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"We Are YOUR Credit Union" Expo
Come learn about the services provided to members by YOUR credit union at our expo on October 23, 2014.
Update on Home Depot Data Breach
Home Depot confirmed a breach in their data security.
Another Way to Reach Us
BFSFCU members traveling abroad may now contact us, toll-free, through the use of Skype™.
Security Fix for Microsoft Internet Explorer Issue
UPDATE: Microsoft has announced that a security fix is now available to resolve the Internet Explorer security vulnerability.

News Archive
World Bank-IMF Chorus Spring Concert
The World Bank-IMF Chorus will be performing their annual spring concert June 11-12.
Internet Explorer Security Flaw
A new security flaw in Internet Explorer browsers can leave you vulnerable to hackers.
"Heartbleed" Internet Security Vulnerability
Online Banking is not affected by this vulnerability.
Board of Directors Elects New Officers
As required by BFSFCU?s bylaws, the Board of Directors elected its officers on Monday, April 7th
Election Results
The 67th Annual Meeting of Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union was held on April 3, 2014 at the JW Marriott Hotel. At the meeting, the results of the Credit Union's 2014 election for the Board of Directors were announced.
Important Notice for Windows XP Users
Effective April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide support for Windows XP. This means that after April 8th, users on Windows XP will no longer receive software updates to protect their computers from viruses, spyware and other malicious software.
Annual Meeting
The 67th Annual Meeting of the Credit Union will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., in Salon G on the ballroom level of the JW Marriott, located at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004. The results of the Board of Directors Election will be announced during the Annual Meeting. All members are invited to attend.
Apple Security Bug - Update Recommended
Apple has released security fixes for a critical security bug and BFSFCU strongly recommends that all members upgrade their Apple devices.
BFSFCU Closed due to Inclement Weather
BFSFCU will be closed on Monday, March 3, 2014 due to inclement weather. 
Convenient Access to Your Money
Did you know that banking at BFSFCU gives you access to the CO-OP ATM network of nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, including select 7-Eleven, Walgreens and Costco stores?  
Meet the 2014 Board of Directors Candidates
The BFSFCU Board of Directors is seeking to fill three available Director Positions and the Nominating Committee has selected ten candidates. Come and personally meet the candidates at a town hall style meeting.
A Message to Nonresident Account Holders
As a reminder, U.S. financial institutions are required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue IRS Form 1042-S to nonresident account owners after January 1, 2013.
Confidence in Your Credit Union
With recent data security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus we want you to be aware of the measures we take to protect your accounts and of ways you can protect yourself from fraudsters.
Target Corporation Retail Store Card Breach
Target Corporation recently announced a breach in their data security which resulted in unauthorized access to approximately 40 million of their customers' credit and debit card information.
Important Note Regarding Mortgage Payments
Please note that mortgage payments submitted through Online Banking will be accepted through 6:00pm EST, December 31st for the 2013 tax year.
Online Banking Overview Page - Internet Explorer
Having trouble viewing the Overview page in Online Banking using Internet Explorer? Follow these steps to resolve the issue.
WB-IMF Chorus Holiday Concert
The World Bank-IMF Chorus presents Gloria: 2013 Holiday Concert this week on December 4th and 5th.
It's the Holiday Season
4 easy ways to help protect your accounts this holiday season.
IRS Telephone Scam
The IRS is warning consumers about the latest scam targeting tax payers and recent immigrants.
How Strong are Your Online Passwords?
While the Internet has afforded us many conveniences, we must always be cautious with our private information.
BFSFCU Selects CEO
BFSFCU’s Board of Directors has selected Mr. Eli Vazquez as the next Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Credit Union.
You Spoke, We Listened
We are excited to announce that our mortgage loan origination fee is now $500!
Congratulations to BFSFCU member, Mr. Luigi Laraia!
BFSFCU was a proud sponsor of Mr. Laraia’s cross-country charity bicycle ride.
WB-IMF Chorus Fall Season
Rehearsals on Tuesdays from 1–2 PM. New members welcome.
Chip Technology is Here
The wait is over - BFSFCU Chip Credit Cards are now available.
Note from the Interim Managing Director/CEO
Regarding our recent Board of Directors election
World Bank-IMF Chorus Spring 2013 Concert
The World Bank-IMF Chorus will be performing their annual spring concert in May.
Remembering Don Fowler
BFSFCU honors the memory of its very first member.
Election Results
The 66th Annual Meeting of Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union was held on April 4, 2013 at the JW Marriott Hotel. At the meeting, the results of the Credit Union's 2013 election for the Board of Directors were announced.
Annual Report & Updated Financial Highlights
The 2012 Annual Report is now available for download.
Testing… Testing… Chip & PIN
For those who are waiting for our highly anticipated line of Chip & PIN Visa® Platinum Credit Cards, we have a progress update:
Year-end Tax Forms
Year-end tax statements are available in Online Banking for members to view or download.
