Official Credit Union of UMass Athletics

Official Credit Union of UMass Athletics

2016 Volume 3 Newsletter

Hands Toy House MoneyHow Your Home's Equity Can Help

Have you considered using your home’s equity to achieve your goals? Whether you already have access to it through a home equity loan or you are considering applying for such a loan, there are many good reasons for you to consider using your home equity.  Read More

Older Man TabletLet Our Technology Work For You

At UMassFive, we pride ourselves on making our members’ financial lives easier. It is ingrained into our mission and promise. By being financial advocates we do what is in the best financial interest of you and each and every other member. Over the past several years we have not only streamlined the way we service our members in our branches, but have also done it with our services outside our walls through a strategic mix of secure, and convenient technology. Read More

Smith Campus CenterSponsor Group Spotlight: Smith College

Smith College has come a long way from its class of 14 students in 1875, becoming one of the largest women’s colleges in the United States. Each year, Smith hosts 2,500 undergraduate students at its Northampton campus and over 250 students studying elsewhere, as nearly half of each junior class participates in a study abroad program. At Smith College, students from 48 states and 68 countries are offered 1,000 courses in more than 50 areas of study, with a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Read More

Community Involvement Cancer Walk TshirtCommunity Involvement: Cancer Walk

On Sunday, September 25, 2016 many UMassFive employees and their family members will take part in the 18th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & Run at UMass Medical School in Worcester. Each year, UMassFive employees and members fundraise for this important event. Collected proceeds go toward the UMass Medicine Cancer Center of Excellence, a collaborative effort between UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. Read More

U Mass Northampton Exterior(Jeffrey Ferris Sharon) 0827Northampton Branch Is Moving…Just Next Door!

At UMassFive, we feel privileged to have served our members in the Northampton area through our branch in Northampton for almost nine years! We look forward to continuing that service in a brand new location, just across the plaza from our current building. Our new location is a stand-alone building that will be completely renovated and able to offer expanded resources. This move will take place in early fall 2016. Read more

Directional Signs Landscape View OrangeAssessing Portfolio Performance: Choose Your Benchmarks Wisely

You can’t help but hear about the frequent ups and downs of the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the S&P 500 index. The performance of both major indexes is widely reported and analyzed in detail by financial news outlets around the nation.Like the Dow, the S&P 500 tracks the stocks of large domestic companies. With 500 stocks compared to the Dow’s 30, the S&P 500 comprises a much broader segment of the stock market and is considered to be representative of U.S. stocks in general. Both indexes are generally useful tools for tracking stock market trends, but some investors mistakenly think of them as benchmarks for how well their own portfolios should be doing. Read More

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