News & Updates

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NOW OPEN: Potranco Branch

The GFCU Potranco Branch is NOW OPEN!   Our newest branch location is open for member service as of Thursday, May 30, 2024. Potranco Branch 109 Empresario Dr. San Antonio, TX 78245 Get Directions The new Potranco Branch provides Generations members with: Modern lobby and seating areas Member Service offices for enhanced confidentiality during account […]

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2024 Annual Meeting & Board Election Results

The Generations FCU 2024 Annual Membership Meeting took place at our Northwest Branch Learning Center on May 1, 2024. Board Chair Larry Reed and President & CEO Ken Raymie provided updates on the credit union’s status for 2023. Members also received updates from Board Treasurer Warren Schott, and Supervisory Committee Chair Robert Westbrook. Election results […]

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The 2024 Future Leader Scholarship Winners

Generations Federal Credit Union is happy to announce the recipients of the 2024 Future Leader Scholarship, who will each receive a one-time $4,000 award for education expenses. Our scholarship program is designed to support students who have demonstrated their commitment to academic achievement and community leadership.  These scholarship recipients shared their hopes and vision for how […]

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June 2024 – #GFCUCares Events

51st Annual Heroes Luncheon #GFCUCares proudly supported The 100 Club of San Antonio 51st Annual Heroes Luncheon yesterday – a beautiful tribute to our community’s fallen heroes and ensuring their families are not forgotten. Our President & CEO Ken Raymie sits on the board of The 100 Club of SanAntonio, which offers a wide array of […]

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May 2024 – #GFCUCares Events

GFCU Healthy Workplace Recognition Every year, the Healthy Workplace Recognition Program, presented by San Antonio Business Group on Health – SABGH in partnership with the Mayor’s Fitness Council of San Antonio, recognizes local employers for their worksite wellness efforts. #GFCU was honored to be recognized at the Platinum Level, the highest level of recognition. Generations […]

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April 2024 – #GFCUCares Events

Any Baby Can Walk for Autism Generations FCU was a proud sponsor of the 2024 Walk for Autism, presented by Any Baby Can of San Antonio. A record number of families participated at this walk and resource fair hosted at Palo Alto College, building community and raising funds for the many services provided by ABC […]

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March 2024 – #GFCUCares Events

57th Annual Wildest Auction in the West The #GFCUCares Team had a wonderful evening supporting Boysville, Inc., at their 57th Annual Wildest Auction in the West! This annual event, which was an astounding success this year, helps provide emergency shelter, residential foster care, youth transitional living, family, and parenting education and so much more. Letty Gonzales, […]

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February 2024 – #GFCUCares Events

SABJ Mentoring Monday We had an exceptional time at the San Antonio Business Journal’s #MentoringMonday networking breakfast this week. Generations team members appreciated the opportunity to connect and share with so many smart, driven, and successful women from across multiple generations.         Board Installation Gala #GFCU is proud to support South Texas […]

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January 2024 – #GFCUCares Events

Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival For the third year in a row, the #GFCUCares team joined Good Life BBQ Co. for the SA Stock Show & Rodeo championship Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival. We helped collect donations for the Rodeo’s Scholarship Fund, Kash For Kids, while Good Life BBQ Co. competed in the Cook-Off competition. Thanks in […]

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December 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

Boysville Gift Wrapping Friday, December 15th was National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! Our #GFCUCrew took advantage by getting in the holiday spirit with their best ugly holiday sweater for a team builder and wrap party. What’s been your favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater find? Drop in the comments below! #GFCUCares #MakingWaves #GenerationsFCU #UglyChristmasSweaterDay #HolidayCheer #Holidays #UglySweater #GiveTime […]

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November 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

11th Annual Police Turkey Express We brought our 11th Annual Turkey Express event home with delivery of smoked turkeys and all the trimmings to every San Antonio Police Department substation, Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Castle Hills Police Department, and Balcones Heights Police Department. We are so grateful for the service of our police officers and deputies who work tirelessly […]

