Thurs. Dec 8th 2pm to 3pm our automated phone banking system (VIPs) will be down for maintenance

December 5th, 2016

On Thursday, December 8th from 2 pm to 3 pm VIPs, our automated phone banking system, will not be available due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Our Phone System Is Getting Smarter

November 18th, 2016

Coming soon, you’ll notice we’ve added a little something extra to our automated phone attendant.  Introducing Smart Info, a new service added onto our phone system for our members.

When you give us a call, we’ll ask you to enter the primary account holder’s account number, their birthdate and the last four digits of their social. How will this improve your experience?  Not only will Smart Info allow our staff to have your information readily available when you connect, you will also be able to access information before connecting with us like:

–Account balance
–Last 10 checking account transactions
–Last 10 savings account transactions
–Last 10 checking deposit transactions
–Last 10 savings deposit transactions
–Most recent loan payment

Smart Info officially releases on November 21, 2016. So give us a call and try out our new phone system. You’ll be glad you did!

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Texas Trust’s Clay Yearsley Appointed to OnApproach’s Client Advisory Board

November 14th, 2016

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ARLINGTON, Texas – November 14, 2016 – Clay Yearsley, Senior Vice President of Data Analytics at Texas Trust Credit Union, has been appointed to the OnApproach Client Advisory Board (CAB).

 OnApproach is a provider of advanced reporting and analytics solutions for credit unions. The CAB works with OnApproach to help identify client needs and provide early stage feedback for product development, as well as provide insight into regulatory requirements and ever-changing client needs along with emerging opportunities.

Clay Yearsley OnApproach Client Advisory Board PRYearsley has nearly 30 years of experience in financial services. He has been with Texas Trust Credit Union since 2002. He is an expert on the Symitar Episys platform, one of the core systems that OnApproach supports.

 Texas Trust is deploying the OnApproach data analytics platform as part of its data management strategy. The deployment will be complete by the end of this year.

 Yearsley will represent OnApproach clients using the Symitar Episys platform. He will routinely interface with other OnApproach clients in order to help OnApproach strengthen its product offering and help advise the company how to better deploy new products and features.

 “Throughout the sales and implementation process, OnApproach has maintained a focus on partnering, which they are taking to a new level with the Client Advisory Board,” said Yearsley. “I’m excited to work with OnApproach and fellow clients in the cooperative spirit that sets credit unions apart from other financial institutions.”

 “Clay brings a wealth of knowledge to our client advisory board,” said Paul Ablack, CEO and Founder of OnApproach. “His experience and understanding of data management will help us further develop our products so that credit unions on the platform can derive more value from their data.”

 About OnApproach

OnApproach is a CUSO that focuses on providing credit unions with the power to use data as a competitive advantage both independently and cooperatively.  With OnApproach, credit unions can now harness the value of Big Data/Analytics through integration, advanced reporting, and predictive analytics through industry data pools.  This deeper understanding of data allows credit unions to discover vital trends in member behavior, resulting in improved financial performance, reduced risk, and enriched relationships with members.

About Texas Trust Credit Union

 

Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 when a group of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation employees pooled their savings so they could help each other achieve financial goals. Today, more than 80,000 members are served through checking and savings accounts; loans (personal, mortgage, auto, and small business); credit cards; insurance products; and investment services. Texas Trust Credit Union supports local students through its “Spirit Debit Rewards” program. With every swipe of an eligible SDR card, funds are donated to the school or district of the member’s choosing. To date, Texas Trust has donated over $1.2 million since August 2011. Texas Trust serves members in Dallas, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, and Johnson counties through 16 locations in Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill, Midlothian, DeSoto, Hurst, and Athens. With assets of $950 million, Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 19th largest in Texas. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu

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Photo Caption: Members of the OnApproach Client Advisory Board include Todd Wolfe, Director, Application Development and Business Intelligence, Empower FCU, Syracuse, NY; Clay Yearsley, Senior Vice President of Data Analytics, Texas Trust CU, Arlington, TX; and Keith Bennett, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Denali FCU, Anchorage, AK.

Press Contacts:

Shelley Carlson, Texas Trust Credit Union

972.595.1223

scarlson@texastrustcu.org

 

Kristine Tanzillo, Dux Public Relations

903.865.1078

kristine@duxpr.com

 

 

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Ransomware Alert: Locky Ransomware Warning

November 14th, 2016

Here is a brand new report on a new Locky ransomware phishing attack where the emails claim to be “credit card suspended” and “suspicious money movement” warnings.

In the last few days there have been a spate of spammed-out attacks using similar techniques to dupe unwary Internet users into clicking on an attachment that will lead to their Windows PC being infected with the notorious Locky ransomware.

This new attack is now using threats claiming that there have been “suspicious movements” of funds out of your bank account and/or that your credit card account has been suspended. Here is an example of the suspicious money movement social engineering tactic:

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Attached to the email is a ZIP file containing a malicious Javascript file (.JS), that if the employee opens it, downloads the most recent version of the Locky ransomware from a remote server from one of five different URLs.  

Next, the ransomware is executed without any further user interaction. Some anti-virus products detect the malicious Javascript as Trojan.JS.Downloader.GXW, but that changes on a regular basis. Here is an example of the credit card suspension email:

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The Locky cybercriminals are well-organized and highly automated. They change the names and contact details used in these phishing emails so you cannot rely on them being the same. Ransomware is cybercrime’s most successful business model, so count on these attacks increasing in the future.

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Texas Trust Gives $26,978.51 to Local Area Schools

November 7th, 2016

For the month of October 2016, the Texas Trust Spirit Debit Rewards program provided $26,978.51 to local area schools. This brings the total amount donated to $1,290,299.37 since August 2011!

About the Texas Trust Spirit Rewards Program
The Texas Trust Spirit Rewards program was launched in August 2011. Each time a member swipes a designated debit card, Texas Trust gives 10 cents to a specific school, district, or organization. In December of 2015, the credit union celebrated a significant milestone: donating $1,000,000 through the Spirit Debit Rewards program.

About Texas Trust
Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 by the employees of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation, when they pooled their savings to help each other reach their goals. Today, we support more than 80,000 members with personal and small business loans; checking and savings accounts; insurance products; credit cards; and investment services. We serve members in Dallas, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, and Johnson counties through 16 locations in Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Cedar Hill, Midlothian, DeSoto, Hurst, and Athens. With assets of $950 million, Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 19th largest in Texas. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.

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