Banking Advice

Tips and tools to own your financial future.

When you join USC Credit Union, you’re more than a member. You’re an owner in a not-for-profit cooperative founded to help you achieve your financial dreams. As your credit union, we’re 100% committed to your financial wellbeing – and the role financial literacy plays in enhancing it. We pulled together these resources to boost your financial literacy on a wide range of topics, so you can manage your money with confidence.

Banking Advice Articles

The Facts on Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your bank account number, Social Security number, credit card, or other personal information for his or her own ends. Here's what you need to know about identity theft and how to protect yourself.

How Can I Minimize the Risk of Identity Theft?

With the increasing amount of sensitive information stored online, it's essential to take proactive steps to protect your identity and prevent identity theft. If you're concerned about the safety of your personal information or just want to take a proactive approach to security, read this guide today.

What to do if you become a victim of “Phishing”?

Phishing is a fraudulent tactic used by cybercriminals to steal sensitive information, such as login credentials and financial information, from unsuspecting victims. Know what steps to take if you are a victim of “phishing” or any other form of identity theft.

Protect Yourself from Fraud & Scams

Fraud and scams are becoming increasingly common, with criminals using sophisticated methods to trick individuals into giving away their personal information or money. By staying informed and proactive, you can minimize your risk of falling victim to scams and protect your identity and money.

Member Fraud Awareness

Many people think they can spot and outwit a scam, but the truth is that scams become more savvy and sophisticated every year. Knowing some basics and being vigilant can keep you and your money safe from scammers.

Fraud Prevention Tips

It’s important to remain vigilant and protect yourself against fraud and identity theft. Member security is a top priority at USC Credit Union, so we’ve compiled a list of common scenarios to look out for.

Does USC Credit Union have paperless options?

USC Credit Union is doing our part to help you help the environment, where we make going green simple. It's easy to enroll for eStatements, use Online Bill Pay, and sign-up for Direct Deposit.

Financial Wellness

Your money goals matter, and the financial counselors at GreenPath can help you reach them. Our financial partner and a trusted national nonprofit since 1961, GreenPath can help you pay down debt, improve your credit score, explore student loan options and make the best housing choices for your budget. Added bonus: Your first financial counseling session is free, just for being a USC Credit Union member.

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Calculators

How much do you need to retire? How much do you need to set aside for college loan payments? How much new home can you afford? What will your payments be if you refinance your mortgage? How much can you grow your savings with a share certificate? Should you buy or lease your new vehicle? How long will it take to pay off your credit card? Find out with one of these financial calculators:

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IRAs

It’s never too early to plan your retirement, and an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) lets you save for the future safely and securely at your pace. Which IRA is right for you? Explore the features and benefits and talk to us for more details.

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Student Checking & Savings Accounts

Managing your money shouldn’t be as hard as your homework. Open a student account that fits you and your campus life. No monthly service charge. Free ATMs. Mobile banking.

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Student Savings

Share Certificates

Lock in our best yields on your terms. Share savings earn you a guaranteed return and let you choose how much to deposit amount and for how long.

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I’ve been with USC Credit Union over 20 years as my main banking source. It just feels like a supportive community-based location to handle all of my financial needs.

-Marco

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