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October 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

Q2 Purposeful Banker Awards #GenerationsFCU was honored to receive an award from Q2 for Most Philanthropic Financial Institution of the Year at the Purposeful Banker Awards which recognizes banks and credit unions dedicated to purposefully transforming the banking industry through innovation and a commitment to building strong and diverse communities. We strive to give back to our […]

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September 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

The Angel Affair We spread our wings in our best white clothing to support Any Baby Can of San Antonio‘s The Angel Affair at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The Angel Affair is a night that invites community members and leaders to join in their support of families navigating the complexities of caring […]

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August 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

Clay Shoot Pull for the Children The #GFCUCares Team had a fantastic Friday at the Clay Shoot Pull for the Children where 100% of the proceeds went to benefit the children of Boysville, Inc. Our VP of Member Engagement is Boysville Board Secretary, and we’re honored to help support their mission to provide a safe […]

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July 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas Donation We recently had the pleasure of presenting Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas with a donation from the #GFCUCares Team. As a mentoring organization, they are focused on helping children realize their potential and help them build a better future for themselves. The work that they […]

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June 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

Corporate Cup 2023 Corporate Cup 2023 was nothing short of a blast! GFCU Cares did an outstanding job raising funds and participating in all the activities, keeping agile and active throughout. We were thrilled to raise $57,528 for the Charity Challenge, get first place in Tailgate, and finish second in our division! We can’t wait […]

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May 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

50th Annual Heroes Luncheon Thursday, March 25th was the 50th Annual Heroes Luncheon sponsored in part by #GFCUCares. It was a lovely tribute to the fallen heroes in our community and ensuring their families are not forgotten. Our President and CEO Ken Raymie sits on the board of The 100 Club of San Antonio, which […]

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April 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

“YES Golf Classic” Golf Tournament Golfing “fore” the best cause! We were proud to attend The TEXAS YES Project’s Taste of Education Dinner and played in their “YES Golf Classic” Golf Tournament. These events help raise funds to support 85,000 students across Texas with school supply kits! Learn more about how they’ve been helping Texas […]

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March 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

Mayor’s Commission on Women: IWD Summit #GFCU was proud to sponsor Mayor Ron Nirenberg Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women – San Antonio #InternationalWomensDaySummit on March 4th! Letty Gonzales, Commission Chair and VP of Member Engagement says, “Our presenters and community partners gathered to build bridges to help local women reach their full potential, […]

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February 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

10th Annual Mentoring Monday Generations was a proud sponsor of the San Antonio Business Journal‘s 10th Annual Mentoring Monday event on February 27th. This annual event brings together some of the region’s most influential female leaders to mentor and coach other businesswomen across a wide range of industries. Our own VP of Member Engagement Letty […]

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Where to find your Account Number | Income Tax Deposits

Tax season is in full swing. To ensure your income tax refund is deposited  to your GFCU account without delay after your tax return is processed, make sure you list your complete, 13-digit Account Number as you are setting up the direct deposit details for the refund. If you are registered in Online Banking, your […]

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Instant Issue Card Service Permanently Discontinued

Notice: Instant Issue Card Service Permanently Discontinued Generations FCU has evaluated our Instant Issue card program and we have determined to permanently discontinue this service, effective immediately. This decision comes with the best interests of our membership in mind. The frequent challenges our Instant Issue service created for our members did not reflect the top-tier […]

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Now Available! New Features Inside Online & Mobile Banking

We’re always looking for more ways to enhance your digital banking experience. We’re excited to bring you the latest updates to Online and Mobile Banking with the introduction of Marketplace, a network of financial management apps that can help you save, payoff debt, or donate to worthy causes – all from one secure place. We’re […]

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January 2023 – #GFCUCares Events

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff It was with great pleasure that GFCU joined the competitive BBQ team, Good Life Barbeque, the Texas Chrome Hero’s Foundation, and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and Honor Guard at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff. The proceeds from this event were donated to […]

