Connection Credit Union

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We’re hiring!

Connection Credit Union is currently seeking applications for a FT Financial Services Reprensentative.  For more information and to apply, please click here

Security Enhancement for Online Banking

On June 10th, our online banking system began requiring that your user name NOT include your account/member number.  If you have not yet changed it, simply follow the system prompts to change your user name. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Bremerton office hour changes June 17th

Effective June 17th, our office hours are changing at our Bremerton office.  We will be open from 12:30 to 5:00 Mon-Friday.  We will be open for lunch between 1:30 and 2:30.  We are moving to shorter hours based on our analysis of transactions and traffic patterns.

One Good Co-op Deserves Another

As a Connection Credit Union member you understand the value of keeping your money right here, in Kitsap County. Imagine if the money you spend on groceries could stick around for the benefit of Kitsap too!

The Kitsap Community Food Co-op is preparing to open a small, community-owned store in downtown Bremerton (421 Park Ave) to create year-round access to local, nutritious, and natural food. The cooperative is a grocery store owned by, and operated for, the benefit of the community it serves –not a giant, conglomerate corporation. By sourcing as locally as possible, creating good jobs, strengthening local food access, and sharing profits with its members, a food co-op keeps food money circulating in the local economy, instead of heading straight out of it.

The best way to support this local food movement is to join the food Co-op as a founding Member-Owner. A lifetime household ownership share is just $200.  Learn more and join today at www.kitsapfood.coop.

We know local is better for financial services. We think it’s better for food as well, which is why your credit union is supporting this effort with a “One Good Co-Op Deserves Another” promotion:

  • Refinance a loan you have somewhere else with Connection Credit Union and well match your rate and term PLUS give you a rebate of 1.5% of the loan amount, minus $25 which will be donated to the Kitsap Community Food Co-op expansion fund.  Apply here or at any branch.  Some restrictions apply.*
  • We are sponsoring a limited number of Kitsap Community Food Co-op lifetime ownership shares ($200 each) until June 30th 2019*. Simply submit your request to connectioncu@connectioncu.org and answer the question – how would a food co-op membership benefit me and my family?

Connection Credit Union and the Kitsap Community Food Co-op  –  Co-ops helping Co-ops for the benefit of the Kitsap community.

* Membership and promotion restrictions apply.  Contact us for additional details and restrictions.  Must live, work, worship or attend school in Kitsap county to be eligible for membership. 1.5% rebate is based on amount financed on approved credit.  If loan is paid off within one year the rebate amount will be added to the payoff balance.  Maximum $400 per loan.  Floor rate 3.50% APR. APR = Annual Percentage Rate.  Additional restrictions may apply.  Kitsap Community Food Co Op memberships selected by random drawing on May 15th and July 1st.

2018 Annual Report

2018 Connection Credit Union Annual Report

Updated Vision and Mission Statements

Your credit union has recently updated our Mission statement  (what we are striving to do today) and Vision statement (what our future looks like) to help focus our efforts both now and in the future.

Mission Statement

Connection Credit Union provides each member of our local cooperative family, including those underserved by larger institutions, with personalized financial and education services, ensuring all our members have the tools for financial success.

Vision Statement

Connection Credit Union is Kitsap County’s premier choice for a truly local not-for-profit financial cooperative.  Our community of financially literate and healthy members is built through superior service, technology, education and community involvement.

New Security Resources

We’ve added some great new security resources.  Check them out at Security Resources

Surcharge Free ATMs

Click on the link below a listing of ATMs that are surcharge free for CCU members.

Surcharge Free ATMs

 

 

Budgeting worksheets

One of the most important tools we’ve developed over the years to help our members build their financial futures are budgeting worksheets. We hope you find them useful.

Extended Budget Worksheet – Excel

Extended Budget Worksheet – PDF

If you desire a more simple budget, use these:

Members-Personal Budget – Excel

Members-Personal Budget – PDF

First time auto buyer program

Connection Credit Union has a variety of first time auto buyer programs available for our members.  We work with members with little to no credit and those just starting their credit journey.  One of the key tenets of our program is we will spend the time going through all phases of the process:

  • Finding the right loan amount for you
  • Tools and tips to help you negotiate the best deal
  • Strategies to reduce the amount of interest you pay
  • Consultation on the true costs of owning a car including insurance and maintenance
  • Budgeting assistance to help you start off on the right foot

Contact our loan department to get started and ask about our member referral program!