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Coldwater Branch Lobby Reopening Soon!

We are pleased to announce that BlueOx Credit Union is now moving into the final phase of our reopening plans with the opening of our Coldwater Branch lobby!

As we prepare to welcome members back to our Coldwater Branch lobby on April 19  in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations – this brings us to the final phase of our reopening plans and all six BlueOx Branch lobbies will now be open to serve your financial needs. Thank you for your patience and loyalty as we worked together during COVID-19 to keep our members, employees and communities safe and healthy. Please read on to learn more about what to expect when our Coldwater doors open.

Our Commitment to You!

Social Distancing

We require our employees and members to maintain proper social distancing while inside our branches. Each lobby has markings on the floors to help indicate the appropriate amount of distance that should be kept between each other. We will also limit the number of members allowed in our branches at one time.

Protective Equipment

Our team will be wearing protective equipment for your protection and ours. Face coverings are required when entering our branches. If you do not have a face mask on hand, we will provide you with one. We also have plexiglass barriers at every station to help prevent potential respiratory droplets from being exchanged by employees and members.

Hand Sanitizing Stations

Each branch has a hand sanitizer dispenser available for use.

Cleaning and Sanitization

Every branch has been provided with cleaning supplies to keep our branches properly sanitized throughout the day.

Community Items

We have removed all items that are shared between members. This includes water coolers, Keurig machines, coin machines, magazines, brochures, tables and chairs. Our restrooms will be locked and limited to by request only, while sanitizing after every use.

Heightened Security

We recognize that facial coverings come with additional risk and we have educated our staff on the best robbery prevention practices.

As a reminder, we continue to highly encourage you to practice social distancing by utilizing our FREE and convenient Digital Banking options, including Online BankingMobile App, Mobile Deposit and Phone Banking. As always, you can access your account by ATM or Night Deposit Box and our Contact Center is available to serve your financial needs at (800) 648-8035, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by telephone, text or live chat. Also, our drive-thrus are open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Albion, Battle Creek, Coldwater, Jackson and Sterling Heights.

Thank you for your business and continued trust in BlueOx Credit Union. Your Credit Union is strong. Your savings are safe. #TrustYourCreditUnion

Please be well and thank you for your valued membership!

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With a third round of stimulus payments coming soon, we are sharing important information about timing and amounts; as well as our 24/7/365 Digital Banking solutions to check for Direct Deposits, inquire about balances and make transfers; and options for everything you need for a spectacular spring season!

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Sterling Heights and Albion Branch Lobbies Reopening Soon!

We are pleased to announce that BlueOx Credit Union is now moving into the second phase of our lobby reopening plans.

The second phase begins with the reopening of our Sterling Heights Branch on March 15* and Albion Branch on March 22* in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations.

As a reminder, the first phase began with the reopening of our Battle Creek and Portage Branches on March 1 and Jackson Branch on March 3. Please check your email or visit: BlueOXcu.org/news-and-events, to stay up-to-date with our reopening plans.

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

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Coming Soon – Branch Lobby Reopening and a New, Enhanced Service Experience! - 2/5/2021

We are pleased to announce that we are preparing a plan to welcome you back into our lobbies early this spring. The plan includes different phases that will carefully reopen our branches while ensuring the well-being and safety of our members, employees and communities. The first phase begins with the reopening of our Battle Creek and Portage Branches on March 1* and Jackson Branch on March 8* in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations. We are also excited to unveil a new, enhanced service experience coming June 1.* Read below for all the details and stay tuned to your email, BlueOXcu.org and our social media sites for future communications and more information coming soon.

*Dates are tentative and subject to change.

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Stimulus Check Update - 12/30/2020

  • ACH Stimulus payments are starting to arrive. If you don’t see your pending deposit today, please check back tomorrow.
  • If you would like to be automatically notified when your stimulus check arrives you can sign up for our free ACH Deposit eAlerts within Online Banking. When an ACH deposit comes in you will receive an email and/or text alert. 
  • For more information or to check the status of your stimulus payment visit the IRS website for the most up to date information.

Looking for Your Second Stimulus Payment? - 12/23/2020

With the recent COVID-19 Executive Order now extended to January 15 and a second stimulus payment coming soon, we are sharing our 24/7/365 convenient, easy-to-use, safe and secure social distancing banking solutions that you can use from the comfort of your home – online or from any mobile device.

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BlueOx Credit Union CEO Retires After More Than 45 Years of Service

Fran Godfrey, CEO of BlueOx Credit Union

BlueOx Credit Union announced that Fran Godfrey will be retiring as CEO of the Credit Union on January 31, 2021. Godfrey, who has been with the organization since 1974 and in her current role since 2008, has been involved with the Board of Directors in support of a successful transition.

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COVID-19 Update - Important Member Announcement

Due to staffing changes impacted during this time as a result of the pandemic, our Jackson Branch is temporarily closed today, Wednesday, November 11. Please visit our Albion location for the nearest BlueOx in-branch or drive-thru service, or Shared Branching services are available at Aeroquip Credit Union in Jackson at 901 Plymouth Street or 501 Laurence Avenue until 5 p.m.

