Official Credit Union of UMass Athletics

Official Credit Union of UMass Athletics

2017 Volume 1 Newsletter

Itm StaffIntroducing Our Video Teller Team

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to the newest department here at UMassFive: Our Video Teller Team. If you’ve visited a branch over the past several months, you may have met them without even knowing it! Our Video Tellers are the employees who help serve you at our Video Teller machines. We have three of these machines currently—one in our Hadley lobby and two in Northampton: drive-up and lobby.
So what exactly are Video Teller machines?  Read More

50 CakeUMassFive Turns 50!

Flash back to 1967. Our beloved Credit Union is just a vision to a handful of employees on the UMass Amherst campus. This small group decided to put in $5.00 each as the opening member shares of the Credit Union, hoping the idea of a non-profit financial cooperative dedicated to helping the financial well-being of fellow employees could become a reality.  Read More

GccSponsor Group Spotlight: Greenfield Community College

UMassFive is excited to welcome the faculty, staff, and registered students of Greenfield Community College into our field of membership! Greenfield Community College (G.C.C.) was a logical addition to our community because of the many shared connections. UMassFive has partnered with G.C.C. for the past three years on a major financial literacy program called “Reality Fair,” which provides an interactive budgeting experience to high school seniors. Read More

Donations To AscUMassFive Community Involvement in 2016

Members and employees of UMassFive participated in an array of campaigns to better our community in 2016. Beginning with a Cold-Weather Clothing & Blanket Drive in January, participants donated 22 blankets and 298 winter clothing items, which were split between the Amherst and Northampton Survival Centers, as well as the Friends of the Homeless in Springfield.  Read More

Bingo PosterFinancial Literacy at UMass: Smart About Money (SAM)

UMassFive has partnered with the UMass Amherst Bursar’s Office, other administrators, and a group of students at UMass Amherst on a new financial literacy initiative called Smart About Money, or SAM for short. A project that UMass Amherst Bursar Erin Zuzula has been dreaming of for some time, SAM’s group will provide a peer-to-peer model for college students to learn about finances in a way that they are most comfortable.  Read More

Tech TipsTech Tips

At UMassFive, we are constantly striving to make your financial life easier and more convenient. Here are some helpful reminders and tips to better help you navigate our secure technology:  Read more


Will Vs TrustWILL VS. TRUST: Is One Better Than The Other?

When it comes to planning your estate, you might be wondering whether you should use a will or a trust (or both). Understanding the similarities and the differences between these two important documents may help you decide which strategy is better for you. Read More

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