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10th Annual Turkey Express Spotlights Generations of Gratitude for First Responders and Their Families

The Generations Federal Credit Union (GFCU) Turkey Express event is a beloved annual tradition created 10 years ago to honor the first responders throughout San Antonio and Bexar County for their dedication to keeping our community safe.  This year, more than 50 GFCU team members volunteered to deliver holiday meals to San Antonio Fire Department […]

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December 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Ma Hila’s Heart Project Sponsorship On Monday, December 19th, Generations was honored to support and be part of Ma Hila’s Heart Project Families Christmas Celebration. Generations President and CEO, Ken Raymie, serves on the Board of Directors for Ma Hila’s Heart Project. This organization was founded by Gloria Benavidez-Rodriguez to “put our Hearts where the […]

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Beware of these Scams

We are bringing awareness to some of the scams that typically increase during this time of year. GFCU remains committed to helping our members recognize these and other types of similar scams and the negative financial impact they can have. Generations FCU and other legitimate financial institutions will not call, email or text you to […]

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November 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Coatz 4 Kidz Coat Donation Through the month of November, employees and members donated almost 400 coats to #Coats4Kidz, presented by S.M.A.R.T., a youth arts 501(c) nonprofit organization. Our #GENerous teams went shopping for winter coats and jackets for this cause that will help kids in local schools. Each coat will help a child attend school, […]

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October 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Brooks Gives Back: 4th Annual Dia de los Muertos Gala fundraiser On Friday, October 28th, our team attended the 4th annual Dia de los Muertos Gala fundraiser for Brooks Gives Back. Guest speaker Jesse Borrego described the tradition of this celebration while a community altar beautifully displayed photos to honor those that have passed. Brooks Gives […]

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September 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

YWCA San Antonio’s Women Of Influence Luncheon Our Member Engagement team joined the YWCA San Antonio‘s Women Of Influence Luncheon, honoring local women who are empowering underserved women through a broad range of programs and services. We were happy to learn about the YWCA’s new “live and learn” facility and to meet graduates of the medical […]

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August 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Any Baby Can 40th Anniversary Angel Affair Any Baby Can of San Antonio celebrated some of the angels among us at the 40th Anniversary Angel Affair on August 20th. We were excited to participate in the recognition of Angel Advocate: Juli Henderson, Community Angels: The Carlson Family, and Corporate Angel: Shield Healthcare. GFCU VP of Finance […]

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Beware of Gift Card Scams

What Gift Card Scams Look Like Gift cards are for gifts, not for payments. But they’re popular with scammers because they’re easy for people to find and buy, and they have fewer protections for buyers compared to some other payment options. They’re more like cash: once you use the card, the money on it is gone. […]

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July 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Quarterly All-Staff Meeting and SAPA Donation Collection The entire Generations team came together for our quarterly all-staff meeting, marking the second time we’ve all been under one roof since the start of the pandemic. We celebrated our many achievements year-to-date, both on the business side of things, as well as our fundraising and charitable giving […]

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Generations Remote Services

Here are some of the remote services available to you from anywhere: Generations Remote Services You Can Use From Home Our remote services are designed to give you access to your accounts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the comfort of your home. If you don’t already have access to these online, […]

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June 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Clarity Child Guidance Center: Clarity Fest Every year, the Clarity Child Guidance Center hosts Clarity Fest, an appreciation event for their employees! This year, we were honored to be able to volunteer our time to help make the event a success. The Clarity Child Guidance Center is the only non-profit hospital in South and Central Texas […]

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How to Send Money with Zelle® Safely

Zelle® is a fast, safe and easy way to send and receive money with people you trust, like your babysitter, coworkers, fellow PTA mom, or your son’s soccer coach. Whether you just enrolled with Zelle® or have been an active user for a while, there are a few tips you should always keep in mind […]

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May 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Corporate Cup 2022 Charity Challenge As part of this year’s San Antonio Sports Corporate Cup Charity Challenge, the entire GFCU team — staff, members and community partners included — raised more than $45,000 for charity, collected more than 200 pounds of food for our neighbors in need, and donated more than 50 units of blood. […]