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BlueOx Credit Union Celebrates International Credit Union Day and Inspiring Hope for a Global Community - 10/5/2020

Since 1948, International Credit Union Day is celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October to honor the spirit of the global credit union movement and recognize the positive impact credit unions have in our communities all year long. It is also a time to reflect, as well as take the opportunity to thank our members for their loyalty and for trusting their Credit Union.

“BlueOx Credit Union is passionate about people helping people. We want to do our part to take care of our team, our members and our communities. We are proud and honored each year to inspire hope and provide financial advantages within our communities by enhancing financial literacy, furthering education and improving overall quality of life,” said Fran Godfrey, CEO of BlueOx Credit Union. “During a time of great uncertainty and crisis, such as COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that we come together to advance lives and take care of one another.”

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Announcing Our Lobby Re-Opening Plans - Important Member Announcement – 10/1/2020

BlueOx Credit Union is now moving into Phase Five of our lobby re-opening plans and we are excited to announce that our Battle Creek Branch lobby will be open to serve you on Monday, October 5. Although the stay-at-home order has been lifted, we are still operating in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations.

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Announcing Our Lobby Re-Opening Plans - Important Member Announcement – 8/6/2020

BlueOx Credit Union is now moving into Phase Four of our lobby re-opening plans and we are excited to announce that our Jackson and Sterling Heights Branch lobbies will be open to serve you on Monday, August 10. Although the stay-at-home order has been lifted, we are still operating in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations.

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Important ScoreCard Rewards Notice for Members With BlueOx Credit Cards Beginning With 4867

The first Visa Credit Card member statement that is generated following the upcoming Credit Card conversion (on 9/1/20 for August activity), will not include ScoreCard point balances. To view point balances during this transition, please log-in to ScoreCard Rewards. Statements as of 10/1/20 and beyond will include point balances. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please reach out with questions at (800) 648-8035.

New Face Mask Requirements Under Governor's Executive Order – 7/13/2020

Thank you for your membership and patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic together. To comply with the Governor’s new Executive Order 2020-147, beginning Monday, July 13 we ask that all members join the BlueOx Team in helping to keep our communities safe by wearing a face mask while inside our branch lobbies.

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Announcing Our Lobby Re-Opening Plans - Important Member Announcement – 7/9/2020

BlueOx Credit Union is now moving into Phase Three of our lobby re-opening plans and we are excited to announce that our Albion Branch lobby will be open to serve you on Monday, July 13. Although the stay-at-home order has been lifted, we are still operating in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations.

As a reminder, Phase One began on June 1 with the reopening of our Portage Branch lobby and Phase Two began on June 15 with the reopening of our Coldwater Branch lobby. Please check your email or visit: blueoxcu.org/news-and-events, to stay up-to-date with our re-opening plans.

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BlueOx Credit Union Donates Personal Finance Curriculum to Parchment High School

BlueOx Credit Union is donating Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to Parchment High School. Foundations in Personal Finance is the premier curriculum for teaching financial literacy to students.

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Announcing Our Lobby Re-Opening Plans - Important Member Announcement – 6/11/2020

BlueOx Credit Union is now moving into Phase Two of our lobby re-opening plans and we are excited to announce that our Coldwater Branch lobby will be open to serve you on Monday, June 15. Although the stay-at-home order has been lifted, we are still operating in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations.

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BlueOx Credit Union Announces College Scholarship Recipients

“Education paves the way for continued growth. By investing in scholarships for our youth, we are investing in a better future for our community,” said BlueOx Credit Union CEO, Fran Godfrey, “so we are pleased to help these BlueOx Credit Union members along their educational path with six $1,000 scholarships, two of which are named after retired Board Members, Jeffrey Stanton and Robert Harvey.” The winners are selected based on their excellence in academics and outstanding community service.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Important Member Announcement – 5/28/2020

We are preparing a plan to welcome you back into our lobbies. The plan includes different phases that will carefully reopen our branches in order to ensure the well-being and safety of our members, employees and communities. The first phase begins on June 1 with the reopening of our Portage Branch in accordance to federal, state and local government guidelines and recommendations.

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CORONAVIRUS AND MERGER UPDATE - Important Member Announcement – 5/8/2020

As your solid and trusted financial partner, the well-being and safety of our members, employees and communities are our highest priorities, and will continue to be at the heart of every decision we make during this challenging time. In response to the recent extension to May 28 of Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home Executive Order for residents in the state of Michigan, as well as the upcoming final process of the merger between BlueOx Credit Union and Bi-County PTC Federal Credit Union, we are providing this important update to assure you that BlueOx Credit Union is still here for you and your money is safe.

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You can trust your Credit Union! A message from the Board of Directors – 4/17/2020

We are proud to be your trusted financial partner and we want you to know that we're in this together not just the health crisis, but all that is to come in the weeks and months ahead. Just like you, we're members of BlueOx Credit Union. We're rate-watchers, homeowners, borrowers, savers and electronic banking users. We know our products and services because we use them, just like you.