Supplemental Dividend
The Board of Directors has approved a Supplemental Dividend of $10,000,000 for 2012.
World Bank-IMF Chorus New Season
The World Bank-IMF Chorus is starting a new season on January 15 under the direction of music director Sonya Sutton.
Important Note Regarding Mortgage Payments
Please note that mortgage payments submitted through Online Banking will be accepted through 6:30pm EST, December 31st for the 2012 tax year.
A Message to Non-resident Account Holders
Beginning January 1, 2013, U.S. financial institutions will be required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report “deposit interest” paid to nonresident account owners to the IRS.
World Bank-IMF Chorus Winter Concert
Sonya Sutton directs the chorus performing selections from Whitacre, Mendelssohn, Rutter and other great composers.
Could We Get In Touch With You In Case of an Emergency?
One of the best ways to keep your accounts secure is to ensure that the Credit Union has your current contact information.
WB-IMF Chorus
The World Bank-IMF Chorus welcomes new and past members.
Staying Secure Online
Avoid becoming the victim of an online scam with our Digital Defense Training Center.
An Important Message From Your Credit Union
Please note that effective August 1, 2012, there is a new Inactive Member fee of $5 per month. A membership is considered inactive if there has been no member-initiated activity during the previous 24 months.
Improved Loan Payment Functionality in Online Banking
We are excited to announce an improvement in our Online Banking transfer functionality.
ZashPay Has Upgraded to PopMoney!
On June 10, 2012 we enhanced our personal payments service, now known as PopMoney.
Our Commitment to Service Quality
BFSFCU is committed to providing our members with the highest quality service experience.
Election Results
Congratulations to George West, Van Pulley, and Barbara Opper on being elected to serve the 2012-2015 term on the Board of Directors.
How Strong are Your Online Passwords?
Make sure your passwords are strong enough to protect your sensitive information from hackers.
Recent News of Credit Card Compromise
is aware of the recent news of data compromise affecting Visa® and Mastercard® cardholders.
Members saved over $380,000 in 2011
In 2011, BFSFCU members saved over $382,000 in closing costs collectively with CU Realty.
Fraud Alert: Phishing E-mail Scam
Some BFSFCU members have been targeted in a new e-mail phishing scam. Fraudulent e-mails are appearing to come from BFSFCU staff members.
Tax Preparation
Be sure to use your official statement of record and tax forms from within Online Banking when preparing your taxes.
2011 Member Survey
As part of our commitment to providing the highest quality service to our membership, we survey a sample of members each year. In the survey, we ask questions concerning our product and service offerings, including what is most important to our members and how we are doing on meeting your financial services needs.
Truly Free Checking - The Credit Union Difference
While many national banks are adding fees to checking accounts, BFSFCU continues to offer a truly free checking account option.
What you need to know about Joint Account Ownership
If you are or have a joint owner on some or all of your BFSFCU accounts, here are some common questions about the rights and privileges of joint owners.
Online Banking Transfer Notations
We are excited to announce an improvement in our Online Banking transfer functionality.
Important Notice about Year-End Tax Statements
IMPORTANT: Year-end tax statements are still being uploaded into Online Banking and should be available early this week.
Supplemental Dividend
BFSFCU is pleased to announce the distribution of a supplemental dividend in the amount of $10 Million.
Important Note Regarding Mortgage Payments
Please note that all mortgage payments submitted through Online Banking will be accepted through 6:00pm EST, December 31st for the 2011 tax year.
BFSFCU Recognized as one of DC’s Top Businesses
In their annual Post 200 article, The Washington Post recognized BFSFCU as one of the region’s top businesses.
BFSFCU Holds Superior Consumer Ratings Among Financial Institutions in D.C.
Your Credit Union recently shined as one of the leaders in overall service satisfaction.
Everyday is Bank Transfer Day.
Have you made the switch?
Banks vs. Your Credit Union: Who Can You Trust?
The major banks have recently decided to backpedal on the idea of charging their customers for using a debit/check card next year, but what else might they have up their sleeves? 
$60 per year in Debit Card fees. That's not right!
Some of the big banks have recently made the news about their future plans for debit and check card customers.  We would like to take this opportunity to assure our members that these changes will not affect the BFSFCU® Visa® Debit Card.
Approaching Hurricane
The DC metropolitan area is preparing for the possibility of inclement weather due to the approaching hurricane. In the event that the Credit Union is closed for business on Monday, August 29th, we will post a message on our website.
Has Your Account Become Dormant?
Did you know that if your account has had no activity for a period of three years, the funds are turned over to the District of Columbia government? DC law requires that these dormant accounts are treated as abandoned property.
New Online Banking Login
Now it is even easier to log in to Online Banking!
Important Information About Loan Payments
If you plan on making a payment to any consumer or home equity loan through on line banking, please make sure to follow these guidelines.
