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Earn $200 for HELOC Thursday
With a Home Equity Line of Credit Let's Make It Happen, Together A Home Equity Line of Credit, or HELOC, offers you a flexible Line of Credit that can be used for a variety of…
Turbo Tax Thursday
Get Your Taxes Done Right with TurboTax® TurboTax, the #1 best-selling tax software, is up to date on the latest tax laws and guarantees 100% accurate calculations, so you can be confident your…
COVID-19 Update Jul 7
A Message from BMI Federal Credit Union
Responsible Credit Card Use | First Credit Card | BMI FCU Jun 29
Getting Your First Credit Card Getting your first credit card is a milestone in many young peoples’ lives. But with this new milestone, comes new responsibility. If you think your teen or…
Shared Branching | Ohio Credit Union Co-Op Branches | BMI FCU Jun 29
As a member of BMI Federal Credit Union, you have access to your account through shared branching and thousands of partnering credit unions across the nation. These credit unions are easy…
Save Money Effortlessly With Change Jar Jun 29
With Change Jar at BMI Federal Credit Union your debit card transactions get rounded up to the next dollar, and all of the extra change gets deposited into a special high yield savings…
Your Teen's First Job | Tips For Parents | BMI FCU Jun 29
For many teens, getting their first job is one step on the path towards adulthood. Getting a job in the teen workforce will teach important life lessons including responsibility,…
What You Need To Know About Ohio Home Equity Loans | BMI FCU Jun 29
Home equity loans, also known as second mortgages, are a useful avenue to explore for many homeowners. This type of loan leverages the equity you have in your home and makes a lump sum payment to you…
Closed Independence Day Jun 26
Schedule of all BMI Federal Credit Union Branch Closings Throughout the year, BMI Federal Credit Union branches will be closed on select holidays to celebrate and spend time with loved ones. All ATMs…
Save Money at Home Jun 22
Summer has arrived! Whether you've saving for home repairs, wanting to organizing your life, or simply trying to stay busy, here are some ways your home can save you…
Visa Gift Cards Jun 18
Something Special for Dad this Father's Day Not sure what to gift dad this Father's Day? We've got you covered with a Visa Gift Card from BMI Federal Credit Union.   BMI FCU Visa…
Switch To Sprint | OH Credit Union Member Benefits | BMI FCU Jun 11
And BMI Federal Credit Union Members Earn... Earn $200 with a New Phone Line BMI Federal Credit Union members can earn up to $200 when you switch your phone line to Sprint!* Earn $100 per…
Refer A Friend Jun 10
For Joining BMI Federal Credit Union Earn $150 for You, $150 for Your Friend!   Refer a Friend to join BMI Federal Credit Union and earn a $150 cash bonus*. That's $150 for you and…
2020 Scholarships May 7
At BMI Federal Credit Union, we know that improving our community means helping create future leaders. Explore below for 2020 scholarship opportunities. The Ohio Credit Union…
Using Your HELOC May 6
Get the Most from Your Home's Equity Home equity refers to the portion of your house that you own. In other words, the equity you have earned to-date by paying your mortgage. A Home Equity Line…
Getting Your Home Ready for the Season May 6
With warmer months ahead, it’s time to start getting your home ready! Big or small, don’t be overwhelmed by your to-do list. We are here to help with simple tips to get started! The Best…
Spring Cleaning Your Finances | Personal Budgeting Tips | BMI FCU May 6
The first days of spring usually put us in the mood to shake off the cobwebs and clean up our homes. But in addition to cleaning out your closets, donating unused items, and tending your garden from…
COVID-19 Stimulus Apr 21
What You Need to Know  The Government has begun to distribute economic relief for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and healthcare administrators due to COVID-19. Here's what…
Annual Meeting 2020 Apr 15
2020 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Elections   Due to the changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we are prioritizing the safety of you and others by converting this event into a…
31 Tips For Managing Decreased Income Due to COVID-19 Apr 14
For Managing Decreased Household Income Due to COVID-19 If yours is among the many American households dealing with lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BMI Federal Credit Union Financial…
Remote Banking Services Apr 3
Secure and Convenient Banking Wherever You Need It  Are you "banking from home"? Complete all your daily banking needs securely and conveniently with our remote banking services. Pay bills,…
Phasing Out IE Feb 19
Why You Should Phase Out Internet Explorer Most institutions are moving to phase out Microsoft’s long-time web browser, Internet Explorer. There are a few important reasons why most companies,…
Everything to Love Jan 31
Celebrating Your Credit Union This Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating everything we love about BMI Federal Credit Union! We are more than just a financial institution, we are your credit…
