When your kids go away to college, it’s usually the first time they have truly been out on their own. That also means it’s the first time they have had to take care of their own expenses, such as paying for meals, books, entertainment, and transportation. It’s the financial lessons you learn in college that lay the foundation for the rest of your life. This is the perfect time to consider banking with your local credit union or college credit union.
Jordan Lehrman Will Lead Efforts To Improve Member Experiences and Enhanced Technological Vision for the Credit Union
VANCOUVER, Wash., October 7, 2021 — iQ Credit Union (iQ), a member-owned, modern-day financial institution based in the Pacific Northwest, announced that Jordan Lehrman is the organization’s new chief technology officer. He began in the position on Aug. 30, 2021.
Homeownership is an aspiration for most Americans. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a spike in home sales. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were approximately 82.8 million homeowners in the United States, which is an increase of 2.1 million over the previous year. Anyone can buy their own home if they can get a mortgage.
Buying a house is probably the biggest financial commitment you will make in your lifetime, which is why finding the right mortgage seems so intimidating. Mortgages don’t have to be scary if you know how to look for the best mortgage rate, monthly payments that fit your family budget, and minimal fees.
Inclusion in 2021 “America’s Best Credit Unions In Each State” Based On Criteria Focused on Customer Satisfaction
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 8, 2021 — iQ Credit Union (iQ), a member-owned, modern-day financial institution based in the Pacific Northwest, today announced that it was named to the Forbes’ 2021 list of “America’s Best Credit Unions In Each State” as the top credit union in the state of Washington. This marks the second year in a row that iQ has appeared on this list, having ranked third in the state in 2020.
The community is opening back up and we are thrilled to take down the mask signs and see your smiling faces again! Masks will be optional in iQ branches as you consider your own personal health and safety choices.
We are proud of how resilient you are. iQ remained open to serve your needs and we all adapted to new processes and standards throughout the past year. We found joy in knowing we were able to support 511 businesses with 652 PPP loans, and members with 7631 Skip Pays. Please remember, we’re still here to help you navigate any unexpected financial challenges you may have. We still have options available for skip pays, mortgage payment deferments, and assistance for PPP forgiveness applications.
To learn more about the financial assistance we have available click here.
We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon.
Managing credit cards is an important part of personal finances. A credit card gives you lots of spending freedom. Rather than paying cash for a transaction or having to write a personal check, a credit card is a universally accepted form of payment.
The housing market has never been hotter. Mortgage rates are at record lows, and coming out of the pandemic slowdown of 2020, homebuyers are actively shopping. In such a competitive real estate market, it pays to be prepared so you can move quickly when you find the right home, especially when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage loan.
Money plays a crucial role in everyone’s life, so it’s no surprise that children start learning about money early. Children are observers, and as they watch mom and dad make purchases at the store, fill the gas tank, and pay bills, they start to develop an awareness of money. That’s why financial literacy has to start early. Even before your kids are ready to open their own youth accounts, they should be prepared with basic lessons about savings, credit, and debt.
Homeownership is something that many people dream about. Owning your own home offers benefits beyond owning a place to live—the biggest being that it allows you to build home equity. Your home is likely to be the most expensive purchase you will ever make, and it will be your most valuable asset, so accessing the untapped value of your home offers many advantages.