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12/13/2018 4:11:19 PM

The holidays are in full swing, and while we’d all rather focus on family gatherings and spreading good cheer, the reality is that we need to watch out for seasonal scams. Unfortunately, fraudsters don’t take time off. In fact, some of them specifically set their sights on us during this time of year.



12/12/2018 2:23:09 PM

The holidays can be an energy guzzler. The Christmas lights are hung and turned on 24/7. The whole family is at home and turns on all of the lights…and the television…and the computer. Not only is all of this excessive energy use bad for the planet, but it drains your wallet as well. However, there is no need to turn off the lights on holiday cheer. Here are five easy ways you can reduce your energy consumption.


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12/5/2018 3:16:00 PM

Not long ago, news sources were heralding an impending "retail apocalypse” as online shops and e-commerce in general began to change our shopping habits, drawing us away from giant malls and letting us shop from home on our computers or smartphones. You may wonder where that leaves us now. Is offline retail dead? Are there any reasons people still want to visit brick-and-mortar stores?

The answers are "no” and "yes,” respectively.


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12/5/2018 10:12:58 AM
System Maintenance Scheduled for Saturday, December 8th, 2018.

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11/29/2018 8:57:38 AM

Meet Lori, a longtime ASI member and owner of a 34 year old Creative Dance and Music Studio. We set down to talk with her about her process and challenges of building her very own Studio and how the credit union has helped her with such a daunting business venture.



11/20/2018 3:07:22 PM

Ah, the holidays. It’s a time for seasonal cheer, catching up with family, and for some—financial panic! If you recently looked at the calendar and realized gift-buying season is closer than you thought, don’t worry. We are here to help you organize your finances by making an effective budget. Follow these steps to avoid going into debt this season:


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11/15/2018 9:39:49 AM
System Maintenance Scheduled for Sunday, November 18th
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11/13/2018 11:11:25 AM

Before you go shopping, check out these tips for having a fun, tasty and budget-friendly holiday.


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11/8/2018 3:32:10 PM
Learn a bit more about how children as young as 5 years old already have emotional connections with money and how to help them learn good savings habits!

11/6/2018 4:32:07 PM
Dreaming of your first home? Check out this list to make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you start house hunting! 
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11/5/2018 1:47:34 PM

We enjoy seeing the unforgettable expressions and excitement on children and their families faces after receiving wonderful gifts. In support of the Forgotten Angels Christmas party held by Ozanam Inn, we will be holding our 2nd Annual Holiday Fundraiser. 



10/26/2018 3:07:51 PM
ASI FCU's Kristen DeDual, VP of Lending, named one of 2018's Money Makers by New Orleans City Business.  
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10/23/2018 11:58:33 AM
Thinking of opening your own business? Already in the middle of your business plan but feeling stuck? Own a small business but you wonder about getting capital for that much needed expansion? This is your chance to get some in-depth information from the experts!
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10/22/2018 4:31:30 PM
Very similar to a regular bank account, a Money Master Account can fill the gap between saving and earning. 
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10/15/2018 3:08:41 PM
Although the terms sound interchangeable, they represent two different stages in the home loan application process. 

10/9/2018 4:41:54 PM
Living debt-free. The ultimate dream, right? But can you manage to pay off your debts and save money at the same time? 
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10/4/2018 10:44:32 AM
System Maintenance Scheduled for October 10th, 2018

10/2/2018 3:18:55 PM
Enterprise Car Sales will donate to Children's Hospital

9/26/2018 4:21:03 PM

Second Annual Back to School Fundraiser Helps  Four Area Schools



9/20/2018 4:23:56 PM
Credit Union Membership that Pays with Sprint! 
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9/20/2018 12:41:42 PM
System Maintenance Scheduled for September 23rd
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9/12/2018 3:26:32 PM
It’s almost impossible to go through life without picking up a few bad financial habits, especially if you didn’t become financially conscious until adulthood. The good thing about bad habits is that you can always change them into more positive ones.

9/11/2018 2:43:40 PM

Give careful thought to the following car perks before putting them on your "must have” list.



8/28/2018 9:24:43 AM
It’s almost Labor Day and that means Goodbye Summer, Hello Sales! Knowing when the newest line of appliances, cars, furniture, and even mattresses will roll into stores means knowing when to snatch up last year’s models at deep discounts.

