Member Appreciation Day

Members are the heartbeat of Essential, and that's why we want to dedicate a day of appreciation just for you!  Please join us at any Essential branch October 18, 2018, between the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for refreshments, giveaways and a chance to win a Yeti cooler! 


Voice of the Member Survey

We are excited to announce that we have created an easier, more convenient way for you to let us know about your experience with us, and you should see it in your inbox soon!  As part of our ongoing improvement efforts, we have created a short survey and we would love to get your feedback. This survey will be sent to you by our partner, Satmetrix Systems, Inc., on our behalf, and should take just a couple of minutes to complete.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 888-369-2207 or email us at We truly appreciate your business and look forward to receiving your feedback.


Free Financial Planning Seminar

Essential cares about its member’s financial wellness.  That’s why we’ve partnered with industry-leading BALANCE to provide our members with free access to expertly-crafted financial education and resources to help with member’s financial matters.  Below is a list of FREE financial webinars offered for the upcoming months to register, click here or the links below. For more information please visit

October - Safeguarding Kids' Identity and Online Privacy

Today’s youth generation is tech-savvy and connected online. However, parents still play an important role in helping them avoid online hazards such as identity theft, privacy and cyberbullying. This workshop covers important issues including online privacy tips, managing computer settings, smartphone apps, and positive online behavior.

Session 1: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Session 2: Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Sign Up for Safeguarding Kids' Identity & Online Privacy


November - Breezing Through the Holidays

It may be called “the most wonderful time of the year” but December can also be filled with unwanted debt with holiday spending. Learn budgeting strategies and tactics to avoid that year-end credit card crunch and sidestep debt traps in the future.

Session 1: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Session 2: Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Sign Up for Breezing Through the Holidays


Using Your VISA Card When Traveling

When traveling please remember to notify Essential FCU to prevent unnecessary blocks on your card. Certain transactions may be blocked due to behavior conflicts on your card, this is for your security. Notifying Essential will make using your VISA Card easier so you can enjoy your traveling experience.  Contact us at 888.369.2207 or email us at  For Visa Global Emergency Assistance, please click here.


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