Connections: Ent's Quarterly Newsletter

From the CEO

Ent’s 65th Anniversary: How Our Past Still Shapes Our Future

March 7, 1957. The U.S. had 48 states and one new Colorado credit union: Ent. Ent Air Force Base leaders saw the importance of establishing a credit union to serve both the troops and the community.

Their vision was reflected in an early base newspaper article. "A Credit Union is as important as the vision of the people who organize it. It may be a means of combating high interest rates. It may be a convenient and human way of saving money and making loans at low rates. Or it may be the foundation of a better and fuller community life."

Written more than six decades ago, this still reflects who we are today. With almost 450,000 owner-members and more than 45 service centers, at first glance our founders might not recognize Ent. Looking closer, though, they’d see their original purpose thriving.

As a credit union, we’re still able to put our owner-members — not profits — first.

This commitment also holds true in members’ communities. Wherever there’s an Ent Service Center, there’s also a “fuller community life” with free financial education and philanthropic generosity.

While we’ll continue to improve how you bank, one thing won’t change. We’ll stay true to our founders’ commitment to serve. At Ent, our owner-members will always come first.

Photo of Ent Credit Union CEO, Chad Graves
Sincerely,
Chad Graves
Chief Executive Officer
 

Borrowing Flexibility for Big Dreams: Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)
Is a big expense coming your way? Is it time to finally update your kitchen
or consolidate some debt? A HELOC can be a good solution. HELOCs let you
borrow against the available equity in your home. That’s why they generally
offer lower rates than an unsecured loan, like a credit card. HELOCs are also
typically flexible. So you can borrow only what you need when you need it.

Home Equity Line of Credit April 2022 Connections

Scammers are smart. Fortunately, their tricks are common knowledge.
And knowing them can help you protect yourself. Perhaps the best thing
to remember is this: The government and your credit union/bank typically
won’t call you. As a rule, they’ll send an email or a letter if they need to
reach you.

It May Be a Scam If:

  • You’ve never heard of the organization, product or credit card being offered.
  • You’re asked to wire money.
  • You’re asked to give sensitive info, like your bank account or Social Security number, over the phone.
  • The person won’t take no for an answer.
  • The person threatens to fine or report you to the government/credit bureau.

If you suspect a scam, contact Ent and all your financial institutions. We’re
here to help. For more security tips, check out Ent.com/EducationCenter.

Thinking About Buying a Home? Get Expert Mortgage Tips. Take advantage
of free webinars from the safety and comfort of your home. Register at Ent.
com/Events.
May 7 | 10-11 a.m. • Aug. 6 | 10-11 a.m.

What’s Happening

Please visit Ent.com/Events to see our free upcoming financial education events, seminars, and webinars.

Annual Member Meeting

  • April 28 | Watch for Zoom registration link and details.

Free Retirement Classes

  • For the eighth straight year, Ent is partnering with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging to help members (and anyone in the community) plan for retirement. Attend one or all six free classes during April and May. See details at Ent.com/Events. Registration is required at PPACG.org/events or (719) 471-2096.

Free Document Shredding

Limit of two bankers boxes per person. Registration not required. All events are 9 a.m. – noon.

  • Canon City Service Center • March 26 127 Justice Center Road, Canon City
  • Jackson Creek Service Center • April 23 16050 Old Forest Point, Monument
  • Jet Wing Service Center • May 14 3125 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs
  • South Service Center • June 18, 1510 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Colorado Springs
  • Firestone Service Center • June 25 11211 E. I-25 Frontage Road, Firestone