Identity Theft Action Plan Jan 22
Keeping Your Identity Safe   As we grow smarter and more advanced, you can bet that identity thieves are as well. Every day, identity thieves come up with new and innovative ways to steal your…
How To Avoid Predatory Lenders Jan 22
How to Avoid Predatory Lenders Like any master predator, sharks can smell their prey from miles away - so can predatory lenders. What is predatory lending? According to this article from Business…
Learn How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Jan 6
At BMI Federal Credit Union, we take your security seriously. Identity theft is a continuing problem, and while it can happen to anyone, there are steps you can take to safeguard you and your…
Financially Fit for 2020 Jan 3
When the countdown ends, it’s the perfect time to reset your own clock as well. There are plenty of simple ways to ensure a great financial start to the New Year, and at BMI Federal Credit…
Build Credit In College Dec 18, 2019
Now that the school year is well underway, you’re probably paying a lot of attention to your studies and the more social aspects of college life, like cheering on your school’s football…
Money Saving Car Care Dec 18, 2019
For the Winter Months  The weather outside is frightful - but your car repair costs shouldn't be! In just a few simple steps, you can ensure that you are protecting your investment and…
Job Search Tips Dec 18, 2019
It's out with the old, and in with the new! Perhaps you want a fresh start to the year with a new job, but aren’t sure if you’re ready or know exactly what to do. At BMI…
Holiday Spending Tips Dec 17, 2019
A Little Help From BMI Fedeal Credit Union The holidays are here! And that means gifts, travel, gatherings, family, and more. Don’t become overwhelmed with expectations or buried in holiday…
Voted 2 Years in a Row! Dec 17, 2019
TWO YEARS IN A ROW! Central Ohio's 2018 and 2019 #1 Best Local Credit Union!   The votes are IN and BMI Federal Credit Union was just voted your 2019 #1 Best Local Credit Union in…
Avoiding Cyber Predators in Central Ohio Nov 6, 2019
How to Stay Safe Online In this digital age, more and more of the work we do is done in the cyber world. But while this is more convenient for us, it also makes it easier for hackers, phishers and…
Voted Best Workforce! Oct 24, 2019
Columbus CEO Magazine Best of Business Awards 2019 Voted #1  We are thrilled to announce that BMI Federal Credit Union has won the 2019 Columbus CEO Magazine Best of Business…
Credit Union Day! Oct 17, 2019
Local Service. Global Reach. Thank You October 17 is International Credit Union Day! It's the day we like to say Thank You to all our members who support the credit union mission. Credit Unions…
Autumn Eats Oct 17, 2019
Where to Find Food and Fun on a budget! Columbus is full of fun and affordable local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the last few days of "patio weather". Get out there before the seasons change!…
Turbo Tax Discount | Ohio Credit Union Discounts | BMI FCU Oct 8, 2019
Get Your Taxes Done Right with TurboTax® TurboTax, the #1 best-selling tax software, is up to date on the latest tax laws and guarantees 100% accurate calculations, so you can be confident your…
Smart Finances for Fall Sep 25, 2019
Here’s why you should keep a closer eye on your finances throughout the autumn months! Spring and Summer Spending  Fall is a great time to sit down and consider your year’s flexible…
Indoor Fun & Cheap Summer To-Do's | Things To Do in Ohio | BMI FCU Sep 10, 2019
When the Weather Says To-Don't We sure love Ohio, but the weather doesn’t always love us back. The long, cold winters leave us ready for shorts and flip flops, but even the summers can be…
Westerville has Moved! Aug 29, 2019
The BMI Federal Credit Union Westerville Branch has Moved BMI Federal Credit Union has proudly served the city of Westerville for nearly 20 years. Now we have opened the doors to the Westerville…
Back To School Shopping Budgeting Aug 21, 2019
Bargains Without Breaking the Bank Shopping for those back to school must-haves can be expensive. We've got you covered on how to manage purchasing supplies, books, and the latest new…
Cheap Summer Eats Jun 17, 2019
For Quick, Clean Summer Eats It isn’t always easy to eat well, especially on a budget and when you're busy! Between keeping the kids active, planning those weekend getaways, and ensuring…
Home Equity May 2, 2019
With a Home Equity Line of Credit Imagine the Possibilities... A Home Equity Line of Credit, or HELOC, offers a little more flexibility than your traditional Home Equity Loan. These loans (for…
Youth Month 2019 Apr 15, 2019
The Future is Yours! April is National Credit Union Youth Month and credit unions across the nation are celebrating our future!   Earn $5.00 Right now, open a Youth Savings…
Consolidate Your Debt | Debt Consolidation | BMI FCU Mar 28, 2019
The average U.S. household carries over $15,000 in credit card debt, making it a common problem that affects a majority of Americans.And not only is it common—it starts early. According to…