8/28/2018 9:11:31 AM
System Maintenance Scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th. 
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8/22/2018 4:49:16 PM

What’s your savings goal? Some people want to stash cash for a home, while others need to save for their kids’ college. Not sure yet? There’s no time like the present to figure out long-term financial priorities for you and your family.



8/20/2018 2:36:15 PM
We are not strangers to natural disasters here in Southeast Louisiana. While we are well versed in sandbags, batteries, and gallons of water, we often lack preparation in the Financial arena. But while you can’t stop a catastrophe from happening, you can take preventative measures. 

8/20/2018 2:25:44 PM
We are not strangers to natural disasters here in Southeast Louisiana. While we are well versed in sand bags, batteries and gallons of water, we often lack preparation in the Financial arena. But while you can’t stop a catastrophe from happening, you can take preventative measures. Doing so will cushion the blow that such a disaster can have on your personal finances.

8/15/2018 4:26:05 PM

Shopping for Credit doesn't have to be complicated. Knowing a few terms and what they mean can clarify the decision for you and your family.


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8/13/2018 3:34:09 PM
We take a closer look at Credit Cards and the pros and cons of having one and keeping it open.
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8/9/2018 4:21:39 PM

Ah, College. You will always hear it’s the best time of your life. But often, students are strapped for cash and time, with many juggling school and work. College is starting soon so here are some tips to help undergrads save money and resources to find the best savings! 


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7/23/2018 4:14:06 PM
Did your teen just land that awesome after-school job? Here are some pointers on how to set them on the path to Financial Wellness.
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7/23/2018 3:13:17 PM
Identity Theft is a bigger issue than we all think! Follow these tips to prevent and for a quick recovery if you become a victim.

7/3/2018 3:06:27 PM
Watch out for Phishing Activity
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4/30/2018 4:12:27 PM

Our goal is to ensure your business banking experience is efficient and enjoyable. Therefore, we would like to inform you that effective May 11, 2018, all financial institutions, including ASI FCU, will be subject to new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act. The new rule requires financial institutions document the identification and obtain verification of information about beneficial owners of legal entity customers.



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11/2/2017 11:00:13 AM
Important updates to ASI debit and credit card disclosures are available. 
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6/29/2017 2:56:19 PM
Visa is changing guidelines and will no longer allow loan debt payments with credit cards.
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6/21/2017 12:45:33 PM

We often hear about the need to have a good credit score. It’s one of those priorities we all know we should have, but sometimes take at face value without really thinking about the reasoning behind it. Many people don’t think about the consequences of not having a good credit score. If you’ve ever wondered why your credit score is important, or even how to view it, let ASI help get you on the right path to understanding your credit.


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5/10/2017 4:35:30 PM

Throughout the month of April, Credit Unions across the country recognized Youth Savings Month. Developed by Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and sponsored by GreenPath, this "celebration of savings” encourages parents to talk to their children about their financial futures, and get them focused on building wealth at an early age.



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3/21/2017 12:11:37 PM
Here are six steps to take to make sure your switch from the big bank to a local credit union goes as smooth as possible.
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1/11/2017 4:10:46 PM
Sign up for a 12-hour workshop is designed to arm potential home buyers with the knowledge needed to purchase a home.
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9/30/2016 10:49:18 AM
Is a credit union old-fashioned? With the growing need for institutions to provide great customer/member services while keeping up with technology, ASIFCU is definitely not your parents' bank. We are a financial institution working for the well-being of its members while treating them with respect, safeguarding their investments, and making financial products and services more affordable for the entire community.
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9/30/2016 10:36:41 AM
If you are looking for better fraud protection for your Visa credit or debit cards, look no further! Enroll today in Visa Purchase Alerts and set notifications to help guard your accounts against fraud. Signing up is easy, and best of all, it's FREE!
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9/13/2016 10:24:48 AM
Whether you have years to budget and save for your student's academic future or if you find yourself faced with sudden, unforeseen cash need, the best time to plan for college is today. There are always options at ASI Federal Credit Union.
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8/3/2016 11:11:03 AM
Payday loan institutions market their services to people with less-than-perfect credit, giving them easy access to funds. The unfortunate reality is that many people who enter into a payday loan contract become trapped in an unending cycle of debt. Instead of helping their financial situation, these loans often make the situation worse.
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7/3/2016 9:42:59 AM
There are no secrets or complex strategies to building good credit. The following are a few guidelines that can help people improve their credit rating
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5/18/2016 5:00:03 PM

Everyone deserves to take a holiday every once in a while, and a vacation is certainly a justifiable expense. If paying for your vacation becomes a stressful ordeal, it will be hard to relax, and enjoy your time away from the daily grind. Use the advice below to help you plan, pay for, and save money on your next vacation.


