Financial Consulting

Paul GroverDo you need assistance planning your retirement, your estate, your children’s education, with life insurance or investing in 401(k)s, IRAs and SEPs? Investment services are available at Chocolate Bayou through SWBC Investment Services, a registered broker/dealer and member SIPC. Call Paul Grover at 281.851.6508 to set up an appointment today, or, e-mail: pgrover@swbc.com. Paul’s fax is 877.316.6851.

Read Paul Grover’s article asking: Is it time for life insurance?

Supervisory Office:
Beth Conley
SWBC Investment Services, LLC
9311 San Pedro, Suite 600 I San Antonio, TX 78216
210. 321.7131 Office I 210.581.1672 Fax I bconley@swbc.com Email

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Chocolate Bayou Members Save Big with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount

Tired of paying too much for your cell bill? We don’t blame you. So we’re helping you save with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount from Love My Credit Union Rewards. As a Chocolate Bayou Credit Union member, you can save on your monthly wireless bills – plus have your activation and upgrade fees waived.

Our members can get:

  • 10% discount on select regularly priced Sprint monthly service
  • Activation fee on new lines waived (up to $36 in savings)
  • Upgrade fee waived (up to $36 in savings)

3 Ways to Get Your Discount:

  • Call 877.SAVE.4CU (877.728.3428) and let them know you’re a credit union member. Ask to be a part of the NACUC_ZZM Corporate ID to save
  • Click LoveMyCreditUnion.org/Sprint
  • Visit your nearest Sprint store

Current and new Sprint customers need to verify credit union membership to take advantage of these exclusive discounts. Visit www.Sprint.com/verify or download the Love My Credit Union Rewards app in the Apple App Store or Google Play to verify your membership.

Stop paying too much for your wireless services, start saving with the Sprint Credit Union Member Discount today.

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Press “Credit” and Earn Debit Card Cash Rewards

Card Cash

Members with a Chocolate Bayou Debit Card can now earn cash for their signature-based everyday Debit Card purchases.

Once you sign up for CardCash™ , make sure to press “credit” each time you use your Debit Card. Exceed your monthly minimum of $900 in qualified non-PIN debit card purchases each month to start earning. Your cash will be automatically deposited in your checking account. You can earn unlimited cash back every year!

Please remember, this system works on non-pin based purchases (commonly called signature-based) so pressing “credit” and not Debit Card at the gas pump or checkout line is essential. If you are asked for your PIN number, then this is not a signature-based purchase and will not count toward your one percent savings.

Signing up is easy: To enroll go to www.cardcash.us/cbcfcu and enter the five pieces of information as asked, hit submit, and then watch for a Successful Enrollment email message in your inbox. That message will contain your account login credentials. Members will also receive a monthly message containing CardCash™ tracking information.

Sign up today, meet your minimum of $900 in qualified non-PIN purchases, and start saving money.

Visit one of our convenient branch locations in Alvin or Pearland for more information concerning CardCash™ , or call us at (281) 331-2253.

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Coming in 2015: New and Improved Credit Card

Chocolate Bayou members with a credit card will be receiving a new card featuring EMV technology (also referred to as chip technology) this year. This is the most recent advancement in a global initiative to combat fraud and protect sensitive payment data associated with credit cards.

A cardholder’s confidential data is more secure on a chip-enabled payment card than on a magnetic stripe.

We are proud of this new card offering and excited to make this technologically-improved card available for our members.

This new card replaces your current credit card (not debit card). Upon receiving the new card later this year members will be advised to destroy their old card immediately and begin using this new card immediately.

As always, please visit our offices or contact our Call Center at (281) 331-2253 concerning questions. And Thanks For Being A Member!

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We Finance Fun

We Finance Fun

Choose between 90 days no payment or a $200 MasterCard Gift Card when you finance a new or used boat, travel trailer or motor home at Chocolate Bayou Credit Union!

Rates as low as 2.92 APR*

*New or used travel trailer, motor home or boat promotion good for January and February, 2015. Loan must be a minimum of $15,000. Rates subject to credit score, credit history, length of term and member checking account status. Interest continues to accrue during the 90-day no payment option. Interest accrual during the 90-day no payment option may not exceed the monthly scheduled payment amount. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other Chocolate Bayou loan promotion.

