Our 60th Anniversary in Review

We started with seven founders and $35. A lot has changed over the past 60 years, but we’ve held on to our unwavering commitment to help our members and our community! In case you missed any of the events, giveaways, or announcements, here’s a quick review of what happened this year:

Remembering Our BYU Beginningscelebrating 60 years with BYU Creamery ice cream
UCCU was originally founded by BYU employees, right on BYU campus. So, to celebrate our BYU beginnings, we gave our members free ice cream from the BYU Creamery!

Built to Last
Another way we commemorated our BYU beginnings was Built to Last, a special video narrated by LaVell Edwards, that takes an inspiring look at UCCU and our community over the past six decades.

To view Built to Last, visit www.uccu.com/60years.

Your Votes Made a Difference

three first place winners
We’re proud to work with our members, to support important causes in our community. As part of our 60th Anniversary, we wanted to decide-together-how to give back to our community, and your votes helped. With over 32,000 votes received, the breakdown of the winners and the amounts won are as follows:

Winners of $10,000 Donations – Primary Children’s Hospital, Kids on the Move, Family Support & Treatment Center.

Winners of $1,000 Donations – Boy & Girls Club of Utah County, Bridle Up Hope, Community Action Services & Food Bank, Center for Women & Children in Crisis, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah, Project Read, and Volunteer Care Clinic.

Thank you for showing your support and casting your votes!


60 Years of Stories2nd Place story winner Jennifer Hullinger won a family trip to Disneyland
We asked you, our members, to share with us your personal stories and experiences with UCCU, and your response was nothing short of amazing! We value your thoughts, and are humbled by the stories that were shared. We’d like to thank everyone to shared their story, and we’d like to invite you to read them at www.uccu.com/stories.

UCCU Financial Center: Now Serving YouUCCU Financial Center Building Ribbon CuttingOn October 12th, 2016, we celebrated the opening of the UCCU Financial Center in the heart of Lehi. A ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off a series of Open Houses that were free to the public. Mike Orme, Chairman of The UCCU Board of Directors, cut the ribbon. Lehi Mayor Bert Wilson said, “This is really one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve had the opportunity to be in.”

Celebrate 60 Years with 6%
To top off our 60th Anniversary, we wanted to give our members a chance to get a great rate on a credit card. Right now, you can get the incredibly low rate of 6% on our Visa credit card. This is a low variable rate that will stay low, and there are no introductory rates – ever! But this rate ends with our anniversary celebration, so act fast!

Here’s to 60 years of people helping people! And many, many more years to come of inspiring smart decisions!

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Share Your Story Results!

As many of you know, as part of our 60th Anniversary Celebration, we offered members a chance to share their story for a chance to win some great prizes. We were overwhelmed by the amount of stories that were shared, and enjoyed reading all of them. We want to thank everyone to shared their story with us!

Since it was a competition, and we had some big prizes to give, join us in congratulating the top 10 winners and the prizes they won.


First Place:
Angela Eckstein – Winner of our SmartCar

Second Place:
Jennifer Hullinger – Disneyland Trip + $200 Gift Card

Third Place:
Bill McKnight – iPad Pro

4th: Jordan Gibby – 60” Smart TV
5th: Nathan Prawitt – Digital SLR Camera
6th: Michael Benedict – $600 Cash
7th: Sharla Anderson – GoPro
8th: Jared Korth – Apple Watch
9th: Derrick Wakamatsu – $200 Cash
10th: Jeff St. Clair – Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition

Thanks again everyone for sharing your story as part of our 60th Anniversary.

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6.0% to Celebrate 60 Years


At Utah Community Credit Union we are proud of our beginnings. If you haven’t heard by now, we are celebrating our 60th anniversary this year, and everyone in our community is invited to the party!

This isn’t a party with balloons and streamers. Better yet, our celebrations include gifts that keep on giving! Starting September 1st, and through the end of the year, UCCU’s Visa Credit Cards will offer a base rate starting at 6.0%*.

While everyone else has high interest rate credit cards, come celebrate our anniversary by taking advantage of this great rate!

