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A few tips from your credit union on the Equifax breach

Whenever a breach of Equifax magnitude hits the media, it fosters uncertainty and leaves us wondering how to protect ourselves as consumers. The best practice is simple; be a good steward of your credit and money at all times.

Ideal Credit Union’s promise is to remain vigilant in efforts to protect sensitive member data as well as apply thorough member verification standards at each interaction when you call, transact, open an account, apply for a loan etc. just as we always have. So be patient when we verify who you are each and every time.

You the consumer must also do your part to monitor your accounts AND credit bureau activity. This includes reviewing your statements frequently to identify any suspicious activity and keeping close tabs on what’s happening on your credit report.

The good news is there are many free tools and resources to help with this like the ones below (not endorsed by Ideal and links are for educational purposes only):

At the end of the day, it’s on you to take action and protect your identity and hard earned dollars from fraud.

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2018 - 19 Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve (2018)
Monday, December 24th
All locations open until 1:00 p.m.
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Day (2018)
Tuesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve (2018)
Monday, December 31
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


New Years Day (2019)
Tuesday, January 1st
All locations closed



Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, January 21st
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 18th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, April 19th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 14th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 11th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
All locations closed.


Day after Thanksgiving
All locations are open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.