Walt Disney World HOLA Diversity Resource Group celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
During Hispanic Heritage Month, the Walt Disney World HOLA Diversity Resource Group (DRG) participated in and hosted a variety of events for cast members throughout Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts. To close off the month of celebrations, they offered a special panel event "One Community, Many Voices" at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, where partners from various DRGs showcased and spoke to the intersections between Hispanic and LatinX communities (LatinX, being a more gender neutral, gender inclusive term referring to individuals with cultural ties to Latin America). Juliana Trujillo, Education Manager for Partners Federal Credit Union and current President of HOLA chaired this year's event. "I wanted this event to be an opportunity for our panelists to tell their story, through their lens and through their dimension of diversity", said Juliana. This was an opportunity to create awareness of how identities intersect within the Hispanic community, and help participants understand and/or realize that this community that is such an integral part of our marketplace is fully diverse, complex and multi-faceted. Participants were also invited to join a post-event reception, where they were able to continue the celebration while connecting and engaging with fellow cast members.
2017 Cast and Family 5K Fun Run
Last weekend, Walt Disney World celebrated their exclusive "Be Well 2017 Cast and Family 5K Fun Run" at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Over 2000 participants took their wellness efforts one step further by completing a 5K run/walk throughout the park and visiting the Be Well Fair prior to their run. The Be Well Fair offered Cast Members and their families an opportunity to engage with various Disney resources such as LifeCare, Be Well, Environmentality, and Partners Federal Credit Union (Partners). Attendees were also offered an annual Flu shot as part of the wellness festivities!
Partners geared up by distributing special runners' bibs and bags for all the early morning participants. Congratulations to everyone that attended and participated in the fun!
Important information for Partners Members affected by Hurricane Irma
We know many of our Members are working through some challenges following Hurricane Irma. Partners is here to help. All of our Florida locations are back to their regular operating hours and the Partners Team is ready to serve our Members.
Below is a list of just a few ways we are here to help:
- Payment Assistance - Members affected by Hurricane Irma may be eligible for a deferment on certain existing consumer loan payments.
- Free Money Orders and Cashier's Checks
- Partners will waive the fee for any Money Orders or Cashier's Checks through November 2017.
- Free Personal Checks Partners will waive the fee for one box of personal checks through November 2017.
ATM Fees Reimbursement
Members who were charged a foreign (other financial institution) ATM fee using a machine in Florida between Saturday, September 9, 2017 and Monday, September 11, 2017 will automatically have their ATM fees reimbursed.
Mortgage Assistance Program
In an effort to assist you through this difficult time we are offering payment assistance for your Partners mortgage.
Contact Partners at 877.877.7489 to get started.
Please review the following information:
- Florida Department of Education
- Red Cross
- U.S. Department of Transportation
- Disaster Assistance.gov
- Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
If you have any questions about the information above or your GAP, MBI, or PLP claims due to Hurricane Irma, please call us at 800.948.6677, or visit your local Partners branch.
Equifax recently announced a data breach which potentially impacts 143 million Americans. Some of the data exposed includes Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, credit card numbers, and other personal information. Here are some things you should know:
To help protect our Members against fraud, Partners has implemented increased security verification protocols as a result of the data breach at Equifax.
Q: Does Partners do business with Equifax?
A: Partners reports to all the major credit reporting agencies as required, Equifax included.
Q: Do you provide credit information to Equifax?
A: Yes. All financial institutions are required to report credit data to the three primary credit bureaus: Transunion, Equifax, and Experian.
Q: How can I find out if I was affected by the Equifax data breach?
A: Visit https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html for additional information.
Q: How can I protect my personal information?
A. We recommend you monitor all your accounts at financial institutions including Partners for any suspicious or fraudulent activity.
Lock Down Your Data After Equifax Breach - Right Now
Equifax says hackers used a website application vulnerability to access the personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers, or more than half of the country's adult population. Credit bureaus such as Equifax are an especially sensitive target because they handle detailed financial records, and it's nearly impossible for consumers to avoid credit reporting. Every time you apply for credit, the personal data - including your name, birthdate and Social Security number - you share can be stored by a reporting bureau.
2017 Partners Fall Car Sale (Orlando)
Join the Partners I-Drive Branch for our fall car sale. Shop and test-drive from hundreds of quality pre-owned vehicles. Let the Partners Team make your car-buying experience a dream come true!
|Saturday, October 28||Sunday, October 29|
|7:00AM - 7:00PM||9:00AM - 3:00PM|
Partners I-Drive Branch
13705 International Drive South Orlando, FL 32821
Save time and get pre-approved
Get $25 when you get pre-approved for a Partners Auto Loan*
Special Early Bird Offer
Get $25 when you purchase a car between 7:00 am - 9:00 am or Saturday, October 28 or 9:00 am - 11:00 am Sunday, October 29.**
Partners wants to know what you're looking for? Let us know the type of car models you are interested in and we will work hard to have them at the sale...just for you.
Average American Saves Less Than 5%; See How You
The average American saves less than 5% of his or her disposable income. Many financial advisors say that isn't enough to ensure a comfortable retirement.
The personal saving rate, calculated by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, has hovered around 5% for the past few years. By the end of June, the rate had dipped to 3.8%, the bureau reported.
If You Want a Good Credit Score, Read Your Credit Reports
Your credit score, that three-digit number lenders and others use to determine your creditworthiness, is like a spare tire. It's out of sight, out of mind - until you need it. Then, you hope you have a good one.
You might check your score when you hope to qualify for a credit card, get a car or home loan. Some credit card issuers include your score on statements, and free scores are widely available online.
Don't stop there. Check your credit reports, too. Credit reports provide the data that go into scores, and inaccurate information can cost you points. Monitoring and fixing credit reports help you put your best foot forward creditwise.