*Credit card variable Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is based on the Prime Rate published in the Money Rates column of the Wall Street Journal. We will use the most recent index value available as of the 15th day of the month prior to any rate adjustment. If the index value is not already rounded we then round up to the next .25%. To determine the annual percentage rate that will apply to your account, we add a 2.5% margin to the value of the Index. Limited time offer. Federally insured by NCUA.
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Get your FREE Ice Cream

Did you know 60 years ago UCCU started off as a credit union for BYU employees? As part of our 60th anniversary celebration we want to commemorate our BYU beginnings by offering of our community free ice cream from the BYU Creamery. Supplies are limited, so don’t delay. Visit your local branch today and claim your free half gallon of ice cream!

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President's Message July 2016

The credit union began in 1956 as BYU Employee’s Federal Credit Union. We’ve come along way since our operations on the stair landing in the Clark building. And as the credit union looks back on 60 years of inspiring smart financial decisions, what better way to celebrate than with free ice cream from the BYU Creamery. Stop by any UCCU branch location for your free ice cream voucher.*

Here are four anniversary celebrations that you should know about before they expire on July 31st:

  1. Summer Loan Sale:

Whether you need an auto, home equity, or personal loan or would like to refinance one, lock-in UCCU’s summer loan sale rates.  There is no obligation and you can use them anytime before the end of October.

Click here to learn more and lock-in these rates!

  1. Share your Story:

We are inviting you to share your UCCU story as we celebrate 60 years of stories. These stories will be judged and winners will be selected to win a Smart Car plus 60 other prizes including a trip to Disneyland, 60” smart TV, iPad Pro, $600 cash and much more!

Submit your story at uccu.com/sharestory

  1. Charity:

UCCU is donating $25K to local charities and your votes will help us decide! Working together to support important causes in our community has always been a top priority for the credit union. As part of our 60th anniversary celebration we’re donating $25,000 to local charities and we want you to help us decide how.

Vote now!

  1. Photo Contest:

Be apart of UCCU’s 2017 calendar as we showcase the great state in which we live. Creating an annual calendar has become a fun tradition at UCCU. So share your favorite photos of our beautiful state for a chance to be featured in the upcoming calendar.

Photos can be submitted at uccu.com/photocontest.

The credit union began with only seven members back in 1956, but now 60 years later we are over 130,000 members strong. We still work together as a community on the principle of people helping people. Thank you for choosing UCCU. Thank you for being a valued member.


Jeff Sermon


*While supplies last. Limit one per household.
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Award Winning UCCU Dragon Float

Have you seen our award winning dragon float this year? We’ve designed an incredible float for parades in communities across Utah. If not, be on the lookout for our two-headed dragon float at your local parade!




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Your Votes Will Help us Decide!

WhichCharityHasYourVote?_3Working together to support important causes in our community has always been a top priority for UCCU. As part of our 60th Anniversary Celebration, we’re donating $25,000 to local charities and we want you – the members of this great community – to help us decide how.

We’ve chosen 10 local charities – each of them wonderful and worthy of every donation, both large and small. We invite you to learn more about each one and then to vote for your favorite at uccu.com/vote. You can vote for your favorite charity once a day, every single day, from now until July 31, 2016.

So spread the word, cast your votes…and then cast them again! And again and again and again! In October, UCCU will announce the donation winners.

The charity with the largest number of votes will receive $10,000. The charity with the second largest number of votes will receive $5,000. The charity with the third largest number of votes will receive $3,000.

The remaining charities will receive $1,000 each.

And if you’d like to donate to any of these charities, UCCU will accept personal donations from the public at every one of our branches during the voting period.

Thank you, in advance, for your votes and for helping support these wonderful charities in our community!


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President's Message May 2016

60 years ago, seven BYU employees shared a vision of a not-for-profit financial institution that would be owned by the very people it served – individuals and families living in this community. In 1956, each of them contributed $5 of their own money and founded the BYU Employees’ Federal Credit Union on one simple industry
principle: “people helping people.”

Today, the name of that financial institution is Utah Community Credit Union. It’s over $1 billion dollars in assets strong and serves over 125,000 members with 18 locations
across Utah Valley… and counting.

And as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, we do so with the knowledge that the
strength, success, and longevity of this credit union is founded on our unwavering
commitment to that same ideal of people helping people.

And that will never change.

