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Fraudulent Checks & the Security of Your Account
Fraudulent Checks & the Security of Your Account

While many people are taking advantage of paying their bills through Web BillPay, payment using a paper check may still be preferred in some circumstances to avoid transaction fees, for gift giving or...

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4 Types of Student Scams and How to Avoid Them
4 Types of Student Scams and How to Avoid Them

From registering for classes to finding housing, going back to school for the semester can feel like an endless to-do list. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with forms, payments, and schedules. And ...

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Internet Explorer Browser Support Ending
Internet Explorer Browser Support Ending

Microsoft announced earlier this year that they plan to end support for most versions of Internet Explorer (IE) in January 2020. Prior to this, support for IE 10 and older ended 1.12.16. What does thi...

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That International Call Could Be a Wangiri Scam
That International Call Could Be a Wangiri Scam

There’s a new robocall scam hitting the mobile phone scene and unlike others, this one is baiting you to call back. Dubbed Wangiri scams – Japanese for “one-ring and cut” &ndas...

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3 Steps to Take When Your Card is Compromised
3 Steps to Take When Your Card is Compromised

Seeing a fraudulent charge on your credit or debit card may make your heart race, but it’s not a moment to panic. Rather, it’s the time to keep a cool head and take deliberate steps to pro...

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UHCU Coloring Book

We're happy to share our UHCU Coloring Book with everyone! Feel free to print the pages of Beaker and his friends for fun coloring time at home.

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Fraudulent UHCU Official Checks

Recently, United Heritage Credit Union became aware of individuals receiving fraudulent Official Checks containing the UHCU name and logo in the mail along with a pamphlet instructing the recipient to...

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2019 School Supply Drive
2019 School Supply Drive

The 2019 United Heritage School Supply Drive is underway! Learn more about the drive and how you can help in this blog post.

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5 Tips for Buying a New Car
5 Tips for Buying a New Car

Whether you're buying a new vehicle or a pre-owned vehicle that’s new-to-you, the experience should feel rewarding. Unfortunately, many people find buying a new car to be stressful. Don'...

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Debit Card Fraud Monitoring Update

Effective Wednesday, June 5, 2019, our debit card monitoring provider, Falcon Fraud Monitoring, is adding SMS/text messages and email as ways they may contact you to discuss potential fraud attempts o...

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6 Budget-Friendly Upgrades to Boost Your Home’s Value
6 Budget-Friendly Upgrades to Boost Your Home’s Value

There are only a few weeks left before summer officially begins and if you’re planning on selling your home soon, you should consider devoting some time to small, inexpensive weekend projects th...

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7 Steps for First-Time Car Buyers
7 Steps for First-Time Car Buyers

Are you a first-time car buyer? Before heading to the dealership, check out these steps on how to best buy a car.

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Tips to Avoid Identity Theft
Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

In this age of information, we’ve all heard stories about identity theft and how rampant it has become. Recent stats and studies on identity theft crimes found that data pirates are becoming inc...

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Romance Scams
Romance Scams

With so many sites, apps, and services dedicated to matching people up, the odds of meeting a compatible mate online have greatly increased over the past several years. However, more free and convenie...

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Fuel Pump Skimmers
Fuel Pump Skimmers

Credit card skimmers are discreet smart devices that hackers, thieves, and scammers have been known to install at credit card terminals to steal information and make fraudulent purchases. Read about t...

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2019 Spring Book Drive
2019 Spring Book Drive

United Heritage Credit Union is excited to host our 2019 Book Drive from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 22 benefiting BookSpring in the Austin-area and the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas in the T...

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Phishing Phone Calls
Phishing Phone Calls

We want to inform our members that we have received multiple reports of UHCU members receiving phone calls from fraudsters. Please read the full post for more information.

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Why You Should House Hunt in the Winter
Why You Should House Hunt in the Winter

When we think of going house hunting, we tend to picture sunny skies and spring time, not cold and dreary days. Don’t let that scare you, as there are actually several advantages to house h...

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Six Helpful Tips for Buying a Home
Six Helpful Tips for Buying a Home

When it comes to purchasing a new home, using the assistance of experienced UHCU Loan Specialists who know the process inside and out can help make the experience smooth and free of unnecessary stress...

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Postcard Scam

We want our members to be aware that fraudulent postcards are being sent to members of credit unions near UHCU.

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Fake Apps Responsible for Banking Fraud

Android phones are extremely popular and therefore are targeted by malicious apps in order to steal banking information.

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2018 Annual Toy Drive
2018 Annual Toy Drive

United Heritage Credit Union has teamed up with the United Heritage Charity Foundation to host its Annual Toy Drive Monday, November 26 to Wednesday, December 12 benefitting the Center for Child Prote...

