|12 Apr 2018||
2018 John Garrison Scholarship Award Winners Announced
Shell Federal Credit Union extends the John Garrison Scholarship Award to graduating high school seniors each year. Recipients are selected based upon academic performance, communal involvement, extracurricular activities, and response to the application essay. The topic for this year’s essay asked applicants to explain the difference between a bank and a credit union, as well as why a young adult would use a credit union over a bank for their financial needs.
More than 140 applications were submitted for the John Garrison Scholarship this year from 49 different high schools throughout Harris County. Ten deserving high school seniors were selected as recipients for the 2018 John Garrison Scholarship award; each of the ten students will be awarded $2,500 to the college, university or vocational-technical school of choice.
Click here to view the complete list of recipients.
|2 Mar 2018||
IRS Scam Alert
A new scam has been identified in which cybercriminals use stolen client information, including bank account information, from tax professionals to file fraudulent tax refunds. Once the refund has been deposited into the taxpayer’s account, the cybercriminal poses as a debt collector and contacts the taxpayer to process a return of the tax refund to an account that does not belong to the IRS. Protect your account by contacting Shell FCU or the IRS to verify any request to return funds to the IRS.
Helpful tips: 1) The IRS does not use a third party debt collection agency, 2) They will not initiate contact through email or social media channels, and 3) If you think you owe taxes, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
|1 Mar 2018||
Make Yourself At Home
Enter to win $3,000 when you finance or refinance your mortgage or home equity loan in March, April or May!
Apply today online, by phone, or in-person at any of our convenient locations!Mortgage loan approvals are based on underwriting criteria and this promotion is not a commitment to lend. Shell FCU does not offer manufactured home loans, condo loans or construction loans. Existing Shell Federal Credit Union loans are not eligible for refinance. Most Home Equities have no fees or out-of-pocket expenses, but see a Loan Officer for details on your specific loan. Financing not to exceed 80% Loan to Value (LTV) less any existing liens or loans. Allow a minimum of two weeks for Home Equity loan processing. Consult your tax adviser about the deductibility of interest. By law Home Equity loans are only available on primary residences and only one Home Equity loan can be financed per 12-month period. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer and Shell Federal Credit Union reserves the right to discontinue promotions without notice at any time for any reason. Mortgages and Home Equity Loans closed March 1st through May 31, 2018 will be entered to win $3000. Shell FCU will conduct a drawing of all the qualified entries by June 15, 2018 and contact the winner by phone. Members must be in good standing at the time of the drawing to qualify and employees are not eligible to participate. A 1099 will be issued to the winner in January 2019. No Purchase Necessary. Anyone can enter the drawings by sending a 3x5 postcard by May 31, 2018 with their name, address and phone number to: Shell FCU – Make Yourself At Home, P.O. Box 578, Deer Park, TX 77536. One postcard per individual and odds of winning are based on number of entries.
|13 Feb 2018||
Katy Branch Opening May 2018!
We are opening a new Shell FCU branch in Katy, TX this May at 23125 Morton Ranch Road.
Watch for more details here or on social media!
|29 Dec 2017||
Pearland Branch Now Open!
The Pearland Branch is now open for business!
They will resume regular business hours and look forward to assisting you with all of your financial needs.
We would like to thank you again for your patience and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience during this time.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
|27 Jun 2017||
FRAUD EDUCATION: Card Skimming
Card skimming is like identity theft, but for ATM, debit and credit cards. Thieves steal card information using hidden devices to create new cards with your information – giving them access to your hard-earned cash. Skimming is not new, however technology has improved and given the bad guys new high-tech ways of capturing your card information.
With card skimming on the rise at ATMs and gas stations, it is good to know the signs of a card skimmer. Below you will see one type of skimming device that is inserted in to the machine to capture card information. If you see fresh or dried glue, a sticky residue or loose card reader do not swipe your card. Call authorities and move to another machine.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at any Shell FCU branch or by telephone at 713-844-1100. Protecting your funds is our top priority. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!
|6 Mar 2017||
Important Shared Branching Notice
We are continuously implementing and improving services to meet the needs of our membership. Over the past several years we have tripled the number of Shell FCU branch locations and ATMs, enhanced the capabilities of our phone system and online banking, and implemented the mobile banking app and mobile wallet technology. These services give you convenient access to your accounts, transactions, deposits, card services, and much more.
Your deposits and loan activity fund the products and services offered by your credit union. Each product, service, rate or fee is analyzed to make decisions in the best interest of all our members. In analyzing member activity over the course of a year, only 4% of our 80,000 members use a Credit Union Service Center (also known as Shared Branching) to perform deposit or withdrawal transactions. Effective July 1, 2017, Shell Federal Credit Union will no longer participate in the Shared Branching program.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to speak with a Shell FCU Representative about the alternative options available to access your funds. Our Shell FCU website is also another amazing resource to browse products, services, events, and important information about your credit union. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us by phone at 713-844-1100 from 7:30AM CST to 7PM CST Monday through Friday and 9AM CST to 12:30PM CST on Saturday, through social media or at any Shell FCU branch.
We appreciate your business and appreciate every opportunity to serve you!
|28 Sep 2016||
WARNING: Do Not Share Online Credentials
WARNING: Please do not share your online banking credentials with anyone. Your online banking credentials are exclusive to you as the account owner. By sharing this information you expose your credit union accounts to potential fraud.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 713-844-1100. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you!