News & Announcements
- Trailhead was named one of the best nonprofits to work for in Oregon!
- Free Seminar: Understanding Social Security
- Join us on International Credit Union Day
- Chip credit cards are coming.
- New! Visa Balance Transfer program
- Trailhead is on the Supportland network!
Trailhead Credit Union was named one of the best nonprofits to work for in Oregon for the second year in a row! More than 5,000 employees from over 150 organizations participated in Oregon Business’ annual poll. Trailhead was ranked #11 among all medium sized nonprofits!
We want to give a special thanks to our employees who make Trailhead a wonderful place to work and who love the work they do to help our members.
A look at the bigger picture
Join Dean Eisenbraun, Financial Advisor, for this educational seminar to learn key facts about the Social Security program, including:
- How benefits are calculated
- Full retirement age and choosing the right time to file
- Receiving benefits while working
- Provisional income and tax implications
- Options for spouses and ex-spouses
Tuesday, October 27
Noon – 1pm
4th Floor Hospitality Suite
220 NW Second Ave, Portland
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Not NCUA Insured. Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May Lose Value. Securities and advisory services offered by Dean Eisenbraun through KMS Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA / SIPC
International Credit Union Day is on October 15, when credit unions in 101 countries will celebrate service to members and the credit union difference. This year’s message is People Helping People.”
As a credit union member, you belong to a global movement of people helping people. Worldwide, more than 200 million members benefit from credit union membership, helping them achieve financial success and security.
Credit unions are non-for-profit financial cooperatives that exist to serve their members. Credit unions return their earnings to members in the form of higher interest rates and fewer fees. A focus on superb customer service and member satisfaction also sets credit unions apart from other financial institutions.
We’ll be serving local treats from Voodoo Donuts in both Trailhead offices on Thursday, October 15. Plus, our friends from Liberty Mutual will be holding a raffle at each branch. Please drop by!
Chip credit cards are coming
Trailhead credit cards are moving to chip cards beginning with card renewals in the 1st quarter of 2016.
Chip cards, credit cards with a tiny microprocessing chip in the card, are the industry standard in Europe, Asia and other parts of the world. The chip adds an additional layer of security over the magnetic strip on the back of credit cards, creating a unique code for each transaction. The unique code means any chip card numbers stolen by a breach or a skimmer would not be able to be used fraudulently.
When using your chip card at a retailer with enabled technology, you will have to insert your card into the reader until the transaction is completed, rather than swiping the magnetic strip. The cards will also have magnetic strips, so if a retailer does not have the technology, the card can still be used in the traditional way. Online transactions are conducted the same way with a non-chip card.
We will update the website with additional details when the cards are ready to issue.
Balance transfer rates as low as 5.25% APR*
Paying down debt isn’t rocket science. You only need a Trailhead Platinum Rewards Visa Credit Card to transfer department store and other credit card balances to a new, lower rate with no expiration date. Plus, there’s no balance transfer fee* and no annual fee.
- To open for a new Trailhead Platinum Rewards Visa, apply online, in person, or on the phone.
- To transfer a balance to your existing Trailhead credit card, get started here or give us call.
*Interest begins to accrue the day you make a balance transfer. See complete disclosures.
Trailhead is on the Supportland Network
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined up with Supportland to help our members connect deeper with the local businesses they love. To start up, download the Supportland mobile app or come by either branch for a free Supportland Card. Then you can start earning points every time you come into a Trailhead branch or patronize other participating businesses around town. When you rack up enough points, you can cash them in for any number of great rewards, including a set of pint glasses from Trailhead for 80 points.
Learn more about Supportland and the over 170 locally owned businesses on the network where you can shop and earn rewards at supportland.com.