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Announcing Collabria Mastercard Credit Cards Expand/Collapse

Casera's exciting new series of Collabria Mastercards offers a wide range of options designed to fit your active life. The credit cards also have a variety of advantages, including more rewards and travel benefits.

•    Convenience — Your Collabria Mastercard is accepted at ATMs and POS locations around the globe.

•    Peace of mind — encrypted chip and PIN technology offer the highest level of card security. And you have zero liability for unauthorized online purchases on your Mastercard account.

•    24/7 Support — call 1-855-341-4643 anytime, from anywhere to talk to Collabria Mastercard's friendly and well-trained support team.

•    Travel Insurance — from auto collision rental or loss to lost or delayed baggage coverage, Collabria Mastercard has you covered.

•    FlexRewards — your points add up quickly, and there’s no limit to the number of points you can earn for cash back, merchandise and gift cards or worldwide flights.

Check out Collabria Mastercard options for more information:

https://www.collabriacreditcards.ca/affiliate_casera-credit-union/



Supporting local students since 1972. Expand/Collapse

Bursaries of $750 each are awarded annually to graduating students from neighbourhood high schools. To qualify, these individuals will be entering either a post-secondary educational, professional, trade or vocational institution or be enrolling in an apprenticeship program. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of educational achievement, involvement in community and school activities and programs, and financial need.

Benefits Features
Leverage your experience  Apply your academic achievements, community involvement and volunteer work to acquire a bursary.
Peace of mind Use the bursary to help pay for tuition, books or equipment.
The following schools are participating partners in Casera's bursary program:

Calvin Christian Collegiate
College Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau
Dakota Collegiate
Immanuel Christian School
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate
Springfield Collegiate Institute
Transcona Collegiate Institute

Please submit completed applications by Friday, March 15, 2019.

Important Notice for Members Still Using Chip-Enabled MemberCards Expand/Collapse

Casera will be mailing Interac Flash® MemberCards to members who currently have chip cards. Please watch your mailbox for the new card.

If you’re using a chip-enabled MemberCard for debit purchases and ATM transactions, please note that we will begin phasing out these cards over the next coming months and replacing them with Flash-enabled cards.

With Interac Flash®, you will be joining thousands of other Casera members who already use their Flash- MemberCards to conveniently and securely tap their cards to pay for purchases.

Your card is ready to use right away with your current PIN.  If you wish to change your PIN you can do so at any Credit Union ATM or by visiting one of our branches.

You will also need to use your new Flash-enabled MemberCard number to log into your online banking.

Interac Flash® is one of the safest payment methods available. Transaction limits and total spending limits ensure personal protection if your card is lost or stolen. The technology uses EMV secure chip processing to store and process data securely. This makes it impossible to create counterfeit cards and protects you against fraudulent activity such as skimming, transaction replay types of fraud, and electronic pickpocketing. As well, Interac Flash transactions are carried out online and in real-time, meaning that Casera Credit Union sees and approves every transaction and the card must be present at the point-of-sale.

For more information about Interac Flash® security, check out www.interac.ca/en/interac-flash-security

If you do not receive your new Flash card by November 30, 2018, please contact us at talktous@caseracu.ca or call (204) 958-6300.

To know you're using a Interac Flash® MemberCard, the card number will be 19 digits long and will look like the image below with the symbol in the top right corner.

2018 DIVIDENDS APPROVED Expand/Collapse

Common Shares

•    Casera’s Board of Directors has approved a 2% share dividend to members holding Common Shares of Casera Credit Union on record for the 12-month period ending December 31st, 2018.
•    Cash dividends will be credited to members’ accounts by January 29th, 2019.

The credit will be made to members’ chequing/savings accounts for nonregistered funds, and credited to registered Surplus Share accounts for registered funds.

Preference Shares

•    Casera’s Board of Directors has approved a 4.25% share dividend to members holding Preference Shares of Casera Credit Union on record for the 12-month period ending December 31st, 2018.
•    Cash dividends will be credited to members’ accounts by January 29th, 2019.

The credit will be made to members’ chequing/savings accounts for nonregistered funds, and credited to registered Surplus Share accounts for registered funds.

Since 1994, Casera Credit Union has returned over $4 million in dividends to its members.

Digital advice from VirtualWealth® Expand/Collapse

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide our members with innovative tools, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering VirtualWealth, an easy-to-use automated investment service. It is an outstanding product for people that want a professional, low-cost solution to help them accumulate savings.

Life is busy. You want to grow your savings, but in-person banking doesn’t always give you the value or convenience you’re looking for. VirtualWealth gives you the best of two worlds: professional account oversight with a low fee structure.

Using a goals-based questionnaire, VirtualWealth matches you to a professionally managed portfolio that fits your needs. It provides continuous oversight, automatic rebalancing and ongoing personal support. You can watch your investments grow without having to manage your account or worry about your portfolio straying from your goals.

The set up process is very easy and is entirely online. Simply visit VirtualWealth and click Open an account. You’ll be guided through three quick steps to create and fund your account, then you can leave the investing to VirtualWealth.

Once you open an account, you’ll find that VirtualWealth offers excellent client support from knowledgeable representatives. If you have questions about this service, please get in touch with us, or speak to a VirtualWealth representative at: 1.844.622.4500.




VirtualWealth is a trade name of Credential Qtrade Securities Inc., Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Help Us Find a Neighbourhood Hero. Expand/Collapse

Nominate a dedicated volunteer or non-profit organization for a Casera Community Award.  Nomination forms are available at Casera’s branches, or can be downloaded by clicking here.  Deadline for nominations is March 15th, 2019. The awards will be presented at Casera’s AGM in April, 2019.

HELP CASERA GROW & PROSPER Expand/Collapse

Join the Board of Directors

Casera Credit Union is seeking members with significant business experience to join its Board of Directors. Candidates for the Board should have a passion for credit union values, as well as demonstrated competencies in some of the following:

•    audit and compliance
•    Board and Chief Executive Officer performance
•    credit union operations
•    financial literacy
•    governance and ethics
•    leadership
•    regulatory environment
•    risk management oversight
•    strategic planning

Casera embraces the benefits provided by a diverse Board and works hard to recruit new Directors who reflect the credit union's membership.

If you’ve been a member of Casera for at least a year and wish to explore this opportunity, please click here to download a Nomination Package.

Application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019.

SHARE & WIN Expand/Collapse

To encourage our loyal members to continue recruiting new members, we've launched SHARE & WIN; a new friend referral program that gives members even more reason to tell their friends and family about Casera.

SHARE & WIN is a way for members to show their loyalty to Casera and at the same share in the chance of winning money. After the current member fills out a SHARE & WIN form and the new member returns the completed form, both are entered into a quarterly draw for a chance to win $100 each.

The new member must meet some qualifying criteria — they must open an account and maintain at least one product, such as a chequing account, GIC, personal loan or mortgage. The SHARE & WIN referral also pays for their required $5 share.

 

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Expand/Collapse

The January issue of Casera NEWS is now online - click here to read now! Find information about Casera's partnership with the Make it Count program, Casera Community Awards 2019 nominations open, join our Board of Directors, announcing VirtualWealth, 2018 Dividends approved and many more.

 

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