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April 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

SAMMinistries Boots, Bowties, and Bling Bash 2022 This year, Generations FCU was a sponsor for the SAMMinistries Boots, Bowties, and Bling Bash. We had a blast at this event on April 28th as we gathered for both a silent and live action for charity. Learn how you can contribute to the fight to overcome homelessness […]

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March 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

Siclovia 2022 Our team had a blast attending Siclovia on Mar 27. Siclovia is a family-friendly event hosted by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which encourages the community to come out and walk, bike, run and play in the street. Our team handed out paletas and sold Fiesta Medals to benefit the Children’s Hospital […]

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February 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

All-Staff Meeting and Food Drive Kick-Off On Thursday, February 24th, we held our all-staff meeting for the first time in nearly two years! The Generations team banded together, also kicking off our canned food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank. We encourage you to make a donation of your own as all GFCU branches […]

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January 2022 – #GFCUCares Events

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival GFCU celebrated the kick off of this year’s rodeo season by sponsoring Good Life Barbecue in the 25th Annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival. We are proud to say that the revenue from this event went to the SA Stock […]

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GFCU Employee Message January 5, 2022

The COVID surge continues in our community and at the Credit Union, and we urge you to note and follow these important reminders.  STAY HOME and contact your manager and your Human Resources Representative, if any of the following:  You are sick (regardless of how mild the symptoms) You have been exposed to a positive […]

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December 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

SAFD Christmas Toy Drive As we approach Christmas, we’re pleased to celebrate our recent partnership with the San Antonio Fire Department to bring joy to children throughout San Antonio and the surrounding communities. Working alongside members of the SAFD, our team assisted in sorting nearly 7,000 toys donated for over 1,500 families in need. This […]

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November 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Blue Santa Toy Drive This holiday season, we had the opportunity to spread some cheer by helping Blue Cares SAPOA Outreach with their Blue Santa Toy Drive during the month of November. Our GFCU branches collected toys and donations, and various staff members assisted in wrapping gifts for more than 1,500 children in need in our community. We’re so […]

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October 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Run to Remember 5K The GFCU team joined the annual Run to Remember 5K to show our support for the Riojas family and The 100 Club of San Antonio. This event was established by the Riojas family to honor San Antonio Police Department Officer John ‘Rocky’ Riojas, End of Watch February 3, 2001. In partnership with the #100ClubofSanAntonio, Run to […]

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September 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Big Give SA Donation Thank you to everyone who nominated a nonprofit to support during Big Give SA! The nonprofit with the most nominations and the winner of our $200 donation is Girls on the Run Bexar County. Congratulations! Thank you to our local nonprofits that keep our city running strong!       #CU4Kids […]

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August 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

National Nonprofit Day GFCU celebrated National Nonprofit Day on Aug. 17 by highlighting the relationships we have cultivated with nonprofit organizations who assist the members of our community. GFCU supports these nonprofits through direct sponsorships, volunteer efforts and technical assistance from our leaders who serve on boards and committees. GFCU also provides each full-time employee […]

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July 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Holmes High School Summer Heroes Blood Drive Generations FCU, Connect for Life and Holmes High School partnered for the #SummerHeroesBloodDrive  on Jul 22nd to benefit the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. Thank you to everyone who came out to donate and help save lives. We appreciate your support!         San Antonio Hero Like […]

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June 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Boysville June Birthdays Celebration Our #GFCUCares team joined with Adrian Lopez, CEO of Workforce Solutions Alamo and Boysville, Inc. board member, to celebrate the June birthdays of the children at Boysville, Inc. This non-profit organization provides a safe, family environment to San Antonio children in need. Along with Mr. Lopez and family, we hosted a […]