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2015 Annual Meeting And Board Elections

Members should mark their calendars for the 2015 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7pm in the lobby of the Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union location at 1301 N. Hwy 35 Bypass in Alvin, Texas. The meeting features an election for three positions on the Board of Directors.

The credit union’s nominating committee has nominated current board members Ernest Dupuis, Mike Merkel and Andy Tacquard for board of director positions.

  • Mike Merkel, Justice of the Peace, served 35 years with the Alvin Police Department and 21 years as Chief. He has received numerous professional awards and recognitions for his service in state law enforcement and nonprofit organizations. Merkel holds a Master of Science degree in sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in public administration.
  • Ernest Dupuis is a retired Monsanto Chemical Company employee and a Chocolate Bayou member since the credit union was formed in 1962. He was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1988 and served as Chairman of the Board from 1992 until earlier this year. He was named to the Chocolate Bayou Credit Union Hall of Fame in March of this year.
  • Andy Tacquard is a lifelong Alvin resident who recently retired from Alvin Community College where he served as Chief of Police for 30 years. A community leader, Tacquard is best known for his longstanding relationship with the Alvin-Manvel Meals on Wheels organization of which he currently serves as president.

Like all credit unions, Chocolate Bayou is democratically controlled and the directors are non-paid volunteers; unlike banks who are owned by investors that expect a certain gain on their investment.

“We’ve reserved a seat with your name on it for the Annual Meeting and we encourage our members to attend and meet these nominees who desire to serve as your board members,” says Gary Davis, President/CEO. “We promise a fun-filled evening complete with member gifts, and information, as you learn about what happened in 2014 and what’s in store for the future.”

Chocolate Bayou Credit Union by-laws state: Nominations for vacancies may also be made by petition by at least 140 members eligible to vote. To be effective such nominations shall be accompanied by a certificate (nomination form) from the nominee stating they are agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office. Nominations by petition must be filed with the secretary of the Credit Union by February 15, 2015.

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We’re big believers in small business

At Chocolate Bayou Credit Union we are big believers in small business. Our new Business Lending program is the perfect solution for your business needs.

Helping your business grow has never been so easy. We are your answer for a wide variety of business-related loans, including:

  • new equipment
  • purchase or refinance commercial property
  • company vehicles
  • Or whatever loan you need to help your business grow and prosper

And of course, our great Business Service Advisors are available to help you make the best business choices.

Call or contact our lending experts today at (281) 331-2253 for information about a business loan. Or drop by our Alvin location at 1301 N. Highway 35 Bypass for complete information.

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30 Minutes = $250 In Your Pocket!

30 minutes can equal $250 in your pocket on your next auto, boat or RV loan. And we will do our best to give you a loan decision within 30 minutes. On loans of $10,000 and greater we are paying a 1% CASH REBATE (up to $250) when you finance with us or refinance from another institution. And hopefully we can lower your interest rate – our rates as low as 2.92% APR. Visit our Alvin or Pearland offices or call (281) 331-2253 today!

Cannot be used in conjunction with any other Chocolate Bayou loan promotion.

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Phone Scams

phone-scam

Unsolicited vendors may contact you claiming to be Chocolate Bayou offering to reduce the interest rate on your Credit Card. CBCFCU will never contact you via phone for promotional rates. These scam artists are attempting to capture your identification and credit card information. Please be aware that they do not represent your Credit Union and their objective is to obtain your identification and financial information.

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Avoid New Fees and Save Time by using Home Banking or Automated Response System

Beginning October 1 all inquiry calls dealing with fund transfer or fund balances are subject to a new $1 fee. The good news is you can avoid this fee by checking your fund balances or transferring your funds using Home Banking or our Automated Response System. And besides being free, these two alternatives are usually a lot quicker than contacting our Call Center for fund transfer or balance assistance.

We urge our members to begin using Home Banking (through any computer with internet access) or our Automated Response System (managing your accounts via the telephone) today!

Members may sign up for all of our FREE Services on this website, or contact us for personal assistance at (281) 331-2253.

Thanks for Being A Chocolate Bayou member! And remember to contact our folks for additional Fee Avoiding Tips.

View our complete new Fee Schedule

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