13 Truliant Locations Help Fight Hunger

by Heather on December 12, 2014

Have you heard what Truliant Federal Credit Union is doing for the ninth holiday season in a row? The credit union is partnering with WXII-12 and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help “Feed the Need” for families in its 18-county service area this holiday season.

About 160,000 people seek assistance every week from food banks across North Carolina and about 75% of those households had to chose between buying food or heating their homes. A $1 contribution to the Food Bank will provide seven meals for local families! The Triad area has some of the highest level of food insecurity in the nation, but you can help!

Thirteen local Truliant Member Financial Centers (MFC) are serving as locations where you can drop off non-perishable food items or make a financial contribution. Donations will be accepted now through December 17. Your help will make the holiday season brighter for families right here in the Triad. Donate money or non-perishable food items at the following locations below:

Asheboro MFC: Village Market Place, 1055 E. Dixie Drive, Asheboro
Burlington MFC: 2564 Kirkwood Drive, Burlington
Clemmons MFC: Tanglewood Commons Shopping Center, 4100 Clemmons Road
Elon MFC: 1205 University Drive Suite 114,Burlington
Greensboro, Friendly MFC: 6912 Downwind Road, Greensboro
Greensboro, South Elm-Eugene MFC: 2914 Elm-Eugene Street, Greensboro
High Point MFC: 4006 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, High Point
Kernersville MFC: 500 Pineview Drive, Suite 117, Kernersville
Mebane MFC: 1801 South Hwy 119, Mebane
Winston-Salem, Truliant Way MFC: 3200 Truliant Way, Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, Whitaker Square MFC: 1985 Peace Haven Road, Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, North Point MFC: 7780 North Point Boulevard, Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, Victory MFC: 893 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem



Give The Gift Of Credit Union Membership

by Heath Combs on December 4, 2014

It’s been a big year for credit unions. Membership crossed the 100 million member threshold in 2014 as more Americans realize the difference credit unions offer as their preferred financial institution.

During the holiday season, we encourage members to give their families the gift of membership. It’s a thoughtful way to give them access to a caring and capable alternative to traditional stockholder-owned banks. What they’ll get is service with their best interest at heart.

You may not know much about our scope of membership in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, but joining Truliant is easy. If you live, work, worship or attend school in one of the following communities, you too can become a member-owner and begin taking advantage of all of our great benefits.

Your family is eligible for membership if you’re part of the more than 1,200 Truliant At Work business partners, ranging from large companies to the start-up next door, who offer membership as part of their employee benefits package, the same way your health and dental plans are offered as a benefit.

If you don’t know much about credit unions, we’re not-for-profit organizations that are democratically controlled by our members. Truliant has a volunteer board, and we’re here to serve member-owners rather than to maximize corporate profits to stockholders.

Beyond the great rates you can get from credit unions, we offer a suite of services for your deposits and loans. You also get all the convenient online and mobile applications you’d expect from a financial institution. Member-owners can download our app to unlock a range of services that include mobile check deposit, Popmoney funds transfer with a text, account balance information, and more. Go to your app store to download our free Tru2Go app to check it out.

And just like you’d expect from other financial institutions, you’re federally insured up to $250,000. Stop by, call or visit us online today to find out more about how you can give the gift of membership.


Ten Tips for Secure Holiday Cyber Shopping In 2014

by Heath Combs November 26, 2014

Don’t forget that it was the first three weeks of the 2013 holiday shopping season when hackers stole the data from 40 million credit and debit cards of unsuspecting customers who visited Target stores. In August, the retailer reported the breach cost them a quarter of a billion dollars.
It’s also worth keeping in mind [...]

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Truliant Offers Credit Union Membership In Mint Hill

by Heath Combs November 19, 2014

Last week we held a ribbon cutting for Truliant’s newest Member Financial Center, located in the Mint Hill Pavilion Shopping Center on Brighton Park Drive.
If you don’t know much about Mint Hill, it’s on the outskirts of Charlotte in the southeast quadrant of the I-485 loop; it was rated the 13th safest city in [...]

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Community Mini Grants Offer Funds To Worthy Causes

by Heath Combs November 7, 2014

This year at Truliant we added a new twist on our Community Mini Grants program. We’ve given away about $160,000 to 150 non-profits in the program’s six-year history.
This year, we’re crowdsourcing voting through our Facebook page to allow anyone to vote for the 20 community-based nonprofit organizations that will receive $1,000 in grant funding [...]

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Credit Unions Truly Listen, Then Act, On Your Needs

by Heath Combs October 16, 2014


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President’s Message: The Banker’s Dilemma

by Heath Combs October 3, 2014

Truliant President and CEO Marcus Schaefer wrote this message for our quarterly newsletter released in October.

Oh Happy Day! The bankers are interested in selling services to consumers and small businesses again in the Carolinas and Virginia. A regional leader for a megabank in the trillion dollar asset range announced last week that bankers in Charlotte [...]

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You Can Star In Truliant’s 2015 Ad Campaign

by Heath Combs September 15, 2014

At Truliant, we’re committed to always putting your best interest first. So when it came time to cast for our 2015 advertising campaign, our own stars are the first people we thought of.
That’s right! Your family could be featured in our 2015 advertising campaign. Our goal is to help you build something worth having, strengthen [...]

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Snap A Photo For A Chance To Win $250!

by Heath Combs August 29, 2014


From beach vacations to amusement park outings, we want to see how Truliant has improved your life.
Our 2015 Member Calendar Contest is your chance to share photos displaying the ways your membership with Truliant has benefited you. We’re accepting submissions from now until Sept. 21, 2014 and will open voting on Oct. 1, 2014 [...]

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The Differences Between Credit Unions and Banks

by Heath Combs August 20, 2014

What exactly is the credit union experience? The following editorial was written by Truliant Chief Operating Officer Todd Hall for the Summer edition of our TruInsight quarterly newsletter.
Banks and credit unions are two very different animals.
Coming to Truliant Federal Credit Union with a business perspective shaped by two decades at regional and community banks, the [...]

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