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Wondering about your stimulus payment? Learn about eAlerts, social distancing banking solutions and more! – 4/11/2020

With the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order now extended to April 30 and stimulus payments coming very soon, we are sharing our 24/7/365 convenient, easy-to-use, safe and secure social distancing banking solutions that you can use from the comfort of your home – online or from any mobile device.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Important Member Announcement – 3/31/2020

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the state of Michigan ordered residents to remain at home and temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life beginning March 24, 2020.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Important Member Announcement – 3/23/20

As your solid and trusted financial partner, the well-being and safety of our members, employees and communities are our highest priorities, and will continue to be at the heart of every decision we make during this challenging time. In response to the March 23 announcement of Governor Whitmer’s “stay-at-home” Executive Order for residents in the state of Michigan, we are providing this important update to assure you that BlueOx Credit Union is considered an essential service during this crisis – we are here for you and your money is safe.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – Important Member Announcement – 3/17/20

As your solid financial partner, the well-being and safety of our members, employees and communities are our highest priorities, and will be at the heart of every decision we make during this challenging time. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 public health situation and are providing this important update regarding changes we are implementing based on the latest guidance and best practices from the Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

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Important Message About Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated 3/16/20

BlueOx Credit Union’s top priority is the health and wellness of our members and employees. As we continue to monitor reports of the potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that BlueOx Credit Union is here to serve your financial needs. Our branches and contact center remain open to serve you without interruption.

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BlueOx Board Member Retires After More Than 42 Years of Service – 3/9/20

Long-time BlueOx Credit Union Board Member, Jeffrey Stanton, is retiring from the volunteer Board of Directors at the end of his term in April. A BlueOx member since 1968, Jeff has served in various volunteer positions since 1978, including: Board Chairman (1986 to present), Executive Committee, Building and Equipment Committee, ALM/Budget Committee, Personnel Committee and Nominating Committee. He has participated in many board-related training sessions though the Michigan Credit Union League, CUNA and the Educational Credit Union Council.

To put it in perspective, when Jeff came onboard in 1978, BlueOx Credit Union (then known as School Employees Credit Union) had three branches, 5,986 members and more than $10 million in assets. Currently, BlueOx has seven branches, 24,060 members and $188 million in assets.

“Jeff’s long-standing support, industry and institutional knowledge have been invaluable to BlueOx Credit Union. He’s always steered our attention toward member value and Credit Union financial stability, and support to our staff,” said BlueOx Credit Union CEO, Fran Godfrey. “His dedication to us has been vital to our success.”

Debit Card Fraud Alert Update – 2/13/20

For our members’ security and protection, we are continuing to monitor Debit Card fraud. Most recently, we have experienced a few cases in the state of Arizona. Our highest priority is to safeguard your money and personal information, therefore, we have placed a block on the highest risk categories in Arizona, including but not limited to: restaurants, video games, automated fuel dispensers and medical/hospital facilities. Our security measures are intercepting many of these fraudulent transactions and placing temporary blocks on accounts until the member is contacted and transactions are validated. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience while investigations ensue and will continue to communicate updates as they are provided. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us by text or phone at (800) 648-8035.

Debit Card Fraud Alert Update – 2/3/20

For our members’ security and protection, we have been advised by our card vendor to block the state of California for Debit Card use due to unknown multiple source Debit Card fraud. Initially, this block included eCommerce and preauthorized payments, including but not limited to: Netflix, Hulu, Cash App, Google, Facebook, PayPal, Lyft, Play Station, eBay, Airbnb, DoorDash and more. For our members’ convenience, these merchants have recently been removed from the block and should now be working for you. Additionally, members who are physically in California, may use ATM machines to access cash funds.

We highly recommend that you also take steps to protect your account by closely monitoring your account online and reviewing monthly statements to ensure they match your records. If you detect suspicious activity, notify the Credit Union immediately. You may also conveniently report fraud online at: blueoxcu.org/report-fraud. Additionally, you can monitor and manage your card activity for free anytime – from anywhere with BlueOx Credit Union Card Controls. Learn more: blueoxcu.org/card-controls. The Credit Union also offers an Identity Theft Resolution service called IDProtect® Plus for a nominal monthly fee that will assist you in defending your family, identity and credit. Learn more: blueoxcu.org/idprotect. The Credit Union also provides a wealth of security and fraud information on our website at: blueoxcu.org/member-security.

This is an unfortunate issue that has affected multiple financial institutions. Our highest priority is to safeguard your money and personal information. We want to assure you that we are taking every step necessary to ensure your information is protected. You can feel secure knowing that the Credit Union will never ask for social security numbers or other personally identifiable information from you over the phone or via email. Please use extreme caution and be wary of scams. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience while investigations ensue and will continue to communicate updates as they are provided. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us by text or phone at (800) 648-8035.

Bi-County PTC Federal Credit Union Merges with BlueOx

A merger between Bi-County PTC Federal Credit Union (BCPTCFCU) and BlueOx Credit Union is moving forward after ratification by members of BCPTCFCU on September 26, 2019.

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BlueOx Credit Union Supports Movember and Men's Health Issues

Last month, BlueOx Credit Union and its members participated in raising awareness of Men’s Health Issues by making a generous donation to the American Cancer Society.

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