Vote for ColumBEST Mar 6, 2019
For the (614) Magazine 2019 ColumBEST Awards BMI Federal Credit Union has been nominated for the 2019 (614) Magazine ColumBEST Awards for BEST PLACE TO BANK! What is ColumBEST? Each year,…
Best Employer Award Feb 14, 2019
For the 10th Consecutive Year We are excited to announce that BMI Federal Credit Union has been named one of the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio, marking the 10th consecutive year for earning…
Identity Theft Resources Feb 7, 2019
Helping to Protect Your Personal Information Did you know that BMI Federal Credit Union is your best resource for all things identity theft? Check out the new Identity Theft Resource…
Visa Chip Technology | Credit Union Credit Cards | BMI FCU Feb 5, 2019
Introducing chip technology for BMI Federal Credit Union BMI FCU Visa® Credit Cards now come with built-in chip technology. This gives you greater fraud protection when you use your card at a…
Text Message Scams | Credit Union Fraud Feb 5, 2019
BMI FCU will never send a text asking members to input their account information, verify account data or update their records. If you get one of these texts, follow these steps from the Federal Trade…
Protect Your Identity | Personal Security Tips | BMI FCU Feb 5, 2019
Often, identity thieves will use another person's personal information, such as a Social Security number, mother's maiden name, date of birth, or account number to open fraudulent new…
Paying For College | Student Loans Jan 18, 2019
The rising cost of college tuition is a big topic. It has become not just a talking point for politicians, but for parents and their kids all across America. While high school students eagerly plan…
How To Prevent Being Scammed This Tax Season | BMI FCU Jan 3, 2019
Identity theft and extortion scams can be pretty routine, during and after most taxpayers have filed their returns. While nobody enjoys paying taxes, believe it or not, the IRS is not out…
Deciding Which College Major To Choose Nov 20, 2018
Deciding Your Path for College  If you’re feeling undecided, do not worry. “Undecided" or "Undeclared” is actually the most popular answer for most…
June 2018 Newsletter Nov 14, 2018
The CreditLines Newsletter
Refinance Your Home Loan | Mortgage Refinance | BMI FCU Nov 14, 2018
The What, Why, and How  What is a Mortgage Refinance? Refinancing your mortgage means replacing your existing loan with new one. The new loan pays off and closes your current loan, and…
TruStage Health Nov 13, 2018
Affordable Health Insurance Made Easy Open Enrollment Begins November 1, 2018 The Affordable Care Act means nearly every American is now required to health insurance. If you do not have…
Halloween DIY Oct 12, 2018
Money Saving Costumes, Parties, and More! It’s that time of year again – the weather is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkins are ripe for the carving! With the…
Teach Your Child To Save Oct 11, 2018
Encouraging Smart Moves for a Successful Future Your child is never too young to understand value. Most children are taught to want “things” before they understand the means by which to…
What You Need to Know About the FAFSA Aug 24, 2018
What You Need To Know About The FAFSA Q: Do I have to fill out the FAFSA if I want financial aid? A: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a mandatory prerequisite to receiving…
5 Biggest Student Loan Myths | Tips Blog Aug 24, 2018
Debunking the Most Common Misconceptions It’s the start of a new school year, which means new classes, new friends and - for college students - new student loan debt. Roughly two-thirds…
5 Books to Teach Your Children the Value of Money | BMI FCU Aug 23, 2018
5 Great Books to Get Started A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams After losing all their possessions in a fire, a girl, her waitress mother, and her grandmother carefully save their money to…
TruStage Health Insurance Program Aug 22, 2018
The Affordable Care Act means nearly every American must have health insurance. If your employer doesn't offer a plan, if you don't qualify for Medicaid and if you're not yet eligible…
Remote Deposit Capture Aug 22, 2018
As Easy as Point, Click, Deposit Deposit your checks electronically with your mobile phone or tablet! Remote Deposit Capture is available through the BMI Federal Credit Union Online Banking…
How Social Media Can Tip Off A Burglar Aug 7, 2018
Social Media Habits to Keep You Safe Social media. It’s an ever-constant presence in our lives that allows us to stay connected to the people in our lives and see what’s going on in the…
How To Budget For Holidays Aug 7, 2018
The holidays are upon us which means colder weather and shorter days. But it also the season of great holiday meals, spending time with family and friends, and decorating your house. Soon the…
What To Do If Your Identity Has Been Stolen | BMI FCU Aug 7, 2018
How to know if your identity was stolen, and what to do about it. Identity theft is one of those things that we believe will never happen to us. Like failing to back up your computer, most of us may…
