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What's my Credit Score?

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 11, 2019

Known as a FICO score, visit us to learn what score you have and how to improve it to qualify for loans at a lower rate. Call us for an appointment at 833.759.1941and we will quickly obtain a FICO credit score report for you. 

Two-Factor Authentication

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 11, 2019

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security feature used to gain access to a web-based computer program or application. As the name implies, this process requires more than one piece of evidence to prove that you are who you say you are. That evidence helps confirm a claimed identity by using a combination of two different factors: 1) something you know, 2) something you have, or 3) something you are.

Vulnerabilities Lead to Security Breaches Online

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 11, 2019

The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean cyber criminals have stopped trying to gain access to your online accounts and personal information. To them, it’s a full-time job. A couple of recent program attacks show they that don’t intend to take any time off from attacking your personal and financial information online.

Shopping Online Securely

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 11, 2019

Shopping online is great fun. It’s easy, convenient and you can often find great deals. But shopping online does carry some risk – the risk of getting hacked. If you are vigilant about a few things, however, you can shop online with more security.

Securing Your Identity

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 11, 2019

We are hearing about it more and more in the news about identity theft and data breaches. And these instances increase, your ability to keep your personal information safely guarded is more likely than not to be compromised. In 2017, 16.7 million individuals were affected by identity theft with $16.8 billion stolen. Today it almost seems futile to protect yourself against identity theft—but, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. If you do become a victim of identity theft, there are steps you can take to guard against serious loses.

Tax Identity Theft Can Happen to Anyone

Submitted by Skyward Credit Union on April 10, 2019

What is tax-related identity theft?