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June 22, 2021

Clearwater Credit Union Donates $25,000 to CFAC Double SNAP Dollars.

Clearwater Credit Union (Clearwater) announced a $25,000 donation to the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) during its 2021 Annual Member Meeting on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Clearwater is Montana’s largest Community Development Financial Institution. The event marked the credit union’s 65th year in operation and was a celebration of its mission to be a force for good in banking, … Continue reading

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April 7, 2021

Clearwater Lobby Hours

Dear Credit Union Members, We have begun the process of reopening our lobbies. To continue to put the health and well-being of our co-workers, our members, and the community, we plan to keep numerous public health measures in place inside our branches. Here is what you can expect: Our branch at the University Center on campus will remain closed for … Continue reading

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March 5, 2021

2021 Board of Directors Elections

Each member of the Clearwater Credit Union (Clearwater) Board of Directors serves a 3-year term. Each year the Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill expiring terms or vacant positions. For 2021, incumbents Leslie Halligan and Don Creveling have been nominated to fill the two 3-year Board positions open for election. For members interested in contesting these nominations, the Nominating Committee … Continue reading

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February 12, 2021

Update on Mask Requirements & Lobby Closures

Dear Credit Union Members, On Friday, February 12th, 2021, Governor Gianforte issued a directive that allows Montana’s statewide mask mandate to expire.  The directive allows local counties to continue to enforce a mask mandate.  Two of the counties where Clearwater has offices, Missoula and Silver Bow, will continue to enforce a mask mandate.  One of the counties where Clearwater has … Continue reading

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February 2, 2021

Common Stimulus Check Scams

With the latest round of stimulus checks and payments being sent out, the scammers are at it again. Here are some common stimulus payment scams and what you need to know about them to keep your personal information and money safe. Don’t answer unfamiliar calls or emails. Technology makes it incredibly easy for scammers to imitate anyone, including government agencies … Continue reading

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January 7, 2021

SmartSaver Certificate Education Transition

We are updating our SmartSaver required financial education (currently using MoneySKILL) and will transition to a new platform to provide an improved learning experience to certificate holders. On January 7th, 2021, all new SmartSaver education requests will be completed online using Banzai Learning Courses. Banzai provides age-appropriate courses featuring integrated financial learning. It also features a self-registration portal for immediate … Continue reading

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December 31, 2020

What you need to know about the second stimulus.

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act – a $900B relief package to deliver the second round of economic stimulus for individuals, families, and businesses was signed into law on Sunday, December 27, 2020. Below are a few highlights from the bill you should know about: Stimulus Payments for Individuals and Joint Taxpayers The second round of direct stimulus … Continue reading

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October 1, 2020

Important News About Buzz Points

All of us at Clearwater Credit Union and Buzz Points want to thank you for your participation in the Buzz Points rewards program over the past years. While we enjoyed sharing rewards with you, Clearwater Credit Union and Buzz Points will discontinue our partnership on December 31st, 2020. Point accrual will terminate on October 01, 2020. The past couple of … Continue reading

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September 28, 2020

Clearwater Helps Establish Student Scholarship Fund for UM’s AIGPI

MISSOULA – Montana’s tribal nations now have a dedicated institute for all things policy, governance, and research when it comes to the overall health of Indian country. The Montana Board of Regents recently approved the creation of the American Indian Governance and Policy Institute (AIGPI) at the University of Montana. The institute was created and is currently directed by Heather … Continue reading

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August 31, 2020

Unemployment Benefits & Your 2020 Taxes

Did You Receive Unemployment Benefits?   According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 23 million U.S. workers have filed for unemployment this year, including for the first time some self-employed workers. If you received these benefits, along with the $600 per week in coronavirus relief benefit, your federal income tax return may be affected. To make sure you have … Continue reading

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