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Mobile App Users Need to Upgrade Devices by March 26
Due to security upgrades, beginning on March 26, in order to connect to the Greater Nevada mobile banking app, your phone will need to have an Operating System (OS) as noted below:
- Users with devices on Android KitKat Level 20 and above will be able to connect to the mobile banking app. (KitKat is Android version 4.4) If your OS is not at level 20 or above, you will need to upgrade it.
- Users with devices on iOS 8 and above will be able to connect to app. Those operating on a lower version than iOS 8 will need to upgrade to continue using the mobile banking app.
If in doubt, please check with your mobile carrier on how to upgrade your device to the latest operating system.
Winners Announced for Spring Training Trip Sweepstakes
Congratulations to the four winners of Greater Nevada Credit Union's Spring Training Trip Sweepstakes: GNCU members Mary Armstrong and Thomas Paxson, and Aces season ticket holder Bob Lariviere, and Aces Fan Calli Wilsey. Have fun on your trip in March at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, AZ, and thanks to everyone who entered to win. Learn more about special events and promotions at Greater Nevada Field.
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.
GNCU is Awarding $40,000 in Scholarships
Greater Nevada Credit Union is accepting applications for its annual academic scholarship program, which has awarded nearly $290,000 in scholarships over the past 17 years. This year, Greater Nevada will award 20 scholarships for $2,000 each, totaling $40,000.
Applications are due by March 31, 2017. Click here to learn more and download an application.
January 24, 2017 Proclaimed "Greater Nevada Credit Union Day"
On January 24, 2017, Greater Nevada Credit Union will celebrate 68 years of serving the region, along with a proclamation from the City of Reno designating the date as “Greater Nevada Credit Union Day”.
The proclamation acknowledges the credit union’s USDA Lender of the Year Award, the first given to any Nevada based financial institution or credit union. GNCU is also recognized for its community support to organizations such as Special Olympics of Northern Nevada, Habitat for Humanity, and Salvation Army; and ongoing sponsorship of the University of Nevada Marching Band and Greater Nevada Field.
GNCU Named USDA 2016 National Lender of the Year
Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) was recently named the 2016 National Lender of the Year by the Unites States Department of Agriculture (USDA) after GNCU obligated over $120 million in loans, all guaranteed by the agency's Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program. The award was announced by Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lisa Mensah on Oct. 28 at the National Rural Lender's Association Conference in Washington, D.C., during part of USDA's observance of National Cooperatives Month.
On Nov. 18, Nevada’s USDA Rural Development Business Programs Director Herb Shedd applauded the credit union's efforts at a press announcement at Greater Nevada Field, of which Greater Nevada Credit Union is the title sponsor.
For more information, click here to read the feature in Northern Nevada's Business Weekly.
Fraudulent Text Messages Reported from GNCU Members
It has been reported that a few of our members have received fraudulent text messages for debit card alerts. Fraudulent phone numbers to be on alert for are 855-340-1398, 844-906-0819 and 844-906-0773.
The reported fraudulent messages list a contact number. Please always double check that the contact number is in fact Greater Nevada's. Our member service phone number is 775-882-2060 and our toll-free number is 800-421-6674. If a text message lists a different number, do not call it. Please note that GNCU would never text out personal information regarding your account or card. If you think you have received a fraudulent message, please contact our member service team.
Members should also be on alert for fraudulent text messages from the National Credit Union Association (NCUA). The message reads: "National Credit Union Administration Alert for (recipient's phone number). Contact 844-234-5445."
These texts are not communications from NCUA. The agency does not seek personal information through the internet or on the telephone.
NCUA operates an online Fraud Prevention Center that offers information about avoiding frauds and scams on its MyCreditUnion.gov website.
GNCU Once Again Voted Best Financial Institution
For the 10th 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 Nevada people 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 Local Place to Work by Reno News & Review and by the readers of the Record Courier in Carson Valley.