Preparing To Sell Your Home | Blog Aug 7, 2018
Whether you're upgrading, downsizing, relocating, or simply seeking a change of scenery, there comes a time in most everyone's life to pack up and move on to a new home. Rather than selling…
Private Mortgage Insurance | Credit Union Mortgage PMI | BMI FCU Aug 7, 2018
What You Need to Know Summer is home buying season, which means it’s time to start looking into mortgages, realtors and trying to cipher your way through terms that make no sense to you. One of…
Private vs Federal Student Loans Aug 7, 2018
It's never too early to start saving for college! As tuition costs rise, it's important to think ahead - and luckily, with some smart planning, it's easy to prepare for the future.…
First Home Buying Tips | Shopping Ohio Mortgage Rates | BMI FCU Aug 7, 2018
6 Helpful Tips Buying your first house is an important first step in any person’s life, and can also be the most confusing. Between realtors, closing costs and down payments it can seem like an…
Summer Travel Tips For Staying On A Budget | BMI FCU Aug 7, 2018
With summer, everybody looks forward to vacation and relaxation. A bit of time spent away from home is a great way to rest and be pampered for a while. You should absolutely enjoy yourself and not…
The Benefits of EMV Chip Technology Aug 6, 2018
Soon you'll be receiving your BMI Federal Credit Union Visa credit card with EMV chips. If you haven't heard, these chips are one of the best advancements in credit card and debit card…
What is Estate Planning & When Do You Start | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
  What is Estate Planning? As you go through life, you acquire things: a house, car, savings, retirement and maybe some investments. These combine to create your estate. You need to consider…
911 Remembrance Ceremony | OH Credit Union | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
BMI FCU's Sarah Borland had the honor of attending The City of Columbus' 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. We'd like to thank Mayor Mike Coleman, The City of Columbus and The City of Columbus…
Do Not Tax My Credit Union | OH Credit Union | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
  I am writing with an urgent message about the future of our credit union. You may have heard that politicians in Washington are considering an overhaul of the federal tax code. I want to…
Dora Maxwell Award | OH Credit Union Aug 6, 2018
BMI Federal Credit Union won the second place award for the Ohio Credit Union League's Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. This award is given to credit unions for their…
Literacy Program | Community Credit Union | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
Through the NextGen Dublin Literacy Program, volunteer Book Buddies have the opportunity to work with Riverside Elementary first-grade students over the course of eight-weeks. Two of BMI…
Student Loans | Ohio Credit Union Aug 6, 2018
Are you wondering how you're going to pay for college? Are your grants, scholarships and financial aid not covering all the costs? BMI Federal Credit Union partners with Credit Union Student…
Touch ID For Mobile Banking | Credit Union Mobile App | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
New fingerprint and Touch ID sign-in capabilities provide members with a secure and convenient way to log into the mobile banking app using their fingerprint. By eliminating the need to input your…
TruStage AD&D Insurance | Ohio Credit Union | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
 One of the exclusive benefits of your BMI FCU membership is access to TruStage insurance products. In fact, our credit union provides each of our adult members with an Accidental Death and…
NCUA Phone Scam | Credit Union Security Update | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
Please be advised that the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is warning consumers to beware of a new telephone fraud, known as "vishing", that is using the agency's name in an attempt…
How To Be A Smarter Saver | 5 Great Saving Tips | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
5 Great Tips In today’s economy, everybody’s telling you how important it is to save your money and keep a little bit in your back pocket for a rainy day. But how do you tuck money away…
Get To Know Your Credit Report Aug 6, 2018
Everything You Need to Know One of the best things you can do for your financial health is to review your credit report every year. You’re entitled to a free report every twelve months from…
Show Love Without Money Aug 6, 2018
Five things you can do this Valentine's Day Today is Valentine’s Day, and in today’s consumer culture there seems to be a common misconception that love can only be shown through…
BMI FCU Ranked Best Financial Institution In Ohio | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
​ BMI FCU is proud to announce it has been ranked as the top financial institution among Credit Unions and Banks in Ohio by AdvisoryHQ! BMI FCU has received a 5-Star rating, and is listed…
Getting Your Home Fall Ready | Blog Aug 6, 2018