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UHCU Sponsors 30th Annual Chuy's Parade
UHCU Sponsors 30th Annual Chuy's Parade

United Heritage Credit Union is proud to be a Featured Sponsor at the 30th Annual Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade. Join the United Heritage Team at the parade where you’ll see Beak...

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Mortgage Terms and Disclosures: Learning a New Language
Mortgage Terms and Disclosures: Learning a New Language

Purchasing a new home can be as exciting as it is intimidating. In addition to the numerous loan options and payment structures, there are mortgage-related words and terms that might be new to some. B...

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Expect the Unexpected: The Costs of Buying a House
Expect the Unexpected: The Costs of Buying a House

A first-time homebuyer could easily overlook fees and expenses that come when purchasing a home. That’s why it’s important to learn about all of the costs you will have to budget for. Here...

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Down and Detailed: All About Down Payments
Down and Detailed: All About Down Payments

Purchasing a home for the first time is a major financial milestone. Along the way, you’re bound to have questions. How much money will I need to put down? How will my down payment affect my mor...

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Slaughter Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

United Heritage Credit Union’s Slaughter branch, located at 5011 W Slaughter Ln. in Austin, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a fun, free event on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 3:00 PM ...

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2018 Member Appreciation
2018 Member Appreciation

United Heritage Credit Union has wrapped up its three Austin-area Member Appreciation events of 2018! 

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How to Protect Your Router from Recent Hacks
How to Protect Your Router from Recent Hacks

The FBI recommends that anyone who owns a wireless router reset it as soon as possible due to sophisticated malware that likely comes from Russian state-sponsored hackers.

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2018 United Heritage School Supply Drive
2018 United Heritage School Supply Drive

The 2018 United Heritage School Supply Drive is underway! Learn more about the drive and how you can help in this blog post.

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Westlake Branch's 10 Acts of Kindness
Westlake Branch's 10 Acts of Kindness

United Heritage Credit Union’s Westlake branch recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with 10 Acts of Kindness. As a way to say thank you to members and the surrounding community, the Westlake...

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Make a Splash with Summer Skip-A-Pay!
Make a Splash with Summer Skip-A-Pay!

Make a splash with our Summer Skip-A-Pay program, which allows you to skip your June, July or August loan payment.

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Westlake Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Westlake Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

United Heritage Credit Union’s Westlake branch, located at 2009 S Capital of Texas Hwy in Austin, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 Acts of Kindness! Acts of Kindness include a member ...

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Happy Mother's Day

In honor of Mother's Day, we sat down with a few UHCU employees to talk about their moms and about being a mom. Happy Mother's Day!

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Watch Out for These 3 Common Scams

Scams come in many varieties, and millions of people fall victim to them each year. Learn about some of the most common tactics and check out these practical tips to help you spot and avoid scams.

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Upgrade to an EMV Chip Debit Card Today!

EMV Chip Debit Cards are available for United Heritage Credit Union members! Call or stop by any full-service UHCU branch to upgrade your card today.

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Lakeway Branch's 10 Acts of Kindness
Lakeway Branch's 10 Acts of Kindness

United Heritage Credit Union’s Lakeway branch recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with 10 Acts of Kindness. As a way to say thank you to members and the surrounding community, the Lakeway b...

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Donate to the 2018 Book Drive!
Donate to the 2018 Book Drive!

From March 12 to March 23, Team United Heritage is collecting gently used or new children's books for its 2018 Spring Book Drive benefiting BookSpring in Austin and the Literacy Council of Tyler.

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Beware of Port-Out Phone Scams

Fraudsters are illegally transferring cell phone numbers from one wireless provider to another in what are known as port-out scams.

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Lakeway Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Lakeway Branch Celebrates 10th Anniversary

United Heritage Credit Union’s Lakeway branch, located at 3317 S RR 620 in Austin, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with 10 Acts of Kindness! Acts of Kindness include a member lunch on the La...

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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when a thief steals someone's personal information to commit fraud. Generally, the thief will use a stolen Social Security number or other personal information to open new ac...

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Security in the Online Banking Era
Security in the Online Banking Era

What do you need to keep in mind when using online banking in order to stay secure? Read this post for helpful tips.

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IRS Warns of Impersonation Telephone Scam

Scammers impersonating Internal Revenue Service employees are calling taxpayers and claiming they owe the IRS money that must be paid through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. In an effort to ...

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Update Computer, Phone to Protect from Vulnerabilities
Update Computer, Phone to Protect from Vulnerabilities

It was recently discovered that nearly all devices with microprocessors, including computers and smartphones, are vulnerable to at least one of two exploits that could allow hackers to steal data. The...

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How to Browse Smart Online

As banking and shopping online are increasingly becoming the norm, United Heritage Credit Union reminds members to use caution when online. 

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Protecting Yourself from Email Fraud

United Heritage reminds individuals to never provide an entity they do not know and/or trust with any personal, sensitive information via email.