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eLoan Payments Online Instructions

eLoan Payments Online Now you can make GFCU loan payments using a check or debit card from any financial institution. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on registration and payment setup using eLoan Payments online from any desktop or smart device. *Note: GFCU Credit Cards and Mortgage payments cannot be paid using the eLoan Payments application. […]

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May 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Generations FCU Blood Drive  GFCU hosted a blood drive on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at our Northwest and WW White branches to benefit the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center. Thank you to everyone who came out to donate and help save lives. We appreciate your support!     San Antonio Police Officers Association Blue Cares […]

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April 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

Autism Awareness Month April was #AutismAwarenessMonth and Generations is a proud supporter of Any Baby Can of San Antonio, a nonprofit dedicated to serving families with children facing health or developmental challenges, including autism. We encourage you to take the time to learn about autism and support programs like Any Baby Can.

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March 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

American Red Cross Donation CEO Ken Raymie and CFO Geraldine Breeding, who sits on the Red Cross SA Board of Directors, presented a $30K check to the American Red Cross Serving Central and South Texas that will help provide a new Community Emergency Vehicle to transport disaster response supplies, comfort kits, hygiene items, and volunteers […]

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February 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

San Antonio Museum of Art Sponsorship: The Movie Metal Exhibit Generations FCU is a proud sponsor of the San Antonio Museum of Art “Movie Metal” pop-up installation that is sure to steal the show! “Movie Metal” brings film to life through the display of several fan-favorites including a 13-ft. sculpture and iconic vehicles from popular […]

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January 2021 – #GFCUCares Events

SA Sports All Star Game Generations was a proud sponsor of the annual SA Sports All Star Game, which featured teams of high school football players from the region, and took place January 30, 2021. SA Sports is a nonprofit organization that seeks to transform the community through the power of sports, and Generations President […]

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December 2020 – #GFCUCares Events

San Antonio Fire Department’s Giving Campaign Our first responders continue to serve our city around the clock. We’re supporting the San Antonio Fire Department in their year-end giving campaign by donating $2,250 in gift cards, which goes toward benefiting our community members.       Blue Santa Toy Distribution It takes a village to deliver […]

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Important Notice from GFCU: Credential Attacks

You may have received email notifications about failed Online Banking login attempts. If you have not attempted to access your account online, this may be due to Credential Attacks.  We would like to provide information about the nature of these attacks, assure you that your accounts are safe, and let you know what you can […]

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November 2020 – #GFCUCares Events

Turkey Express 2020 – Police Appreciation Day Every year during our Turkey Express event, we give Thanksgiving meals to the men and women of our San Antonio Police Department as a thank you for sacrificing holiday time with their families in order to keep our community safe. It is only a small gesture in comparison […]

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Light The Night 2020 – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – South Texas Chapter Our amazing GFCU team members were recognized at the Light the Night SA Ceremony as recipients of this year’s IGNITE Award! This award goes to teams that demonstrated an inspiring level of dedication, passion and energy towards their fundraising efforts. Together, […]

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September 2020 -#GFCUCares Events

Boysville 54th Annual Grooviest Auction in the West We were happy to sponsor Boysville’s 54th Annual Grooviest Auction in the West from Sept. 1-18th. This event helps raise money to provide a home and safe environment for boys and girls ranging in age from newborn to 23 years, who cannot remain in their home due […]

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August 2020 -#GFCUCares Events

LLS Light the Night Fundraiser GFCU has joined the fight against cancer through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night fundraiser. Proceeds benefit research to find blood cancer cures and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.       SAFD Community Safety & Education Trailer Generations showed support for our […]

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July 2020 – #GFCUCares Events

Lunch & Dinner Provided by GFCU to SAFD Decontamination Unit July-August Generations is happy to thank the hardworking members of this team by providing lunch and dinner, and to support their efforts to keep our community safe and strong. The SA Fire Department Decontamination Unit works around the clock to make sure that emergency vehicles used […]

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June 2020 – #GFCUCares Events

