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Last Updated: July 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Circumstances surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) are constantly changing, and we know this is stressful. Please know that you can count on us. We’re closely monitoring the situation, we’re open for business, and we’re here to help you. We have created a Quick Service Guide with the most up-to-date details about locations and services, so you can quickly discover where and how to get your banking done. You’re not alone. We’re your Member-owned credit union — and we will get through this together.
Health and safety come first. Rest assured that we are strictly following CDC guidelines as well as those from local and state authorities to fight the spread of COVID-19. We are taking every precaution to make sure your health is prioritized, and our employees remain safe, while ensuring your financial needs are met.
Se habla español. Favor de llamar al (800) 252-8311 para dudas y preguntas. Nuestros representantes están a su disposición para ayudarle.
It can be difficult to know where to turn for help right now. It can be even harder to ask for help. We’re in this together, and here to serve our Members whose daily lives have been affected by COVID-19. Here’s how:
Numerous businesses are facing financial difficulties right now, and yours may be one of them. We’re here to help.
For our Members that need assistance related to business accounts, please call (800) 252-8311, and select option 5, then option 1. We’ll help you navigate products and services we’re offering right now, as well as other resources that may be available for your business.
Call Member Services between 8 AM–5:30 PM, Monday–Friday, or Saturday from 10 AM–2 PM. You can reach us at (800) 252-8311.
Please know that demand is high right now and call wait times might be longer than usual. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Because circumstances are constantly changing, we have created a Quick Service Guide with the most up-to-date details about locations and services, so you can quickly discover where and how to get your banking done. For most transactions, it may be easier and faster to manage your accounts digitally, especially given the higher volumes of calls we’re receiving right now which means longer wait times than usual.
As a reminder, you can access your accounts remotely 24/7 via Online Banking, Mobile Banking, and Phone Banking, or access our ATM network.
Drive-thru locations remain open, and we are ready to provide you with teller services, including instantly issued debit cards. Please review our new drive-thru hours effective July 27, 2020:
Because circumstances are constantly changing, we have created a Quick Service Guide with the most up-to-date details about locations and services, so you can quickly discover where and how to get your banking done. Check this guide before you visit a drive-thru to confirm you can get the service you need.
Some financial needs require an in-person meeting. Limited in-person appointments are available at select locations. To make an appointment, please call (800) 252-8311.
All Members must wear a face covering when entering a UFCU facility. If you do not have your own mask, we will be happy to provide one for you. Because circumstances are constantly changing, we have created a Quick Service Guide with the most up-to-date details about locations and services, so you can quickly discover where and how to get your banking done. Check this guide before you visit a lobby to confirm you can get the service you need.
Many people are wondering when and how they will receive their stimulus payments.
If you have received an Economic Stimulus Payment Card (EIP Card) from Metabank, the best way to access these funds for free is through any Metabank ATM location. You can search for nearby locations via the EIP Card ATM Locator. You also can use a UFCU ATM, but be aware that fees do apply. The UFCU fee is $2 and Metabank charges an additional $5, so we recommend using a Metabank ATM or transferring these funds for free.
To transfer funds to your UFCU account, you will need to be registered at EIPCard.com. You’ll want to have your EIP Card handy, as well as the UFCU routing number (314977405) and your account number. Then call (800) 240.-8100 (TTY (800) 241-9100) to activate your card, and visit EIPCard.com to register and set up the transfer. Transfers should post to your bank account in 1-2 business days. (ACH Transfer to Domestic Bank Limits Apply: $2,500 per transaction, $2,500 per day, $5,000 per month.)
Visit EIPCard.com for complete instructions and details.
Many people are wondering when and how they will receive their stimulus checks. If the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has your direct deposit information on file from a previous tax return (2018 or 2019), your economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same account into which your tax refund was deposited. UFCU does not have additional information about when payments will be issued, but we will post them to your account as soon as we receive the payment from the IRS.
You can provide the IRS your account information or check the status of your payment using the Get My Payment website. Direct deposit will be the quickest way to receive your economic impact payment. If you did not file or weren’t required to file a 2018/2019 tax return, you can provide the IRS your account information at their website intended for non-filers only.
If the IRS does not have your account information by the time they are ready to issue your payment, they will mail you a check. We recommend using Mobile Deposit to deposit your check when you receive it.
Avoid becoming a victim of fraud or scam. We expect fraudsters to try and take advantage of these payments. Beware of anyone who contacts you promoting any other payment method, asking you for any personal or financial information, or asking you to return funds to the government.
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Unfortunately, bad actors are taking advantage of circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please be wary of unfamiliar products or services, especially any that attempt to take your personal information. They might request donations, offer advice, or even solicit unproven treatments.
If you think you have fallen victim to a scam or might have given your personal, payment, or account information to a bad actor, please call Member Services at (800) 252-8311. We are here to help.
Follow these guidelines to keep your accounts secure:
Preparing for life’s challenges is difficult enough under normal circumstances. A global pandemic and economic concerns across local, state, national, and even international levels certainly can make meeting financial objectives more daunting than ever. We’re here to help you make smart financial decisions that help you maintain your financial health during this difficult time.
Explore the following crisis-related articles, or visit UFCU.org/Learn for more education about how to keep your finances on track.
At UFCU, we strongly believe in fair and honest products and outstanding Member service. We credit these values with making us Austin’s largest locally owned financial institution, also serving Galveston County. We focus on people, not profits. And during this crisis, our commitment to our Members is stronger than ever.
