Join us Thursday, October 24th – Saturday, October 26th in front of the Albany Mall by the fountains, for our annual, Fall Car Sale! This year Autoland, Albany Honda, Finnicum Motors, Five Star, Prince, and Town & Country will be join us for this monster sale and we are excited! With DOCO Credit Union financing, we’re committed to helping you purchase and drive away in the new or pre-owned vehicle of your dreams!
Our PR Director, Becky Belcher was asked by Darton State College to participate in a personal finance video for freshman students. Answering questions such as, what should college students know about managing their finances? What should college students know about saving their money? What should college students know about credit?
As a financial expert, Becky discusses the importance of a personal budget, avoiding excessive credit card spending, and preparing financially for the future.
DOCO Credit Union member, Vivian King participated in our Sit-to-$AVE program back in May. Assisted by Financial Services Officer, Pam Bryant at our Americus Branch – Vivian was able to save $2,300+ on the lifetime of her loan! In turn, her name was entered into our first quarter drawing for an Apple® iPad™ mini.
Well guess what? Vivian King is the winner of our first quarter drawing! She won an Apple® iPad™ mini and is so excited.
Above is a photo of Vivian with Pam Bryant, the FSO who assisted her with her loan, along with Dianne Danforth, our Americus Branch Manager.
Interested in our Sit-to-$AVE promotion and a chance to win an Apple® iPad™ mini – click here or stop by your local DOCO Credit Union branch.
“Don’t Tax My Credit Union” is a national campaign dedicated to ensuring Congress doesn’t raise taxes on 96 million credit union members nationwide and preserves financial choice for American consumers. Join us today to share your story and tell Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union!
This is an urgent message about the future of our credit union. You may have heard that politicians in Washington are considering an overhaul of the federal tax code. We want to alert you to an idea being discussed that could greatly harm DOCO Credit Union and our members.
As a member, you know that DOCO Credit Union is owned and directed by you. Unlike banks that maximize profits for a small group of investors, credit unions exist to serve their members, including working families, small businesses, and the local community. Because we return benefits to our members, we are able to offer higher returns on savings, lower rate on loans, and most importantly, low or no fees. That’s why your credit union is not-for-profit and tax exempt.
Now banks and some politicians in Washington are talking about taxing credit unions like ours, despite the fact that we are not-for-profit. They say we can balance the budget by taxing credit unions, even though credit unions hold only 6% of all financial assets nationwide, and banks hold the rest.
Since credit unions are not-for-profit, taxing credit unions could even destroy credit unions as we know them, eliminating financial choice for consumers.
Moreover, taxing credit unions won’t even scratch our budget deficit. For every $1 in new taxes on credit unions, the government would wipe out $10 in benefits to credit union members and consumers. So taxing credit unions is not only bad for our nation’s economy, a tax on credit unions is really just a tax on you, the member.
That’s why I am writing to urge you to send a strong message to Congress: Don’t Tax My Credit Union!
It’s easy to take action: just visit www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org to contact your U.S. Representative and Senators. While here, you can also watch the video below to and learn more about how you can help us tell Congress, “Don’t Tax My Credit Union!”
Click here to send a form letter to your Legislators! It’s a pre-typed letter, all you have to do is fill in your name and contact information, click “go” and you’re done. It’s that simple and each letter counts! It’s up to you to take action and tell Congress that Credit Union members of Georgia do NOT want to be taxed!
In case you missed today’s Albany Herald, DOCO Credit Union received a rave in the Bright Side section.
Many thanks to DOCO Credit Union for being sensitive to my needs in time of my family crisis. You and your staff went beyond your regular duties to help, and it truly felt like a member owned business.
It’s always encouraging to hear we’re doing something right!
It’s time once again for the annual, DOCO Credit Union Spring Car and Boat Sale! On May 16th – 18th, this much anticipated event will take place at the front entrance of the Albany Mall, by the fountains. With financing by DOCO Credit Union, plenty of cars and boats to choose from, and six dealerships, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Get excited, because this sale will be bigger and better than ever!
As a valued member of DOCO Credit Union, we are committed to serving you. As a new benefit of membership, we are providing you with free access to GreenPath, a money management and financial education services program. Through comprehensive education and exceptional service, GreenPath has been assisting individuals for more than 50 years.
GreenPath gives you unlimited access to financial counselors at absolutely no cost to you! Yep, you read correctly - it’s free to you! As a member of DOCO Credit Union, you can receive assistance with:
Personal and family budgeting
Understanding your personal credit report and how to improve your score
Personal money management
Avoiding bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession
Identity theft resolution services
GreenPath counselors are available Monday – Thursday, 8 AM to 10 PM (EST), Friday, 8 AM to 7 PM; and Saturday, 9 AM to 6 PM. To use this new service, simply call 1-877-337-3399 or visit www.DOCOCU.com and click on the GreenPath link located in the Education Center here.
Each year, our Christmas tree decorations are provided by our Partner in Excellence schools! This year, we are proud to have Lee County Primary, Liberty Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, Northside Primary, Sumter County Primary, Sylvester Road Elementary decorate our trees!
Lee County Branch
What do you think? Beautiful, right? Be sure to check out our decorations – truth be told, they are way prettier in person!
As a financial institution looking out for our members, we wanted to provide a few simple tips to help protect your personal, financial, and identifiable information, along with advice on avoiding identity theft.
Never share personal, financial, or identifiable information via unfamiliar text, email, websites, phone calls, or social networks. DOCO Credit Union will not call, email, or text our members requesting account information or social security numbers.
Monitor your financial accounts. With online banking, DOCO makes this tip an easy one. By checking your account activity regularly, you will notice suspicious activity sooner.
Opt for paperless account statements and bills – often fraudulent activity is a result of mail theft. Click here for more information on DOCO Credit Union‘s account services, which include free e-statements and bill pay.
Guard your social security number and be sure not to give it out freely. The same goes for your home address and birthday!
Be sure to shred all documents that contain personal, financial, or identifiable information before deeming garbage.
Check with your financial institution often, to be aware of phishing attempts and scams. As a member of DOCO Credit Union, we advise you to check our website, e-statements, and social media sites such as Facebook for phishing scam warnings. You can find us on Facebook here and Twitter here.
Along with the tips listed above, we advise you to check with your financial institution to ensure your financial information is protected. By partnering with a credit union, such as DOCO Credit Union – you are on your way to protecting yourself from fraud!
For more tips on protecting your financial information and avoiding identity theft, be sure to click here.
Credit unions are designed by the people for the people, and DOCO Regional Federal Credit Union is no exception. While it offers standard financial instruments such as checking and savings accounts as well as mortgages and auto loans, its primary mission is to improve members’ financial well-being and help the less fortunate. Started in 1959 and run by an all-volunteer board, the Georgia-based company helps the underserved with starter products and low-rate loans that provide opportunities they might not receive elsewhere and is dedicated to financial education and giving back.Profile sat down with Barry Heape, president and CEO, to learn more about what has made this regional icon a success for 53 years. Read more.