Providing opportunities for future credit union growth is one of Ent’s strategic objectives, however, we recognize that sustaining our commitment to our existing communities is just as important to our credit union’s long-term success. While we continue to make progress in supporting our new field of membership counties in 2019, we will also be expanding service center and ITM locations in southern Colorado, specifically in Cañon City and Pueblo.
New Service Center in Cañon City
We have begun construction on a service center in Cañon City, located within an existing retail development at 127 Justice Center Road. Ent’s Cañon City Service Center will be an approximately 2,400 square foot facility incorporating state-of-the-art technology including the ability to instantly issue debit cards as well as two Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) within the facility itself. An additional drive-up ITM with extended live video teller hours is also planned for the site, which will be added during a second phase of construction. This location will be the credit union’s first in Fremont County and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.
Pueblo Main Service Center Remodel
As part of our efforts to enhance convenience for our Pueblo area members, later this spring we will begin interior and exterior renovations at the Pueblo Main service center. These renovations, which we anticipate completing before the end of the year, include: an updated parking lot design with additional spaces, two drive-up ITMs with extended video teller hours and a completely refreshed interior that reflects our open and transparent member service approach including teller pods, a tech bar and safe boxes with biometric access for increased member convenience.
We look forward to the expanded convenience these locations will provide our members in southern Colorado, as part of our commitment to helping members improve their financial quality of life. Thank you for your continued membership in our credit union and the trust you place in Ent.
Steven R. Fuscher
Chairman, Board of Directors
Purchasing a home can be stressful. Fortunately, a new Ent program is designed to help reduce some of that pressure. Ent’s, no-cost Lock & Shop rate protection allows you to lock in your home loan interest rate right away and then shop for your home.
When you submit a mortgage loan application, you lock in that day’s rate and then house hunt. Typically, a borrower is required to have a home under contract before locking their rate. In contrast, Lock & Shop provides a full 90 days of rate protection: 60 days to shop and 30 days to close.
Instead of worrying about what rates are doing, you’ll have more headspace to concentrate on finding just the right home. And given how quickly interest rates can change, it can provide a very real financial benefit as well. With Lock & Shop, if rates go up, you still receive the locked, lower rate. If rates go down, you can receive the lower rate. All at no cost.
Ent’s Lock & Shop program, easy online application process and on-time closing program are designed to provide real advantages for you in Colorado’s competitive real estate market.
In just its first year, the Ent Center for the Arts, a 92,000 square-foot performing and visual arts complex on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus, has welcomed more than 200,000 visitors through the doors. This multi-purpose artistic hub for the campus and broader southern Colorado community hosted 288 performances and more than 2,100 meetings/conferences/activities in 2018. For more information including upcoming events and performance, visit UCCS.edu/EntCenter.
April is Financial Literacy Month and an opportunity to focus on saving money. To help you get started, here are four easy tips:
Picture your dream, set a dollar amount, and pick a date.
Set aside money from your paycheck before you spend.
Set up an automatic transfer and start saving.
Track monthly expenses with Ent’s Money Insight.
Ent offers free seminars and events designed to help you better manage your money.
Learn the skills needed when buying a home to improve your financial quality of life. View the full schedule and register online at Ent.com/Events.