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Scholarships Opportunities Jan 20
2023 Scholarship Opportunities  
Protect Your Information From Fraud Jan 13
How To Spot A Scam, and How To Avoid One From Happening Be Cautious About Information You Share With the growth and evolution of technology, it’s no surprise that scammers are everywhere.…
Annual Meeting Jan 5
2023 Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Elections The annual meeting is on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:00pm. The meeting format will be determined as we approach the date.  In…
Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft Jan 4
At BMI Federal Credit Union, we take your security seriously. Identity theft is a continuing problem, and while it can happen to anyone, there are steps you can take to safeguard you and your…
Better Your Credit Score in Three Steps Jan 4
The truth is, most people don’t think about their credit score often. But the day you start talking about buying a home or car, suddenly your credit score is going to feel really…
Save Money With Change Jar Jan 4
With Change Jar at BMI Federal Credit Union your debit card transactions get rounded up to the next dollar, and all of the extra change gets deposited into a special high yield savings…
How Social Media Can Tip Off A Burglar Jan 4
Social Media Habits to Keep You Safe Social media. It’s an ever-constant presence in our lives that allows us to stay connected to the people in our lives and see what’s going on in…
How To Avoid Predatory Lenders Jan 4
How to Avoid Predatory Lenders Like any master predator, sharks can smell their prey from miles away - so can predatory lenders. What is predatory lending? According to this article from Business…
The Benefits of EMV Chip Technology Jan 4
Soon you'll be receiving your BMI Federal Credit Union Visa credit card with EMV chips. If you haven't heard, these chips are one of the best advancements in credit card and debit card…
Preparing To Sell Your Home | Blog Jan 4
Whether you're upgrading, downsizing, relocating, or simply seeking a change of scenery, there comes a time in most everyone's life to pack up and move on to a new home. Rather than selling…
Responsible Credit Card Use | First Credit Card | BMI FCU Jan 4
Getting Your First Credit Card Getting your first credit card is a milestone in many young peoples’ lives. But with this new milestone, comes new responsibility. If you think your teen or…
Shared Branching | Ohio Credit Union Co-Op Branches | BMI FCU Jan 4
As a member of BMI Federal Credit Union, you have access to your account through shared branching and thousands of partnering credit unions across the nation. These credit unions are easy…
Spring Cleaning Your Finances | Personal Budgeting Tips | BMI FCU Jan 4
The first days of spring usually put us in the mood to shake off the cobwebs and clean up our homes. But in addition to cleaning out your closets, donating unused items, and tending your garden from…
Holiday Closings Dec 27, 2022
Schedule of all BMI Federal Credit Union Branch Closings - 2023 Throughout the year, BMI Federal Credit Union branches will be closed on select holidays to celebrate and spend time with loved ones.…
Using Your HELOC at BMI Federal Credit Union Dec 20, 2022
Get the Most from Your Home's Equity Home equity refers to the portion of your house that you own. In other words, the equity you have earned to-date by paying your mortgage. A Home Equity Line…
Best Local Credit Union Winner Dec 19, 2022
2022 CBUS Top Picks #1 Best Credit Union  Fifth Years in a Row  BMI Federal Credit Union was voted #1 Best Credit Union in Central Ohio by The Columbus Dispatch CBUS Top Picks Awards for…
Protect Mail Dec 8, 2022
How To Protect Your Mail And Why  Be Cautious Sending Mail During The Holidays  It's the most wonderful time of the year! We want to make sure all of your holiday cards, gifts, and…
Turbotax and H&R Block Nov 9, 2022
Taxes Done Right with TurboTax® and H&R Block® Get started with the tax help you need and special member savings from TurboTax* and H&R Block.**  TurboTax:  Answer…
We Love the Holiday Loan Nov 2, 2022
Why We Love This Great Loan   We’ve made it to the holiday season, and BMI Federal Credit Union is here to help you be smart and savvy with your finances with a Holiday…
COVID-19 Update Oct 4, 2022
President and CEO William Allender October 1, 2022Dear BMI FCU Members and Members of Our Community,  As we navigate through the changes and challenges of this pandemic together, your…
#1 Best Local Credit Union: CBUS Top Picks 2021 Aug 25, 2022
2021 CBUS Top Picks #1 Best Local Credit Union  Four Years in a Row  BMI Federal Credit Union was voted #1 Best Local Credit Union in Central Ohio by The Columbus Dispatch CBUS Top Picks…
5 Biggest Student Loan Myths Jul 19, 2022
Debunking the Most Common Misconceptions It’s the start of a new school year, which means new classes, new friends and - for college students - new student loan debt. Roughly two-thirds…
Golf Open 2022 Jul 19, 2022
Benefiting Folds of Honor at The Lakes Golf and Country Club The 2022 BMI FCU Scholarship Golf Open is SOLD OUT. If you would like to be added to the waiting list this year please email Sarah Bach,…
2021 Winner: Crisis Management Jul 19, 2022
2021 CUNA Diamond Award Winner for Crisis Management Response The past year has impacted our community in so many ways, from the immediate health and safety concerns, to widespread financial…