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2017 UHCF Auto Raffle Raises $67,245
2017 UHCF Auto Raffle Raises $67,245

The United Heritage Charity Foundation's seventh-annual Auto Raffle raised more than $67,000 this year! The money raised via the raffle ticket sales helps the Charity Foundation achieve its charit...

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4 Scams You Should Know About
4 Scams You Should Know About

As fraud constantly evolves, United Heritage Credit Union reminds members to remain vigilant when it comes to their finances. Outlined in this blog post are a number of common scams that you can avoid...

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2017 United Heritage School Supply Drive
2017 United Heritage School Supply Drive

The 2017 United Heritage School Supply Drive is underway! Learn more about the drive and how you can help in this blog post.

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FCC Warns of 'Can You Hear Me?' Scam Calls

The Federal Communications Commission is alerting the public to recent "Can you hear me?" scams in which fraudulent callers record a victim's voice over the phone. The fraudsters then us...

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United Heritage Credit Union Celebrates 60th Anniversary!

Austin-based United Heritage Credit Union is celebrating 60 years of providing members with superior financial services.

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5 Ways for Austin Drivers to Minimize Auto Expenses
5 Ways for Austin Drivers to Minimize Auto Expenses

Although sitting in traffic can take a toll on the health of your vehicle, following a few simple guidelines can help ensure you're not spending a fortune on your car.

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3 Must-Dos Before Buying a Home in Austin
3 Must-Dos Before Buying a Home in Austin

With an average list price of $414,563 for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, Austin-area homes are the most expensive in the Lone Star State. Check out these money-saving tips to ensure you don'...

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Beware of Ongoing Telephone, Text Message Scams

In response to a variety of recent telephone and text message scams, United Heritage Credit Union wants to remind members of the common signs associated with financial scams so members can prevent the...

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Scam Alert: Criminals Hack into Apple Devices to Demand Ransom

Criminals are tricking Apple users into sending them money by hacking in to users' Apple accounts and convincing them that their devices have been compromised via a message on their Apple device l...

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Jugging Robbery Trend Targets Bank Customers

In lieu of a recent increase of a crime known as jugging, United Heritage Credit Union would like to remind members to be aware of their surroundings when withdrawing cash.

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2016 UHCF Auto Raffle Raises Record $70,424
2016 UHCF Auto Raffle Raises Record $70,424

The United Heritage Charity Foundation's sixth-annual Auto Raffle raised a record $70,424 this year! Funds raised through raffle ticket sales help make the Charity Foundation’s charitab...

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2016 United Heritage School Supply Drive
2016 United Heritage School Supply Drive

This year's United Heritage School Supply Drive is underway! Learn more about the drive and how you can help in this blog post.

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United Heritage Community Scholarships Awarded

The United Heritage Community Scholarship Committee presented two $5,000 scholarships to Eliza Cain and Zachary Ray at the 2016 Member Appreciation events. 

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Maximize Your Refund with These Tax Tips
Maximize Your Refund with These Tax Tips

Preparation is key to guaranteeing the annual tax deadline doesn't overwhelm you. Check out the following tips on how to reduce stress and increase your refund, or decrease the amount you owe.

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2016 Book Drive

Through the first two weeks of March, Team United Heritage is collecting gently used or new children's books for its 2016 Book Drive benefiting BookSpring in Austin and the Literacy Coun...

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Scam Alert: Telephone Wire Request

In light of a recent scam, United Heritage Credit Union urges members to remember to never arrange the transfer of money or provide personal information to unknown entities.

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Get Financially Fit This Year
Get Financially Fit This Year

The beginning of the year is a great time to get your finances in order. Though money management can seem a bit daunting at first, it doesn't have to be. Check out our advice below to see how you ...

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How Much Car Can You Afford?
How Much Car Can You Afford?

January is typically a slower car-buying month, which opens up the opportunity for potential savings. While acting fast can benefit you financially, it's still important to consider all of your op...

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United Heritage Raises $3,450 for Holiday Toy Drive
United Heritage Raises $3,450 for Holiday Toy Drive

With the help of members and staff, United Heritage Credit Union collected more than $3,450 worth of toys for the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa program this holiday season.

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United Heritage Named a Top Workplace

United Heritage Credit Union is thrilled to announce we've been named one of the Austin American-Statesman Top Workplaces for 2015! This marks the sixth consecutive year UHCU has made the list.

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United Heritage Credit Union Accepting Donations for Blue Santa
United Heritage Credit Union Accepting Donations for Blue Santa

United Heritage Credit Union is holding a toy drive from Monday, November 16 to Friday, December 11 to benefit the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa program. With the help of Austin residents, the pr...

