As the fight against the coronavirus has interrupted our daily routines and caused some uncertainty regarding what the next few months look like, we want to take a moment to reassure you that the credit union remains safe and strong.
As news outlets have reported and you may see reflected in your personal portfolio, the stock market has taken a hit due to the impact the coronavirus has had on businesses around the world.
What does this mean for the credit union and your deposits with us? The stock market is not negatively affecting the credit union. None of the credit union’s investments, nor any of the funds you have on deposit with us, are invested into the stock market. Your funds are safe, and all of our investments are federally insured. We are proud to maintain a “highly capitalized” rating by our regulators, which gives us the strength to manage through a financial crisis.
Our branches remain open with normal operations. However, we are taking precautions to do our part to help limit the potential spread of the coronavirus. We have implemented extra cleaning procedures throughout the day and have hired a cleaning company to assist us in keeping our offices safe.
If you can’t or choose not to utilize one of our branches, you can conduct most of your transactions with one of our digital banking solutions. You can check account balances, deposit checks, pay bills and transfer funds from the comfort of your home with online or mobile banking.
If you are not already, you can enroll in online banking by going to our homepage. To download and enroll in mobile banking, simply search for “Fort Financial” in your phone’s app store to get started. Our online and mobile banking FAQ can help you navigate through the sites.
While we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak, we remain committed to serving you. If you have any questions, please contact us at (260) 432-1561.