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Yes. We are offering low-interest, Member Relief loans for existing Members. If you qualify, there will be no payment for up to six months. Please call (512) 498-2277 to share your situation and see how we can help or apply online.
Due to a nationwide shortage of coin the Federal Reserve has temporarily placed limits on coin availability. There will be a limit of one roll of quarters per Member per day.
Yes. Members affected by COVID-19 may be able to skip payments on existing consumer loans and credit cards. Please call (800) 252-8311 to share your situation and see how we can help. If you would like to skip a payment on your auto, RV, boat, or personal loan, you may also apply online. To skip credit card payments, please call (800) 252-8311.
Some Members affected by COVID-19 may be able to have credit card limit increases during these difficult times. Please call (800) 252-8311 to share your situation and see how we can help.
We are working with Members affected by COVID-19 who need assistance with their existing UFCU mortgage payments. Please call (800) 240-4214 to share your situation and see how we can help.
Yes. Your deposits with UFCU are federally insured by the NCUA for up to $250,000 per Member. Learn More
The following transactions can be completed at select locations: Deposits, withdrawals, transfer of funds within UFCU accounts, loan payments, getting a new debit card, balance inquiries, and account history. We have created a Quick Service Guide with the most up-to-date details about locations and services, so you can quickly discover where and how to get your banking done.
We are not certain. We will continue to monitor the situation and will open when the CDC and public health officials say it is safe to do so. Please call us at (800) 252-8311 to schedule an appointment.
Yes. UFCU offers a mobile banking app you can use to make secure mobile deposits, access your account balance, view your account history, and more. Learn more, or check out our library of video tutorials.
We have compiled trusted online resources, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies offering various forms of support and important information. We hope you find this a helpful reference page and we will continue to update it with new information.
Aunt Bertha is a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities. Simply type in your zip code to find resources in your area.
2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, childcare, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.
ConnectATX.org, a program of the United Way for Greater Austin, is very similar to 2-1-1 Texas and helps connect residents to resources in the community. It is also available in several languages.
Galveston County United Way has established a dedicated page on its website with COVID-19 resources.
Galveston County Daily News has a comprehensive list of resources of all kinds for residents of the Galveston area.
Central Texas Food Bank has created an online map and search tool to locate access to groceries, hot meals, and meals for children.
Help-At-Home Kits. CapMetro’s MetroAccess clients can request free delivery to their doorstep of a Help-At-Home kit that includes shelf stable items such as vegetables, fruits, beans, soup, tuna, and peanut butter.
Foodpantries.org provides a searchable list of Galveston-area food pantries along with information about subsidized groceries.
Galveston County Food Bank (PDF) is operating its mobile food bank regularly.
Central Health in Travis County has established a special COVID-19 page with information about symptoms, what to do, and access to care for under- and uninsured individuals.
City of Austin has posted a list of telehealth services with major providers including Ascension, Baylor Scott & White, MDLive and others.
Galveston County Health District has issued guidance and resources for COVID-19 management.
UTMB is providing daily updates about COVID-19, along with information for the general public about steps to take if someone feels sick.
Major pharmacies have set up a variety of services related to COVID-19 including some free home delivery, special hours for seniors, and online chat with pharmacists that can answer questions. Their dedicated pages for COVID-19 resources are here:
The colleges and universities we serve are providing comprehensive information for employees and students regarding COVID-19. You can find their COVID-19 dedicated webpages here:
Texas Apartment Association has established a resource page for renters statewide and their rights and protections during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Eviction Resources are available to assist residents with legal assistance, emergency grants for rent or utilities, alternate housing, short-term motel vouchers, or placement in a local shelter.
Austin Tenants Council provides counseling related to the eviction process, tenant-landlord issues, mediates disputes, provides workshops, and identifies fair housing issues to resolve or minimize discriminatory housing practices.
The following information is through the City of Austin and includes both local, state, and federal resources.
The Neighborhood Housing and Community Development (NHCD) Department offers information and referrals to assist impacted community members with immediate housing needs including resources for homeowners and resources for renters.
Avoiding Mortgage Foreclosure website provides information about refinancing or modifying mortgage loans, lowering payments, or other solutions to avoid foreclosure.
Rental Payment Assistance website provides resources to help pay rent and utilities.
School districts in areas we serve have established dedicated webpages with information about COVID-19. Check back often as they are updating these pages regularly. You can find their COVID-19 pages here:
The City of Austin Economic Development Department is offering services for businesses who may find themselves struggling in the coming weeks. They include free business coaching, emergency planning resources, and a Family Business Loan Program.
The City of Galveston has created a dedicated web page with resources available at the local, state, and federal level for small business impacted by COVID-19.
Texas Workforce Commission has established a COVID-19 resource page with information for employers, jobseekers, and childcare.
The City of Austin has taken steps to ensure customers have uninterrupted access to utility services. Immediate assistance is available to all our customers. Austin Energy, which manages customer care and billing for all City of Austin utilities, also offers several programs that help customers stay on track with their utility bills:
Both City of Austin Utilities Payment Centers are closed as of March 18.Click here to learn more about other ways customers can pay their utility bill.
Residential and commercial customers can contact the Customer Care Contact Center at 512-494-9400 with any questions.
The following companies have temporarily suspended natural gas service disconnections due to non-payment for the Coronavirus situation:
You can also find our routing number inside Online Banking by clicking on the "Routing & Account Number" button at the top of the Balances menu.
To locate your account number, log into Online Banking and click on the "Routing & Account Number" button at the top of the Balances menu.
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