We will always be not-for-profit. We will always be owned by our members. And
we will always be here to help inspire our members to make smart decisions that
will improve their financial lives.

We have some very special opportunities in store for our members and our
community during our 60th anniversary year. Right now, you can enter to win
a Smart Car or one of 60 other great prizes (like a trip to Disneyland, an Apple
watch, or a 60” Smart TV), when you submit a video or written narrative that shares
your UCCU story.

We’re also giving cash donations to local schools of your choice. Simply transfer
your existing loan(s) to UCCU. We’ll pay you a .5% balance transfer cash rebate,
up to $125, for every loan you transfer and we’ll donate that same cash rebate
amount to the school of your choice, in your name.

For all the details about these opportunities visit uccu.com/60years.

We wouldn’t be here without our members. This credit union started with only
seven people and today, it belongs to each and every one of us.

So from all of us here at Utah Community Credit Union… thank you! We are grateful
to be a part of this wonderful community.

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President's Message February 2016



President’s Message February 2016

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of UCCU! In 1956 we began as BYU Credit Union on a stair landing in the Harold R. Clark building on Brigham Young University campus. Seven members compiled $35 in assets to invest in an innovative concept- a credit union. Built on the principles of a not-for-profit organization, credit unions focus on the concept of people helping people. Now, 60 years later we continue to focus on the same principles of helping people by inspiring smart decisions. As a member, you are the credit union. Below are some of the ways we will be celebrating with you this year.

Supporting Local Schools

Being a community credit union, we strongly believe in helping the members of our community and to celebrate we want to give back. We invite everyone in the community to transfer your existing loans to UCCU and in return we will give you a ½% cash back of the loan balance and we will donate the same amount to the Utah school of your choice! Our experienced loan officers can help you transfer your loan over quickly and easily. Visit uccu.com/60years for details.

Share Your Story

With 60 years of history, our members have some great stories about this cooperative organization working together to inspire smart decisions. The credit union is accepting written or video submissions about your experiences with UCCU and we’ll be giving away some amazing prizes: a Smart Car plus 60 the prizes including a trip to Disneyland, $600 in cash, iPad Pro, 60” TV, and much more. Visit uccu.com/60years for details.

Charity Donation with Your Help

We will be donating money to local charities that help support and improve our community. We will need your help in deciding who gets the money. More information will be coming soon at uccu.com/60Years.

Member Appreciation & Special 60th Year Celebration Loan Offers

There will be other giveaways and special loan offers throughout the year, more details to come!

Thank you for your membership and for allowing us to serve in the community for 60 years. We hope this year will be a wonderful one!

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Jeff Sermon

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A Sneak Peek into UCCU's 60th Anniversary

60 years

2016 is bringing exciting news, it is UCCU’s 60th anniversary!  For 60 years, we’ve worked together with our members to build UCCU into one of the most progressive and fiscally stable financial institutions in the nation. We have exciting plans for our members this upcoming year.  To celebrate, we are giving back to the community that has kept us in business!

1. Transfer a loan and Support a local school

Simply transfer your existing loan(s) to UCCU.  We will pay you .5% balance transfer cash rebate, up to $125, for every loan you transfer.  We will also donate that same cash rebate amount to a local school or your choice, in your name.

2. $30,000 to local charities

Our philosophy as a company has always been “people helping people.”  So this year, we are doing just that!  UCCU is planning on donating 30,000 dollars to local charities you pick!  We are giving the community opportunity to vote for the charities we will be donating to.

3. Community service project

We want to give back the community with service project around Utah County.  We are planning to work with our employees, members, and anyone who is willing to serve.  More information will be available for the project later this year.

4. Share your UCCU story

To celebrate our 60th anniversary we want to hear from you!  Share your UCCU story with us and the top entry will win a Smart Car!* Sixty (60) other great prizes will be awarded to entrants, including a 60” smart TV, an Apple Watch, a trip to Disneyland, an iPad Pro, $600 in cash, gift cards, and lots more! So enter today! And thank you for 60 incredible years! For official rules and to submit your story visit: uccu.com/60Years.

Together, we can continue to build our community, our schools, and our future. We are excited to celebrate our 60 year anniversary with you. For more information please visit uccu.com/60years

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