Mobile Check Deposit Jul 19, 2022
As Easy as Point, Click, Deposit Deposit your checks electronically with your mobile phone or tablet! This is available through the BMI Federal Credit Union Online Banking mobile…
2022 Scholarships Opportunities Jul 19, 2022
Now Accepting Applications Improving our community means helping create future leaders. Explore 2022 scholarship opportunities below. The BMI FCU Jack Deibert Memorial Scholarship The BMI FCU Jack…
Winter Car Care Jul 19, 2022
For the Winter Months  The weather outside is frightful - but your car repair costs shouldn't be! In just a few simple steps, you can ensure that you are protecting your…
Annual Meeting 2021 Jul 19, 2022
BMI Federal Credit Union The BMI Federal Credit Union Annual MeetingApril 21, 2021 | 6:00pm Read the 2020 BMI Federal Credit Union Annual Report The Annual Meeting format will be virtual through…
Text Message Scams | Credit Union Fraud | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
BMI FCU will never send a text asking members to input their account information, verify account data or update their records. If you get one of these texts, follow these steps from the Federal Trade…
When, Why, and How To Refinance Your Auto Loan Jul 19, 2022
When, Why, and How Is An Auto Refinance Right For You? Refinancing your auto loan can help you save up to 20% on your monthly payments, but when is the best time to refinance? Learn more…
How To Prevent Being Scammed This Tax Season | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
Identity theft and extortion scams can be pretty routine - before, during, and after most taxpayers have filed their returns. While nobody enjoys paying taxes, believe it or not, the IRS is…
New Year, New Finances Jul 19, 2022
Your Financial Wellness in the New Year As we look forward to the New Year, we are seeing a renewed interest in the basics of personal finance. It is a good time to focus on increasing and improving…
Why Refinance Your Home Mortgage Jul 19, 2022
When, Why, and How Is a mortgage refinance right for you? Refinancing your mortgage loan can save you money on your monthly payments, but when is the best time to refinance? Here are our four best…
Nominate BMI Federal Credit Union For CBUS Top Picks Jul 19, 2022
Nominate BMI Federal Credit Union for Best Local Credit Union in the Columbus Dispatch for 2021 CBUS Top Picks! Three Years in a Row!  For the last three years in a row, BMI Federal Credit…
Community Banking Week! Jul 19, 2022
Featuring BMI Federal Credit Union! Community Banking Week - April 4-10 April is the month of growth! The warmer weather and blooming landscape brings a sense of optimism and prosperity. During…
COVID-19 Stimulus Jul 19, 2022
What You Need to Know  The government is preparing to distribute the next round of economic stimulus for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations, and healthcare administrators…
Attention Graduates Jul 19, 2022
A Quick Guide for New Graduates If you’re a recent grad, entering the job market can be intimidating, but you’re not alone. With a few quick steps, we can help you become a prepared,…
Dora Maxwell Award | OH Credit Union Jul 19, 2022
BMI Federal Credit Union won the second place award for the Ohio Credit Union League's Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. This award is given to credit unions for their…
Everyone Has a Why Jul 19, 2022
What's Yours? We all have a why – where our interests, goals, and motivations meet. At BMI Federal Credit Union, our why is improving the financial lives of our members and the community…
Vote For BMI Federal Credit Union For CBUS Top Picks Jul 19, 2022
Vote For BMI Federal Credit Union in the Columbus Dispatch for 2021 CBUS Top Picks! Three Years in a Row!  For the last three years in a row, BMI Federal Credit Union was voted #1 Best Local…
Visa® 2021 NFL Jul 19, 2022
Use Your Visa Card and be Entered to Win! This could be your dream NFL season! When you pay with your BMI Federal Credit Union® Visa card, or any other Visa, from 09/01/21-10/31/21 you'll be…
Getting Your Home Ready for the Season Jul 19, 2022
With warmer months ahead, it’s time to start getting your home ready! Big or small, don’t be overwhelmed by your to-do list. We are here to help with simple tips to get started! The Best…
Unemployment Fraud Jul 19, 2022
Scams Related COVID-19 The latest information from the FBI and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) reveals that there has been an uptick in Unemployment Fraud cases.…
Student Loans | Ohio Credit Union Jul 19, 2022
Are you wondering how you're going to pay for college? Are your grants, scholarships and financial aid not covering all the costs? BMI Federal Credit Union partners with Credit Union Student…
Press Release (Aug 3, 2020) Jul 19, 2022
BMI Federal Credit Union Voted Best Employer in 2020 by Crain’s Cleveland Business and Best Companies Group Dublin, Ohio (August 3, 2020) BMI Federal Credit Union was recently named as a 2020…
Join The Fan Favorite Jul 19, 2022
BMI Federal Credit Union Has Everything You Need In One Convenient Place  BMI Federal Credit Union has been the "Fan Favorite" for three years in a row when they were voted Best Local Credit…
Save Money at Home Jul 19, 2022
Summer has arrived! Whether you've saving for home repairs, wanting to organizing your life, or simply trying to stay busy, here are some ways your home can save you…
