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Because We Love Winnipeg Expand/Collapse

Since 2002, Casera and its staff have wholeheartedly supported the United Way of Winnipeg by holding annual fundraising campaigns.  We believe in building stronger neighbourhoods by supporting the people and organizations that live, work, and play in them.  One of the guiding principles of co-operatives around the world is a concern for the communities they conduct business in. As a financial cooperative, Casera has integrated this belief into its core values.  In other words, we foster leadership and enrichment by proudly supporting programs, events, and projects that enhance our neighbourhoods.

This year, our United Way Campaign kickoff date was September 24, 2019.  We encourage our members to drop by our branches to join in our fundraising efforts!  100% of your donation stays right here in Winnipeg.  Donations $20 or more will be issued tax receipts.  

To donate online to Casera’s campaign, go to  https://unitedwaywinnipeg.ca/give/and ensure to check off the box on the payment page that says “This donation is part of a workplace campaign”.

Help us Celebrate Expand/Collapse

Member Appreciation Week and Co-op Week will be October 15 – 18, 2019 with International Credit Union (ICU) Day on Thursday, October 17th, 2019.  On ICU Day there will be coffee, cookies and prize draws, so drop by one of our branches to fill out a ballot. Or email your name and contact details to talktous@caseracu.ca. All members are eligible for entry.  The prize draw will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Please contact your neighbourhood branch for more information.

The History of Co-op Week in Canada

Co-op Week has been celebrated by Francophones throughout Canada since 1958. In 1981 celebrations were held among Anglophone co-ops in the Maritimes and Saskatchewan.  The event went national in 1982 with the encouragement of the Co-operative Union of Canada, a predecessor of the Canadian Co-operative Association.

International Credit Union Day® will be celebrated around the world on Thursday, October 17th with a common theme of “Local Service. Global Reach.”  2019 marks the 71st ICU Day since its inception in 1948.  For more information, click the link to visit the World Council of Credit Unions website:  http://www.woccu.org/events_and_engagement/icuday

In Canada, the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA) has released the theme: “You First.  Banking Second.”  The first credit union formed in North America was in Levis, Quebec in 1900 by Alphonse Desjardins.

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:


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.

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 October issue of Casera NEWS is now online - click here to read now! Find information about Member Appreciation Week & International Credit Union Day, Casera’s member email program, campaign contest winners, our 2019 United Way Campaign, Casera’s Calculators, Student Mastercard and many more.


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