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What is My Actual Balance vs. Current Balance?

What is an Actual Balance vs. an Available Balance? Your checking account has two kinds of balances: the “actual” balance and the “available” balance. Both can be checked when you review your account online, by mobile application, by phone, or by contacting the credit union. It is important to understand how the two balances work […] Continue…

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MECU’s Dirty Dozen- 2021 Tax Scams to Avoid

12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2021 Filing Season Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of tax scams to avoid during that year’s tax season. This year, with COVID-19 pushing off the federal tax deadline to July 15, the IRS held off publishing the list until early July, and of course, […] Continue…

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Enter to win a Giant Christmas Stocking!

Participate in MECU’s Christmas Giveaway by visiting one of our three branches before December 17th! You will be entered to win a Giant Christmas Stocking! One winner will be chosen from each branch. Winner’s will be contacted before Christmas to pick up their prize. Continue…

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Response to COVID-19

To Our Valued Members, Our management team continues to monitor the development of COVID-19 through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the MS Department of Health (MSDH). We are taking every precaution to keep a clean environment for our employees and members. We want you to know that we’re here […] Continue…

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Operation Backpack Donates $1,200 for Local Students

Operation Backpack, sponsored by Members Exchange Credit Union, raised $1,200 for students who seek support from We Will Go Ministries. We Will Go will provide backpacks and school supplies for students from their Camp Hope summer program who will need assistance with school work during the fall semester. Due to some schools choosing virtual classes […] Continue…

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

Apply for Loan Forgiveness If you received a PPP Loan through Members Exchange, you can now submit your loan forgiveness application. Please note, this is only for MECU loans, we cannot process loan forgiveness for other institutions. Apply for Loan Forgiveness About PPP Loan Forgiveness The Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Program is part of the […] Continue…

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All You Need to Know About Student Loan Changes During COVID-19

With unemployment levels rising and many employers cutting work hours, lots of college grads are now struggling to meet their student loan payments. Thankfully, the federal government has passed legislation to ease this burden. Unfortunately, though, many borrowers are confused about the terms and conditions of these changes. Here’s all you need to know about […] Continue…

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Economic Impact Payments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun issuing Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) as part of the CARES Act. Visit our FAQ page for more information about EIPs and the CARES Act. EIPs are based on 2018 and 2019 tax filings. Individuals who did not file for electronic returns for 2018 or 2019 filings will not […] Continue…

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Beware of Scammers

With the ongoing events related to COVID-19, please beware of potential scams. Many fraudsters are pretending to be credible sources, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and Johns Hopkins University. Most commonly, they are targeting victims through phishing emails, phone calls, text messages, and social media. To help protect yourself against fraudsters, do not […] Continue…