Life Events

College

Let Bell Credit Union help your children achieve their goals by helping you save for their college education. We are here for you with a variety of convenient and flexible savings plans.

Savings Accounts

A savings account is a great way to save. Using payroll deduction makes an ideal option for accumulating your child’s college funds.

Certificate Account

CD’s are a great option to earning higher dividends.

Education IRA

The Education IRA allows you to save for college expenses such as tuition, books, housing and more!

Home Equity and Personal Loans

BCU offers affordable loan options for both parents and students.

Buying a Vehicle

Bell Credit Union offers attractive fixed rates and flexible terms.

Five Smart Steps to Buying the Vehicle of Your Dreams:

1) Get Informed

Get answers to some of the most commonly asked vehicle purchase questions, such as: Should I buy or lease? Which is better, new or used? How much should I put down? Do I need GAP Coverage? (Just what is GAP Coverage?)

2) Check Your Credit

Ready to finance your next vehicle? Would you like to see what the dealership financing company sees before you apply? Visit www.annualcreditreport.com for a FREE copy of your credit report.

3) Put the Power of Pre-Approval on Your Side

Don't walk into a dealership without first getting pre-approved through Bell Credit Union. Check out our low rates and then apply online.

4) Research Your Vehicle Options

Before you purchase your next new or pre-owned vehicle, check out its options, features and value at www.nadaguides.com the NADA web site. From new vehicle pricing and photos to used vehicle trade-in reports and values, NADA has it all!

You can visit our CUDL (Credit Union Dealer Loans) link and do your vehicle shopping online with a dealership that is familiar with Credit Union lending policies. View inventories, research vehicles, and get financed right here with Bell Credit Union.

5) Don't Get a Lemon

Don't purchase a pre-owned vehicle without researching it first. Find out if the vehicle you've been eyeing has a salvaged title, odometer rollback, flood damage and more. We can run a Carfax report to look for any trouble areas. Subject to a $30.00 fee.

Getting Married

Congratulations! You're starting a new phase of life, with lots of changes on the way. But who knew planning a wedding would be so much work? From the guest list and the ceremony, to the reception and the honeymoon, this is a special day. The last thing you want to worry about is money.

At Bell Credit Union, we'll take the worry out of the big day. A Home Equity Loan may be a good way for you or your parents to help manage the cost of your wedding, honeymoon and more. Bell Credit Union offers great rates.

Joint Accounts

Sharing your life with your spouse means combining a lot of things, like your books, furniture and your bank accounts. If you haven't already added your spouse to your checking and savings accounts, Bell Credit Union can help you do that today!

New Address

Now that you will be sharing a home together, it's a great time to update your information by giving us a call to change your address.

Loans

If you are juggling credit card bills as the wedding approaches, consider a Debt Consolidation loan. It can be an easy way to reduce your interest rate and make your payment simpler by pulling all of your debts into one monthly bill.

Investing for the Future

As you look forward to married life, you might want to consider your financial goals. Are you saving for a new home? Preparing for a family? Bell Credit Union can help you and your spouse. We offer investments in IRAs, Certificates and more.

Having Children

Rethinking the Family Budget

Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. Along with your new baby come countless diapers, formula, clothes and eventually college. How much is all of this going to cost you?

You might not have thought about the finances with all of the exciting changes that are about to take place. From sports to music lessons, cars and college tuition, the expenses never seem to end.

At Bell Credit Union, we can help you on your way to saving for your child's future. We offer many great savings options for parents. Talk to one of our member service representatives today to see how we can help.

Savings & Certificate Accounts

These top dividend earning accounts are a great way to save.

Education IRA's

The Education IRA allows you to save for college expenses such as tuition, books, housing and more.

Financial Education needs to begin early

BCU is a proud sponsor of Money$mart Camp each year. This camp is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about all things financial. BCU sponsors campers so visit Money$mart Camp Scholarship for more details about the program and for a scholarship application.

Emergencies

Emergencies happen, so let us help you manage them when they happen to you, and let us help you prepare in advance so they don’t overwhelm your finances.

Savings

Having a savings account at Bell Credit Union is the best way to start building a strong foundation. We offer many different types of savings accounts, along with IRA's and CDs.

Loans

We also offer a variety of loans to help manage your finances. Our rates are competitive to help keep your payments low.

Changing Jobs

The first thing to understand in these changing times is that one thing doesn't have to change - your membership at Bell Credit Union. That means once you're a member, you're always a member! You can still enjoy all of your member benefits.

Loans

If you need some financial assistance to help you through your transition, you might consider a Home Equity loan. You can use the money for whatever you want. Best of all, the interest you pay may be tax deductible (consult your tax advisor for specific guidelines).

Credit Cards

We offer a low interest VISA credit card sure to meet your financial needs.

Member Access

We are always open for business with Member Access.

Moving

If your new job means a new address, let us know. You can give us a call to change your address. We can also provide you with information necessary for direct deposit at your new job.

Getting a Divorce

Making smart decisions through a divorce can help take some of the sting out of the difficult process, while improving your financial situation for your new phase of life. Bell Credit Union can help you keep your finances straight.

Moving

If you are relocating to a new home or apartment, let us know. You can give us a call to change your address.

Credit Cards and Loans

Setting up a new BCU credit card account is easy. We offer a low rate VISA credit card sure to fit your needs. If you are juggling multiple debts, a Debt Consolidation Loan can help wrap your various debts into one simple monthly payment with a low rate. It is important to manage your debt carefully during this period. After a divorce, all joint loans are still the responsibility of both parties.

Retirement

You have worked hard your entire life to get to retirement. If retirement is right around the corner for you, we can help.

If retirement is many years off, you can get prepared by contributing to a 401k plan or other retirement plan through your employer. We also offer competitive rates for Traditional, Roth and Education IRAs.

Visit with one of our Member Service Representatives to ensure that your retirement is everything you hoped it would be. Are you moving? Give us a call to change your address.

Estate Planning

The End is not The End (financially speaking), if you plan well . . .

Most of us avoid this type of planning because we are reluctant to face our own mortality, however, getting a plan in place can provide peace of mind. There are many options when it comes to estate planning and it is best to consult a professional (attorney or financial planner) to help assess your particular needs and determine the best course of action. Whether you set up a trust or simply designate a payable on death for your accounts we can help put your decisions into action.

Setting up a trust requires a legal document usually obtained through an attorney, if you decide on this option just bring your trust document in so we can make the necessary account changes to reflect this decision.

If you opt for a payable on death designation for your account, just stop by and give us the necessary information concerning the person(s) you wish to designate. This option allows your designee(s) to only have access to your account after your death. This would allow them to have the funds immediately without having to go through probate. This option also means that they would have no access to the account or any information while you are alive, so your private matters remain private.

Stop by or give us a call and get your plan into action.

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