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UFCU Introduces the ABILITY™ VISA® Prepaid Debit Card - The Galveston County Daily News: Business Review

December 4, 2016

UFCU Introduces the ABILITY™ VISA® Prepaid Debit Card

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am

UFCU knows that smart decisions are the foundation for a solid financial future. “We are here to help you protect your interests and offer financial solutions for every phase of your life,” said Jill Kaiser, Galveston Regional Financial Center Manager. “Our latest product, the UFCU ABILITY Card, gives you the ability to achieve your personal and financial goals without the worry of overspending.”



The UFCU ABILITY™ VISA® Prepaid Debit Card is a member-friendly alternative to credit cards and traditional banking. This card is easy-to-use with convenient reloadable capabilities 24/7. The UFCU ABILITY Card eliminates the concern of going into debt or overdrawing your account; you can only spend what you deposit into your account.  

“Whether you are a student, online shopper or a traveler you’ll get to enjoy spending the money you’ve earned stress free,” said Jill Kaiser.

Additional features of the UFCU ABILITY Card include:

• Access your account via Mobile Banking, Online Banking, ATMs and over 4,950 locations. 

• Make purchases wherever VISA® is accepted, including online purchases. 

• Get paid via Direct Deposit. 

• Pay bills... and more! 


Checking Accounts with Options

If you are looking for a traditional checking account, you can choose from four UFCU checking accounts to manage your day-to-day finances.  

“With UFCU Free Checking, you can manage your day-to-day finances with unlimited lobby, drive-thru and contact center transactions and no minimum balance requirements,” said Kaiser. 

In addition to Free Checking, UFCU also offers Plus Checking with no UFCU service fee when you use non-UFCU ATMs, Premium Checking with the highest checking dividend paid and Teen Checking with balances up to $500 earning a great rate.

All UFCU checking accounts include an Instant Issue VISA® Debit/Check Card. “You can walk in, open a checking account and walk out that day with an active debit card,” said Kaiser.


Convenient Locations

To open a UFCU ABILITY Card or checking account, visit the convenient UFCU Galveston Financial Center located adjacent to the UTMB campus at 428 Postoffice Street. 

“While our location is ideal for UTMB faculty, staff and students, we are also very convenient to all the members we serve,” said Kaiser. In addition to UTMB, UFCU also serves Texas A&M Galveston, Galveston College and additional employee groups in the county.

“Even off the island and around the country it’s easy for UFCU members to perform transactions,” said Kaiser. UFCU is part of the National Shared Branch Network that provides more than 4,950 locations nationwide where members can go for basic transactions: deposits, withdrawals and loan payments — at no cost. Texas has over 300 such locations.

UFCU members also enjoy free access to over 32 Galveston County ATMs. “UFCU now has eight ATMs on the UTMB campus, including one located at UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes on the Mainland,” said Kaiser. 


Online & Mobile


In addition to convenient locations, UFCU Online and Mobile Banking make it easy to access your account whether you are traveling or out and about running errands. “We are where you are,” said Kaiser.

UFCU Online Banking is complete with free Bill Pay, Account Alerts and online account transfers, including to and from your accounts at other financial institutions.

With Mobile Deposits, a feature of UFCU Mobile Banking, you can conveniently deposit checks from the comfort of home using your mobile device.

UFCU also offers an online personal financial management tool. UFCU Money Manager allows you to have a comprehensive view of your financial assets, liabilities and budgets. “You can combine data from multiple financial institutions, create spending budgets and savings goals and receive alerts when approaching targets,” said Kaiser.



UFCU invites you to stop by the Galveston Financial Center located at 428 Postoffice Street and experience how easy it is to become a member. 

“We wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope you choose to make UFCU your financial partner for life,” said Kaiser.

For more information about UFCU’s ABILITY Card, checking accounts and other services, visit ufcu.org or contact Jill Kaiser at (409) 797-3300 ext. 21501 or email: JKaiser@ufcu.org.  

This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.