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First Basin wants to keep you well-versed on what is happening when it comes to money and FBCU. Whether it be Christmas saving suggestions, sharing insight on refinancing and credit scores, or even free ways to stay healthy – we want to be there for you in all stages of your life. Take a look around “The Hero Times” for great articles and feel free to share them with those who need it most.

A solid Foundation During a Rocky Time

A solid Foundation During a Rocky Time

06-02-2020

While many things are still up in the air – one of them being schools resuming in the fall – we want to ensure we are preparing our graduating seniors for the future. Now, more than ever, we see the importance of planning ahead and being prepared for the “what if”. As parents and caregivers, we need to make sure our graduating seniors head out into the world prepared with the tools they need to make their finances steadfast. 

Focus on your health wellness

Focus on your health wellness

03-27-2020

The year 2020 sure did come in with a bang. At First Basin, we understand that life can unexpectedly throw things our way that we were not planning on. As your credit union, we will stand by your side throughout these rough patches and we will all come out stronger when it passes – because this all will come to pass.

Credit Union Myths are Confusing to Consumers

Credit Union Myths are Confusing to Consumers

03-07-2020

Regardless of their sources, misconceptions often lead consumers to overlook credit unions as a viable option.

New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

12-20-2019

New Year, new you!  How many times have we heard it – or even said it ourselves? I know I sure have! “It is a brand-new year and I am resolving to be a brand new me!” The best way to make the infamous “new you” happen is to take some easy steps – especially in your financial planning.

Santa Clause IS coming to town... plan for 'ole St. Nick!

Santa Clause IS coming to town... plan for 'ole St. Nick!

11-23-2019

Ready or not, Santa Clause IS coming to town… plan to be ready for ‘ole St. Nick! First Basin is here to find the best fit for your saving needs and get you set for the 2019 holiday season!

2019 Adopt a Star

2019 Adopt a Star

11-22-2019

Super Banker seeks fellow super heroes to "Adopt a Star." Yes, it is that time of the year – the holiday season. Now, I am used to being a super hero every day – I am THE Super Banker after all! Today, as the shopping season gets started, I would like to call to action my fellow cape crusaders to make a difference for a child this Christmas. 

Credit Unions 101

Credit Unions 101

07-18-2019

Are you looking for that perfect relationship with a financial institution? Often, people think, “which bank should I use?” but if you are seeking that personal touch where you are an actual member and not just a “customer”, a credit union might be the right fit for you.

Let's Talk Checking and Savings...

Let's Talk Checking and Savings...

06-14-2019

When it comes to your money, you always want to know your options so you know what fits best. First Basin Credit Union offers multiple ways to ensure our members are able to manage their money in the most beneficial ways possible. Visit us online at www.firstbasin.com to find out more, or stop by and see us at any of our eight branch locations.

Should I Refinance?

Should I Refinance?

05-16-2019

Do you currently have a loan with a higher interest rate than you’d prefer? Or, would you like to lower the monthly payments on your current auto or home loan? If you answered “yes” to one or both of these questions, then refinancing your current loan may be the answer for you.  First Basin Credit Union is here to help and can answer any questions you may have. Stop in and see us today or give us a call. We want to see you come in first and will do what we can to get you there. 

Superhero Finances 101: Credit Reports and Credit Scores

Superhero Finances 101: Credit Reports and Credit Scores

03-15-2019

First Basin is here to help in every phase of your life. If you have any questions or concerns, need guidance on how to access your credit report, or would like advice on how to improve your credit score – we invite you to come visit our member service representatives at any of our branches. 

First Basin Auto saves the day

First Basin Auto saves the day

01-29-2019

After years of driving around in my momma’s car, I decided it was time for me to get one of my own. I started saving money in my First Basin Share Savings account and before I knew it, I had my down payment and was ready to head into my favorite FBCU branch for a pre-approved auto loan – well, truth-be-told, they are all my favorite branches. First Basin was there for me and ready to stand by as my financial partner for all my car-buying needs. 

Don’t get spooked by not being cyber secure

Don’t get spooked by not being cyber secure

10-30-2018

October is not only about tricks and treats, it also commemorates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to keep us all mindful about the importance of cybersecurity. In a world of social media, and daily online living and engagement – whether it be managing our finances, paying bills or emailing a colleague – we all need to ensure we stay as safe and secure online as possible. 

First Basin Now Offers UTPB Instant Issue Card Designs

First Basin Now Offers UTPB Instant Issue Card Designs

09-18-2018

Read all about it: First Basin now offers the Official UTPB Debit and Credit Cards as well as a new breast cancer awareness card design too! 

How Do I Put the Power in How I Pay?

How Do I Put the Power in How I Pay?

08-16-2018

Are you coming into one of our branches to make a monthly loan payment? Did you know it is possible to skip the line, make your payment and save valuable time? Allow me to introduce you to First Basin’s ACH PowerPay

Save and budget your way back to the classroom!

Save and budget your way back to the classroom!

07-16-2018

It is already time to start getting back into the swing of things – and that means making sure I have a “Back to School” shopping savings plan! 

How do I go from renter to homeowner?

How do I go from renter to homeowner?

06-19-2018

As rent prices in the Permian Basin continue to climb, many of us look for options to escape the inflation. What is a great way to stop paying rent and invest in something that will be my own? The all-American dream of course: buy your own home. That sure sounds easy, doesn’t it? It really can be, simply by prepping properly.

How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?

How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?

05-15-2018

We all love animals in our own way but we must be sure we are prepared to take on the responsibility on all levels. Take plenty of time to make your decision – to be fair to you and your new furry friend.  Here are some things to consider. 

HeroTimes Editor: Kidz Club turns kids into Super Savers!

HeroTimes Editor: Kidz Club turns kids into Super Savers!

04-18-2018

Kidz Club turns kids into Super Savers by teaching wise financial habits, using rewards to promote saving, and offering online banking solutions to show how easy it is to save. By Editor, HeroTimes

Letter to the Editor: SuperBanker says new Online Bill Pay is all the rave

Letter to the Editor: SuperBanker says new Online Bill Pay is all the rave

03-27-2018

Letter to the Editor: SuperBanker says new Online Bill Pay is all the rave 

Need a Quick Loan for Home Improvements?

Need a Quick Loan for Home Improvements?

02-28-2018

Planning ahead for spring home improvements is a great idea, especially if you include First Basin Credit Union as a reliable resource.