Get a Holiday Loan Jul 19, 2022
From BMI Federal Credit Union Need a Little Extra Help This Holiday Season? BMI Federal Credit Union is here for you this holiday season! Get a Holiday Loan and choose the loan amount that's…
Why We Love Holiday Loans Jul 19, 2022
Here's Why We Love This Great Loan  It almost doesn’t seem possible, but we’ve officially made it to the holiday season! With still so much uncertainty in the air, it's as…
Tips For Your Job Search Jul 19, 2022
It's out with the old, and in with the new! Perhaps you want a fresh start to the year with a new job, but aren’t sure if you’re ready or know exactly what to do. At BMI Federal…
Literacy Program | Community Credit Union | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
Through the NextGen Dublin Literacy Program, volunteer Book Buddies have the opportunity to work with Riverside Elementary first-grade students over the course of eight-weeks. Two of BMI…
Holiday Spending Tips Jul 19, 2022
A Little Help From BMI Federal Credit Union The holidays are here! And that means gifts, travel, gatherings, family, and more. Don’t become overwhelmed with expectations or buried in holiday…
College Student Survival Guide Jul 19, 2022
Making it Through the First Semester College is an exciting time in any young person’s life – you’re living away from mom and dad for the first time, you can take classes that…
Deciding Which College Major To Choose Jul 19, 2022
Deciding Your Path for College  If you’re feeling undecided, do not worry. “Undecided" or "Undeclared” is actually the most popular answer for most…
What To Do If Your Identity Has Been Stolen | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
How to know if your identity was stolen, and what to do about it. Identity theft is one of those things that we believe will never happen to us. Like failing to back up your computer, most of us may…
Identity Theft Action Plan Jul 19, 2022
Keeping Your Identity Safe   As we grow smarter and more advanced, you can bet that identity thieves are as well. Every day, identity thieves come up with new and innovative ways to steal your…
How To Budget For Holidays Jul 19, 2022
The holidays are upon us which means colder weather and shorter days. But it also the season of great holiday meals, spending time with family and friends, and decorating your house. Soon the…
Get To Know Your Credit Report Jul 19, 2022
Everything You Need to Know One of the best things you can do for your financial health is to review your credit report every year. You’re entitled to a free report every twelve months from…
Getting Your Home Fall Ready | Blog Jul 19, 2022
5 Things You Can Do Right Now It’s official, summer is over and fall is here. While you’re sadly putting away your shorts and flip flops, it’s also time to start thinking about…
5 Books to Teach Your Children the Value of Money | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
5 Great Books to Get Started A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams After losing all their possessions in a fire, a girl, her waitress mother, and her grandmother carefully save their money to…
Fall Financial Fixes | Budgeting Tips For Autumn | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
Four Things You Can Do Right Now Summer is gone and those cool fall days are back again. This is also the time when we start seeing those chilly expenses that put a drain in your wallet: higher…
Consolidate Your Debt | Debt Consolidation | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
The average U.S. household carries over $15,000 in credit card debt, making it a common problem that affects a majority of Americans.And not only is it common—it starts early. According to…
Paying For College | Student Loans Jul 19, 2022
The rising cost of college tuition is a big topic. It has become not just a talking point for politicians, but for parents and their kids all across America. While high school students eagerly plan…
Buying A New Car Model vs Old Model Jul 19, 2022
This time of year car dealers fill their lots with the latest new car models, ready to sell. As part of that transition, car dealers will offer special incentives for the previous year model. It is…
Build Credit In College Jul 19, 2022
Now that the school year is well underway, you’re probably paying a lot of attention to your studies and the more social aspects of college life, like cheering on your school’s football…
How To Be A Smarter Saver | 5 Great Saving Tips | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
5 Great Tips In today’s economy, everybody’s telling you how important it is to save your money and keep a little bit in your back pocket for a rainy day. But how do you tuck money away…
Back To School Shopping Budgeting Jul 19, 2022
Bargains Without Breaking the Bank Shopping for those back to school must-haves can be expensive. We've got you covered on how to manage purchasing supplies, books, and the latest new…
6 Tips To Saving Money | Credit Union Financial Blog | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
How to Stay Safe Online In this digital age, more and more of the work we do is done in the cyber world. But while this is more convenient for us, it also makes it easier for hackers, phishers and…
5 Home Improvement Projects With High Long-Term Returns | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
