to get the guidance you need. Click here to get started now.