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Media City Credit Union Offers Relief to Members and New Members During Pandemic

At a time when members are strapped for cash and stressed about the future, Media City Credit Union is offering some relief in the form of auto loans to help its members and non-members. This not-for-profit, financial cooperative who returns its earnings back to its Member-Owners, is actively promoting relief from payments and interest rates through two programs:

 

  • Members only: Refi your ride – and no payments for 90 days*.

 

Refinance your current auto loan for a new, low rate and you won’t need to make payments until 2021.

  •     Payments do not begin until January 2021
  •     Members will need to have direct deposit or a minimum of $1000 in monthly deposits for the last 90 days to their Media City CU account
  •     Offer expires October 31, 2020

 Apply online here to explore your new, low rate. 

 *Qualifications based on an assessment of individual creditworthiness and our underwriting standards. Certain restrictions apply. Media City Credit Union is an equal opportunity lender.

 Not a member, not a problem. Join Media City Credit Union and get a new vehicle loan rate as low as 1.95% APR** and no payments for 90 days.

 

**APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Qualifications based on an assessment of individual creditworthiness and our underwriting standards. Certain restrictions apply. Media City Credit Union is an equal opportunity lender. Now through October 31, 2020.

Contact us today to become a member: (818) 238-2950  |  memberservices@mediacitycu.org

 If you’ve never been a member at a credit union, or even if you have, now is a great time to get an auto loan while becoming a member. And don’t just take our word for it. “Getting a car loan through a credit union can come with a variety of benefits depending on the individual credit union’s practices. As a member, you may find lower interest rates, smaller loan minimums, and maybe even a lender more willing to work with you even if your credit has taken some hits.” writes Jennifer Brozic, a freelance financial services writer for Credit Karma.

Media City Credit Union Burbank Offers More ATMs to Members through Partnership with Allpoint.

Media City Credit Union in Burbank, a financial cooperative that returns its earnings back to its Member-Owners, has partnered with Allpoint to add even more free worldwide ATMs to its members. This is in addition to its extensive existing network with CO-OP.

With Media City Credit Union’s two ATM networks, members now have access to over 75,000 ATMs worldwide. No matter where members may live, accessing funds is easy and free. In the true nature of the “you own your bank” philosophy, Media City has responded to requests for even more access, especially during these difficult times.

What is Allpoint?

Allpoint is an extensive fee-free ATM network with convenient access to over 55,000 retail-based ATMs throughout the United States, UK, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Look for an Allpoint logo or use the locator or mobile app to find the closest ATM to you. Their locator tool will link you to Allpoint locations or call 800-809-0308, option 2 for voice assistance. Most CVS locations, Target, Costco, Walgreens, Ralphs, Vons, as well as many other locations, are a part of Allpoint.

Do members still have access to CO-OP machines they currently use to avoid fees?
Yes, those nearly 30,000 ATMs are still available at no fee and also include many deposit-taking ATM machines. Members can use their locator tool to find ATMs in their area. What’s more, if you want to search for a deposit-taking machine, choose the tab named “advanced” and click on the box that says “Take Deposit.”

If an Allpoint or CO-OP ATM machine charges a fee for any reason, members can contact Media City Credit Union and have it promptly refunded.

Why join a credit union?

Why would you bank with the big guys when you can be a member-owner at your financial institution? Credit Unions pride themselves on giving back to their community and have generations of members who trust their financial institution. All credit unions, including Media City Credit Union, are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, through the NCUA. There has never been one penny of taxpayer money used to bail out any Credit Union. Ever. You can make your voice heard by choosing your financial partner wisely. 

About Media City Credit Union

Media City Credit Union (MCCU) has served its members since 1936 when we were founded by employees of Helms Bakeries. A credit union is like a bank, only better. Media City offers checking, savings, credit cards, and loans, yet profits are returned back to members in the form of reduced fees, higher savings rates, and lower loan rates. Media City CU is a financial cooperative, giving back to its member-owners.

The credit union provides fee-free access at 75,000 ATMs worldwide and provides online account access. If you live, work, worship, or attend school anywhere in Burbank, or if you have a relative who is already a member, you can become a member too. As soon as you join, your family members also become eligible. Media City CU partnered with the ChangeWorks Foundation and by making a minimum $25 donation to this wonderful cause (Media City matches the $25 donation), you also become eligible for membership. New members enjoy immediate access to all services, including loans.

You are welcome here at Media City Credit Union and we look forward to meeting you. Visit us online at www.mediacitycu.org or call us at 818-238-2950, or stop in and say hello.

Media City Credit Union In Burbank Awards Three College Scholarships

 Media City Credit Union in Burbank, a financial cooperative who returns its earnings back to its Member-Owners, is pleased to announce its 2020 scholarship award winners. The goal is to award students not only for their academic achievements but for the things they participate in outside of school and the ways that they give back to their community and to people in need, just like Credit Unions do.

 

Simone and Geneva receiving their checks.

Three deserving students received $500 each this year: Simone is attending UC Santa Barbara with an undeclared major. She was captain of the Burbank High School’s swim team and was on varsity swim all four years. Music is a big part of her life –– she has played piano for 13 years and the guitar for four years. She is also a voracious reader and writes short stories and poems.

Geneva is attending UC Santa Barbara and with an undeclared major. She’s an avid reader, plays the piano, and loves swimming. She’s been playing the piano for 13 years and has been on varsity swim for all four years of high school –– and a Swim Captain her senior year. In the past two years, she has worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor. She and Simone are actually twins.

Lauren Applebaum receives her check.

Lauren has attended Burbank schools her entire life, as did her father, Larry Applebaum who served on the Burbank School Board for 12 years. She’s been a member of the Media City Credit Union since 2008. Lauren was in Burbank High choir all four years, she was in Youth and Government and was a Governor’s Lobbyist as well as the football team manager for BHS. She will be enrolling in College of the Canyons this fall with the intention of transferring to USC after a year. Her future career goals are to become an athletic trainer with an emphasis on sports medicine. She plays the ukulele, piano, drums and is also a skier.

If you know of any deserving students for our 2021 scholarship program, please have them join Media City Credit Union so they can take advantage of scholarships, benefits, and services that are available to them as a member.

About Media City Credit Union

Media City Credit Union (MCCU) has served its members since 1936 when we were founded by employees of Helms Bakeries. A credit union is like a bank, only better. Media City offers checking, savings, credit cards, and loans, yet profits are returned back to members in the form of reduced fees, higher savings rates, and lower loan rates. Media City CU is a financial cooperative, giving back to its member-owners.

The credit union provides fee-free access at 55,000 ATMs worldwide and provides online account access. If you live, work, worship, or attend school anywhere in Burbank, or if you have a relative who is already a member, you can become a member too. As soon as you join, your family members also become eligible. Media City CU partnered with the Changeworks foundation and by making a minimum $25 donation to this wonderful cause (Media City matches the $25 donation), you also become eligible for membership. New members enjoy immediate access to all services, including loans.