Putting Money Back in Your Pocket If you’ve ever thought about renovating your home or possibly selling your home in the future, one of the first things that comes to mind is how much money…
5 Financial Tips For Labor Day | Blog Jul 19, 2022
Getting Your Finances In Order Keeping on top of your finances is a great way to ensure that you are financially sound and will also help prevent any unfortunate surprises from coming your way.…
5 Budget-Friendly Gifts For Mom | Blog Jul 19, 2022
How to Show Mom You Love Her without Breaking the Bank This Sunday is Mother’s Day, that special time when we show appreciation for our moms and everything that they’ve done for us. If…
Supporting Our Community Jul 19, 2022
Through 2020 and Beyond BMI Federal Credit Union is proud to support local organizations that improve our community. This includes event sponsorships, donations, volunteering, and more. Learn about…
Thank You for Voting Jul 19, 2022
Columbus CEO Magazine Thank You for Voting for Us for Best Credit Union! Thank you for voting for BMI Federal Credit Union for Best Credit Union in the 2021 Columbus CEO Magazine Best of Business…
Turbo Tax Jul 19, 2022
Get Your Taxes Done Right with TurboTax® Tax Day has been extended for individual filers to May 17, 2021 Getting your biggest possible tax refund has never been easier. From simple to complex…
Smart Finances for Fall Jul 19, 2022
Here’s why you should keep a closer eye on your finances throughout the autumn months! Spring and Summer Spending  This year has looked different for all of us, but the beginning of fall…
Vote for ColumBEST Jul 19, 2022
For the (614) Magazine 2019 ColumBEST Awards BMI Federal Credit Union has been nominated for the 2019 (614) Magazine ColumBEST Awards for BEST PLACE TO BANK! What is ColumBEST? Each year,…
Identity Theft Resources Jul 19, 2022
Helping to Protect Your Personal Information Did you know that BMI Federal Credit Union is your best resource for all things identity theft? Check out the new Identity Theft Resource…
Ohio | Indoor Fun & Cheap Summer Activities | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
When the Weather Says To-Don't We sure love Ohio, but the weather doesn’t always love us back. The long, cold winters leave us ready for shorts and flip flops, but even the summers can be…
Money Saving Tips Jul 19, 2022
For Quick, Clean Summer Eats It isn’t always easy to eat well, especially on a budget and when you're busy! Between keeping the kids active, planning those weekend getaways, and ensuring…
Financial Education Matters Jul 19, 2022
Why is financial education so important?  Americans on average fall just below “Good” on their Credit Score, and thirty-three percent of adult Americans have no retirement savings.…
BMI FCU Ranked Best Financial Institution In Ohio | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
​ BMI FCU is proud to announce it has been ranked as the top financial institution among Credit Unions and Banks in Ohio by AdvisoryHQ! BMI FCU has received a 5-Star rating, and is listed…
Preparing For a Mortgage Jul 19, 2022
Three Basics For Qualifying for a Home Loan Your Credit Score A mortgage is the largest loan most people will take out in their lifetime, so credit history is carefully considered by lenders. Not…
Your Teen's First Job | Tips For Parents | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
For many teens, getting their first job is one step on the path towards adulthood. Getting a job in the teen workforce will teach important life lessons including responsibility,…
Refinance Your Home Loan | Mortgage Refinance | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
The What, Why, and How  What is a Mortgage Refinance? Refinancing your mortgage means replacing your existing loan with new one. The new loan pays off and closes your current loan, and…
What You Need to Know About the FAFSA Jul 19, 2022
What You Need To Know About The FAFSA Q: Do I have to fill out the FAFSA if I want financial aid? A: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a mandatory prerequisite to receiving…
What You Need To Know About Ohio Home Equity Loans | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
Home equity loans, also known as second mortgages, are a useful avenue to explore for many homeowners. This type of loan leverages the equity you have in your home and makes a lump sum payment to you…
What is Estate Planning & When Do You Start | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
  What is Estate Planning? As you go through life, you acquire things: a house, car, savings, retirement and maybe some investments. These combine to create your estate. You need to consider…
New Season, New Finances with My Finance Tool Jul 19, 2022
How My Finance Tool Can Help You Fall Into Good Habits Fall's here, which means it's the perfect time to fall into good financial habits. My Finance Tool, a helpful financial tool found…
Private vs Federal Student Loans Jul 19, 2022
It's never too early to start saving for college! As tuition costs rise, it's important to think ahead - and luckily, with some smart planning, it's easy to prepare for the future.…
Private Mortgage Insurance | Credit Union Mortgage PMI | BMI FCU Jul 19, 2022
What You Need to Know Summer is home buying season, which means it’s time to start looking into mortgages, realtors and trying to cipher your way through terms that make no sense to you. One of…