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Fall 2004 Newsletter

International Credit Union Day

International Credit Union DayJoin in the fun as more than 40,000 credit unions around the world celebrate International Credit Union Day on Thursday, October 21,2004. Established 55 years ago, this day gives us the opportunity to remember a proud history of service and dedication to some 120 million credit union members worldwide.

This year, the theme for International Credit Union Day is Dream... Belong... Achieve. Your membership in the Credit Union puts you in the center of a movement committed to serving... you! Whatever time in life you find yourself, your Credit Union is here to offer services and assistance to realize your dreams. From a child saving for a new bike, to college students opening a checking account, to purchasing a new home and retirement planning, the Credit Union is dedicated to your success.

This International Credit Union Day, we are excited to play a part in your dreams and achievements. As we celebrate, we reflect not only on the tremendous success of the credit union movement, but also on your accomplishments and future ambitions!

This International Credit Union Day, let us take the opportunity to thank you for joining! Please don’t hesitate to tell us how we’re doing, and how we can provide even better service in the future.

It’s That Time of Year Again – Open Your Christmas Clubs For 2005

The new Christmas Clubs for 2005 will begin on October 18th. If you had a Christmas Club last year, you will automatically be enrolled for the same amount in 2005 unless you notify us to make a change.

Any member who wishes to start a new Christmas Club should contact any Credit Union representative. You can have payroll deduction or you can simply deposit what you want, when you want to, into your Christmas Club account, and it will be there for your Christmas shopping in 2005.

Personal Loans from the Credit Union

In a financial pinch for the winter holidays? Turn to the Credit Union for your borrowing needs. Our Personal Loans provide you with a quick and easy way to get the cash you need, when you need it. Take advantage of the North Penn FCU “Holiday Loan Special”! You can borrow as little as $500 up to a maximum of $2,000 for a term of 12 months at a rate of 9.99% APR*.

When it comes to obtaining a loan, visit or call the Credit Union for the simplest loan available. We have a variety of borrowing options to satisfy any need. We are always happy to serve our members, and look forward to providing you with straightforward solutions to achieve your financial goals.

*Annual Percentage Rate to qualified borrowers. Other terms, conditions and rates may apply.

Free Checking Isn’t Always Free
Shop and Compare Checking Account Options

With the fast pace of life these days, it’s easy to overlook the fine print. Many banks offer “free checking,” but there’s almost always a catch. When shopping for your checking account, here are several questions to ask that will help you determine whether the account offered will really serve your needs, and how much it will cost you in the end.

Account Requirements and Restrictions:
• Is there a minimum balance requirement? Some banks require a minimum balance of $5,000 or more in order to receive their free checking benefits!
• Is direct deposit of your net paycheck required?
• Does the free checking offer expire? Many offers are made on a one-year term.
• Are you required to purchase your checks directly from the bank? If so, you may find that you have to pay as much as 3 times the outside rate for your checks.
• How many checks do you write in one month? Many so-called free checking accounts restrict your check-writing, requiring you to pay fees for each check written.

Services that may or may not be included:.
• Credit/Debit Cards
• Overdraft Protection
• 24-Hour Phone Access
• Online Bill Pay

Be sure to carefully review the services and fees that any new account will include. These services are listed in the Fee Schedule, which you can obtain at every financial institution. Save yourself time, aggravation and money by taking the time to carefully review the fine print before opening your accounts. Be sure to compare bank offers with your Credit Union! Our main goal is to offer services to save, rather than take, your money!

Fall Festival of Savings!

Enterprise Auto Sales is having their “Members Only” sales event at the Montgomery Mall in October. See the enclosed flyer for all details regarding the sales event.

North Penn FCU is celebrating our members by offering special financing rates for the Enterprise Auto Sale. We will finance up to 100% of the purchase price of any vehicle at this Sales Event, not including any warrantees, at the following terms and rates:
4.00% for loan terms of 12 to 48 months.
4.75% for loan terms of 60 months.

Call the Credit Union today to get pre-approved for the Enterprise Sales Event.

Holiday Closings:

Columbus Day      Monday, October 11, 2004
Veterans' Day      Thursday, November 11, 2004
Thanksgiving Day      Thursday, November 25, 2004
Christmas Eve      Friday, December 24, 2004
New Year's Eve      Friday, December 31, 2004

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