GFCU Blood Drive The GFCU 2020 Corporate Cup Charity Challenge Fundraising Committee hosted three blood drives with the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, with on-site coverage on Facebook Live.  We have collected over 40 units of blood, and look forward to continuing to schedule blood drives to help meet the critical need in our […]

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May 2020 – #GFCUCares Events

National Police Week Generations Federal Credit Union celebrated National Police Week 2020. We bought freshly-baked Cookie Cab cookies for all SAPD substations, and we delivered them with hand-made posters and cards with our partners at the San Antonio Police Officers Association. We’re grateful to our core membership group, the men and women in law enforcement, […]

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How to Adjust Your Budget After a Job Loss or Furlough

By Tracy Scott If you’ve recently experienced a temporary layoff, i.e., furlough, or been permanently let go from your employer, anxiety, fear, and out-right panic might rule the day. But, before these understandable emotions lead you to make unwise financial moves, take a moment to breathe and grab a notepad and pen. You’ll need them […]

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Top Considerations for Repeat Homebuyers

By Tracy Scott The housing market has changed in recent years. Low inventories and rising property values make for a fast-paced environment requiring first-time and repeat homebuyers to act quickly to secure the home of their dreams. According to Realtor.com® Market Trends Explorer – By Metro data, San Antonio area homes are disappearing after only […]

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Virtual Lotería – San Antonio Food Bank Fundraiser GFCU Member Engagement launched virtual Lotería Thursdays, allowing staff members to learn new technology while staying connected.  We started small, but have expanded our Lotería events to support team member fundraising for the GFCU 2020 Corporate Cup Charity Challenge with proceeds benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank.  […]

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Generations Remote Services for Social Distancing

GFCU continues to offer remote services to accommodate social distancing because we know not all of our members are ready to return to branch locations. Here are some of the remote services available to you from anywhere: Generations Remote Services You Can Use From Home Our remote services are designed to give you access to […]

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March 2020 -#GFCUCares Events

Employee Appreciation Day 2020 We spent Employee Appreciation Day celebrating the exceptional members of our team for their dedication and continued commitment to our credit union, our members, and the San Antonio community. Team members enjoyed yummy cheeseburgers and veggie burgers cooked by our friends at the San Antonio Police Officers Association Blue Cares Team, […]

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5 Practical Tips for Staying Within Your Home Buying Budget

After months of online searching and open house tours, you’ve finally found your dream home. There’s only one problem. The asking price is more than you plan to spend. While cutting back on monthly expenses could help make room for a heftier mortgage payment, overspending can have long-term consequences. Paying more for a home than […]

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Beware These 4 Common IRS Scams at Tax Season

As millions of United States taxpayers file their federal income tax returns, fraudsters from around the globe are patiently waiting for the perfect opportunity to snare their next victim. The flurry of tax filing each spring can make what would typically seem odd appear normal. You should be expecting communication from the IRS requesting additional […]

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How to Stop Running Out of Money

Running out of money is an awful feeling. For many of us, it means cutting back on needed medication, missing payments that will incur a late fee, or skipping meals entirely. And perhaps most devastatingly, it’s a recipe for going into debt. According to a survey by Salary Finance, nearly 1 in 3 Americans run […]

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February 2020 -#GFCUCares Events

SA Job Shadow Day 2020 Thank you Johnson High School and McArthur High School students for visiting Generations as part of #SAJobShadow20! Organized by San Antonio Works, more than 4,500 students across Bexar County participated, and over 120 employers welcomed students to their workplaces. We’re happy to spend time with the future leaders of our […]

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How to Recover from Financial Infidelity

By Tracy Scott Money issues can wreak havoc on relationships, especially when one partner is hiding information from the other. When one partner lies to the other about their combined finances, it’s considered financial infidelity. It carries the double whammy of a deceitful act followed by its concealment. Financial infidelity can jeopardize  FICO® scores, endanger […]

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Is Financial Incompatibility a Deal Breaker for a Happy Relationship?