Important News about our Bank-by-Mail Envelopes
To avoid delays in the receipt of your deposit, please be sure to use the new version of the Bank-by-Mail envelope.
Metro DC Golf Tourney
Help fight breast cancer at the Metro DC Golf Tourney, Friday, May 20, 2011 at Bretton Woods Recreation Center.
IMF Branch Closed Friday for WB/IMF Spring Meetings
The CU's IMF HQ2 Branch will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2011 due to the World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings. Our Main Branch and IFC Branch will remain open.
Election Results
Congratulations to Stephanie von Friedeburg, John Underwood, and David Ordoobadi on being elected to serve the 2011-2014 term on the Board of Directors.
Quicken Access Now Available
Members who use Quicken should now be able to download BFSFCU account transaction history.
Become a Member at Bretton Woods
Bretton Woods Recreation Center is looking for new members.
Our Lending Department has Moved!
On Friday March 11, our Lending Department moved to new and expanded facilities at 1725 I Street, NW, Suite 400.
Our Member Rewards Program Just Keeps Getting Better!
In response to member requests, BFSFCU recently added a business class travel option to our Member Rewards program.
Supplmental Dividend
$12,500,000 Back to You!
See How We Stack Up Against the Competition
BFSFCU always strives to offer competitive rates while also providing our members with the best in products and services.
New Enhancements in the New Year!
To help us serve you better, BFSFCU will be making some exciting enhancements in the coming year.
Important Tax Info - Mortgage Payments
Because of the New Year's holiday, mortgage payments must be received early to ensure posting in the 2010 tax year.
The IMF HQ2 Branch is Celebrating its 5th Anniversary!
Join us on Wednesday, December 15th as we celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our IMF Branch.
November 30th is the Healthy Homes Fair
Visit the Healthy Homes Fair and pick up green-living tips and information on home health and safety.
Introducing Person-to-Person Transfers
Introducing person-to-person transfers, powered by ZashPay, a no-hassle way for you to make payments to or receive money from people you know.
Your Credit Union is Safe and Secure
Recently, there have been several reports in the media about the failure of three “corporate credit unions”. 
Foreign Transaction Fees
Effective July 1st, 2010, BFSFCU Credit Card statements began showing the 1% foreign transaction fee for all transactions made outside of the United States in a separate section titled “Total Interest Charged” as a result of a recent regulatory change.
Change to Foreign Transaction Fee Description on Credit Card Statements
To comply with the recently enacted Credit Card Act of 2009, financial institutions are now required to treat all credit card foreign transaction fees as finance charges.
What You Need to Know About Joint Account Ownership
If you are a joint owner on a BFSFCU account, it is imporant to understand your rights, privileges and options available to you.
Changes to Overseas Transfers Security Verification
Please note that due to regulatory and security precautions, our verification procedures have changed, which may increase the time required to process your International Wire Transfer request.   
Changes to Our Funds Availability Policy
Due to regulatory changes affecting check hold periods, we have changed our Funds Availability Policy.
New Verification Procedures for International Wire Transfer Requests
Due to regulatory and security precautions, our verification procedures have changed for international wire transfer requests. 
National Youth Week
BFSFCU is celebrating National Youth Week, April 19-23.
Election Results
Thank you to all the members who voted in the Board of Directors Election.
Haiti Relief Fund
In response to the earthquake and resulting crisis in Haiti, BFSFCU has created a relief fund.
"Zuesbot" Computer Virus
BFSFCU has been notified of a new computer malware virus called "zeusbot" which is aimed at stealing online banking login credentials and credit card information from credit union members.
Springfield Shared Branch to Close
The Springfield Plaza Credit Union Family Service Center (located at 6314 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150) was closed on December 12, 2009.
Changes to Your Statement
On November 8, 2009, President Obama signed into law a bill containing a correction to an earlier law that would have required that financial institutions send periodic statements on open-ended loans (BFSFCU’s L8 and L9s) 21 days before the payment due date.
Changes to Your Statement
You may have recently noticed a message on your August account statement regarding changes to U.S. federal law that impact how the Credit Union handles and discloses the payment due dates on our Line of Credit/Reserve (L8) and Home Equity Line of Credit (L9) loans.
Important Information about Your BFSFCU ATM Card
MasterCard® now assesses a fee for processing and currency conversion on all ATM transactions outside of the U.S., Puerto Rico or the U. S. Virgin Islands. In order to offset this cost, effective September 1, 2009, BFSFCU will begin charging members a 1% Foreign Transaction Fee on all foreign ATM card transactions. This fee will appear as a separate line item on your BFSFCU account statement.
Protecting Your Accounts
We take fraud prevention very seriously at BFSFCU and have implemented certain fraud detection systems to help protect your BFSFCU Credit and Debit Cards from fraudulent activity. This detection system will monitor your card transactions and detect usage which is different from your ordinary spending patterns, as well as rely on card industry alerts regarding incidences of compromised cards.