News & Announcements
- Information about the Target card breach
- Scholarship Opportunity
- Get your taxes done right with TurboTax
- Don’t Tax My Credit Union
Many of you have read the headlines about a data compromise at Target stores between November 27th and December 15th, 2013.
We are in the process of reissuing cards that have been compromised and are contacting those members affected as fast as we possibly can. If you used your Trailhead Debit or Credit card at Target during the above date range and we have not yet contacted you please call one of the two Trailhead employees below as they will be handling the card blocking and reissue:
- Riann Robbins: 503-220-2592 x 1122
- Gail James: 503-220-2592 x 1105
If you are placed into voice mail please leave a message with your name and call back number and we will contact you. Until the compromised card is blocked please review transactions on your account and let one of us know if you see any fraudulent charges.
While compromised account information doesn’t always mean fraud will occur, it’s important to understand that you’re protected with Visa’s Zero Liability policy, which means you pay nothing for unauthorized purchases on your credit or debit account.
The Trailhead Credit Union Scholarship program is now open for applications through March 31, 2014. Each year, we award a $1,000 scholarship to a primary member who is working toward a degree at any accredited two- or four-year college or university. The application and complete details are available here:
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You may have heard that members of Congress are considering an overhaul of the federal tax code. One idea being discussed could greatly harm credit unions and our members.
Banks and some politicians are talking about taxing credit unions, like Trailhead, 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.
As a member, you know that Trailhead 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.
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.
We are asking members 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.