By Tracy Scott Do you think you’ve found “the one”? Shared beliefs, interests, and a contagious optimism are just a few of the reasons you fell in love. There’s only one problem. Your partner’s attitude about money is setting off alarm bells in your head about financial incompatibility, while your heart is telling you to […]

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5 Innovative Ways to Pay for College

In an age where 70 percent of college students graduate with debt, you’d be forgiven for believing loans are your only option to pay for school. However, with a little creativity, you may discover ways to finance your education that your classmates haven’t thought of. Apply for unusual or highly exclusive scholarships. If you have […]

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January 2020 -#GFCUCares Events

5th Annual Boots & Badges Casino Night We had a great time at the 5th Annual Boots & Badges Casino Night to raise funds for The 100 Club of San Antonio! Those funds from the event will go toward supporting the families of fallen officers. It was also great to catch up with our partners […]

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4 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

By Tracy Scott Few experiences can brighten a dreary South Texas winter afternoon like learning that Uncle Sam is sending you a sizable income tax refund. While you wait for the money to arrive, it’s natural to dream about how you’ll spend it. For the 2019 tax filing season, the average refund was $3,000. A […]

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Achieve Your Financial Goals This Year – No Year-long Resolutions Required

By Tracy Scott New Year’s resolutions with financial goals can be overwhelming. It’s understandable. Giving yourself 12 months to eliminate a substantial debt or save for a down payment on a new home can feel unachievable, even before you apply your first $1 toward the goal. But, there’s no need to stress. Some money goals […]

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5 Advantages to Buying a Home This Winter

Many optimistic homebuyers begin their search in April, hoping to find their dream home among the vast array of new property listings. Spring is when there are more real estate listings than any other time of year. But, when homebuyers don’t find the perfect home after months of browsing listings, attending open houses, and touring […]

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6 Practical Tips for Financial Success in the New Year

Commitments to a healthier lifestyle and improved finances top the list of New Year’s resolutions. Exercising more and increasing the number of fruits and vegetables in your diet might be the best way to improve health, but figuring out how to achieve financial success isn’t as straightforward. While it might be tempting to overhaul your […]

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December 2019 -#GFCUCares Events

December 14, 2019 We spent some time wrapping gifts with the San Antonio Fire Department and other community partners to give to children in need in our communities. We’re so glad those children will have presents to open on Christmas morning. Thank you SA Firefighters for including us! We’re looking forward to helping again next […]

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9 Last Minute Gift Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

According to a 2018 survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, about 134 million consumers complete their holiday gift shopping the Saturday before Christmas. Seven percent of the individuals surveyed said they would still be gift shopping on Christmas Eve. Are you one of those 134 million people who shop for gifts at the last […]

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No Waste Gift Wrapping: Five Ways to Wrap Greener This Holiday Season

Every holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Year, Americans generate about 25% more trash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation, equates to about a million tons of extra garbage produced every week. It’s also estimated that about 38,000 miles of ribbon, $11 billion of […]

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Should You Buy GAP Insurance?

One of the first follow-up questions you’ll receive after securing an auto loan will be: Do you want to purchase GAP insurance? GAP insurance is a supplemental product that serves in addition to your regular auto insurance. In a best-case scenario, you’ll never have to use it. But if the worst should happen, it can […]

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Reward Credit Cards: How to Choose the Right One for You

Reward credit cards are popular. Consumer surveys continue to point to rewards as the primary factor in choosing a credit card. When you use a reward credit card for everyday purchases, it’s possible to make every dollar count. Credit card issuers allow you to benefit from loyal credit card use. While the amount earned for […]

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November 2019 – #GFCUCares Events

November 27, 2019 Thank you San Antonio Police Department and Bexar County Sheriff’s Office for being on duty on Thanksgiving Day so that we can enjoy the holiday safely with loved ones. We truly appreciate all that you do for our community! We enjoyed delivering freshly cooked turkeys and side dishes to your offices. And […]

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Experience The Surprising Benefits of Giving

