Dort FCU Blog

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More Mortgage Information
By Craig Kocur

If you have a mortgage with Dort Federal, you may be frustrated by the lack of transaction and payment information for your mortgage in Dort Online banking. That information isn't there in the main portion of online banking because of some boring system stuff. It is in online banking, though, on a different page. You can get to that page by clicking on the "Mortgage Information" link in the upper right hand corner of the Account Summary page.

Here's a short list of what's available there:

  • Detailed mortgage balance
  • Current payment breakdown
  • Past payment breakdowns
  • Annual tax statements

If you have a mortgage with us, please check this out. It might save you some time getting your mortgage questions answered.

 

 

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10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Movie Day
By Craig Kocur

10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Movie Day

August 11th 12:00-8:30 PM

Dort Federal is proud to present our tenth Anniversary Member Appreciation Movie Day. Join your fellow members at NCG Trillium Cinema in Grand Blanc, NCG Lapeer Cinema in Lapeer or NCG Courtland Cinema in Burton.

Here’s how it works:

  • Select the movie you and your guests would like to see at one of the participating theaters.
  • Present your Dort Federal ATM Card, Dort Federal Visa Platinum Credit Card, Dort One Card or Dort Federal Membership Card at the Dort Federal table in the lobby of the theater.
  • Each member will receive a maximum of four tickets to see one movie at one of the three participating theaters. This event is intended for each member and their guests to see one movie only.
  • Qualifying members and each accompanying guest MUST be present at the time the tickets are issued. Tickets must be used on August 11th.
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Request Money
By Craig Kocur

There is a small feature in our Popmoney service called "Request Money" that you may find useful.

Request Money Screenshot

With Request Money you can send an email or text message to a group of friends requesting money for a project, asking them to chip in on an upcoming party, asking them to donate to a fund raiser, whatever. It's simple to use: you just enter your friends' email addresses or cell phone numbers and then select your options. You can ask for a set amount per friend or leave it open ended. You can set a due date. You can even send out reminders if your initial request doesn't get the response you wanted. Once the request is sent out, your friends will receive a note from you with the request and a link to Popmoney where they can go and transfer the funds.

Simple and cool.

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Popmoney
By Craig Kocur

Pay IOUs as easily as sending LOLs.

Now you don't need to write a check or carry cash to pay people. Just use the Popmoney payment service - available inside Dort Online Banking.

All you need is their email address and/or cellphone number to:

  • Pay rent or roommates.
  • Cover shared expenses, like family-plan phone bills.
  • Reimburse friends.
  • Send the gift that always fits: money.
  • Give an allowance.
  • Pay for babysitting or lawncare.

lt's the quick, simple and secure way to send money from your account to theirs - with no need to exchange account numbers.

Login and try it today.

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New Bill Pay Feature: Cleared Checks
By Craig Kocur

Sometimes the payments you send using our bill pay service are sent as paper checks. It doesn't happen often, mainly because most of the companies you pay accept electronic payments. When it does happen, though, it's sometimes handy to be able to see the check after it has cleared. Maybe the payee is claiming they never received the payment. Maybe the payee is claiming they didn't receive the payment until after the due date. Whatever the reason, sometimes you just want to look at the physical check. Up until today, to do that you would have to contact us and we'd have to pull the check from our system. Now, though, you can go into bill payer and see those cleared checks for yourself. Here's where you can find them.

Cleared Check

Cleared Check

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Snap to It with Mobile Deposit
By Craig Kocur

We recently added Mobile Remote Deposit Capture to our iPhone, Android, and iPad apps. This is a much requested feature and we're happy to finally bring it to you.

We know that as the years go by you are receiving fewer checks. Oddly, though, fewer checks is why Mobile Deposit is so great. Back when checks were a bigger part of our lives we had routines set up to deal with them. Now when someone hands you a check you stare at it for awhile and try to figure out the next time you will be near a branch. Once that's cogitated, you try to figure out how much time it is going to take you to stop at the branch. You think, "Will the stop make me even later for the next thing on the list of 1000 things I have to do today?" "Is it worth it to deposit Grandma's birthday check?" Mobile Deposit removes all of that hemming and hawing.

Here's the check cashing process with Mobile Deposit:

  1. Someone hands you a check.
  2. You thank them profusely for the money and a relic of the past.
  3. You grab your phone and login to your Dort Federal mobile banking app.
  4. Snap a picture of the front and back of the check.
  5. Hold on to the check (just in case something goes wrong) and wait for the deposit to hit your account.
    1. If you deposit it before 2pm on a business day, the funds will be in your account that day.
    2. If you deposit it after 2pm, the funds will be in your account around 2pm on the next business day.
  6. Keep holding on to your check. Once the money is in your account everything should be fine, but, just in case, you should hold onto your check for 60 days.

Simple. You've added money to your account.

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The HeartBleed Bug
By Craig Kocur

We are keeping a close eye on the "Heartbleed" bug you may have heard about. The vendor we use for Online Banking has completed a preliminary assessment and has not discovered any vulnerability. However, there are a number of additional services within your online banking experience that have not yet completed their assessment. We will be sure to keep you updated.

You can find more information on the bug at Heartbleed.com and CNET has posted a list of the top 100 sites and how they are effected by the bug.

 

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Dort iPad and Android Tablet Apps
By Craig Kocur

If you have an iPad or an Android tablet and you've been frustrated trying to get Dort related things done with it, be frustrated no more. We now have dedicated tablet apps that take full advantage of the extra screen real estate available on your tablet. Just search the App Store or Google Play for "Dort Federal" and you are on your way.

 

 

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Visa Platinum CashBack Rewards Are Getting Even Better!
By Craig Kocur

Dort Federal Credit Union is very excited about the enhancements we’re rolling out to our CashBack Rewards cardholders.

Effective February 1, 2014, our CashBack Rewards Visa Platinum Credit Cards will become the Cash Back Flex Rewards card. Cash Back Flex Rewards will be a point based card, offering the option to redeem points for the same great 1% CashBack Rewards, or redeem points for merchandise, travel, or gift cards.
 
As an added feature, after February 17, 2014, Cash Back Flex Rewards cardholders no longer need to wait a full year to receive CashBack Rewards. Instead, redeem points for cash* whenever the time is right for you!
 
Not a Dort Federal Visa Platinum cardholder? No problem, applying is easy. Apply here today, or visit any of our Dort Federal offices and you could be earning rewards too!
 
* Cash Back Flex Rewards will include a cash back redemption program to include 1% cash back in $50 increments. More details on the cash back feature will be coming soon

 

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It's Never Too Early or Too Late to Start Planning for Your Retirement!
By Craig Kocur

Kyler McGillicuddy, an Investment Executive, is available to meet with members at all Dort Federal locations. His services include 401(k) and pension planning, estate planning, mutual funds and stocks and bonds, just to name a few. For more information on what Kyler has to offer contact him at 810.244.2608 or kmcgillicuddy@dortfcu.org.
 

 

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