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Member Newsletter 2019 V2

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News & Information from Your Credit Union.


Member Spotlight Notices SMART Employee Workshops

Plan a Financially Smart Getaway

Plan a Financially Smart Getaway This Summer

If this is the year you’re hoping to take that dream vacation, we want to make sure you’re set up for success when it comes to planning and financing your trip. Here are some ideas to make your getaway a time to remember, without all of the stress.

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Artist Talks and Presentations

Local Artists Display Their Work at UMassFive

Have you stopped by our Hadley or UMass Amherst Branches recently and noticed new artwork on the walls?

As a part of our ongoing collaboration with the UMass University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA), UMassFive has turned a wall in each of our Hadley and UMass Amherst Branches into a “satellite” gallery space for local artists to display their work.

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member benefits

Member Benefits:

Co-op Points for Referrals!

Great service shouldn’t be kept a secret—if you’ve had an outstanding experience, tell your friends!

If you know someone who you think could benefit from the great rates and personal service that you receive as a member, remind them to tell our Member Service team that you referred them and you’ll earn 500 Co-op points for the referral!

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Workforce Training Grant

Investing in Our Employees

At UMassFive, our mission is to provide the best experiences possible for our members, and we like to think that the quality and personalization of service that we provide is one of the features that sets us apart from other financial institutions. So we're thrilled to announce our selection as one of 68 Workforce Training Fund grant recipients in the state of Massachusetts.

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Bumper sticker update

Sticking Together to Support Credit Unions

If you’ve seen a lot of purple bumper stickers around town lately, there’s a good reason why!

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Reality Fair

Community Involvement:

400 Students Attend 6th Annual Reality Fair

This March, UMassFive partnered with Greenfield Community College (G.C.C.) for the sixth year in a row to provide a day of financial wellness education to area high school students through a Reality Fair. This program has helped provide financial education to nearly 2,000 area students since its inception.

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Working with a Financial Advisor

Working with a Financial Advisor

The world of 50 years ago was a lot different than it is today. An individual often worked at the same job all his or her adult life, lived in the same house, and stayed married to the same spouse. In those days, too, one spouse could support a family, paying for college ordinarily didn’t require taking out a second mortgage,and people could look forward to retiring on Social Security and possibly a company pension.

Today, your hopes and dreams are no different. Like most people, you probably want to buy a home, put your children through college, and retire with a comfortable income. But the world has become a more complex place, especially when it comes to your finances.

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We'll refund qualified accounts up to $25 each month if another institution charges you for using their ATM.


Qualifying accounts with be refunded up to $25 each calendar month for any ATM fees imposed. To qualify for this refund, you must have at least 1 Direct Deposit or ACH Auto Debit to your share draft checking, enroll in eStatements through Online Banking, and make at least 12 debit card purchases. Offer limited to Co-op Advantage Checking Personal Accounts. No monthly service charge. Free Online Bill Pay. Federally insured by the NCUA.

Money Market Plus—built for a better return.

Rates now guaranteed through March 31, 2020


Rates accurate as of March 26, 2019, and guaranteed through March 31, 2020. Rates are subject to change without notice after March 31, 2020. Minimum balance to open is $100,000. A $25 service charge will be applied if balance drops below $100,000 at any time during the month. Dividends are compounded and credited monthly. Fees may reduce earnings on the account.