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EMV Cards: What You Need to Know
EMV Cards: What You Need to Know

An EMV card is a standard-size credit or debit card that has a microchip embedded on the front of the card in addition to the traditional magnetic strip on the back.

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2015 United Heritage School Supply Drive
2015 United Heritage School Supply Drive

The annual United Heritage School Supply Drive is underway! Learn more about this event and how you can help in this blog post.

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5 Factors that Influence Your Mortgage Interest Rate
5 Factors that Influence Your Mortgage Interest Rate

If you're in the market for a new home, you're also in the market for a mortgage loan. And when it comes to loans of any type, it's key to work with a lender you trust. That's why it&#...

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UHCU.ORG Ranked as Top Responsive Banking Website

Recently the UHCU.ORG website was ranked 7 in The Financial Brand's list of 25 Inspirational & Responsive Banking Website Designs. Responsive websites are those that adjust to the size of the ...

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Romance Scams Revisited
Romance Scams Revisited

Each year the popularity of online dating increases, the more people become susceptible to online dating scams. Yet, scammers who troll such social sites use the same-old tactics to swindle their vict...

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2015 Spring Book Drive

Throughout the month of March, Team United Heritage is collecting gently used or new children’s books for their 2015 Spring Book Drive benefiting BookSpring in Austin and the Literacy Council in...

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Protect Your Router

In order to steal personal information, like Online Banking credentials, scammers are now sending emails including links that change the settings on your internet router if clicked. Attacks such as th...

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Tax Time Tips

Tax season is upon us and we've compiled a list of  tips to help you make the most of it. So before you file your taxes this year, read our advice on how you can reduce stress and increase yo...

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UHCU Named to Financial Brand's Power 100

United Heritage is now ranked among the top credit unions in the world (#41) on social media after being named to The Financial Brand's Power 100 list of credit unions.

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IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a consumer alert regarding an IRS-impersonation telephone scam. The callers claim to be IRS employees, may know information about you and also alter ...

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Financial Resolutions for the New Year

We're bringing back our first post of 2014 since it contains a lot of valuable information regarding inancial resolutions that are still relevant. One of the best things about beginning a new year...

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6 Holiday Travel Tips
6 Holiday Travel Tips

This is a great time to visit friends and family. Unfortunately, holiday travel can cause your budget to suffer due to high-priced airline tickets, unexpected lodging expenses and more. Therefore, we&...

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Virtual Currency: 5 Things to Consider

Although virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Dogecoin and XRP have been receiving a lot of press lately, many people are unaware of what they are, how they’re used or the risks associated with them...

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Bash Bug: What You Need to Know

Security experts have recently discovered a flaw in the system software used within most internet-connected devices –even Mac computers. Shellshock affects the Bash application, software that tr...

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ACL Survival Guide: 7 Tips for ACL Music Festival Attendees

Since people are beginning to gear up for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, we’ve put together some tips for those who plan to attend the Festival this year.

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First-Time Homebuyer: 10 Steps to Homeownership
First-Time Homebuyer: 10 Steps to Homeownership

Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming. It will probably be the single largest purchase you ever make and it requires thoughtful planning. Therefore, all first-time h...

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How Much House Can You Afford?
How Much House Can You Afford?

If you’re like most Americans, the question isn’t, “Am I going to finance my new home?” But rather, “What mortgage payment can I afford?”  Before you begin hun...

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Security Warning: The Heartbleed Bug

An internet vulnerability affecting roughly two-thirds of all websites was recently discovered. Websites that use free, open source forms of encryption (OpenSSL) are at risk. UHCU’s website...

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How to Avoid Online Dating Scams
How to Avoid Online Dating Scams

Nowadays, millions of people turn to online dating websites to find companionship and romance.  Why not, right? The idea and convenience of meeting your soul mate on the internet is alluring to a...

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UHCU Employees Raise Funds for Dell Children's
UHCU Employees Raise Funds for Dell Children's

United Heritage Credit Union staff members recently raised $460 for Dell Children’s Regional Heart Program by donating $5 each to the charitable organization.

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Your Security is Our Priority
Your Security is Our Priority

United Heritage Credit Union considers the protection and security of our members’ personal information a very serious matter. With this in mind, we launched our new Online Banking system in Sep...

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3 Financial Resolutions

One of the best things about beginning a new year is getting a fresh start. It’s nice to press that imaginary “Reset” button on January 1 and forget about the pitfalls of the previou...

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Team United Heritage: 2013 Year in Review
Team United Heritage: 2013 Year in Review

Every month of the year you can catch a member of Team United Heritage in an act of kindness. These are Credit Union employees who voluntarily give of their time, participate in fundraising events and...

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7 Holiday Fraud Prevention Tips
7 Holiday Fraud Prevention Tips

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means spending time with family, putting up fun decorations, preparing tasty food and shopping for holiday gifts. Unfortunately, it also means fraudste...

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