Need a New Car? Your Credit Union Membership Gives You Three Great Ways To Save

Date August 21, 2013

Matadors Community Credit Union (MCCU) has three ways for our members to save on a new vehicle purchase.

First, General Motors is offering all current and eligible credit union members preferred pricing on most new GM vehicles. This is in addition to the most current incentives and special offers! Depending on the vehicle, you could save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on your next new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle purchase just for being a credit union member.    Visit to see how much you can save and request your GM Authorization Number.

Secondly, our members can save big with great low rates when you finance your new vehicle through MCCU.  Contact us at 818.993.6328 or go online directly to find out more about your vehicle financing options.

Third, you’ll also save on fuel costs with GM’s high-fuel efficiency vehicles. Start saving today!

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Prepaid Cards: They May Not Be The Best Deal For Consumers

Date July 30, 2013

Many consumers who are unable to, or choose not to, open a traditional bank or credit union account and credit card turn to prepaid cards.

What is a prepaid card?  Unlike a credit or debit card, a prepaid card is not linked to a bank/credit union account and is not a line of credit. The consumer can load and reload money onto the card and can use it online, in stores, and by phone, wherever Visa/MasterCard/American Express (depending on the mark on the card) is accepted.

While prepaid cards are convenient and a good alternative to debit and credit cards, they can come with their own set of drawbacks. First, because the cards are not tied to a bank or credit union, the prepaid card industry lacks the regulation from agencies like FDIC and NCUA. This means that some consumers may be vulnerable to shady prepaid card practices.

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Understanding Reverse Mortgages

Date July 26, 2013

What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

A reverse mortgage allows you to borrow against the equity you’ve established in your home. To be eligible, you must be age 62 or older and own your home free and clear, or have a remaining mortgage balance that can be paid off by the reverse mortgage. You’ll want to consult a tax advisor to confirm this, but in most cases, a reverse mortgage gives you access to tax-free funds. Instead of making payments, you can choose to receive them, thus the “reverse.” You can also now purchase a home with a Reverse Mortgage and make no payments as long as you live in the home, pay your property taxes and insurance, and maintain proper upkeep of the property. Ask your Reverse Mortgage Specialist for more information.

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What You Need to Know about 0% Financing and Buying a New or Used Car

Date July 10, 2013

With the price of an average new car well over $25,000, buying a vehicle is, indeed, a big decision these days. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your costs down.

  • Buy used instead of new. This could save you thousands of dollars right off the bat. Yes, you’ll want to have the vehicle carefully inspected. And yes, you’ll miss that new car smell (get a “new car scent” air freshener!). But if you’re willing to make a few sacrifices, a used vehicle might be just the ticket.
  • Save on your financing. A lower interest rate means lower payments. However, beware of some 0% offers. Read the small print, as oftentimes the 0% rate is only available on certain models and may not be available for the model you want. Sometimes it makes more sense to get the rebate and finance at the Credit Union. Your payment may actually be lower, plus you’ll get the car you really want. Read the rest of this entry »

The Heat is On: Energy Loans for Home Improvements

Date July 2, 2013

Summer is indeed here, at least in Southern California! It’s hot and it most likely won’t let up for a while.

When it’s this hot, we use our A/C more and dread getting our DWP or Edison bills. What if you could save energy, and money? With MCCU’s Energy Loans, you can! You can get a loan for:

  • Energy Efficient Windows
  • Energy Efficient Furnace & Cooling
  • Energy Efficient Hot Water Heater
  • Wall Insulation
  • and more!

MCCU is a lender for Los Angeles County’s Energy Upgrade California program! You may even be able to get rebates and incentives!

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Why You Need GAP Protection For Your Car Loan

Date June 20, 2013

Protect your vehicle investment, not just its value.

GAP, or Guaranteed Asset Protection, is a non-insurance product that covers the “gap” between your vehicle’s value and the amount you still owe on your loan. For example, you are involved in a car accident that totals your car (we’ll assume you walk away with not a scratch!). The insurance company will only pay you for the value of your car in this instance. So let’s say they offer you $10,000, but you owe $13,000 on your loan. That means you’re liable for the $3,000 “gap”. With GAP coverage, you won’t owe anything. GAP will pay the difference for you. GAP will kick in if your vehicle is stolen, too.

GAP not only covers cars – it will cover your boat, RV and motorcycle too.

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Check Out Our Auto Refinance Video!

Date June 6, 2013

Vote for Matadors Community Credit Union in the L.A. Daily News Reader’s Choice Awards!

Date June 6, 2013

The Los Angeles Daily News is holding their annual Reader’s Choice Awards! MCCU has won for four years, most recently in 2012, and we want to win again!

We have been serving the San Fernando Valley and beyond since 1963 and are proud of our financially healthy and safe and sound credit union. We were awarded a 5-star rating – the highest rating available – by Bauer Financial!

Please vote for us by clicking this link, and go to the Goods & Services category. Scroll down to Credit Unions and type in “Matadors Community Credit Union”! You can vote for your favorite restaurant, school, florist and more while you’re there. Let your voice be heard and vote for all your San Fernando Valley favorites!

You have until Friday, June 28th to vote!

We thank you in advance and please tell your friends and family to vote too!

Vote for Matadors Community Credit Union and all your other favorites today!

Take a Vacation From Your Car Payment – Refinance Today!

Date June 4, 2013

Wouldn’t it be great to take a 90 day vacation….from making your car payment?

But wouldn’t it be better if you could also lower your payment?

At Matadors Community Credit Union (MCCU) you can do both!

When you refinance your car loan with MCCU, not only can we offer you a very low rate – as low as 1.99% APR¹, you won’t have to make a payment for the first 90 days!² And we make it so easy to apply. Simply go online for more information, then click the Apply Now button and you’re off! You won’t have to pay any application fees like some of the other lenders charge you, and you will know right away if you’ve been approved.

Our members save an average of $78 a month when they refinance their car loan with us!

So go ahead and apply – with the money you save, you may even be able to go on your own vacation!

Refinance with MCCU today!

1 APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Rates as of 6/01/13 and are subject to change at any time. Must meet credit and income criteria. Rate quoted is the preferred rate for a new or used auto loan with a 66-month term. Subject to credit approval and membership eligibility. Other rates and terms available. Sample Payment: $320.19 (based on 66 month new or used auto loan, $20,000, 1.99% APR). Refinancing of existing MCCU Auto Loans not eligible. Automatic payments required. Restrictions may apply. Membership required.
2 Interest accrues from date of funding.

Bring Your Family to the 2013 Valley Family Festival May 31 – June 2

Date May 16, 2013

Join the community at the Valley Family Festival!

Where: Northridge Park – 10058 Reseda Blvd.

Friday, May 31 – 6pm to 10pm – Senior Dance & Dinner

Saturday, June 1 – 12pm to 10pm

Sunday, June 2 – 12pm to 6pm


Bring your family out for a day of fun!

  • Carnival Rides
  • Bouncers & Climbing Wall
  • Face Painting
  • Arts Activities
  • Health Fair & Expo
  • Food Trucks
  • Live Performances & Music

Admission and parking are free! For more information, call 818.882.1212, visit or go here.


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