5 Things You Can Do Right Now It’s official, summer is over and fall is here. While you’re sadly putting away your shorts and flip flops, it’s also time to start thinking about…
Fall Financial Fixes | Budgeting Tips For Autumn | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
Four Things You Can Do Right Now Summer is gone and those cool fall days are back again. This is also the time when we start seeing those chilly expenses that put a drain in your wallet: higher…
College Student Survival Guide Aug 6, 2018
Making it Through the First Semester College is an exciting time in any young person’s life – you’re living away from mom and dad for the first time, you can take classes that…
Buying A New Car Model vs Old Model Aug 6, 2018
This time of year car dealers fill their lots with the latest new car models, ready to sell. As part of that transition, car dealers will offer special incentives for the previous year model. It is…
6 Tips To Saving Money | Credit Union Financial Blog | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
How to Stay Safe Online In this digital age, more and more of the work we do is done in the cyber world. But while this is more convenient for us, it also makes it easier for hackers, phishers and…
6 Tips To Saving Money | Credit Union Financial Blog | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
A recent survey by BankRate uncovered that roughly half of Americans are saving 5% or less of their incomes, including 18% that are not saving anything at all. In fact, only about a quarter of people…
5 Home Improvement Projects With High Long-Term Returns | BMI FCU Aug 6, 2018
Putting Money Back in Your Pocket If you’ve ever thought about renovating your home or possibly selling your home in the future, one of the first things that comes to mind is how much money…
5 Financial Tips For Labor Day | Blog Aug 6, 2018
Getting Your Finances In Order Keeping on top of your finances is a great way to ensure that you are financially sound and will also help prevent any unfortunate surprises from coming your way.…
5 Budget-Friendly Gifts For Mom | Blog Aug 6, 2018
How to Show Mom You Love Her without Breaking the Bank This Sunday is Mother’s Day, that special time when we show appreciation for our moms and everything that they’ve done for us. If…
50+ Expo | Baby Boomers and Seniors Expo Aug 6, 2018
Join us Saturday, May 2, for the 50+ Expo, a FREE one-day event for individuals age 50 and over. It's the perfect opportunity to get information, resources, products and services from over 30…
Report Fraud in Central Ohio Jul 26, 2018
Contact the fraud department of each of the three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs). Report the identity theft and request that the credit bureaus place a fraud alert and a victim's…
Three Steps Toward A Better Credit Score Jun 15, 2018
The truth is, most people don’t think about their credit score often. But the day you start talking about buying a home or car, or when you’re drawn into an electronics store by those big…
Financial Education Matters Jun 7, 2018
Why is financial education so important?  Americans on average fall just below “Good” on their Credit Score, and thirty-three percent of adult Americans have no retirement savings.…
Paying For College Apr 24, 2018
Join us on Saturday, April 28 for a FREE community workshop on paying for college! Demystify the college funding process. Designed for parents of college-bound high school students, this workshop…
Everyone Has a Why Mar 26, 2018
What's Yours? We all have a why – where our interests, goals, and motivations meet. At BMI Federal Credit Union, our why is improving the financial lives of our members and the community…
Student Loan Consolidation Mar 18, 2018
As recent graduates take to the workforce, many families are burdened with the ever increasing cost of their private student loans. BMI Federal Credit Union is proud to announce a solution to…
Workshop Home Buying in Central Ohio Mar 2, 2018
Don't let the thought of buying a new home intimidate or overwhelm you! Join us for a FREE workshop to learn all about home buying.  We've got you need to know about mortgages,…
New Season, New Finances Jan 23, 2018
How My Finance Tool Can Help You Fall Into Good Habits Fall's here, which means it's the perfect time to fall into good financial habits. My Finance Tool, a helpful financial tool found in…
Holiday Budget Jan 23, 2018
How To Budget For The Holidays  The holidays are upon us which means colder weather and shorter days. But it also the season of great holiday meals, spending time with family and friends,…
Equifax Data Breach Jan 23, 2018
What You Can Do to Protect Yourself The credit reporting agency Equifax has had a security breach compromising the personal information of over 143 million Americans. This information included…
2017 Video Scholarship Jan 23, 2018
Ohio Credit Union Foundation Need help tackling the high fees associated with higher education? A $5,000 video scholarship is available from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation (OCUF) for Ohio credit…