On September 13th, a new chapter and door opened at VyStar Credit Union’s Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) branch. Bryan Burt, a retired Navy Flight Officer and USO PathfinderSM Site Manager, held a ribbon cutting ceremony along with several USO, VyStar and NAS Jax Navy officials.
A first for the state of Florida, VyStar and the USO Pathfinder program will be sharing space at the NAS Jax branch location to serve not only VyStar members, but also active duty sailors (as well as their family members) who are transitioning out of the military and into civilian life.
We had a record-breaking year for natural disasters in 2017, with 16 events totaling $306 billion, upending peoples’ lives across the United States. Disaster preparedness is essential as we head into peak hurricane season, especially if you live in an area prone to flooding, wildfires or tornadoes. Why?
When your child—better yet, young adult—goes off to college, it’s an exciting but stressful time for the entire family. And with the expenses of tuition, room and board, text books, food, activities and other student necessities, it can also be a financially demanding time for parents. If you’re providing financial support for your college student, setting up a fast and easy way to send them cash can provide some much-needed relief in the hectic transition to college life.
When Gabi Bokretsion was in high school, little did she know that her participation in VyStar’s High School Credit Union Branch Program at Jacksonville’s Ribault High School would lead her to a career path in marketing. A few years later, while she was in college and needing a job, Gabi recalled her experience in the program with fondness and applied for a full-time position as a teller at VyStar’s Chaffee Pointe branch in 2015—a job for which she was quickly hired. Now, at age 23 and after graduating from the University of North Florida, Gabi was recently promoted to Marketing Specialist at VyStar’s Corporate Headquarters.
Brian Wolfburg, President/CEO of VyStar, has announced the launch of a short video that gives us a sneak peek at the credit union’s new headquarters. In the video, Wolfburg takes members of the VyStar Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team on a walking tour of the VyStar Tower.
Nowadays, it seems that almost everyone you deal with wants to pull your credit. That’s because, now more than ever, your credit score can be used by many organizations to determine the pricing model for certain services you use and the purchases you make, from applying for a credit card to purchasing a home. Many employers even check the credit scores of job applicants to determine if the candidates are the right fit for the company.
Recently, you may have seen or heard news reports about a former VyStar Credit Union employee currently under investigation for allegedly defrauding the credit union. I want to assure you that VyStar is taking this matter very seriously.
Upon discovery of the incident by our staff, we immediately began a comprehensive internal review and reported it to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. We engaged all the necessary internal resources to actively cooperate with authorities during the investigation, and we will continue to work with the authorities as they complete their efforts.
In today’s ever-growing technology-based society, fraud has become increasingly complicated and inventive. There are a multitude of ways you can be defrauded, or even tricked into participating in a fraudulent crime and paying the consequences. Hopefully it will never happen to you, but it’s in your best interest to prepare and safeguard yourself before a fraud situation arises.
At VyStar, we never forget that it’s your money. We also know that when it comes to managing your money and accounts, there will be times when you will have questions or need assistance outside of our normal branch hours of operation.
We never forget that it’s your money. It’s not just VyStar’s tagline; it’s how we do business. At VyStar Credit Union, we believe in better—especially when it comes to helping our members build a better financial future. We are constantly looking for ways to help you not only manage your money, but save more of it too.
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