Bellco FCU News

Bellco raises funds for Cody, the injured Reading K9

(September 25, 2015)

Bellco FCU staff and members raised funds for the injured Reading Police K9, Cody, last week through a charity dress down day. Cody, a three year old Belgian Malinois, fell 15 to 20 feet from a catwalk two weeks ago.

Cody and his handler, Officer John Hutchinson, had been at Reading's Southwest Middle School responding to a report that the school was unsecure. While searching for an unauthorized person on the premises, Cody fell from a catwalk in the school's boiler room.

A fund was set up to help pay for Cody's medical bills and Bellco FCU responded by setting up a charity dress down day. They were able to raise $185. Yesterday, one generous employee stepped up and donated an additional $15 to make the total an even $200.

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Bellco to hold FREE Home Buyer's Seminar

(September 10, 2015)

JOIN US for a FREE Home Buying Seminar on Thursday, October 8th, 6:00pm at the Wyomissing Branch (609 Spring Street, Wyomissing)This seminar will include: home buying tips, mortgage financing and refinancing information, and an overview of the benefits of different types of mortgages. We'll provide the sandwiches and beverages -- you provide the questions and enthusiasm! To RSVP, contact the Credit Union at 610.373.5192 or email kshendge@bellcocu.org.

Bellco Presents Annual Scholarship Winners

(August 21, 2015)

Bellco Federal Credit Union of Wyomissing recently presented 2 deserving student members with scholarship awards. Mohnton resident Jessica Chernich received Bellco's first ever "Kasasa Community Scholarship" of $1,000 towards her education. She is majoring in History at Shippensburg University. Dustin Lawlor of Oley received $100 for books or school supplies. He is a student at Penn State University. Each winner created a video essay about Bellco, our line of rewarding Kasasa products and other helpful financial services that students can benefit from as members of our credit union. The videos can be seen on our Facebook page and website.

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Bellco and CO-OP Shared Branches surpass Bank of America in numbers

(June 9, 2015)

Bellco Federal Credit Union of Wyomissing, PA is proud to report that our credit union shared branching network is now third among the many national financial institutions. Bellco FCU CEO Tom Gosling sees this as a giant leap in the right direction for our shared branching system. Gosling stated, "Shared branching creates greater member convenience and also produces revenue for all participating institutions." CO-OP Shared Branch consists of 5,341 branches, and exceeds Bank of America's 5,244 branches.

The credit union's shared branch network is making large strides and falls right behind Chase and Wells Fargo. If all credit unions in the United States were a part of the shared branching network, our locations would reach more than 20,000! Shared branching offers a great accessibility for members of participating credit unions. A member can enter any of the 5,341 branches and conduct account-related business as if they were in their home branch!

Bellco to hold FREE Home Buying & Refinancing Seminar

(March 1, 2015)

JOIN US for a FREE Home Buying & Refinancing Seminar on Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00pm at the Wyomissing Branch (609 Spring Street, Wyomissing)This seminar will include: home buying tips, mortgage financing and refinancing information, and an overview of the benefits of different types of mortgages. We'll provide the sandwiches and beverages -- you provide the questions and enthusiasm! To RSVP, contact the Credit Union at 610.373.5192 or email kshendge@bellcocu.org.

Bellco to offer ApplePay and EMV cards

(February 5, 2015)

Bellco will offer ApplePay and EMV (chipped) capable debit and credit cards in mid-2015. Bellco FCU CEO Tom Gosling sees this as a way to provide the security and convenience the members want and expect while directly competing with mega banks. Gosling pronounced, "the payment systems are a-changing. Members want to use our cards with their mobile wallets to earn Kasasa cash rewards." Bellco FCU, a not-for-profit cooperative, returns monthly profits to its members in cash. Gosling said that the program pays members who use the services and members love receiving cash rewards!

Apple has already partnered with the six largest card issuers in the U.S., which represent 83 percent of credit card purchase volume, and a host of major retailers who will provide point-of-sale terminals. Gosling stated that Bellco is moving as fast as possible to be able to locally roll out the program. "Bellco has been on the cutting edge of financial institutions offering text and app banking for several years now and with the recent launch of our Kasasa reward accounts, nationwide ATM refunds and over 5,200 shared branches for members, Apple Pay and EMV will be an added benefit of membership," Gosling said.

Bellco to hold FREE Home Buyer's Seminar

(September 15, 2014)

JOIN US for a FREE Home Buying Seminar on Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00pm at the Wyomissing Branch (609 Spring Street, Wyomissing)This seminar will include: home buying tips, mortgage financing and refinancing information, and an overview of the benefits of different types of mortgages. We'll provide the sandwiches and beverages -- you provide the questions and enthusiasm! To RSVP, contact the Credit Union at 610.373.5192 or email kshendge@bellcocu.org.

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Bellco CEO Locked Up!

(September 2, 2014)

Our CEO Tom Gosling was arrested on Wednesday, August 26th! The crime: Having a big heart! Tom participated in the Berks County 2014 MDA Lockup and the officer was nice enough to come and take him away in handcuffs as management watched! Click here for more information.

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Bellco Federal Credit Union Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

(August 27, 2014)

On Tuesday August 26th CEO Tom Gosling and many members of his staff accepted the call to action to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge put forth to Bellco from Lebanon Federal Credit Union and Discovery Credit Union. Gosling gladly accepted the challenge in honor of his friend Randy Walker who is suffering from this debilitating disease. Bellco will match all funds donated by employees.



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Bellco Federal Credit Union Makes Donation to Animal Rescue League

(August 11, 2014)

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 Bellco held a community event at their Sinking Spring branch, located at 2 Cloister Court in Spring Township. Approximately 400 people stopped by to learn more about their institution, their new line of Kasasa® accounts and enjoy the festivities. The event featured a complimentary pig roast and Rita's water ice as well as family entertainment including a face painter and balloon artist. During the event, Bellco CEO Tom Gosling proudly made a $250 cash donation to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Many other employees and event-goers donated cleaning supplies, kitten food and cash. The ARL was onsite with three adoptable dogs who charmed the crowd. Please see their website, www.berksarl.org, for more information about adopting a fur-ever friend.

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Bellco Gives Away Vacation to Contest Winner

(June 18, 2014)

Bellco Federal Credit Union held a Vacation Giveaway contest for its members from April 1st - June 15th, 2014. Anyone who took out a loan of $10,000 or more (new money only) was entered. The lucky winners were William and Dawn Loew. Congratulations and enjoy your trip!

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Bellco Awards Annual Scholarship

(June 1, 2014)

Every year Bellco Federal Credit Union holds its scholarship competition. One deserving student can win $1,000 for their education. This year we had a record number of applicants. But, one stood above the rest - Nathan Lis! Nathan will be attending Penn State Main Campus this fall as a freshman and will be studying meteorology with a minor in music performance. Congratulations Nathan!

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