November is here, and it seems that everyone is busy preparing for something. Americans are preparing for an annual gathering of family and friends. Professional football players and their fans are preparing for the big game. Retailers and marketing companies are preparing to announce Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. And, we’re confident that a […]

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Why Your Credit Report Matters More Than Your Score

I was denied a loan when I had a credit score of 798. It’s true.  So how is that the case when so many commercials and advertisements emphasize the importance of a high credit score? It’s simple, really. Your credit score is just a summary of your credit-based life – it’s not the full picture. […]

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The Monster Mash of Money

As we come up on Halloween, now is a great time to take stock of your finances before heading into the holiday season. Here are five “Monster Mash” tips to help you pay off debt, save money, and clean up your financial situation. Never Ghost Your Creditors. The worst thing you can do when you […]

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Craft Ideas Under $10: Halloween Edition

Halloween is fast approaching, and if you haven’t decorated yet, time is running out! Fortunately, we have a few craft ideas that can help you out in a pinch. Even better—each one will cost you less than $10 to put together! Craft Idea #1: Ominous Milk Jug Lanterns SUPPLIES: Empty gallon carton Sharpie marker Battery-powered […]

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October 2019 – #GFCUCares Events

October 19, 2019 We had a blast at this year’s Hero Fest! All proceeds from the event are going toward the San Antonio Firefighter Cancer Fund, which helps San Antonio firefighters and their families in the event of a cancer diagnosis. We would like to thank the Chairman of Hero Fest Roger Garcia  for facilitating this […]

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6 Terrifying Scams That Actually Exist

Ghosts, werewolves, and vampires aren’t the only terrifying creatures waiting to spook you come Halloween night. While these pint-size creatures are simply asking for candy, eerie adult characters lurk nearby hoping to fool you into providing your personal information for their financial benefit. The spine-chilling threat of identity theft and other financial scams is real. […]

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Stop Paying Overdraft Fees – For Good!

If your checking account is costing you more than planned, it might be due to overdraft fees. Overestimating your available balance and making purchases using your debit card or checkbook when the actual funds aren’t available in your account can cost you time and money. Resolving one negative transaction can require a change to all […]

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Your Guide to Eating Healthy and Saving Money

Despite popular mythos, eating healthy doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. In fact, it could actually save you money if you follow these tips! Save money with grocery lists or shop online. A list will keep you on track when you’re grocery shopping and help prevent you from buying things you don’t need. […]

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Timely Tips to Tame Your Spending Triggers

Acting on strong emotions can result in financial trouble for even the most committed savers. Unplanned spending due to anger, stress, boredom, or another “fill in the blank” emotion can keep you from achieving your financial goals of early retirement, homeownership, or paying off credit card debt. But, there’s hope for those that turn to […]

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Save Money During Oktoberfest in San Antonio

It’s nearly fall, and that means Oktoberfest season is upon us! These fall-time festivals celebrating German culture offer lots of fun times and great food, but also lots of spending opportunities. This year, keep more cash in your wallet with a few tips to save money on Oktoberfest events. Tip #1: Buy discounted tickets or […]

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How to Save Money and Delay Instant Gratification

In our era of instant gratification, it’s too easy to spend hard earned cash and much harder to save money. Our credit card information is saved directly to our phones or devices, we can shop virtually anytime from anywhere, and there are shopping carts on every website, happily holding onto every item we’ve ever been […]

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September 2019 – #GFCUCares Events

September 29, 2019 Yay Siclovia! We had a blast playing in the street for the YMCA of Greater San Antonio‘s bi-annual Siclovia event! This event turns city streets into a safe place for exercise and play. We’re definitely looking forward to the next one. It was great seeing everyone who dropped by! #Siclovia2019     September […]

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The 4 Steps to Take to Buy a Home in the Next 12 Months

Are you ready to buy your first home? For many would-be home buyers, the answer falls somewhere between “I don’t know” and “Maybe.” Responding with a firm “Yes” is difficult. Have you selected a neighborhood?  Is it located in a good school district? Does the area have low crime rates? These and other critical questions […]

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