Posts Tagged 'video'

American 1: Everywhere you are, too

A fun video from Service 1 FCU up in Muskegon. The same principle applies to American 1, and most credit unions.

With services like online banking, online Bill Pay, A1 Access for your phone, and our giant network of no-surcharge ATMs, American 1 is pretty much everywhere you are.

We’re looking for Visa stories

Want to appear in our next Visa video? Or maybe provide a testimonial on how much you like our Visa program?

Have a horror story about a big bank credit card you’d love to share?

Let us know! We need members’ stories to include in our next round of promotional materials. If our Visa has saved you money, you had a great experience with our ScoreCard rewards program, or you just like how we do business – let us know. You could appear in a future American 1 ad or on our branch posters.

Or you can make your own video and link it to our YouTube channel. We’ll share what you make.

For details, e-mail a1responseteam@a1fcu.org – or leave a comment below.

What young people think of credit unions: a sample

DeAndre’ Upshaw from Young & Free Texas interviewed students at Baylor University to see if they knew what defines a credit union.

What he found is interesting: young people are looking for security, transparency, and a safe place to put their money. The trouble is, few knew what defines a credit union. The students’ responses aren’t unique – many older members don’t know what makes a credit union a credit union, either. So it’s up to us to help define it for them.

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) gives a good, short answer, and there are tons of resources out there to help you learn more.

Video: how credit unions give back



This video, from Young & Free Alberta, perfectly illustrates American 1’s philosophy in regards to community giving. You can write a check (like some banks do), or you can do the hard work yourself and get involved in the community.


Credit unions: safe, sound, with federal insurance



Can’t say it any smipler than that. From CUNA’s “Mica Minute.”


Credit unions vs. banks



Wondering what’s the difference between a bank and a credit union? What is a credit union, anyway?

Taleris Credit Union in Ohio does a great job of comparing the two financial institutions, with a handy table that sets credit union and bank features against each other, side-by-side.

Need a video comparison? Check out this famous YouTube clip, or enjoy the one above.


Watch this year’s American 1 Teen Idol performances



Good news: we put together a video of all ten semi-finalists’ performances during Teen Idol 2008. I took a snippet of video from each and put them all together.

Also, check out the Jackson Citizen Patriot’s article on the event this weekend.

With Blair’s video, and now this one, we’ll put together one more that highlights all the action from that night, so stay tuned!


Working 9 to 6 at Home Office



After our Flip video camera arrived from Amazon.com, I took it out of the box and immediately started to shoot some video of our Home Office crew here in Jackson.

That’s them, plus a tour of the branch, in the video – waving hello and (mostly) looking pleased to be videotaped.

Recognize anyone?


The Rose Parade in (moving) pictures



A little something we put together to show what a great time we had at the Rose Parade and Party in the Park. Check out a few more of our videos on our YouTube page.


Shred your junk mail, win a $50 credit on your Visa

Goodbye junk mail

So we have this big “Operation: Your best interest” project running right now, where we’ve done all this research on big bank credit cards.

Part of the whole operation is our offer to shred your credit card solicitations (otherwise known as “junk mail”). When we do, we’ll enter you to win a $50 credit on your American 1 Visa for every solicitation you bring in. It’s limited to credit card mailings, though, so please don’t bring in your 1976 tax forms.

We’re doing this for a few reasons.

  • It fights identity theft. The less paperwork with your name and address sitting in your trash can, the less likely a thief can steal it and grab a credit card in your name. By all means, get a shredder for your own household.
  • Our shredders rock. I’m not bragging, but we have those industrial-strength cross-cut shredders that mince paperwork into hamster bedding. These things are cool.
  • Junk mail is wasteful. Think about all the postage and paper and fuel wasted just to send you a bunch of credit offers. How many of those can you actually use? Think about all that waste.
  • We want your story. We’d love to film you shredding a big stack of Visa or Discover Card offers and post it on our Top Secret Visa web site. Bonus points if you do a little dance while it’s shredding.

Our Shred Day back in January was such a hit we thought it would be cool to do this just for credit card solicitations. It helps protect your identity, and it’s a lot of fun to do. And hey – it could win you $50 on your Visa.


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