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My REAL Life, REAL FREEDOM Story Commercial

Each of us have our own REAL Life story. Natco is here to help you realize your REAL FREEDOM! See how we helped this member realize his dream of owning a camper.

 

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Fayette County Bicentennial Celebration

Fayette County celebrated their bicentennial from May 16th – May 19th. The 4-day celebration included performances by Daniel Rodriguez Tenor, The Tom Daugherty orchestra, plus local bands including, made new, Rob’s Garage Band, and Claypool Block. Other events included a youth day, Randy Ollis, Civil War Reenactors even fired a cannon several times a day. The Armed Forces Day was a great success. Natco Credit Union was a proud sponsor of the event celebrating 200 years and counting. During the closing ceremonies, we received this gold coin in recognition of our sponsorship.

Holiday Travel and Debit Card Use

If you will be traveling outside the state over the holiday weekend and plan to use your Natco debit card, contact us in advance.

Temporary changes need to be made to your card in advance of your travel to allow use out of the local area. Please notify us by completing the Debit/Credit Travel Security form inside home banking at least 2 days prior to your travel or call us at 962-2561.

 

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Natco Credit Union Recognized with the Half Century Business Award by Governor Holcomb

Natco Credit Union was honored by Governor Eric Holcomb during an event held at the Indiana Statehouse on March 21st. Natco was among 65 Indiana companies and organizations who were recognized for their company’s longevity and service to its employees, community and the state. Director of Marketing, Karen Houser, accepted the award on the credit union’s behalf. The award was also presented by Indiana Economic Development Corporation President, Elaine Bedel.

For the past 75 years, we have provided loans, checking and savings accounts, credit card options and other financial services to members of our community. Membership is open to individuals who live or work in the following seven counties – Wayne, Fayette, Randolph, Henry, Rush, Union and Franklin.

 

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Help us raise money for Relay and the American Cancer Society

We have several items available in our offices to help support Wayne County Relay and the American Cancer Society. Stop in to check them out.

Multi-colored keychain – $3
What Cancer Can’t Do keychain – $8
Ring – $8
Hand sanitizer – $2
Necklace – $10
Tumber – $6
Warm Glow candle – $12
Warm Glow chips – $4
Inspirational bracelet – $5
MudLOVE bracelet – $10

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Paws for Love

During the month of February, our Richmond offices are raising money for the HELP Shelter. The annual Paws for Love campaign takes place in February and 100% of the money raised is donated. In 2018, we raised $226.39. We plan to exceed that amount this year.

If you are looking for a dog or cat to complete your family, stop by the HELP Shelter (2101 West Main Street, Richmond). There are many animals looking for a forever home!

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Offices Receive New Furniture and Donate the Old

We are so excited to have our new office furniture!

Since our old chairs are still in good condition, we decided to donate them to the Kiwanis Auction!

The auction is on Saturday, March 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Richmond. There will be several new items available including gift certificates from local restaurants. Plus, used items donated from local businesses will also be up for bid. Money raised benefits local children.

Stop by to place a bid on our old chairs and many other items.

Our new look….


Chairs available for at the Kiwanis Auction

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Know Your Money. Tips For Identifying Counterfeit Money.

Counterfeit money is a problem we all need to guard against. Being aware of the safety features of U.S. currency is a great way to guard against accepting counterfeit money. Don’t fall victim and be left on the losing end.

The secret service and U.S. Treasury also offer these suggestions:

  • Holograph: Hold a bill up to a light and look for a holograph of the face image on the bill. Both images should match. If the $100 bill has been bleached, the hologram will display an image of Abraham Lincoln, who appears on the $5 bills, instead of Benjamin Franklin.
  • Strip: Looking at the bill through a light will also reveal a thin vertical strip containing text that spells out the bill’s denomination.
  • Color-shifting ink: If you hold the new series bill (except the $5 note) and tilt it back and forth, please observe the numeral in the lower right hand corner as its color shifts from green to black and back.
  • Watermark: Hold the bill up to a light to view the watermark in an unprinted space to the right of the portrait. The watermark can be seen from both sides of the bill since it is not printed on the bill but is imbedded in the paper.
  • Security Thread: Hold the bill up to a light to view the security thread. You will see a thin imbedded strip running from top to bottom on the face of a banknote. In the $10 and $50 the security strip is located to the right of the portrait, and in the $5, $20 and $100, it is located just to the left of the portrait.
  • Ultraviolet Glow: If the bill is held up to an ultraviolet light, the $5 bill glows blue; the $10 bill glows orange, the $20 bill glows green, the $50 bill glows yellow, and the $100 bill glows red – if they are authentic!
  • Microprinting: There are minute microprinting on the security threads: the $5 bill has “USA FIVE” written on the thread; the $10 bill has “USA TEN” written on the thread; the $20 bill has “USA TWENTY” written on the thread; the $50 bill has “USA 50” written on the thread; and the $100 bill has the words “USA 100” written on the security thread. Microprinting can be found around the portrait as well as on the security threads.
  • Fine Line Printing Patterns: Very fine lines have been added behind the portrait and on the reverse side scene to make it harder to reproduce.
  • Comparison: Compare the feel and texture of the paper with other bills you know are authentic.

The Secret Service offers a downloadable PDF called Know Your Money. It points out key features to look at to determine if a bill is real or fake.

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Natco Has Received a 5-Star Rating from Bauer Financial Since the Second Quarter of 2010

Bauer Financial is the nation’s leading independent financial institution rating firm. Ratings are awarded each quarter based on an analysis of current financial data. Bauer Financial recommends all institutions ranked with 4 or 5 stars.

Beginning with the second quarter of 2010, Natco Credit Union has received the 5-star rating, the highest possible rating, each and every quarter. The 5-star rating denotes the absolute highest level of banking performance and is the firm’s highest rating.

Natco Credit Union has received a 4 or 5 star rating since the second quarter of 1994. That’s over two decades!

What this means according to Bauer is that the institution is safe, financially sound, and operating well above its regulatory capital requirements.

What this means for our members is peace of mind. Any member who deposits funds with Natco Credit Union can be assured their funds are safe and secure.

For more information on Bauer Financial, visit www.bauerfinancial.com.

 

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Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match / November 5th-13th

Natco Community Empowerment Center/Love Makes Cent$, Inc.

We are very excited to share with you that our agency has been selected to participate in this year’s Wayne County Foundation Challenge Match. Donations received or postmarked between November 5th and 13th will be matched up to our goal of $2500. Allowing us to double the impact of your donation and our services. The variety of services we provide impact the lives of individuals and the well-being of our community.

“Helping people live better lives.”

Donations can be made online at http://www.waynecountyfoundation.org/

OR

Checks can be mailed or delivered to:

Love Makes Cent$, Inc
Natco Community Empowerment Center
1627 E. Main Street
Richmond, IN 47374