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5/3/2016 10:34:33 AM
The ASI Federal Credit Union (ASI FCU) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Sonya Jarvis as the credit union's new President/Chief Executive Officer.
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4/27/2016 4:09:53 PM

Taking out loans is a common option that many people rely on both banks and non-banking institutions for, but in New Orleans, credit unions have been gaining popularity for personal loans and business loans. Share Pledge Loans, or SP Loans, is one service ASIFCU members rely on.


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4/12/2016 11:51:31 AM
Learning to save money takes practice. For many of today's youth, the weakest link lies in learning the basics. ASI is here to help get your child off to the right start financially.
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3/21/2016 2:55:46 PM
The Internet has drastically changed the way we do things. We use it to share memories, reach out to old friends, and expand our horizons. But the Internet has also revolutionized the way we manage our money. In today's digital world, online banking makes a lot of sense. It's convenient, secure, and can actually save you money in the long-run.
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2/25/2016 10:16:25 AM
You may think your bad credit will ruin your chances at obtaining a good auto loan rate, but that may not be true. You can snag an auto loan rate that's much better than you'd expect, even if you have bad credit. How? Let's take a look!
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1/17/2016 10:26:04 AM
If you have ever been turned away by your commercial bank, or used the cash advance route as your personal banking option, we have a better idea for you. There are many reasons to turn to a credit union, like ASI Federal Credit Union, instead of these alternative routes.
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1/6/2016 8:18:17 AM

When we're asked why our members join ASI Credit Union, there's so many reasons that come to mind. ASI Credit Union is tailored to serve each of our members' individual needs, so no matter why you want to be a part of our community, you'll soon feel right at home. Here are nine reasons that southwest Louisiana is choosing ASI Credit Union.


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9/25/2015 3:32:11 PM
"The opportunity to make lives better for creatives and small cultural businesses fits perfectly into ASI Federal Credit Union's mission and vision of strengthening the financial health of these borrowers," stated ASI President and CEO Mignhon Tourné. "Our greatest work centers on collaborative community development through partnerships and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with these partners and the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation. Together, we will contribute to a stronger cultural economy and financially enhance the unique artistic, cultural and creative assets within the greater New Orleans area and Acadiana."
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8/31/2015 2:23:20 PM
Credit union entrenched deeper roots in community development after Katrina.
Interview with ASI President & CEO Mignhon Tourne
By Daniel Young, SNL Financial

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8/11/2015 4:24:02 PM
ASI FCU Receives Awards at 2015 Louisiana Credit Union League Annual Meeting and Convention. 
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5/21/2015 1:01:15 PM
ASI Recognized by Times Picayune as "Top Workplace"
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4/13/2015 10:03:55 AM
ASI is excited to introduce the CU Money Everyday Spend Card, a reloadable prepaid debit card that combines safety, flexibility and an inexpensive payment method all in one convenient card!

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5/30/2014 12:00:23 PM
With hurricane season quickly approaching, as a free service to our members, we wanted to provide you with some hurricane preparation instructions to aid you in your personal storm preparations. Know that immediately before, during or after hurricane power outages or inclement weather, a variety of other factors may make it impossible for ASI to open some or all of its branch locations.  Just because you cannot visit us in person does not mean that you cannot access your account.

ASI offers three FREE ways you may access your account during a hurricane
-by using ASI free 24-hour account access by phone
-by using ASI free 24-hour account access by internet
-by visiting a shared service branch in ASI branched network 

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4/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Effective June 1, 2013, ASI is no longer allowing the use of a debit card at any car rental facility. You may use an ASI credit card or apply for one by calling 800.749.6193 and get 1% cash back if you qualify.
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